Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
(a) When does one not connect the Shilya with the baby that is born, even though the baby is not a Nefel?The Gemara records that they connected a Shilya with the baby after as long as twenty-three days, and that one of two twins remained inside the mother's womb for thirty-three days.
(b) What is the problem with that double-statement?2)
(a) What does Rebbi Meir hold regarding a Shilya lying in a room?3)
(a) What reason do they give to explain Rebbi Shimon, and what did Rav Papa ask that made them laugh?4) The Shiur Rekev (rot or decay) of a corpse is a Melo Tarvad.
(a) What does this mean?According to Rebbi Shimon, it is not Metamei, if a speck of dust falls into it.
(b) Why can the reason for this not be because it becomes Bateil in the dust?Rebbi Shimon in fact, learns that it is because of 'Sofo ki'Techilaso'.
(c) What does this mean?
(a) Why do Rebbi Shimon and the Rabbanan need to repeat their Machlokes by Me'lo Tarvad of corpse-dust which was scattered around the room.'Me'lo Tarvad ve'Od Afar Beis-ha'Kevaros, Tamei.
(b) What does this mean and what is the reason for it?6)
(a) What does Rebbi Eliezer ben Ya'akov say in the case of a species of large animal which discharged a cake of blood?7)
(a) How does Resh Lakish hold regarding a baby that is born in the form of a Shefir mixed with its water, and why?In the previous case of the burnt corpse, Rav Yitzchak Magdela'ah cited an incident where they declared all the doors of more than four Tefachim Tamei, and all the doors of less than four Tefachim Tahor.
(c) What are the ramifications of the latter Halachah?8) Rebbi Yochanan, in whose opinion a burnt corpse is Tamei even if it falls apart, holds like Rebbi Eliezer.
(a) What does Rebbi Eliezer say?