REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf 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 ...
(b) What does Rav Chisda or (Rav) say about the people who live ...
- ... "Havi'u Banai me'Rachok" refer?
- ... "u'Venosai mi'Ketzei ha'Aretz" refer?
(c) What does Rav Chisda mean when he says that the former acknowledge ...
- ... between Tzur (Tyre) and Cartigni (Carthage)?
- ... west of Tzur and east of Cartigni?
- ... 'Yisrael'?
- ... '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
(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
(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
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
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
(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
(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
(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
(a) Shmuel asked Rav Huna for the source of the ruling 'Mis'asek be'Kodshim
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What is 'Mis'asek be'Kodshim'?
(b) In reply, Rav Huna quoted the Pasuk in Vayikra "Ve'shachat es ben
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?
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