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 MASEI AND THE THREE WEEKS:

View Complete List

One Heart
Rabbi Label Lam - 5771

What Are We Mourning on the Ninth of Av
Rabbi Yosef Kalatzky - 5765

A Question of Faith
Rabbi Aron Tendler - 5764

> Rebuilding the Temple
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5768

Why Should We Remember?
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5768

The Darkest Corner
Rabbi Label Lam - 5763

ArtScroll

Father Knows Best
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5762

Listen to the Mussar
- 5767

A Book of Memories
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5767

Looking for a Chavrusah?

Confusing Causation
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5768

Manifestations of Mourning
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5758

Hidden Yet Loving
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5758

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

Appreciation
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5772

What to Make of My Summer Break?!
Rabbi Label Lam - 5767

First Things First
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5761

The Three Weeks: What Are We Trying to Achieve?
Rabbi Naphtali Hoff - 5768



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