Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Daf Yomi - Yoma 71 - Out of Order # 2

It is stated in Tosefta that any avodah on Yom Kippur which is done in an imprecise order is deemed invalid except for the removal of ladle and the firepan from the Kodesh Kodoshim. If this was done in the wrong order, it is still valid. The Brisker Rov explains that this is because it is written in the wrong order in the Torah. The only reason it is switched is because of the halacha l'Moshe misinai that there must be five immersions by the kohen gadol and hence five changing of clothes. However, it is not included in the 'seder' of the avodos of Yom Kippur.

The Mikdash Dovid posits a simpler reason. If he removed the utensils from the Kodesh Kodoshim in the wrong order, what can possibbly be done. It is impossible to correct. What was done was done. There is no option to remove it again.