The Performance of Brit Milah on Shabbat The obligation of Brit Milah appears at the beginning of Parshat Tazria.
While we first encounter this ritual in Parshat Lekh L'cha, Am Yisrael are now obligated to perform Brit Milah on the eighth day. וּבַיּוֹם, הַשְּׁמִינִי, יִמּוֹל, בְּשַׂר עָרְלָתוֹ. And in the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised.
What emerges from this short pasuk is an interesting discussion about the power given to the Chachamim to the
The beginning of Parashat Tzav discusses the mitzva known as terumat ha-deshen. This mitzvah requires the kohen to remove the previous days ashes from the altar each morning.
Chazal, in the Mishna, Masekhet Yoma, 22a, describes the proper procedure taken to assist in the decision of which Kohen would do this ritual each day. The Mishna describes that the Kohanim who wanted to be involved in the Terumat Hadeshen ritual, could be involved. Yet, the overwhelming interest t