blind personand the gentile, the slave and the agent and the woman. And laying on of the hands constitutes the residue of the requirement [which may, in fact, be omitted without affecting the efficacy of the atonement]. And in the place in which they lay on hands [there do] they slaughter [the animal]. And forthwith after laying on of hands is the act of slaughter”. Each of the above individuals restricted from laying hands is derived from a biblical passage. In the case of the blind person the passage and its interpretation is found in B. Sanhedrin 36b.