Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
(a) If someone feels too unwell to go to Shul, and has difficulty in gathering a Minyan in his house, what is the next best thing to do?We also learns this from the Pasuk in Iyov "Hein Keil Kabir, ve'Lo Yim'as".
(c) What else do we learn from this Pasuk?2)
(a) Who is called a 'bad neighbor'?3)
(a) Why was Rebbi Yochanan surprised to hear that there were old men in Bavel, and when did his surprise waned?4) "Al Zos, Yispalel Kol Chasid Eilecha le'Eis Metzo" (Tehilim). "Le'eis Metzo" could refer to a wife.
(a) In Eretz Yisrael, what would they say to a man on the day of his wedding?Based on the following Pesukim, what else might "le'Eis Metzo mean, and what is the significance of "Al Zos Yispalel Kol Chasid"?
(b) "le'Maves Totza'os" (Tehilim)?5)
(a) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Tehilim "Oheiv Hashem Sha'arei Tzion mi'Kol Mishkenos Ya'akov"?6)
(a) What did Rebbi Chiya bar Ami quoting Ula (the author of all the current statements) derive from the contrast between the following two Pesukim - both from Tehilim?7)
(a) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Yeshayah "ve'Ozvei Hashem Yeichalu"?
(a) What is the Mitzvah of 'Shenayim Mikra ve'Echad Targum' - Does it apply to Pesukim where there is no Targum, such as "Ataros ve'Divon"?9) The old man also told Rav Bibi to be careful with the Varidin like Rebbi Yehudah.
(a) What did he mean?He also told him to treat an old man who has forgotten his learning with respect.
(b) To which type of forgetting does this apply?10) Rava instructed his sons not to cut meat on the back of their hands.
(a) What are the two reasons for this?And he also told them not to go past the door of a Shul whilst Tefilah was in progress.
(d) What are the five conditions without which this is permitted, and what is the reason for that?11)
(a) Rebbi Akiva admired the Medians, because they were careful not to cut meat on their hands. Which other two things caused his admiration?And Rabban Gamliel admired the Persians because the Persians because they were discreet in three areas?
(b) In which three areas?12) The Halachah is like Rabban Gamliel - that one may recite the Shema until dawn-break. In the first Lashon, Rebbi Shimon said that one can recite the Shema twice at night, one before dawn-break - to fulfill one's night obligation, and the other after dawn-break - to fulfill one's day obligation.
(a) How can one recite the morning Shema in a period which is considered night?In the second Lashon, he quotes Rebbi Akiva as saying that one can recite the Shema twice by day, once before sunrise - to fulfill one's night obligation, and the other after sunrise - to fulfill one's day obligation.
(b) How can one recite the night Shema in a period which is considered day?Rebbi Yehoshua ben Levi did not rule directly like Rebbi Shimon quoting like Rebbi Akiva, but we learn of his opinion from a practical ruling which he issued.
(d) To which incident is this referring?