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Klal 68 Siman 21

1467 – Tenaim in Asiyas Hamitzvos – (Klal 68 Siman 21) – Maalin Bakodesh 18 – Shaimos (Genizah) 9

 We are continuing in siman 21, discussing the halachos of geniza. A final question we need to discuss is whether it is muttar to place an item in geniza which is not fully balah, worn out. The language of the Shulchan Aruch when discussing geniza refers to a Sefer Torah which is balah, which we …

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1467 – Tenaim in Asiyas Hamitzvos – (Klal 68 Siman 21) – Maalin Bakodesh 18 – Shaimos (Genizah) 9

 We are continuing in siman 21, discussing the halachos of geniza. Today, we will discuss the halachos of geniza for tashmishei mitzvah. It is clear from the Gemara that tashmishei kedusha require geniza, either in earthenware or in a lower form. However, tashmishei mitzvah do not require geniza. Nevertheless, they should not be discarded in …

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1466 – Tenaim in Asiyas Hamitzvos – (Klal 68 Siman 21) – Maalin Bakodesh 17 – Shaimos (Genizah) 8

  We are continuing in siman 21, discussing the halachos of geniza. Sometimes, an announcement will be put up with a pasuk on it, such as an announcement that a certain person is mechalel Shabbos so business should not be done with them, an announcement that it is assur to smoke on Yom Tov, or …

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1465 – Tenaim in Asiyas Hamitzvos – (Klal 68 Siman 21) – Maalin Bakodesh 16 – Shaimos (Genizah) 7

 We are continuing in siman 21, discussing the halachos of geniza. A question is discussed regarding a person who writes divrei Torah on a blackboard or whiteboard and wishes to erase it for the purpose of writing other divrei Torah, or for the purpose of a secular subject. Rav Yitzchok Elchonon Spektor ztl writes in …

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1462 – Tenaim in Asiyas Hamitzvos – (Klal 68 Siman 21) – Maalin Bakodesh 13 – Shaimos (Genizah) 4

 We are continuing in siman 21, discussing the halachos of geniza and tashmishei kedusha. Today, we will discuss printed seforim and quoted pesukim.   When Moshe received the Torah, Torah Shebaal Peh was oral, so the question of geniza was fairly irrelevant. There was a concept of a megillas sesorim, that if a talmid learned from …

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1460 – Tenaim in Asiyas Hamitzvos – (Klal 68 Siman 21) – Maalin Bakodesh 11 – Shaimos (Genizah) 2

 We are continuing in siman 21, discussing the halachos of shaimos. Yesterday, we learned that the source of this halacha is the issur to destroy any of the seven names of Hashem. We can now understand why these halachos are referred to as shaimos, because they have to do with proper kavod to the sheim …

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1459 – Tenaim in Asiyas Hamitzvos – (Klal 68 Siman 21) – Maalin Bakodesh – 10 – Shaimos (Genizah) – 1

We are continuing in siman 21, regarding the concept of ma’alin bakodesh. Today, we will discuss the halachos of genizah. In Parshas Re’eh, the Torah tells us that Klal Yisroel has a mitzvas asei to destroy any avodah zarah they find in Eretz Yisroel, break their mizbeichos, cut down their asheiros, etc,  to the point …

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1458 – Tenaim in Asiyas Hamitzvos – (Klal 68 Siman 21) – Maalin Bakodesh 9

 We are continuing in siman 21, regarding the concept of ma’alin bakodesh. We will continue to discuss situations of misusing tashmishei kedusha.  In siman 154, the Mishnah Berurah writes that it is assur to use a sefer to block the sun. However, there is an argument that it is muttar to place a one sefer …

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1457 – Tenaim in Asiyas Hamitzvos – (Klal 68 Siman 21) – Maalin Bakodesh 8

We are continuing in siman 21, regarding the concept of ma’alin bakodesh. Today, we will discuss situations of misusing tashmishei kedusha. The issur of ma’alin bakodesh does not only refer to changing an item’s designation, but to using the item in a less kadosh manner. For example, using an aron kodesh to store other items …

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1456 – Tenaim in Asiyas Hamitzvos – (Klal 68 Siman 21) – Maalin Bakodesh 7

 We are continuing in siman 21, regarding the concept of ma’alin bakodesh. Yesterday, we learned about the kedusha of an aron kodesh, and today the Chayei Adam continues with an interesting question. The Chayei Adam discusses a case where a beis tahara was right near the shul, and there was a hole in the wall …

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1455 – Tenaim in Asiyas Hamitzvos – (Klal 68 Siman 21) – Maalin Bakodesh 6 

 We are continuing in siman 21, discussing the concept of ma’alin bakodesh. The Chayei Adam writes that due to the concept of ma’alin bakodesh, an aron kodesh cannot be used for anything other than Sifrei Torah. Sifrei Neviim, other seforim and tzedakah cannot be placed inside.  However, the Chayei Adam writes that the minhag appears …

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1454 – Tenaim in Asiyas Hamitzvos – (Klal 68 Siman 21) – Maalin Bakodesh 5

 We are continuing in siman 21, disucssing the concept of ma’alin bakodesh and selling items of kedusha. Today, we will discuss the concept of selling a shul.   We know that historically, shuls have been sold, sometimes even to churches, when the neighborhood changed or for other reasons. According to what we have learned, it is …

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1453 – Tenaim in Asiyas Hamitzvos – (Klal 68 Siman 21) – Maalin Bakodesh 4

 We are continuing in siman 21, regarding the concept of ma’alin bakodesh. Today, we will discuss the concept of selling an item of kedusha. This concept is brought in Shulchan Aruch in siman 153, based on a mishnah which discusses a hierarchy of kedusha. The Mishnah in Maseches Megilla, and ensuing Gemara, discuss what can …

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1452 – Tenaim in Asiyas Hamitzvos – (Klal 68 Siman 21) – Maalin Bakodesh 13

 We are continuing in siman 21, regarding the concept of ma’alin bakodesh. Today, we will discuss more examples of ma’alin bakodesh. The Gemara in Shabbos brings a machlokes between Beis Shammai and Beis Hillel regarding the mehadrin min hamehadrin way to light Chanukah neiros. Beis Shammai holds that on the first night, a person lights …

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1451 – Tenaim in Asiyas Hamitzvos – (Klal 68 Siman 21) – Maalin Bakodesh 2

 We are continuing in siman 21, regarding the concept of ma’alin bakodesh. This concept has wide-ranging implications. Today, we will discuss some of these examples. Tefillin shel rosh are considered more kadosh than tefillin shel yad, because they have a letter of Hashem’s name etched directly into them. If one has a tefillin shel yad …

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1450 – Tenaim in Asiyas Hamitzvos – (Klal 68 Siman 21) – Maalin Bakodesh 1

 We are beginning siman 21. The Chayei Adam begins with one halacha and then connects it to another. He begins with the concept of maalin bakodesh v’ein moridin, an object of one level of kedusha can be raised to a higher level of kedusha, but cannot be lowered. The Chayei Adam brings a source from …

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