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1. For the Tenufah, the Eimurim of a Shelamim are placed on the hands of the owner, and the Chazeh and Shok are placed on top of them.
2. One Kohen brings the Eimurim of the Shelamim on top of the Chazeh and Shok, and turns them over and gives them to a second Kohen for Tenufah. He then gives them to a third Kohen for the Haktarah.
3. For the Tenufah, the Shtei ha'Lechem of Shavuos are placed on the two lambs of the Shalmei Tzibur, according to the Tana Kama.
4. Rebbi Yosi ben ha'Meshulam says that the Shalmei Tzibur were placed on top of the Shtei ha'Lechem for the Tenufah. Chanina ben Chachinai says that the Shtei ha'Lechem were placed between the legs of the Shalmei Tzibur.
5. Rebbi says that the two breads were placed next to the Shalmei Tzibur for the Tenufah.
6. Rebbi Yochanan says that Tenufah is done in all four directions, to the One who possesses the directions. It is also down up and down, to the One who possesses the heavens and the earth.
7. Rebbi Yosi bar Rebbi Chanina says that Tenufah is done in all four directions to prevent bad winds, and up and down to prevent bad dew.
8. The Zivchei Shalmei Tzibur require Tenufah while they are alive and also after death. The Tenufah must be done on the entire Korban after death, according to Rebbi.
9. According to the Chachamim, the Tenufah after the death of the Shalmei Tzibur is done only with the Chazeh and Shok.
10. Rebbi Shimon says that Shalmei Yachid, Shalmei Tzibur, and an Asham Metzora require two of the following three Mitzvos: Tenufah while alive, Tenufah after death, and Semichah.
11. It is a Halachah l'Moshe mi'Sinai that only two Korbenos Tzibur require Semichah: the Par He'elem Davar and the Se'ir ha'Mishtale'ach.
12. If five people are partners in one Korban, one of them performs Tenufah for all of them.


1. If loaves are brought with the Korban, such as with the Shelamim brought for the Milu'im, the loaves are placed on top of the Chazeh and Shok.
2. Three Kohanim are used, because Shlomo ha'Melech writes in Mishlei, "The more people [who are occupied in the service of the King], the more splendor it is for the King."
3. The Kohen places his hands underneath and performs the Tenufah in all four directions, and up and down.
4. According to Chanina ben Chachinai, the loaves must be placed both on top of and underneath the animals, and therefore it is placed in between them.
5. Although the Torah states "Al," according to Rebbi this means "next to" and not "on top of." Rebbi says that the Levonah are placed next to the Lechem ha'Panim, not on top.
6. A Lulav is also waved in all four directions and up and down.
7. The requirement of Tenufah is only l'Chatchilah. The Korban is valid even if it is not done. Nevertheless, Tenufah has the power to prevent punishment.
8. Just as the Tenufah which is done while it is alive is done with the entire animal, the Tenufah that is done after death is done with the entire animal, according to Rebbi.
9. The Tenufah performed with the Shalmei Tzibur after death is derived from Shalmei Yachid. Just as the Tenufah of Shalmei Yachid is done only with the Chazeh and Shok, the Tenufah of Shalmei Tzibur is done only with the Chazeh and Shok, according to the Rabanan.
10. Shalmei Yachid require Semichah and Tenufah after death, but not Tenufah while alive. Shalmei Tzibur require Tenufah while alive and after death. An Asham Metzora requires Tenufah while alive and Semichah, but not Tenufah after death.
11. Therefore, Shalmei Tzibur do not require Semichah, even though the requirement could have been derived through a Kal va'Chomer from Shalmei Yachid.
12. The Kohen performs the Tenufah for a woman who brings a Korban and for a person who sends his Korban from overseas.

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