Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
1) They brought Bar Kapara a cabbage, a kind of spinach and young fowl. One of his Talmidim recited a Berachah first over the young fowl.
(a) How did his friend react to that?2) Rav Huna would recite 'Shehakol' over finely-cut turnips '.
(a) What was his reason?One tended to add only a little flour to cooked beetroot, but a lot to cooked turnip.
(c) What ramifications did Rav Kahana initially draw from that regarding their respective Berachos?3) Cooked spinach is good for the heart, for the eyes and for the stomach.
(a) Under what condition does this apply?Rav Papa asks whether one normally cooks mint to give taste to the dish, or to remove the scum from the pot.
(b) What are the ramifications of this Sha'aleh regarding our Sugya?4)
(a) What is 'Pas Tzenumah bi'Ke'arah', and what Chidush does Rav Chiya bar Ashi teach regarding it?The Gemara initially says that this clashes with Rebbi Chiya, who says that 'Tzarich she'Tichlah Berachah Im ha'Pas'.
(b) How do we have to amend Rebbi Chiya's wording for this statement to make sense, and how will it then clash?
5) If someone has in front of him pieces of bread and whole loaves, Rav Huna says 'Mevarech a'Pesisin, u'Poter es ha'Sheleimin'.
(a) What does this mean?6) According to the Tana Kama in the Mishnah in Terumos, one should give a small, whole onion as Terumah, rather than a large half onion. Rebbi Yehudah maintains the reverse.
(a) How does the Gemara attempt to connect the previous Machlokes Amora'im to this Machlokes Tena'im?The Gemara contends that it is possible for a G-d-fearing (and peace-loving) person to satisfy both opinions.
(c) How would he do this?In any event, they both agree that on Pesach, one fulfills both opinions.
(d) What does this mean, and why is that?7)
(a) Why does one recite the Berachah over two Challos on Shabbos?