Thursday, August 03, 2006

Daf Yomi - Yoma 58 - Holding the Tray by Kiddush

The Gemora has a shaila if the kohen put one basin inside another in order to receive the blood, is this considered דרך שירות - a proper manner of performing the avodah or not. The Gemora concludes that it is. In שערים מצויינים בהלכה, he wants to be מחדש a דין according to this. The halacha is that one is obligated to hold the cup while reciting kiddush. If one holds the tray which is holding the כוס, that would be sufficient, based on the conclusion of our Gemora. The Gemora in Chagiga compares the table of a person to the Beis Hamikdash, so it should follow that the halachos are similar.