Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Pri Megadim: does rov apply to dinei ben noach?
Question raised by the Pri Megadim: if one has a mixture of chad b’trei, one piece of eiver min hachai mixed in with two pieces of regular meat, can a non-Jew eat from the mixture? Do we apply the principle of bittul b’rov, or since rov is derived from acharei rabim l’hatos which was said to klal yisrael, does it not apply to dinei ben noach? Perhaps we should invoke the principle of mi ika midi dl’yisrael assur ul’aku”m sharei, there is nothing which is permitted to a yisrael but assur for a non-Jew, so if rov works as a matir for a yisrael it must also work for everyone else?