Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
1) 'Kol ha'Yad 'ha'Marbeh' Livdok be'Nashim, Meshubachas.
(a) Under which conditions is it admirable for even men to examine themselves?3) Rebbi Eliezer writes about someone who holds his 'Amah' when he urinates, that it is as if he had brought a flood upon the world?
(a) Why?4) Chazal say that someone who emits seed in vain is Chayav Misah.
(a) What is their source for this?5) Shmuel permitted Rav Yehudah to hold his 'Amah' whilst he urinated. He compared it to a 'Boleshes which came to the city.'
(a) What is that, and what is the connection to Shmuel's ruling?Besides the fear that he may fall off the roof, the Gemara ascribes three other types of fear to Rav Yehudah.
(b) What are theyThe Gemara also permits one to hold the 'Amah' if he is married.
(c) Which other two concessions does the Gemara make?
(a) What did Rav say about someone who deliberately stiffens himself, and why?Others qote Rebbi Ami as referring to somebody who brings himself to evil thoughts.
(c) What does he say about that?7)
(a) Why do converts delay the Mashiach? (two reasons)8) 'ba'Anashim Tikateitz'.
(a) What are the two possible ways of interpreting this?Rebbi Tarfon said 'Yad le'Amah Tikatzeitz Al Tiburo'.
(c) Why can this not be taken literally, and what does Rebbi Tarfon really mean?9) A Kohenes who is a Chareshes, Shotah, Suma or Nitrefes Da'atah, may eat Terumah if there are Pikchos available to examine them.
(a) How do we reconcile the Din of a Chareshes in our Mishnah, with the Beraisa which cites the case of a Chareshes who was even able to examine other women?10)
(a) What punishment is due to a Kohen who eats Terumah when he is Tamei?Rebbi Elazar is quoted as permitting a Kohen to wear metal trousers.
(d) What is Abaye coming to tell us, when he adds 'and trousers of copper? And how is this proven from the Beraisa which says that 'We see them as if they were stalks made of copper?11)
(a) Why should it be forbidden to wear trousers?