Thursday, August 03, 2006

Daf Yomi - Yoma 58 - Ein Maavirin, but the Possuk Teaches Differently

In Shulchan Aruch, it is stated clearly that if one picks up his tefillin shel rosh first, he must put them down and don the shel yad first. The Magen Avrohom explains that even though there is a rule אין מעבירין על המצות - we do not pass over a mitzva, there is a possuk in the Torah that says the tefillin shel yad should be worn first. The Ohr Hayoshor brings a proof to this reasoning from our Gemora. In truth, the kohen should place the blood on the corner of the mizbeach that he reaches first, however the passuk of ויצא אל המזבח teaches us that he should pass by the mizbeach completely and then sprinkle the blood. It is evident from here that a לימוד from a passuk takes precedence to the rule of אין מעבירין.