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Menachos 110

MENACHOS 109-110 - Two weeks of study material have been dedicated by Mrs. Estanne Abraham Fawer to honor the fourth Yahrzeit of her father, Reb Mordechai ben Eliezer Zvi (Weiner), who passed away 18 Teves 5760. May the merit of supporting and advancing Talmud study during the week of his Yahrzeit serve as an Iluy for his Neshamah.


(a) Mar Keshisha b'rei de'Rav Chisda asked Abaye what Rebbi Meir learns from the Pasuk in Yeshayah (following the death of Sancheriv) "ba'Yom ha'Hu Yih'yeh Mizbe'ach la'Hashem be'Soch Eretz Mitzrayim ... ". His reply was based on another Pasuk there "ba'Yom ha'Hu Yih'yu Chamesh Arim ... ". To whom does this Pasuk refer? What language did they speak?

(b) What did the Navi make them swear?

(c) Where did they go from there?

(d) And what does the Pasuk mean when it writes "Ir ha'Heres Yomar le'Achas", according to Rav Yosef's official translation?

(a) How does Rav Huna explain the Pasuk in Yeshayah "Havi'u Banai me'Rachok, u'Venosai mi'Ketzei ha'Aretz"? To which Galuyos does ...
  1. ... "Havi'u Banai me'Rachok" refer?
  2. ... "u'Venosai mi'Ketzei ha'Aretz" refer?
(b) What does Rav Chisda or (Rav) say about the people who live ...
  1. ... between Tzur (Tyre) and Cartigni (Carthage)?
  2. ... west of Tzur and east of Cartigni?
(c) What does Rav Chisda mean when he says that the former acknowledge ...
  1. ... 'Yisrael'?
  2. ... 'their Father in Heaven'?
(a) When Rav Shimi bar Chiya queried this from the Pasuk in Malachi "mi'Mizrach Shemesh ve'ad Mevo'o Gadol Sh'mi ba'Goyim", Rav responded with 'Shimi At'! Why did he do that (see Rabeinu Gershom)?

(b) What did Rav answer him? How did he reconcile the above statement with the Pasuk?

(c) The Pasuk there continues "be'Chol Makom Muktar Mugash li'Shemi". Based on the fact that , as we just explained, not all the Nochrim everywhere sacrifice to Hashem, how does Rebbi Shmuel bar Nachmeini Amar Rebbi Yehonasan interpret the Pasuk?

(d) And how does he interpret the conclusion of the Pasuk "u'Minchah Tehorah"?

(a) How does Rebbi Yochanan explain the Pasuk in Tehilim "Shir ha'Ma'alos Hinei Barchu es Hashem Kol Avdei Hashem ha'Omdim be'Veis Hashem ba'Leilos"?
To whom does it refer?

(b) The Pasuk in Divrei ha'Yamim "Le'olam Zos al Yisrael" refers to the Korbanos.
How does Rav Gidal Amar Rav explain the Pasuk, bearing in mind that after the Churban Beis Hamikdash, the Avodah ceased?

(c) Rebbi Yochanan however, establishes this Pasuk too, with regard to Talmidei-Chachamim.
How does he explain it?

(a) On what grounds did Rava object when Resh Lakish explained the Pasuk in Vayikra "Zos ha'Torah, la'Olah, la'Minchah ve'la'Chatas" to mean that whenever someone studies Torah, it is as if he had brought an Olah, a Minchah, a Chatas or an Asham?

(b) So how does he explain it?

(c) How does Rebbi Yitzchak explain the Pasuk in Tzav "Zos Toras ha'Chatas ... ve'Zos Toras ha'Asham"?

(a) What does our Mishnah learn from the fact that the Torah writes "Ishei Re'ach Ni'cho'ach la'Hashem" by an Olas Beheimah, by an Olas ha'Of and by a Minchah?

(b) Why does Rebbi Zeira quote the Pasuk in Mishlei "Mesukah Shinas ha'Oved, Im Me'at ve'Im Harbeh Yochal"? If 'ha'Oved' refers to someone who brings a Korban, what does it have to do with our Mishnah?

(c) Rav Ada bar Ahavah quotes the Pasuk in Koheles "bi'Revos ha'Tovah (with reference to Korbanos) Rabu Ochlehah (the Kohanim), u'Mah Kishron le'Ba'alehah Ki im Re'us Einav".
What does the latter half of the Pasuk mean?

(a) Why, according to Rebbi Shimon ben Azai, does the Torah always use the Name of Havayah with regard to Korbanos ("Ishei Re'ach Ni'cho'ach la'Hashem") and never Keil or Elokim (or any other of the Holy Names of Hashem)?

(b) What comment does ben Azai also make with regard to 'a large animal, a small bird and a Minchah'?

(c) What does he learn from the Pasuk in Tehilim "Im Er'av Lo Ochal Lach ... "?

(a) If Hashem (Kevayachol) does not need our Korbanos, then why does he ask us to bring them?

(b) And what does ben Azai learn from the Pasuk in Kedoshim "li'Retzonchem Tizbachuhu"?

(a) Shmuel asked Rav Huna for the source of the ruling 'Mis'asek be'Kodshim Pasul'.
What is 'Mis'asek be'Kodshim'?

(b) In reply, Rav Huna quoted the Pasuk in Vayikra "Ve'shachat es ben ha'Bakar".
What has that got to do with Mis'asek?

(c) What did Shmuel comment on that?

(d) What did Rav Huna reply? Which Pasuk did he cite?

***** Hadran Alach 'Harei Alai Isaron, u'Selika Lah Maseches Menachos *****

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