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8bח׳ ב

מי שחגיגה באה מהם יצאו אלו שאין חגיגה באה מהם

This teaches that eating those animals from which the Festival peace-offering may come, i.e., sheep and cattle, is a fulfillment of the mitzva of rejoicing. This excludes these, i.e., bird-offerings and meal-offerings, from which the Festival peace-offering may not come.

רב אשי אמר מושמחת נפקא יצאו אלו שאין בהן שמחה

Rav Ashi said: There is no need to derive this halakha from “And you shall rejoice in your feast” by explaining that the word feast is referring to the Festival peace-offering. Rather, this halakha is derived simply from the phrase “And you shall rejoice.” This excludes those bird-offerings and meal-offerings that do not have an element of rejoicing, as the joy of eating is provided only by animal meat.

ורב אשי האי בחגך מאי עביד ליה ההוא לכדרב דניאל בר קטינא דאמר רב דניאל בר קטינא אמר רב מניין שאין נושאין נשים במועד שנאמר (דברים טז, יד) ושמחת בחגך ולא באשתך:

The Gemara asks: And what does Rav Ashi do with the phrase: “In your feast”? The Gemara answers: That phrase comes to teach in accordance with the statement of Rav Daniel bar Ketina. As Rav Daniel bar Ketina said that Rav said: From where is it derived that one may not marry a woman on the intermediate days of the Festival? As it is stated: “And you shall rejoice in your feast,” indicating that one should rejoice only in your feast and not with your wife.

מתני׳ מי שיש לו אוכלים מרובים ונכסים מועטים מביא שלמים מרובים ועולות מועטות נכסים מרובים ואוכלין מועטין מביא עולות מרובות ושלמים מועטין

MISHNA: One who has many eaters, i.e., members of his household, and a small amount of property, may bring many peace-offerings and few burnt-offerings, so he can feed the members of his household with the peace-offerings. If one has much property and few eaters, he should bring many burnt-offerings and few peace-offerings.

זה וזה מועט על זה נאמר מעה כסף שתי כסף זה וזה מרובים על זה נאמר (דברים טז, יז) איש כמתנת ידו כברכת ה' אלהיך אשר נתן לך:

If both these and those, his property and the members of his household, are few, with regard to this individual it is stated in the mishna (2a) that the Sages established the smallest amount of one silver ma’a for the burnt-offering of appearance in the Temple and two silver coins for the Festival peace-offerings. If both his eaters and his property are many, with regard to this individual it is stated: “Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the Lord your God, which He has given you” (Deuteronomy 16:17).

גמ׳ שלמים מרובים מהיכא מייתי הא לית ליה אמר רב חסדא טופל ומביא פר גדול א"ל רב ששת הרי אמרו טופלין בהמה לבהמה

GEMARA: With regard to the mishna’s statement that one who has many eaters and a small amount of property may bring many peace-offerings, the Gemara asks: From where can he bring many peace-offerings? He does not have much property. Rav Ḥisda said: He combines his property with the second-tithe money and brings a large bull. In this way he will have a lot of meat from the peace-offering. Rav Sheshet said to him: The Sages said that one may combine an animal with another animal.

מאי קאמר ליה אילימא הכי קאמר ליה הרי אמרו טופלין בהמה לבהמה אבל לא מעות למעות ולימא ליה אין טופלין מעות למעות אלא הכי אמר ליה הרי אמרו אף טופלין בהמה לבהמה

Since Rav Sheshet’s objection is unclear, the Gemara asks: What is he saying to Rav Ḥisda? If we say that he was saying to him as follows: They said that one may only combine an animal with another animal, but one may not combine money with other money to purchase one large bull, then let him simply say: One may not combine money with other money. Rather, this is what he said to him: The Sages said that one may even combine an animal with another animal. Why did you, Rav Ḥisda, limit him to the purchase of one large animal? Why not also suggest that this individual may bring other animals from second-tithe money?

כמאן דלא כחזקיה ודלא כרבי יוחנן

The Gemara asks: In accordance with whose opinion did Rav Sheshet say this? It is not in accordance with the opinion of Ḥizkiya, who said that one may combine only one animal with another animal, and not in accordance with the opinion of Rabbi Yoḥanan, who said that one may combine only money with other money.

וכי תימא אמוראי הוא דפליגי מתנייתא לא פליגי והא קתני אכילה ראשונה מן החולין

And if you would say: It is the amora’im who disagree, whereas the baraitot that were cited in support of their opinions do not disagree and therefore Rav Sheshet may present his own opinion on the matter, this cannot be the case, as the baraita teaches: The first eating must come from non-sacred property. In other words, the first animal one eats must come entirely from non-sacred property, and combining is permitted only for the second animal. This indicates that although one may combine an additional animal with that first one, one may not combine money with other money to purchase even one animal.

