Torah.org Home Subscribe Services Support Us
 
Kinim

Second Perek, First Mishna

Expanded Translation

If a bird flew away from a kain stuma of two birds and got lost, or flew among birds that are possul, and must, therefore, be left to die, or if one of the pair died, the owner should take another bird as a match for the remaining second bird.

If the bird flew into another group of kinim stumos that are going to be brought as korbonos, it is disqualified from being brought. That is to say, any one bird in the now larger group is disqualified. And the bird that flew out also disqualifies another bird corresponding to itself in the group from which it flew.

Comment

When the Mishna says that the bird that flew in is possul it means that one bird of the group may not be brought. In saying that the bird that is possul is the one that flew in, the Mishna is speaking figuratively. At this point in the case the bird that flew in can no longer be identified.

Example of the Case of the Mishna

A bird from Rochel's kain of two birds flies into and becomes mingled with Leah's kain. All four birds are stumos.

Result

Rochel is left with one bird and Leah has three.

Din

The Kohain can bring any two birds, one as a Chatos and one as an Olah.

Reason

If the Kohain brought Rochel's remaining bird as a Chatos he may not bring any other bird as a Chatos, because it might be the bird that flew out of Rochel's kain. He should bring one Olah. However he may not bring another Olah, because the two Olos might belong to Leah. The analogous reasoning applies if Rochel's remaining bird is brought as an Olah. [Diagram 5]


Text © 1997
Rabbi Menachem Moshe Oppen and Project Genesis, Inc.

Feedback is appreciated! It can be sent to: oppen@torah.org.


 
Sell Chometz Online







ARTICLES ON KEDOSHIM AND THE OMER:

View Complete List

A Count of Anticipation
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5758

Love Your Neighbor: Who Needs Friends?
Rabbi Osher Chaim Levene - 5766

A Sacred Appointment
Rabbi Label Lam - 5764

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

The Reason The Torah Prohibits Marrying Two Sisters
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5770

Significance of the Omer
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5757

Focus on the Counting
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5756

Looking for a Chavrusah?

From the Profanity of Profanities
Rabbi Label Lam - 5767

Becoming Holy
Shlomo Katz - 5772

The Students of Rabbi Akiva
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5755

ArtScroll

In the "Judging Business"
Rabbi Yisroel Ciner - 5760

Beyond Common (In)Cense
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5758

A Holy Mindset
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5772

> Holiness Applies to More than Bagel
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5757

Will That Be A Medium, Or Well Done?
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5764

Faith Healer
Rabbi Yochanan Zweig - 5770

Basic Recognition
Rabbi Pinchas Avruch - 5764



Project Genesis

Torah.org Home


Torah Portion

Jewish Law

Ethics

Texts

Learn the Basics

Seasons

Features

TORAHAUDIO

Ask The Rabbi

Knowledge Base




Help

About Us

Contact Us



Free Book on Geulah!




Torah.org Home
Torah.org HomeCapalon.com Copyright Information