REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous dafEruvin 11
ERUVIN 11-15 sponsored by a generous grant from an anonymous donor. Kollel Iyun Hadaf is indebted to him for his encouragement and support and prays that Hashem will repay him in kind.
(a) What did Rav say about the Beraisa which says with regard to a Tzuras
ha'Pesach that is wider than ten Amos: 'Ein Tzarich Lema'et'?
(b) Does an Amaltera rectify a Mavoy whose entrance is more than ten Amos
(a) What did Rav Yosef deduce from Rav's stringency concerning a Tzuras
ha'Pesach (see previous question), with regard to a Chatzer whose majority
(of each of the four sides) consists of a series of Tzuros ha'Pesach?
What are 'Pischei Shima'i'?
(b) How does the Gemara refute Rav Yosef's proof, from Pasei Bira'os?
(c) The Beraisa reads 'Arba Defanos Halalu, *she'Ruban Pesachim
va'Chalonos*, Mutar ... '? The Gemara changes the text. How does the new
text read? Why does the Gemara find it necessary to change it?
(d) Why is there no proof from this Beraisa for Rav Yosef?
(a) What are the ramifications of a Tzuras ha'Pesach by Kil'ayim?
Answers to questions
(b) According to Resh Lakish, the same Tzuras ha'Pesach that is effective by
Kil'ayim, is effective by Shabbos.
What does Rebbi Yochanan hold?
(c) They could be arguing over a Tzuras ha'Pesach that is wider than ten
Amos. What else might they be arguing about?
(a) How do we reconcile Resh Lakish with another statement, in which,
quoting Rebbi Yehudah b'Rebbi Chanina, he permits 'Pe'ah' by Kil'ayim, but
not by Shabbos?
(b) In which two ways can we reconcile Rebbi Yochanan's statement *here*
with with his own statement *there*, where he forbids Pe'ah, even by
(c) From where does Rebbi Yochanan know to differentiate between a Tzuras
ha'Pesach that is ten Amos wide and one that is more than ten Amos wide -
even by Kil'ayim?
(d) How did he know that Rebbi Yochanan ben Nuri was referring to a case
when the cross-beam was fitted to the *side* of the side-posts, and not to
(a) How strong must a Tzuras ha'Pesach (for Shabbos) be?
(b) Does a Tzuras ha'Pesach require a door?
(c) Does a Tzuras ha'Pesach require a Heker Tzir? What is a Heker Tzir?
(a) Who was Rav Gada, and what did he do?
(b) Why did the Resh Galusa's men lock him up?
(c) How long did he spend in goal?
(a) According to Rebbi Meir, an archway requires a Mezuzah; according to the
Rabbanan, it does not. In which case do the Rabbanan agree with Rebbi Meir?
(b) In which cases does Rebbi Meir agree with the Rabbanan?
(c) In which case then do they argue, and what is the basis of their
(d) When Rabah bar Shmuel told this to Rav Sheshes, what did Rav Sheshes
tell him, and why was that?
(a) According to the Tana Kama of our Mishnah, a Mavoy according to Beis
Shamai, requires a Lechi and a Koreh; according to Beis Hillel, it only
requires one or the other. What are the other two opinions (Rebbi Eliezer
and a Talmid quoting Rebbi Yishmael) in this matter?
Answers to questions
(b) How do we reconcile our Mishnah with Chananya and with his Tana Kama,
who also require a door or a Tzuras ha'Pesach (respectively) - at the other
(c) What prompts the Gemara to suggest that, according to Beis Shamai, a
Reshus ha'Yachid requires four walls - min ha'Torah (and Beis Hillel three)?
(d) What do Beis Shamai (and Beis Hillel) really hold?