More Discussions for this daf
1. Are vegetables good for you 2. Mayim Shelanu 3. Shadu/Ramu
4. Mayim Shelanu 5. Why two verses; who is "Rav Nachman" 6. The Order of Rashi's explanations.
7. ב' פסוקים 8. סדר פירושי רש"י

Gershon Dubin asks:

Do you have an explanation why the Gemara says (42b) that Schechar haMadi is "Rami" bei sa'arei, whereas chometz haAdomi is "Shadu" bei sa'arei? I thought that Rami might relate to brewing as in "ki ramu sa'arei ba'asinta" when you start to say shehasimcha bim'ono, while shadu is simply adding an ingredient?


The Kollel replies:

Dear Gershon,

All dictionaries translate Rami and Shadi as synonyms- basically to throw, thrust, expel or even to place. Rami is used as an idiom for brewing as you brought from Kesuvos 8a. Also see Bava Metzia 42b and Rami Shichra in Pesachim 113a.

There is also a different Girsa: d'Sharu (soaking) Bei Shichra (Dikdukei Sofrim).

All the best,

Reuven Weiner