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Mishnah Kerisos 6:2: This is not so with a certain Asham [an offering brought to alleviate guilt]: If [the facts became known] before [the animal] was slaughtered, it goes out to graze among the flock; if after it was slaughtered, it is buried; if after the blood was dashed [at the altar], the flesh goes out to the place of burning. This is [also] not so with an ox [designated to be] stoned: If [it was discovered to be guilt-less] before it was stoned, it goes out to graze among the flock; if after it was stoned, benefit of its carcass is permitted. This is [also] not so with the Eglah Arufah [a calf whose neck is broken by elders of the closest town to atone for an unsolved murder]: If [the murderer was discovered] before its neck was broken, it goes out to graze among the flock; if after its neck was broken, it is buried at the place [of the ceremony]. [The calf] was brought from the outset as a matter of doubt, and since it has atoned for the doubt, it has served its purpose.

אשם ודאי אינו כן. אם עד שלא נשחט יצא וירעה בעדר. משנשחט הרי זה יקבר. נזרק הדם. הבשר יצא לבית השרפה. שור הנסקל אינו כן. אם עד שלא נסקל יצא וירעה בעדר. משנסקל. מותר בהנאה. עגלה ערופה אינה כן. אם עד שלא נערפה תצא ותרעה בעדר. משנערפה תקבר במקומה שעל ספק באה מתחלתה. כפרה ספיקה. והלכה לה.

Mishnah Kerisos 6:3: Rabbi Eliezer says: One may freely donate an Asham Talui every day and at any time he pleases, and such an offering is called "the Asham of the pious." They said of Bava ben Buti that he used to donate an Asham Talui every day except on the day after Yom Kippur. He used to say: By this Temple! Were they to allow me, I would offer one [even then], but they say to me: Wait until you reach a state of doubt. But the Sages say: One only brings an Asham Talui for a sin that warrants Karet [excision at the hands of Heaven, when the sin is committed] intentionally, and that warrants a Chattat [an offering brought to expiate sin, if he performs such a sin] unintentionally.

רבי אליעזר אומר מתנדב אדם אשם תלוי בכל יום. ובכל שעה שירצה. והיא נקראת אשם חסידים. אמרו עליו על בבא בן בוטי. שהיה מתנדב אשם תלוי בכל יום. חוץ מאחר יום הכפורים יום אחד. אמר המעון הזה. אלו היו מניחים לי הייתי מביא אלא אומרים לי המתן עד שתכנס לספק. וחכמים אומרים. אין מביאין אשם תלוי אלא על דבר שזדונו כרת. ושגגתו חטאת:

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