Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Daf Yomi - Yoma 57 - Peroches in Rome

Reb Elozar stated that he was in Rome and he saw the peroches with the blood on it. Tosfos (in his first answer)proves that this is referring to the first Beis Hamikdosh and the peroches that was seen was the one by the entranceway by the wall separating the Kodesh from the Kodesh Kodoshim.

Sfas Emes asks that if so, how was it found in Rome? Nevuchadnetzer from Bavel destroyed the first Beis Hamikdosh? He answers that when Koresh returned all the כלים, he probably returned the peroches as well and the Romans took it when they destroyed the second Beis Hamikdosh.

2 comments:

Rafi G said...

if koresh returned it and then Rome took it again, why does he say it was from the first beis hamikdash? It could have been from the second just as well. What indicated that it was from the first? It could even have been from both?
Maybe the size? The paroches in the first would have been smaller because it was only in the space in front of the aron kidesh between two walls, while in the second it was the whole width of the heichal (because there was no wall)..

Avromi said...

Tosfos brought the proof that it was from the first B"H for otherwise there was no par heelam davar.
However, your point is valid that when it was returned, it probably wasn't used because it was the wrong size