Sunday, August 20, 2006

Daf Yomi - Yoma 75 - Manna Issues Rulings

Daf Yomi - Yoma 75 - Manna Issues Rulings

The Gemora relates that the manna was able to reveal to us the status of a baby as to which family it belongs to. If a child is born and there is a doubt if it was a seven-month baby to the second husband or a nine-month baby to the first husband, the manna would be a determinating factor for us. An omer of manna per person in the household fell by that house. The amount of manna that fell by each house indicated to us the amount of children that belonged to that particular family.

The Tosfos Yom Hakippurim asks that there is a rule that Torah cannot be decided by heaven or a prophet. How could we rely on the manna for this? He answers that Moshe actually decided these issues without the benefit of the manna, however in order to avoid people having complaints on him, the manna served as a proof that he resolved the issue correctly.

Einei Shmuel answers that only a halachic judgement cannot be determined by heaven or a prophet, however an issue which is a factual doubt can be resolved in this method.


Anonymous said...

could kohen use urim vetumim for deciding halachic matters? if yes, we have a resolution. if no, no question here.

Avromi said...

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