Audio by Dr. Michael Sokolow

A beast which was born on a festival all agree that it is permitted; and a chicken which was hatched from the egg all agree that it is forbidden. He who slaughters a wild animal or a bird on a Festival Beth Shammai say: He may dig with a pronged tool and cover up [the blood] but Beth Hillel say: He may not slaughter unless he has had earth made ready. But they agree that if he did slaughter he should dig with a pronged tool and cover up [the blood, and] that the Ashes of a stove count as `made ready`.

עדייות 4.2
השוחט חיה ועוף ביום טוב-- בית שמאי אומרין, יחפור בדקר, ויכסה; ובית הלל אומרין, לא ישחוט, אלא אם כן היה לו עפר מוכן׃ ומודים שאם שחט-- שיחפור בדקר, ויכסה; ושאפר הכירה מוכן.

Beth Shammai say: [produce made] ownerless with respect to the poor [only] is counted as ownerless. But Beth Hillel say: it is not counted as ownerless unless it is made ownerless also with respect to the rich, as in the year of release. If all the sheaves of the field were of one Kab each and one was of four kabs, and it was forgotten, Beth Shammai say: it does not count as forgotten, and Beth Hillel say: it counts as forgotten.

 עדייות 4.3
בית שמאי אומרין, הפקר לעניים, הפקר; ובית הלל אומרין, אינו הפקר-- עד שיופקר אף לעשירים, כשמיטה׃ כל עומרי השדה של קב קב, ואחד של ארבעת קבין, ושכחו-- בית שמאי אומרין, אינו שכחה; ובית הלל אומרין, שכחה.

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