REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Menachos 67
(a) Gilgul Hekdesh, Rava continues, is Patur.
What does he mean? What is
(b) What does the Mishnah in Chalah rule in a case where someone declares
his dough Hekdesh and redeems it ...
(c) In which case then, does the Tanur exempt the dough from Chalah?
- ... before having kneaded it?
- ... after having kneaded it?
(a) Rava asks whether the kneading of a Nochri will also exempt a dough from
What distinction does the Mishnah in Chalah make between a Ger who
has a dough that he kneaded before he converted and one that he kneaded
after he converted?
(b) What does he say about a case where the Ger is unsure as to when he
(c) We now query who is the author of this Mishnah.
Given that Rebbi Meir
and Rebbi Yehudah in the Mishnah (in D'mai) that we discussed earlier, learn
from the Pasuk "Degancha" (in Re'ei) 've'Lo Digun (Miru'ach) Hekdesh', what
do they learn from the second "Degancha" (in Shoftim)?
(a) On what grounds do Rebbi Meir and Rebbi Yehudah include the Digun of a
Nochri and exclude that of Hekdesh (and not vice-versa)?
(b) What do we learn from the two times that the Torah writes "Arisoseichem"
in Parshas Sh'lach-Lecha?
(c) Alternatively, the author might be Rebbi Yossi and Rebbi Shimon, who
exempt Digun Nochri from Ma'asros.
On what grounds would Rebbi Meir and
Rebbi Yehudah dispute this? What might they learn from "Reishis" "Reishis"?
(d) After requesting a reply through She'eilas Chalom, Rava came to his own
What was it?
(a) Rav Papa queries Rava from another Beraisa.
What does the Tana say
there about a Nochri who designated a Peter Chamor, or Chalah from his
(b) What do we extrapolate from there regarding the Terumah that he
(c) What does Rav Papa attempt to prove from here?
(a) And Ravina queries Rava from yet another Beraisa.
What does the Tana
say about Chalas Eretz Yisrael and Terumas Chutz la'Aretz of a Nochri?
(b) What do we extrapolate from there?
(c) What does Ravina ask from there on Rava?
(d) How do we answer these Kashyos on Rava?
How might the author of these
Beraisos nevertheless be Rebbi Yossi and Rebbi Shimon, who exempt Digun
Nochri from Terumah?
(a) The Tana's reason for the decree is because of 'Ba'alei Kisin', which
might refer to rich men, who purchase produce from Jewish merchants.
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is he now afraid of?
(b) It might also refer to wealthy land-owners.
What is he then afraid of?
(c) In that case, why does the Tana permit the Nochri's Chalah (even
mi'de'Rabbanan)? Why is he not afraid of Ba'alei Kisin there, too?
(a) Rebbi Oshaya permits bringing the crops into the house together with the
chaff (without having performed Miru'ach).
What will one gain by doing
(b) What is the reason for this leniency?
(c) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Re'ei (in connection with Ma'aser)
"Ve'achlu bi'She'arecha Ve'save'u"?
(d) Then why are we afraid of the Ba'alei Kisin by Ma'asros, like we are by
Chalah, seeing as there too, the owner has these two options of avoiding
having to give them?
(a) Our Mishnah describes the way the Omer is prepared in a K'li Shareis.
What does the Kohen place inside the K'li first (see Tif'eres Yisrael)?
(b) What does he do next after adding the flour?
(c) Finally, which two Avodos follow the Tenufah and Hagashah?
(d) What happens to the Shirayim of the Omer?
(a) What did they find in the markets of Yerushalayim, immediately after the
Omer had been brought?
(b) According to Rebbi Meir, this was not done with the consent of the
Why was that?
(c) What does Rebbi Yehudah then hold?
(a) In the Mishnah in Pesachim, what does Rebbi Yehudah hold in the case of
someone who failed to search for Chametz ...
(b) What do the Chachamim say?
- ... either on the eve or on the morning of the fourteenth of Nisan?
- ... even during the sixth hour of the day? Why is that?
(c) What problem do we now have with Rebbi Yehudah?
(d) How does Rabah try to answer the Kashya? What good reason might there be
to permit cutting the crops before the Omer?
(a) Abaye objects to Rabah's answer, on the basis of the fact that the
Chachamim also permitted the crops to be ground and sifted.
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What is the
problem with that?
(b) How do we answer it?