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RASHIS COVERED: Lv01-02c Dt18-03b Lv07-26a Lv11-21b  Dt21-22b

                     ---GRAND SUMMARY---
                       ---METHOD 2b--

2b) Lv01-02c If your offer sacrifices then
             OFFER them from animals-------------(GENERAL)
             OFFER them from cattle & livestock--(DETAILS)
    RASHI: So you can ONLY offer animal sacrifices from cattle &
           livestock. You cannot offer eg beasts.
    In method 2b the GENERAL CATEGORY is focused (eg ANIMALS)


(22) Dt18-03b

   These are the laws for those who offer SACRIFICES (GENERAL)
   ..whether OXEN or SHEEP                           (DETAILS)

   So the above laws ONLY apply to OXEN and SHEEP
   not to BEASTS or BIRDS

(23) Lv07-12 (Mnacoth 78a) (From talmud not Rashi)

     A person who brings a thanksgiving offering
     should bring the CHALAH (minchah) offering also-GENERAL
     ---either the MATZOH WAFER OFFERING-------------DETAIL

     TALMUD: Only these two types of Minchah offerings
     (Matzoh and Rich-oil-challah) can be brought.

(24) Lv07-26a (See Krituth 21a)

The verses state Lv07-26:27
        Dont eat any blood-----------GENERAL STATEMENT
        of birds, animals------------PARTICULAR
        If you eat blood you'll be cut off (as punishment)

RASHI: So the law is that only blood of birds and animals is
        prohibited (but not eg blood of fish, grasshopers etc
        which is not prohibited with a cutoff punishment)*2

(25) Lv11-21b (ALso see Chullin 66a)
Lv11-21:23 reads as follows
        Do not eat insect-like creatures----GENERAL
        Do not eat insect-1, insect-2 ...---DETAILS
        Any insect with 4 legs should not be eaten*3

RASHI:Rashi explicitly says 'you cannot eat these insect
        creatures if it has the names 'insect-4..'.

        So Rashi identifies the law with the specific examples
        given. So Rashi is interpreting this as GENERAL-DETAIL*3

(26) Dt21-22b (Sanhedrin 45b)

        The verse states
        When a person commits a capital crime---GENERAL
        then you should hang him on a tree(ie besides
        executing him you should hang him)

        for he has DESPISED GOD------------------DETAIL

        RASHI: ALL executed people are also hung after
        the execution. Even though the DETAILED stage
        says "those that DESPISED GOD" should be hung,
        (implying that ONLY the blasphemer and idolater
         who despise God should be hung) nevertheless
        we do not apply the GENERAL-DETAIL template since
        the DETAIL phrase is separated from the GENERAL
        phrase; And a GENERAL-DETAIL set that is separated
        in not judged as a GENERAL-DETAIL style.*4

*1 There are certain subrules to this rule which we will not
   go into here (but will go into in footnotes to this whole
   topic). As a simple example of something we will not go
   into, the Talmud views a GENERAL and SPECIFIC statement that
   are NOT next to each other as different than 1 sentence with
   GENERAL and SPECIFIC (See San 45 and Dt21-22b for an example)

*2 There is a suggestion in the Talmud that this has a
   GENERAL-DETAIL-GENERAL form. Some argue that the following
   sentence "If you eat blood you will die" is a GENERAL
   STATEMENT. But the opposing side contends that the 1st
   and last GENERAL statement do not resemble each other.
   The opposing side contends that "Punishment, if
   you eat blood" is different than "Prohibition, to eat blood"
   This is the so called GENERAL-SPECIFIC-GENERAL case where the
   1st and last general are not the same. I it will be discussed
   in the footnotes (Krithuth 21a)

*3 Again there is controversy here in the talmud whether this
   ease translation I have simply called the insects insect-1
   insect-2 etc (and not given their names). Please see any
   good translation for names.This also is an example of whether
   style. See the summary footnotes on this issue.

*4 The Rambam codifies the law according to the GENERAL-DETAIL
   paradigm (Only blasphemers and idolaters are hung). There is
   controversy in the Talmud on the GENERAL-DETAIL paradigm
   when the two phrases are separated. I have filled in the words
   in Rashi to show that he brought this to make a point that
   the concensus in Law is that GENERAL-DETAIL with
   separation should not be judged as GENERAL DETAIL.
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