Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
(a) What is 'Keren Karkom' (two explanations)?2)
(a) From which location does the earth that is used to guage the redness of 'Meimei Adamah taken'?3)
(a) From where do we know that there is such a thing as Dam Tahor by a woman?4)
(a) What do we learn from the Pasuk "va'Yir'u Mo'av es ha'Mayim Adumim ke'Dam"?
(a) What does Beis Hillel add to the Tana Kama's words, when he is Metaher 'ke'Meimei Tilsan and 'ke'Basar Tzeli'?6) Rebbi Meir says regarding 'Im Eino Metamei Mishum Kesem, Metamei Mishum Mashkeh'. Simply explained, this appears to mean that Rebbi Meir agrees with Akavya ben Mahalalel that Dam Yarok is Metamei.
(a) How would we then explain his words, and what is his reasoning?The Gemara's second contention is, that even though blood that is Yarok is not Tamei because of Nidus, why should it not be Tamei like her spittle or her urine?
(c) Why does the Gemara reject this contention?In the Gemara's final explanation, Rebbi Meir and the Rabbanan argue over whether Dam Yarok is at least considered a liquid to be Machshir food (to be Mekabeil Tum'ah) - It is certainly not Dam Chalalim, which is the initial category of blood, which the Torah considers a liquid in this regard.
(d) What is their Machlokes?7) Why does the Gemara quote Rebbi Yossi (regarding the previous Din), who says no more and no less, than the Tana Kama?
(a) What does Dam ha'Makeh mean according to Shmuel?Ula explains Dam ha'Makeh to mean 'ke'Dam Tzipor Chayah'.
c) What might Chayah mean?9) 'Hargah Ma'acholes, Harei Zeh Toleh Bah'.
(a) What exactly does this mean according to Rebbi Chanina, and why?Ami Vardina'ah explains that Dam ha'Makeh means that of the little finger.
(b) What other condition is necessary to gauge the redness of Dam Nidus, and whose finger are we talking about?10) The final opinion in Dam ha'Makeh is that of Rav Nachman.
(a) What does he say?The Gemara asks on all the above opinions which restrict Dam Adom' (of our Mishnah), from the Beraisa which quotes that Rebbi Meir relied on Kiylurim, and Rebbi on the sap of a Shikmah tree, to be Metaher a woman.
(b) What does this mean, and what is the Gemara's Kashya?