REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Menachos 94
MENACHOS 94 - has been dedicated to the memory of Max (Meir Menachem ben
Shlomo ha'Levi) Turkel, by his children Eddie and Lawrence, and his wife
Jean Turkel/Rafalowicz. Max was a warm and loving husband and father and he
is sorely missed by his family.
(a) We already cited the Beraisa, which learns from "Korbano" that all the
Shutfim are required to perform Semichah.
Why, based on the Din of
Tenufah, would we have thought otherwise?
(b) And now that the Torah writes "Korbano", why might we have thought that
each Shutaf must perform Tenufah, too?
(c) We answer, that this is not possible.
Why could they not all perform
- ... simultaneously?
- ... one after the other? What does the Torah write that precludes this?
(a) The Mishnah in Tamid describes the procedure, should the Kohen Gadol
wish to bring the Korban Tamid on to the Mizbe'ach. What did the S'gan, who
stood at his right as he did so, do when they reached halfway up the ramp?
***** Hadran Alach 'Sh'tei Midos' *****
(b) Bearing in mind that nine Kohanim carried the various sections of the
Tamid on to the ramp, what procedure followed from there?
(c) What option did the Kohen Gadol have, if he so wished?
(d) How does Abaye reconcile this with our Mishnah, which precludes Korbenos
Tzibur from Semichah?
***** Perek Sh'tei ha'Lechem *****
(a) What distinction does our Mishnah draw between the baking of the Sh'tei
ha'Lechem and the Lechem h'Panim, both of which were kneaded one by one?
(b) What did the Kohanim do to ensure that the Lechem ha'Panim remained
intact, both when they were being baked and when they were removed from the
(a) What does the Beraisa learn from ...
(b) And what does the Tana learn from the Pasuk there ...
- ... the Pasuk in Emor (in connection with the Lechem h'Panim) "Sh'nei Esronim Yih'yeh ha'Chalah *ha'Echas*"?
- ... the word "Yih'yeh" (which is otherwise superfluous)?
(c) How can we learn the latter D'rashah, having already used it for the
- ... "Ve'samta Osam"?
- ... "Osam"?
(a) We have discussed the baking molds used for the Lechem ha'Panim in the
oven, and those that were used after they were removed.
Answers to questions
What was a third
set of molds used for?
(b) How does the Beraisa learn this from the Pasuk "Ve'samta Osam" (see
Tosfos DH 'Ve'samta Osam")?
(c) After removing the loaves from the oven, why could they not return them
to the first set of molds?
(a) According to Rebbi Chanina, the Lechem ha'Panim were baked in the shape
of an open box with the two sides removed.
What does Rebbi Yochanan say?
(b) What problem do we have with Rebbi Yochanan, vis-a-vis ...
(c) How do we resolve ...
- ... the Bazichei Levonah?
- ... the placing of the Kanim (the canes)?
- ... the first problem?
- ... the second problem?
(a) What were ...
(b) How did the S'nifin support the loaf, according to Rebbi Chanina?
- ... the 'S'nifin'? How many were there?
- ... the Kanim, how many were they and where were they placed?
(c) What problem do we have in this regard, according to Rebbi Yochanan?
(d) How do we solve the problem? What do we mean when we say 'de'Agil Lehu
(a) What purpose did the golden half-canes serve?
(b) According to Rebbi Chanina, why was it necessary to have the posts as
well? Why would the flat shape of the base of the loaves not suffice to
render them self-supporting?
(c) Rebbi Aba bar Mamal explains how the S'nifin stood.
Why, according to
Rebbi Yochanan, was it necessary for the S'nifin to stand on the table?
(d) Why, according to Rebbi Chanina, was this not possible? Where did they
(a) What does Rav Yehudah say about the relationship between the loaves and
(b) Whose opinion does this support?
(a) We ask on Rebbi Yochanan however, from another Beraisa, which describes
the bee-hive looking (see Tosfos DH 'Ke'miyn Kaveres) baking-mold in the
Answers to questions
What does the Tana say about its shape that poses a Kashya on Rebbi
(b) How do we amend the Beraisa to conform with Rebbi Yochanan?
(c) Finally, we cite a Beraisa, which specifically describes the Lechem
ha'Panim as 'Ke'miyn Sefinah Rokedes' (in support of Rebbi Yochanan).
does the Tana mean when, with reference to the S'nifin, he writes
'Mefutzalin me'Rosheihen Ke'miyn Dakranim'?
(d) What purpose did they serve?