מאי אכילה ראשונה שיעור דמי אכילה ראשונה מן החולין

The Gemara explains. What is the meaning of: The first eating? This means that when one combines non-sacred money with second-tithe money, the monetary value of the required measure of the first eating from the offering must come from non-sacred funds. However, the remaining value of that animal may come from second-tithe funds. Therefore, according to the opinion of Rav Sheshet, one may combine an animal with another animal, i.e., by purchasing two separate animals, one from non-sacred funds and one from second-tithe money. Another option is to purchase one animal with combined funds, provided that the first eating is from non-sacred funds.

אמר עולא אמר ריש לקיש הפריש עשר בהמות לחגיגתו הקריב חמש ביום טוב ראשון חוזר ומקריב חמש ביום טוב שני רבי יוחנן אמר כיון שפסק שוב אינו מקריב

§ Ulla said that Reish Lakish said: If one separated ten animals for the purpose of his Festival peace-offering, and he sacrificed five of them on the first day of the Festival, he may return and sacrifice the remaining five on the second day of the Festival, or on any of the other days. There is no concern for the prohibition of: “You shall not add” (Deuteronomy 13:1), as though he were celebrating the first day twice, because the remaining offerings merely complete the first day’s offerings. Rabbi Yoḥanan said: Since he stopped after the first five offerings on the day on which he first brought the Festival peace-offerings, he may no longer sacrifice the remaining animals on the other days, as that would be considered celebrating an extra day.

אמר ר' אבא ולא פליגי כאן בסתם כאן במפרש

Rabbi Abba said: And these amora’im do not disagree, as they are referring to different circumstances. Here, Rabbi Yoḥanan is speaking of a case where one did not specify when he intended to sacrifice these offerings, and therefore it is assumed that he meant to sacrifice them all on the first day. There, Reish Lakish is referring to a case where one explicitly said at the outset that he intended to bring them on all the days of the Festival (Rabbeinu Ḥananel).

האי סתם היכי דמי אילימא דליכא שהות ביום לקרב האי דלא אקרבינהו דליכא שהות ביום

The Gemara asks: With regard to this case where he did not specify, what are the circumstances? If we say that there was no time left in the day to sacrifice, i.e., he brought all his animals on the first day and realized that there was not enough time to sacrifice all of them, one can assume that the reason that he did not bring them is that there was no time left in the day. If so, his offering on another day is certainly considered merely the completion of the obligations of the first day. In this case his bringing of the additional offerings is not prohibited.

ואלא דלית ליה אוכלין האי דלא אקרבינהו דלית ליה אוכלין

But rather, you must say that this is referring to a case where he does not have enough eaters in his household, and as one may not have leftovers, he did not sacrifice the remaining offerings. Here too, the fact that he did not sacrifice them is because he does not have enough eaters. Again, this cannot be the case in which it is prohibited to sacrifice the extra offerings.

לא צריכא דאיכא שהות ביום ואית ליה אוכלין (מבדקמא) לא אקרבינהו שמע מינה שיורי שיירינהו

The Gemara answers: No, it is necessary to teach this ruling only in a case where there is time left in the day and he has eaters in his household. From the fact that he did not sacrifice them on the first day of the Festival, one can conclude from it that he left them intentionally. Therefore, he is no longer permitted to sacrifice them on the other days of the Festival.

והכי נמי מסתברא דכי אתא רבין אמר ר' יוחנן הפריש עשר בהמות לחגיגתו הקריב חמש ביום טוב ראשון חוזר ומקריב חמש ביום טוב שני קשיין אהדדי

The Gemara comments: So too, it is reasonable that Rabbi Yoḥanan agrees that if one specifies his intentions he may sacrifice the offerings on the remaining days, as when Ravin came from Eretz Yisrael to Babylonia he said that Rabbi Yoḥanan said: If one separated ten animals for his Festival peace-offering, and he sacrificed five on the first day of the Festival, he may return and sacrifice the other five on the second day of the Festival. These two statements of Rabbi Yoḥanan, cited by Ulla and Ravin respectively, apparently contradict each other.

אלא לאו שמע מינה כאן בסתם כאן במפרש ש"מ

Rather, isn’t it correct to conclude from this contradiction that this statement here is dealing with a case where one did not specify, whereas there it is referring to a situation where one stated his intentions explicitly? The Gemara concludes: Indeed, conclude from here that it is so.

איתמר נמי אמר רב שמן בר אבא אמר רבי יוחנן

It was also stated that Rav Shemen bar Abba said that Rabbi Yoḥanan said: