REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Menachos 100
MENACHOS 100 - Today's Daf has been sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Zachary
Prensky of N.Y. in honor of the first birthday of Daniel S. (AKA Daniel
(a) If, as Rabah bar bar Chanah Amar Rebbi Yochanan explained, the Kohanim
who ate the goat raw were Alexandri'im, why does the Tana refer to them as
(b) And we support this with Rebbi Yossi in a Beraisa.
What did Rebbi
Yehudah mean when he acknowledged Rebbi Yossi's statement with the words
'Tanu'ach Da'atcha she'Hinachta Da'ati'?
(a) Our Mishnah renders Pasul the Avodah, in a case where they arranged the
Bazichin only on Motza'ei Shabbos (even if the Lechem ha'Panim were in place
already on Shabbos), if the Kohen then burned the Bazichin on the following
Why is that?
(b) The Tana adds that Pigul, Nosar and Tamei will not apply in this case.
What does he mean by 'Pigul'? What is the case?
(c) Why is Pigul not applicable?
(d) Why is the Lechem not subject to ...
1. ... Nosar?
2. ... Tumah (i.e. Kareis for eating it be'Tum'as ha'Guf)?
(a) What should the Kohanim then do for the Avodas ha'Bazichin and the
Lechem ha'Panim to be Kasher?
(b) When does the Lechem ha'Panim become Pasul be'Linah?
(a) The Mishnah in Tamid discusses the time of the Shechitas ha'Tamid.
What is the significance of the word 'Barkai'? Who said it, and where would
he have been standing?
(b) Matisya ben Shmuel (the Memuneh [officer] in his time) would ask whether
the first rays of the sun had reached as far as Chevron.
When did he ask
this? Why did he do that?
(c) Why was this entire ceremony necessary? What happened once to spark it
(d) They then sent the Kohen Gadol to Tovel a second time, as the Sugya
explains in Yoma.
Based on the K'lal in the Beis-Hamikdash, who needed to
Tovel and who needed to perform only Kidush Yadayim ve'Raglayim?
(a) The father of Rebbi Avin cited a Beraisa.
What does the Tana there say
about an Olas ha'Of on which a Kohen performed Melikah or a Minchah on which
he performed Kemitzah at night time?
(b) Olas ha'Of presents no problem, because once it is Shechted, there is
nothing that can be done to bring it back to life.
What problem do we have
with the Beraisa's second Halachah regarding the Minchah?
(c) How did Rebbi Avin's father, who asked the Kashya, answer it? What
principle can we learn from the Beraisa regarding K'lei Shareis?
(a) We query Avuhah de'Rebbi Avin's answer however, from a Beraisa. What
does the Tana say about whatever is brought ...
1. ... by day?
(b) Which Kodshim can be sacrificed by night?
2. ... by night?
(c) We can extrapolate from the Beraisa's first statement that 'ba'Yom In,
ba'Laylah Lo' (a Kashya on Avuhah de'Rebbi Avin's answer).
How do we
(d) What does Rebbi Zeira still ask on him from the Seifa of our Mishnah,
which permits leaving the Lechem ha'Panim and the Bazichin that were placed
on the Shulchan after Shabbos until two Shabbasos time?
(a) Rabah liked Rebbi Zeira's Kashya. Yet Rebbi Avin's father cited a
Beraisa (which cannot just be dismissed). So how does Rabah explain why,
on the one hand, the Kometz is Pasul (prematurely), whereas on the other
hand, the Lechem ha'Panim are not?
Answers to questions
(b) This answer is not fully satisfactory however, since there is still
reason to believe that the Lechem ha'Panim ought to become sanctified.
When is that?
(c) How does Ravina establish the Mishnah, to reconcile it with Avuhah
(d) Mar Zutra (or Rav Ashi) disagrees. Why, according to him, can the
loaves not become Pasul, even if they are not removed before dusk of Erev
(a) Our Mishnah discusses the times when the Sh'tei ha'Lechem and the Lechem
ha'Panim could be baked and subsequently eaten.
According to the Tana
Kama, when were the Sh'tei ha'Lechem eaten on ...
1. ... the second day (after they were baked)?
(b) And when were the Lechem ha'Panim eaten on ...
2. ... the third day?
1. ... the ninth day (after they were baked)?
(c) Which principle governs these Halachos?
2. ... the tenth day?
3. ... the eleventh day?
(d) Raban Shimon ben Gamliel partially disagrees with the Tana Kama.
does he say?
(a) The Sugya in Beitzah cites a Machlokes whether or not, Nedarim and
Nedavos may be brought on Yom-Tov.
***** Hadran Alach 'Sh'tei ha'Lechem' *****
What are the two possible ways of
explaining the opinion that holds that they may not?
(b) Assuming that it is the Rabbanan who issued a decree forbidding it, what
would be the reason for such a decree?
(c) How does Ravina prove from our Mishnah that it cannot be de'Rabbanan?
***** Perek ha'Menachos ve'ha'Nesachim *****
(a) According to our Mishnah, when are Menachos and Nesachim which became
Tamei, subject to Pidyon (redemption), and when are they not?
(b) What is the reason for this? What is the difference between their status
before Kidush K'li and afterwards?
(c) What does the Tana say about Ofos, Eitzim, Levonah and K'lei Shareis?
(d) What reason does he give for the latter ruling?
(a) Shmuel remarks that 'she'Nitme'u' in the Reisha (with regard to Menachos
and Nesachim is 'La'av Davka').
Why does he say that?
(b) Then why does the Tana say 'mi'she'Nitme'u'?
(a) On what grounds do we query this explanation?
Answers to questions
(b) What do we answer? What is the Chidush of the Seifa?
(c) Then on what grounds do we reject that?
(d) How does this apply to an animal of Hekdesh? Which K'li Shareis
sanctifies it after it has become blemished?