More Discussions for this daf
1. Praying that the court should err 2. Death of the Cohen Gadol 3. Korban Pesach for a Goleh
4. Using Shem Hash-m 5. Kohen Gadol Nimtza Ben Gerushah 6. Korban from an Ir Miklat
7. Kilelelas Chacham Afilu al Tenay 8. The Goleh and his Korban Pesach 9. Praying for the Kohen Gadol to Die
10. Moshe Davening for Yehudah 11. Kehunah Dies and Comes Back to Life 12. קללה על תנאי

Avrohom Kober asks:

Quick Shailo from my 11 yr old.

What does one who is sent to an Ir Miklat do about Korban Pesach? I can only find that he is Patur from Tzorchei kehal based on Mishna and Rambam. Is this a Kol Shekain? Maybe they should all go to Yerushalaim? ;-)

Avrohom Kober

The Kollel replies:

The Rambam (Hilchos Rotze'ach 7:8) writes that a person does not leave his Ir Miklat for any Mitzvah. This certainly would include Korban Pesach.

The Or Same'ach (ibid.) explains that he is exempt from Mitzvos because a person is not obligated to put his life at risk in order to perform a Mitzvah.

Best wishes,

Dov Freedman

The Kollel adds:

It seems to me a good Kol sh'Kein. The Mishnah in Makos (2:7) tells us that a Rotzeach b'Shogeg is never obligated to leave his Ir Miklat even to testify on behalf of an accused murderer. Edus Nefashos is a Mitzvah of Piku'ach Nefesh. If a Jew was being tried by a non-Jewish court on Shabbos for a capital crime, another Jew would be allowed to be Mechalel Shabbos to go to the court to offer testimony to save him. Therefore it would seem that he is Patur from Korban Pesach because he is an Ones.

He also would have the special Petur of Derech Rechokah since all of the Arei Miklat are more than 15 Mil (approximately 15 km) away from Yerushalayim (even today, with modern transportation, the Shiur of Derech Rechokah would be 15 Mil. See Gemara Pesachim 94a that says that if one is farther away than Modi'in then it is Derech Rechokah even if he has a horse). The difference between Ones and Derech Rechokah is that Ones would be punished with Kares if he willfully neglects to bring a Korban Pesach on Pesach Sheini, whereas someone who is Patur because of Derech Rechokah he is completely Patur from the punishment of Kares.


Yonasan Sigler

This is not a Psak Halachah