REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
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(a) We just learned that Kodshei Bedek ha'Bayis are not subject to Kisuy
ha'Dam, since they are Asur be'Hana'ah.
Why can one not redeem animals of
Kodshei Bedek ha'Bayis and cover the blood after the redemption? What do we
learn from the Pasuk in Bechukosai "Ve'he'emid es ha'Beheimah Lifnei
ha'Kohen Ve'he'erich Osah ha'Kohen"?
(b) Why is this answer not valid according to Rebbi Meir, who includes
Kodshei Bedek ha'Bayis in the Din of Ha'amadah ve'Ha'arachah?
(c) And what is the problem according to Rebbi Shimon, who holds 'Shechitah
she'Einah Re'uyah Lo Sh'mah Shechitah?
(d) According to whom does our Mishnah then say 'Aval Lo be'Mukdashin'?
(a) Alternatively, the author of our Mishnah is Rebbi Shimon.
What does he
Darshen from the Pasuk in Acharei-Mos "Ve'shafach Ve'chisah", which will
invalidate Kodshei Bedek ha'Bayis from Kisuy ha'Dam, even though it is
possible to redeem them?
(b) In that case, we conclude, we could equally well establish our Mishnah
by Kodshei Mizbe'ach, according to everyone.
How could we do that?
(c) How does Mar bar Rav Ashi Darshen "Chayah O Of" to exempt Kodshei
Mizbe'ach from Kisuy ha'Dam?
(d) How do we refute the suggestion to preclude Torin and B'nei Yonah from
Kisuy ha'Dam altogether, because sometimes they are Hekdesh?
(a) Ya'akov Mina'ah asked Rava whether a Beheimah is perhaps subject to
Kisuy ha'Dam, just like a Chayah.
What is the basis of that theory?
(b) Rava answered by citing the Pasuk in Acharei-Mos "al ha'Aretz
What did he learn from there?
(c) And what does he then learn from the Pasuk in Shemini "Ach Ma'ayan u'Bor
Mikveh Mayim Yih'yeh Tahor"? What might we otherwise have thought?
(a) In fact, we conclude, there are three Pesukim "Ma'ayan Mayim", "Mikveh
Mayim" and "Bor Mayim".
But how can that be, seeing as the word "Mayim" is
only written once?
(b) Why do we need "Mikveh Mayim" and "Bor Mayim"? What would we have
thought had the Pasuk ...
(c) The Torah writes (in connection with Kisuy ha'Dam) "Asher Yatzud Tzeid
- ... only written "Ma'ayan Mayim"?
- ... added "Mikveh Mayim", but not "Bor Mayim" (see Rashash)?
Why does the Pasuk need to add the word "Tzeid"? What would we
have thought had the Pasuk omitted it?
(d) What do we then learn from "Asher Yatzud"? Why is that?
(a) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Re'ei (in connection with the Heter
to eat meat outside the Beis-Hamikdash) ...
(b) What did Rebbi Elazar ben Azaryah, taking his cue from this Pasuk, say
about someone who possesses only one Manah? What should he purchase to eat
with his bread?
- ... "Ki Yarchiv Hashem Elokecha es Gevulcha"?
- ... "Ve'zavachta mi'Bekorcha u'mi'Tzoncha"?
- ... "Ve'zavachta *mi*'Bekarcha u'*mi*'Tzoncha"?
(c) If he owns ten Manah, he permits him to purchase a Litra of fish.
does he permit him to purchase, if he owns ...
(d) How often does he permit the previous purchases?
- ... fifty Manah?
- ... a hundred Manah?
(a) Rav maintains that one needs to follow the advice of Rebbi Elazar ben
Answers to questions
On what grounds does Rebbi Yochanan disagree? What does he advise
a person with a spare Perutah to do?
(b) Rav Nachman goes even further.
What does he advise someone who has no
money at all to do?
(c) How does the Beraisa interpret the Pasuk in Mishlei ...
- ... "Kevasim li'Levushecha"?
- ... "u'Mechir Sadeh Atudim"?
