Thursday, March 20, 2014

What Is Pshat In The Baal Haturim

The Ba'al Haturim  (Vayikra 11 : 29) writes," השורץ  is the same Gematria  as   כשעורה , the shiur (size)
Tumah of a Sheretz."

How can he say so? The actual shiur Tumah of a Sheretz is כעדשה (lentil) and not  כשעורה (barley).

The answer is you are supposed to read כשערה (hairline).This shiur is applicable when a Sheretzis in an egg that has a hairline crack, then Tumah can escape

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