Torah.org Home Subscribe Services Support Us
 
Kinim

Second Perek, Fourth Mishna

Expanded Translation

There are two kinim, an undesignated kain and a kain in which the Chatos and Olah are designated. The two birds in the designated kain mingle, and it is no longer discernable which bird is the Chatos and which is the Olah. One bird flew from the undesignated kain to the kain whose birds are designated. Both of the designated birds as well as the newcomer become maysos (must be left to die). The owner should obtain a partner for the second bird that remains in the kain stuma.

Now one of the three birds in the group with the designated kain flew back and joined the single bird of the undesignated kain. Or, in a new case, there was a kain meforeshes and a kain stuma, and initially a bird flew from the meforeshes to the stuma. We do not know whether the newcomer is the Chatos or the Olah of the meforeshes. In both these cases, all four birds must be left to die.

Example of the Case of the Mishna

Chozar

The first case of the Mishna ended with a group of three birds and a group of one. None of the group of three was permitted to be brought, that is, they are maysos (must be left to die). The other group consists of the remaining stuma.

Now a bird moves from the group of three maysos and joins and becomes mingled with the stuma. [Diagram 28]

Din

None of the birds is brought.

Reason

Any of the four birds might be a designated Chatos or Olah. We may not risk bringing a designated Chatos or Olah as the wrong korbon.


Example of the Case of the Mishna

Oh sheporach...

In the preceding case, first a bird moved from the kain stuma to the kain meforeshes. Then a bird moved from the kain meforeshes to the kain stuma. In contrast, at the beginning of the present case a bird moves from the kain meforeshes to the kain stuma, and we do not know whether that bird is the Chatos or the Olah.

Result

The kain meforeshes now consists of one bird, and we do not know if it is the designated Chatos or the designated Olah. In the kain stuma a designated Chatos or Olah is mingled with the two stumos.

Din

None of the birds is brought.

Reason

Any of the four birds might be a designated Chatos or Olah. We may not risk bringing a designated Chatos as an Olah or a designated Olah as a Chatos. [Diagram 29]


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

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


 






ARTICLES ON VAYEITZEI AND CHANUKAH:

View Complete List

Holy Eyes
Rabbi Label Lam - 5772

A Killing Prayer
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5755

Chanukah, Chutzpah, and Coming Close to G-d
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5757

Looking for a Chavrusah?

Destined for Each Other?
Shlomo Katz - 5768

Non Negotiable Part II
Rabbi Aron Tendler - 5765

Every Little Bit Counts
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5763

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

To Beat 'Em - You Can't Join 'Em
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5764

What Miracle?
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5760

O Chanukah, O Chanukah . . .
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5765

> Getting What You Pay For
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5767

See What Will Be
Rabbi Label Lam - 5769

Every Last Drop
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5760

ArtScroll

How Yosef Got His Job
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5774

In All Honesty
Rabbi Dovid Green - 5761

Out of Luck - Into G-d
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5761

Point of Order
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5761



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