Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
(a) What does the Tana mean when he writes 've'Lo Yehei Sarvan be'Osah Sha'ah', and why?The Chazan should not answer 'Amen' after the Kohanim, because he will become confused.
(c) To which 'Amen' does this refer?2)
(a) What is the correct procedure to follow when one is asked to Daven before the Amud?What analogy does the Gemara draw regarding ...
(b) ... a person who fails to refuse, when he is asked to Daven before the Amud?3)
(a) How should someone who has made a mistake in the first three Berachos or the last three Berachos, proceed?Rav Huna maintains that someone who has made a mistake in the middle Berachah must go back to 'Ata Chonen'.
(b) What does Rav Asi say about that?The Tana of our Mishnah states that the second Chazan goes back to the beginning of the Berachah in which the first Chazan erred, and continues from there. This refutes Rav Asi's contention.
(c) Does it also refute Rav Huna's?4)
(a) From where do we learn that (at the time when the Nusach of the Amidah was not yet fixed) there is no such thing as a Tefilah that is either too long or too short?
(a) What is the difference between 'Kidah', 'Keri'ah' and 'Hishtachavayah'?Rava would kneel during 'Modim'.
(c) How does Rava explain the Beraisa, which forbids kneeling during two Hoda'os, even going so far as to call it disgusting?6)
(a) What is said about a Chazan who makes a mistake during Chazaras ha'Shatz, and why is that?7)
(a) To which three categories of people did the prophets direct their prophecies of the ultimate rewards?In another statement, Rebbi Yochanan (the author of the previous statement) said that "Ayin Lo Ra'asah Elokim" etc., refers to Olam ha'Ba.
(c) Which times then, were the prophets referring to?This latter statement of Rebbi Yochanan clashes with Shmuel.
(d) What does Shmuel say?8) In a third statement, Rebbi Yochanan says that the Pasuk "Ayin Lo Ra'asah Elokim" etc., refers to complete Tzadikim.
(a) Then to whom did the prophets refer in their prophesies?Rebbi Avahu disagrees with Rebbi Yochanan, because of the Pasuk in Yeshayah "Shalom, Shalom la'Rachok (and only then), ve'Lakarov " ...
(b) What does Rebbi Avahu learn from this Pasuk?9) Finally, the Gemara explains that "Ayin, Lo Ra'asah" etc. refers to the pleasures of Olam ha'Ba.
According to one interpretation, this refers to Eden.
(a) But did Adam ha'Rishon not experience the pleasures of Gan Eden?10)
(a) What did Rebbi Chanina ben Dosa do when Rabban Gamliel sent two Talmidei-Chachamim to ask him to pray on their behalf?Rebbi Chanina ben Dosa placed his head between his knees and prayed for the recovery of Rebbi Yochanan ben Zakai's son, who recovered almost immediately.
(c) What contrast did Rebbi Yochanan ben Zakai strike between himself and Rebbi Chanina ben Dosa?11)
(a) Why does Rav Kahana consider it a Chutzpah to Daven in a Bik'ah (an open space)?