REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
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(a) We ask why Ravin cited Rebbi as having instructed Rebbi Chiya 'Tzei
Nechor', and not 'Tzei Terof'.
On what grounds do we refute the
suggestion that Rebbi holds Shechitah she'Einah Re'uyah Sh'mah Shechitah'?
(b) So what do we answer? What is the Chidush of 'Tzei Nechor?
(a) To whom was Ravin bar Aba (or Rebbi Avin bar Sh'va) referring when he
said that from the time that the B'nei ha'Golah arrived in Eretz Yisrael,
neither did the wine turn sour nor did the linen clothes become
moth-infested? To which b'nei Golah was he referring?
(b) What other curses did Rebbi Chiya and his sons prevent?
(c) How do we reconcile this with the fact that Rebbi Chiya's own linen
clothes became infested with moths?
(d) We compare this to a statement of Rav Yehudah Amar Rav.
What did Rav
Yehudah Amar Rav say about 'Chanina B'ni'? To whom does 'Chanina B'ni' refer'?
(a) Under which circumstances does our Mishnah require Kisuy ha'Dam,
following the Shechitah of a 'Chashu'?
(b) Which other area of Halachah is affected by this condition?
(c) If they Shechted the mother without supervision, Rebbi Meir permits the
Shechitah of the child.
What do the Chachamim say?
(d) What do the Chachamim nevertheless concede to Rebbi Meir?
(a) What problem do we have with the Chachamim, who argue with Rebbi Meir
in the Seifa of our Mishnah?
(b) What reason do we initially suggest to explain why, in the Reisha, the
Rabbanan will agree that if there is no supervision, the blood will not
(c) Then why, in the Seifa, do they not, by the same token, permit
Shechting the child?
(d) How do we refute the Kashya that in the Reisha too, people might well
say that he is only covering the blood in order to keep his yard clean?
(e) And how do we counter the second counter-argument, that in a case where
the owner comes to ask whether he needs to cover the blood or not, nobody
will think that either?
(a) So how do we finally explain why the Rabbanan do not argue with Rebbi
Meir in the Reisha?
(b) If the Rabbanan consider the Shechitah of a 'Chashu' to be a Shechitah
mi'Safek (le'Chumra), what does Rebbi Meir hold? Why is he so lenient?
(c) What did Rebbi Ya'akov Amar Rebbi Yochanan say about someone who eats
from the Shechitah of a 'Chashu'?
(d) How does Rebbi Ami explain that?
(a) Rav Papa asked Rav Huna b'rei de'Rav Yehoshua (and some say the other
way round) why Rebbi Ami requires a majority, because even a Miy'ut will be
What is the basis of this Kashya?
(b) How can a Miy'ut be stronger than a Rov?
(c) Which Chazakah are we referring to in our case?
(a) Rav Papa's Kashya is based on Rebbi Meir in a Mishnah in Taharos, where
the latter declares Tahor a piece of dough that a child is holding in his
hand, as he plays beside a large dough.
Answers to questions
What is ...
(b) What do the Chachamim say?
- ... the Miy'ut there?
- ... the Chazakah which combines to render the dough Tahor?
(c) What did Rav Huna b'rei de'Rav Yehoshua reply to Rav Papa? How did he
differentiate between Tum'ah and Isur?
(a) Which two contradictory rulings did Rebbi issue regarding the Machlokes
between Rebbi Meir and the Rabbanan in our Mishnah?
(b) How do we set about resolving the problem?
(c) What did Rebbi Ami tell Rebbi Aba b'rei de'Rebbi Chiya bar Aba and
Rebbi Zeira when he found them standing outside the Beis-Hamedrash in the
main street of Caesaria?
(d) How did they react?
(a) What did Rebbi Zeira declare when upon entering the Beis-Hamedrash, he
heard them discussing precisely our She'eilah 'Hei Minaihu Achrita'?
(b) What made Rebbi Zeira think that Rebbi Aba might solve the problem?
(c) We finally resolve the She'eilah from the message that Rebbi Elazar
sent to the b'nei Golah.
(a) What does the Tana Kama of our Mishnah say about covering the blood of ...
(b) What does Rebbi Yehudah say, based on the Pasuk in Acharei-Mos (in
connection with Kisuy ha'Dam) "Chayah *O* Of"?
- ... a hundred Chayos or birds that one has just Shechted?
- ... a Chayah and a bird that one just Shechted?
(c) How do the Rabbanan counter Rebbi Yehudah's proof? What do they learn
(d) On what grounds does Rebbi Yehudah disagree with that? From where does
*he* learn 'Lechalek'?
(a) What do the Rabbanan prove from the Lashon of the Pasuk there "Ki
Nefesh *Kol Basar* Damo be'Nafsho Hu"?
(b) According to Rebbi Chanina, in which respect does Rebbi Yehudah agree
with the Rabbanan that the Shechitah of a Chayah and of a bird are
considered like one?
(a) Ravina (or Rav Acha b'rei de'Rava) queries Rebbi Chanina from an
episode that occurred with the Talmidim of Rav, who had just finished their
meal. What did they ask Rav Yeiva Saba after informing him that they
wished to Bensch? Who was Rav Yeiva Saba?
Answers to questions
(b) What did Rav Yeiva Saba, quoting Rav, comment following their latter
(c) How does Rav Acha b'rei de'Rava (or Rav Ashi) reconcile Rebbi Chanina
with Rav? If Rav considers 'Hav Lan ve'Nevarech' a Hefsek, that requires a
fresh B'rachah before one continues to drink, then why is the Kisuy ha'Dam
of a Chayah not a Hefsek that requires a fresh B'rachah before one
continues to Shecht?