Audio by Dr. Michael Sokolow

Zevachim 10:1: Anything that is [offered] more frequently than something else, precedes it [when both are offered]. The Tamid [communal burnt-offering brought twice daily in the Temple, once at dawn and once in the late afternoon] precede the Musaf offerings [additional sacrifices brought on Shabbat and holidays]; the Musaf offerings of Shabbat precede the Musaf offerings of Rosh Chodesh [the first day of the new month on which special prayers and sacrifices offered]; the Musaf offerings of Rosh Chodesh precede the Musaf offerings of Rosh HaShanah [the New Year's festival], as it says: "You shall offer these in addition to the Olah [an offering that is entirely burnt] of the morning, which is for a continual Olah" (Numbers 28:23).

כל התדיר מחברו, קודם את חברו. התמידים קודמים למוספין, מוספי שבת קודמין למוספי ראש חדש, מוספי ראש חדש קודמין למוספי ראש השנה, שנאמר (במדבר כח) מלבד עלת הבקר אשר לעלת התמיד תעשו את אלה.

Zevachim 10:2: Anything that is holier than something else precedes it [when both are offered]. The blood of a Chattat [an offering brought to expiate sin] precedes that of an Olah because it achieves atonement; but the limbs of an Olah precede the designated portions of a Chattat because they are entirely burnt on the fires. A Chattat precedes an Asham [offerings brought to alleviate guilt] because its blood is dashed on the four corners and on the base [of the altar]. An Asham precedes a Todah [thanksgiving-offering] and the ram of a Nazir [a person who swears abstention from all grape products like wine, from cutting his hair, and avoidance of corpse impurity] because it is a type of Kodshai Kodashim [sacrifices of the highest degree of sanctity. They may be slaughtered only on the north-west corner of the altar, and consumed only within the Temple compound by male priests, or burnt entirely]. A Todah or the ram of a Nazir precede a Shelamim [an offering whose various parts are consumed by its owners, the Kohanim and the fire on the altar] because they [the first two] are eaten over one day and require [an accompanying] bread [offering]. A Shelamim precedes a Bechor [first-born offering] because it requires a four-fold application [of blood], and the laying of hands, and libations, and the waving of the breast and thigh.

וכל המקדש מחברו קודם את חברו. דם חטאת קודם לדם עולה, מפני שהוא מרצה. אברי עולה קודמין לאמורי חטאת, מפני שהן כליל לאשים. חטאת קודמת לאשם, מפני שדמה נתן על ארבע קרנות ועל היסוד. אשם קודם לתודה ולאיל נזיר, מפני שהוא קדשי קדשים. התודה ואיל נזיר קודמין לשלמים, מפני שהן נאכלין ליום אחד וטעונים לחם. שלמים קודמין לבכור, מפני שהם טעונין מתן ארבע וסמיכה ונסכים ותנופת חזה ושוק.

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