Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Daf Yomi - Yoma 76 - Drinking is Included in Eating

The Gemora states that there are five afflictions that we are obligated to submit ourself to on Yom Kippur. The Gemora asks that actually there are six? The answer given is that drinking is included in eating.

The Gemora in Chulin states that if one melts forbidden fats into a liquid and drinks it, he will be liable. This is learned from an extra word in a passuk. Tosfos asks that why is an extra possuk necessary, let us say that drinking is included in eating? Tosfos answers that this is only said by something that is normal to drink, however something which really is a food item and now it has been transformed into a liquid, there drinking is not included in eating and therefore we need a special possuk.

Reb Akiva Eiger asks a question on this from a Gemora in Shavuos. A similar question can be asked on our Gemora. Why does our Gemora say that there are only five afflictions, when in fact there are six? Drinking a liquid on Yom Kippur, which was originally a solid will not be included in eating and hence would be considered a sixth affliction?

Perhaps we can answer that Tosfos' distinction only pplies by something that is an 'issur cheftza'. Chelev, which is intrinsently forbidden, we can say that when it is transformed into a liquid, it is not included in the standard prohibition of eating. However, by Yom Kippur, which is an 'issur gavra', the food is not intrinsently forbidden, rather the person is obligated not to eat, here there is no difference between a standard liquid and a food item transformed into a liquid. All liquids are included in the prohibition of eating on Yom Kippur.


Chaim B. said...

The problem is Tosfos does not distinguish between YK and other issurei cheftza like cheilev, see Tosfos Shavuos 20b and RAKE in YD 215:6, discussed on my blog here http://divreichaim.blogspot.com/2006/08/issurei-doraysa-issur-gavra-or-issur.html

Avromi said...

I will look bli neder

I am traveling now, but when i get home this evening.

Does Tosfos clearly say not like me?

brisker hagado chelek beis should say something as well - about two pesukim