REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous dafPesachim 35
(a) With which five species of grain can one fulfill one's obligation of
eating Matzah on Pesach?
(b) Why can a Yisrael not fulfill his obligation with Terumah and Chalah?
(c) May one fulfill one's obligation with bread of a Todah or wafers of a
- ... that have been declared Hekdesh?
- ... that have not been declared Hekdesh, but which one baked in order to bring with his own Todah?
- ... that have not been declared Hekdesh, and which one baked in order to sell to the public?
(a) What are the ramifications of the statement by the Tana in the Beraisa,
which considers spelt a kind of wheat, and oats and rye a kind of barley?
(b) What does Tana de'Bei Rebbi Yishmael learn from the Hekesh in the Pasuk
in Re'ei "Lo Sochal Alav Chametz, Shiv'as Yamim Tochal Alav Matzos"?
(c) Which species does this Hekesh preclude from the Mitzvah?
(d) Can we infer from here that a dough of rice and millet can never rise?
(a) Rebbi Yochanan ben Nuri in a Beraisa forbids rice and millet, because it
is close to becoming Chametz.
Is he referring to the Din of Chametz on
Pesach or to that of a flour-offering, which is not allowed to become
(b) Does Rebbi Yochanan ben Nuri mean that it becomes real Chametz quickly,
or that it is close to becoming Chametz, but not real Chametz?
(c) What are the two ramifications of this Sha'aleh?
(d) What Does Rebbi Yochanan ben Nuri say about 'Kalnisa' (fennel flower, or
the rye-grass that is found among the poppies)?
(a) Resh Lakish rules that one is not Chayav Kares for eating bread that was
kneaded with wine, honey or oil on Pesach.
Answers to questions
How does Rav Papa attempt to
learn this from the Pasuk "Lo Sochal Alav Chametz, Shiv'as Yamim Tochal Alav
(b) How does Rav Huna Brei de'Rav Yehoshua prove him wrong from the Beraisa
of 'Himcheihu, ve'Gam'o'? What does the Beraisa go on to say there?
(c) At that point, the senior Rav Idi bar Avin woke up and revealed Resh
Lakish's real reason.
What was it?
(a) Seeing as one may not eat Demai, how can the Tana of our Mishnah declare
someone who used Demai for the Mitzvah, Yotze?
(b) In which case *will* one be Yotze the Mitzvah of Matzah with Ma'aser
Rishon wheat from which Terumah Gedolah has not been separated, and in which
case will one *not*?
(c) Why does the Levi come for his Ma'aser before the Miru'ach? What does he
gain by doing so?
(a) Is one Yotze with Matzah of Ma'aser Sheni or Hekdesh that was redeemed
What do we learn from the Pasuk ...
(b) Why does the Tana find it necessary to inform us that Kohanim *can* be
Yotze with Matzah of Terumah or Chalah? Why might we have thought that they
are *not* able to?
- ... if a fraction of the principle is still outstanding?
- ... if it was only the fifth which the owner remains obligated to pay?
(c) From where do we learn that in fact, they can?
(d) What do we mean when we speak about Matzah which is Tevel
mi'de'Rabbanan? Is one Yotze with such Matzah?
- ... "*ve'Tzarta* ha'Kesef be'Yadecha" (in Re'ei, with regard to the redemption of Ma'aser Sheni)?
- ... "ve'Nasan ha'Kesef ve'Kam Lo" (in Bechukosai, with regard to the redemption of a field of Hekdesh)?
(a) Tevel comprises Terumah Gedolah, Terumas Ma'aser, Ma'aser Rishon and
Ma'aser Sheni or Ma'aser Oni.
Answers to questions
Which factor makes Ma'aser Oni more lenient
than all the other cases?
(b) Will one be Yotze the Mitzvah of Matzah by eating Matzah from which
Ma'aser Oni has not been separated?
(c) Bearing in mind that the author of this Beraisa is Rebbi Shimon, what is
the reason for this? What does Rebbi Shimon say?
(d) On what grounds does the Gemara reject the suggestion that it is on
account of the Pasuk "Lo Sochal Alav Chametz " etc. 'Mi she'Isuro Mishum Bal
Tochal Chametz *Bilevad*, Yatza Zeh, she'Ein Isuro Mishun Bal Tochal Chametz
Bilevad, Ela Af Mishum Bal Tochal Tevel'?