Thursday, July 20, 2006

Daf Yomi - Yoma 42 NEW - An Issur from the Torah Due to a Gezeira

The Gemora states a halacha that one should not take out another red cow together with the porah adumah. This is learned from the words in the Torah והוציא אותה and not another. The reason given is because people will say that he is shechting two of them and that would render it passul. The Nezer Hakodesh says that this Gemora proves that there are mitzvos in the Torah that are given solely as an injunction for something else. The Kesef Mishna explains similarly the issur of not cooking meat and milk together. He says that this is because the Torah did not want us to eat them together.

Are there other cases like this?

5 comments:

David said...

According to some opinions, the mitzvah in the Torah of " lo tikrovo", said in connection with niddah, is a mitzvah to stay away from women with the status of ervah, so as not to actually "live" with the woman.

Avromi said...

I think you might be right according to the Rambam in Sefer Hamitzvos l"s 353 where he writes כאילו יאמר לא תקרבו שום קירוב שיבוא לגלות ערוה and then he preceeds to quote a Safra like that.

Hershel said...

According to the gemora that says 'lo sevashel gedi' ir written three times and one of the times it's there to teach me that one cannot eat it when meat and milk are cooked together - is that not saying that bishul is an issur independently?

Avromi said...

Hershel:
I'm not sure why you say that. The primary issur is achila (according to the kesef mishna) and bishul is a gezeira to ensure that one doesn't eat them together. However, it is still true that the only time there is an issur min hatorah is if they are cooked together.

Avromi said...

Looking at that kesef mishna again(beginning of hilchos tumas meis), he also mentions bas habas as being a gezeira not to have relations with his daughter.