Monday, August 07, 2006

Daf Yomi - Yoma 62 - Looks, Size and Value (mistakenly posted for daf 61)

The Mishna states a halacha that the two goats should be similar in appearance, height and value. The Sfas Emes asks that isn't it obvious if the animals look the same and are the same size, that the value will be equivalant? He answers that there is a concept that the 'third calf' born from a cow is a superior quality than the others, even though they look precisely the same. The Reshash seems to explain like this according to a Yerushalmi.


Anonymous said...

Isn;t the third calf better because it's fattier?

Avromi said...

I think he is saying a chidush in pshat that although they look the same, this third one is better tasting.

Anonymous said...

Do they have to be the same age also? Becasue two animals can be the same exact size, and yet the younger one might cost more because its meat is softer, like veal.