Audio by Dr. Michael Sokolow

Mishnah Menachot 9:3: For what purpose did the quarter-log serve? A quarter-log of water for the one with skin disease and a quarter-log of oil for the Nazirite. For what purpose did the half-log serve? A half-log of water for the sotah [suspected adultress subjected to a trial by ordeal through drinking the bitter waters]and a half-log of oil for the thanksgiving offering. With the log one measured [the oil] for all the grain offerings. Even a grain offering of sixty issaron required sixty log [of oil]. Rabbi Eliezer ben Yaakov says: even a grain offering of sixty tenths required only one log [of oil], for it is written, “For a grain offering, and a log of oil” (Leviticus 14:21). Six [log] for a bull, four for a ram, and three for a lamb, three a half for the candlestick, a half-log for each lamp.

רביעית מה היתה משמשת, רביעית מים למצורע, ורביעית שמן לנזיר. חצי לג מה היה משמש, חצי לג מים לסוטה, וחצי לג שמן לתודה. ובלג היה מודד לכל המנחות. אפלו מנחה של ששים עשרון נותן לה ששים לג. רבי אליעזר בן יעקב אומר: אפלו מנחה של ששים עשרון, אין לה אלא לגה, שנאמר (ויקרא ד) למנחה ולג שמן. ששה לפר, ארבעה לאיל, שלשה לכבש, שלשה ומחצה למנורה, מחצי לג לכל נר.

Mishnah Menachot 9:4: One may mix the libations of bulls with the libations of rams, or the libations of lambs with the libations of other lambs, or those of an individual offering with those of a communal offering, or those of [an offering from] today with those of [an offering from] yesterday; but one may not mix the libations of lambs with the libations of bulls or of rams. And if they mixed these on their own, and they mixed these on their own, and then they were mixed, they are valid. But if before each was mixed [by itself they were mixed together], they are invalid. The the lamb that was offered with the omer [the special barley offering, offered the day after Pesach, which permits grain harvested in the last year to be eaten], even if its grain offering was doubled, its libations were not doubled.

מערבין נסכי אילים בנסכי פרים, נסכי כבשים בנסכי כבשים, של יחיד בשל צבור, של יום בשל אמש. אבל אין מערבין נסכי כבשים בנסכי פרים ואילים. ואם בללן אלו בפני עצמן ואלו בפני עצמן ונתערבו, כשרין. אם עד שלא בלל, פסול. הכבש הבא עם העמר, אף על פי שמנחתו כפולה, לא היו נסכיו כפולין.

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