REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous dafNidah 30
(a) Only twenty-eight days (seven times the first week, fourteen, the
second, and seven the third) out of the above-mentioned days require
Tevilah according to Beis Hillel, so how does he arrive at thirty-five?
(b) What does the Gemara mean when it asks why ten weeks are necessary,
eight and a half will suffice?
(c) How does the Gemara answer that question?
(d) And what does the Gemara mean when it asks why the Beraisa does not
mention the Tevilas Zavah, and what is the answer?
(a) According to Beis Shamai, who does include the Tevilos after Tashmish,
why does the Beraisa omit the Tevilos Zavah?
(b) But surely Beis Shamai did include the Tevilos of a Yoledes be'Zov?
(c) Why does the Beraisa not include the Tevilah of the last day of the
first week, which may be the last of the seven clean days, if she was a
Yoledes be'Zov, who was able to count seven clean days from the moment that
she returned which?
(d) Which question on Beis Hillel does this answer also resolve?
(a) Why does the Beraisa not include in the list the first day after she
arrives, when she is obligated to Tovel, because she may be a Shomeres Yom
ke'Neged Yom (a Zavah Ketanah)?
In the opinion of Rebbi Yossi b'Rebbi Yehudah, she only needs to Tovel once
at the end.
(b) In which point does he argue with Beis Hillel and Beis Shamai?
(a) What is the difference between a woman who miscarries after forty days
and one who miscarries after forty-one days?
Answers to questions
(b) Why does Rebbi Yishmael b'Rebbi Yossi disagree with the Tana Kama
regarding a miscarriage after forty-one days, and what is his reason, and
what does he hold - regarding a woman who miscarries on the forty-first
(c) Why does the Mishnah need to mention that she must sit for a boy, since
both the days of Tum'ah and the days of Taharah for a boy are absorbed in
the days for a girl.
(a) How do the Rabbanan counter Rebbi Yishmael's argument, that he learns
the formation of the baby from its Tum'ah and Taharah?
Rebbi Yishmael too, demonstrated his point from the maidservants of
(b) What proof did the Rabbanan bring from the maidservants of Queen
(c) What does Rebbi Yishmael mean by saying 'I bring you a proof from the
Torah, and you bring me a proof from fools!'?
(d) Ultimately, what is the source of their Machlokes?
(a) What was his proof?
The Chachamim say that both a boy and a girl are formed on the forty-first
(b) What do the Rabbanan mean when they counter that one cannot bring a
proof from fools?
(c) Ultimately, what is the source of their Machlokes?
But is that not what the Tana Kama said?
(a) What does the Gemara mean when it writes 'Niftach ha Sasum, ve'Nistam
What do Chazal learn from the following Pesukim:
(b) To which incredible miracle does the Gemara refer when it writes that
perhaps it will kill its mother?
(c) How does the Gemara describe the Neshamah of an unborn baby, and why
does it compare it to a dream?
(a) "Mi Yitneini ke'Yarchei Kedem, ki'Yemei Eloka Yishmereini" and "be'Sod
Eloka Al Oholi"?
(b) "la'Pesach Chatas Roveitz"?
(c) "Ki Li Tichra Kol Berech, Tishava Kol Lashon?
(d) What do they make a baby swear before he is born?