- ... "ve'Dei Chaleiv Izim"?
- ... "le'Lachm'cha le'Lechem Beisecha"?
- ... "ve'Chayim le'Na'arosecha"?
(a) What does Rebbi Yochanan advise a person who wishes to become wealthy to
(b) How does Rav Chisda learn this from the Pasuk in Eikev "ve'Ashteros
(c) What does Rebbi Yochanan say is preferable to a cup of warm water?
(d) He qualifies this statement in three ways. Warm water is harmless, he
explains, if drunk in an earthenware (rather than a metal) receptacle.
What can one place even inside a metal cup to render it harmless?
(e) Under which circumstances is one assured that even if one drinks plain
warm water in a metal cup it will do no harm?
(a) Rebbi Yochanan also describes what a person should do if his father left
him money, which he wants to get rid of.
Why does he refer to money
acquired in this way?
(b) What does he advise such a person to do?
(c) What does he mean by ...
(d) What is Rebbi Yochanan coming to teach us?
- ... 'flax clothes'?
- ... 'glass vessels'?
- ... 'hire workers'? What work should he give them?
(a) Rav Avira Darshened the Pasuk in Tehilim "Tov Ish Chonen u'Malveh,
Yechalkel D'varav ba'Mishpat", sometimes in the name of Rebbi Ami and
sometimes in the name of Rebbi Asi.
What does the Pasuk mean?
(b) Based on the latter half of the Pasuk, what distinction did Rebbi
Yochanan draw between the food that one eats, the clothes that one wears and
the way that one treats one's wife and children?
(c) How does he explain his last statement?
(a) What did Rav Eina Darshen at the entrance of the Resh Galusa's house,
about someone who Shechts a fowl for a very sick person on Shabbos?
(b) When Rabah exclaimed in disgust 'Lishmetuhah la'Amoreih Mineih', he may
have meant that they should cut out his tongue (though he probably did not
mean this literally).
What else might he have meant?
(c) Rabah's reaction is based on a Beraisa, where Rebbi Yossi exempts the
blood of a Shechted Coy from Kisuy ha'Dam.
How does he learn it from Milah?
What does 'Safek' mean?
(d) How did the Chachamim query Rebbi Yossi's 'Kal va'Chomer' from Teki'as
(a) What Pircha did Rebbi Elazar ha'Kapar b'Rivi (the great man) ask on
Rebbi Yossi's 'Kal va'Chomer from Milah?
What advantage does Kisuy ha'Dam
have over Milah?
(b) What did Rebbi Aba comment on Rebbi Elazar ha'Kapar's Pircha? What had
Rebbi Chiya previously said about Rebbi Yossi's 'Kal va'Chomer'?
(c) In any event, Rebbi Yossi stated 'Kisuy she'Ein Vaday Docheh Shabbos'.
How does Rabah interpret this? Why is it a Kashya on Rav Eina?
(d) And how does Rabah refute the suggestion that Rebbi Yossi is referring
to where one Shechted illegally (and not for a sick person)?
(a) When the Rabbanan refuted Rebbi Yossi's proof by citing Teki'as Shofar,
when they said ' ... u'Sefeikah Dochah Shabbos', why can they not have meant
Safek Chol Safek Yom-Tov?
(b) Then what did they mean?
(c) On what grounds does Rebbi Yossi then argue with them? What do he and
Rebbi Shimon hold with regard to women performing Semichah on a Korban? Why
does the Tana Kama forbid it?
(d) Then why is Kisuy ha'Dam different?
(a) What Pircha does Ravina ask on the Rabbanan, who learn that the Kisuy
ha'Dam of a Coy should override Yom-Tov with a 'Kal va'Chomer' from Teki'as
Shofar? What advantage does Teki'as Shofar have over Kisuy ha'Dam (thereby
negating the 'Kal va'Chomer')?
Answers to questions
(b) What problem do we have with the Lashon of Rebbi Elazar ha'Kapar 'Mah
le'Milah she'Kein Einah Noheges be'Leilei Yamim-Tovim'?
(c) How do we therefore amend it?