REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous dafPesachim 51
(a) Rav Yosef ruled that a Zar (a non-Kohen) should eat the Chalah which the
residents of Chuza'i separated from their rice in front of them (i.e. to
demonstarate to them that their Chalah was totally invalid).
Abaye ask him from the Beraisa of 'Devarim ha'Mutarim va'Acherim Nohagin
Bahen Isur' ... ?
(b) Rav Yosef tried to answer that "that* was confined to Kutim (who tend to
look for leniencies), but did not apply to anybody else.
On what grounds
does the Gemara reject this?
(c) What was Rav Ashi's final ruling in this matter? On what authority did
he rule leniently at all?
(a) In Kevul, it was customary for two brothers not to bathe in the same
What happened when Yehudah and Hillel, sons of
Raban Gamliel, did so? Did they take any notice of the complainers?
(b) A similar episode took place with the two brothers in Biri, with regard
to the wearing of Kurdekison on Shabbos.
What are 'Kurdekison', and why
did the Birians maintain that they should not be worn on Shabbos?
(c) And a third episode took place in Acco, regarding sitting on gentile
benches on Shabbos.
Why were the inhabitants of Acco particular not to do
(d) How does Rav Chisda explain all these cases, where Yehudah and Hillel,
Raban Gamliel's sons, declined to correct the people on their mistaken
Minhag, because of 'Devarim ha'Mutarim, va'Acheirim Nohagin Bahen Isur, I
Ata Rashai Lehatiran Bifeneihem' - despite the fact that they were not
(a) With which two relatives, besides one's father and father-in-law, may
one not bathe, and what is the reason for this?
(b) Which two of these does Rebbi Yehudah permit, and why?
(c) Why did the residents of Kevul prohibit bathing with one's brother?
(d) Another Beraisa adds a Talmid with his Rebbe to the list. Is this
(a) What is d'Ayatra? Is it Shuman or Chelev?
(b) Rabah bar bar Chanah was eating Daytera in Bavel, when two local
Talmidei-Chachamim came to visit him.
What did he do that upset them?
(c) What did Rebbi Avuha mean when he said to them 'Shavinchu ke'Kuta'i!'?
(a) In order to reconcile Rabah bar bar Chanah with our Mishnah (which
teaches that one is obligated to adopt the strict Minhagim of the local
inhabitants), Abaye differentiates between traveling from Eretz Yisrael to
Bavel and any other combination.
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What is the difference?
(b) How does Rav Ashi answer the Kashya, even assuming there is no
difference between Eretz Yisrael and Bavel?
(c) What did Rabah bar bar Chanah tell his son regarding d'Aytera?
(d) What did he quote Rebbi Yochanan ben Elazar as saying with regard to
eating wild cabbages in the Shemitah, that clashes with what he himself
(a) Sefichim are forbidden in the Shemitah year.
What are 'Sefichim'?
(b) Rebbi Shimon permits Sefichim of cabbages.
Is that *before* or
*after* the Z'man ha'Bi'ur?
(c) What do the Rabbanan say and what is *their* reason?
(d) Are the opinions of Rebbi Shimon and the Rabbanan their own?
(a) What problem does Rebbi Akiva have with the Pasuk in Behar "Hen Lo
Nizra, ve'Lo Ne'esof es Tevu'aseinu"?
(b) How does he resolve it?
(a) What is the problem with the Seifa of our Mishnah, which seemingly
obligates someone from a place where work is *not* done, to do work in a
place where it *is*, to avoid Machlokes?
May someone in Chutz la'Aretz who happens to know that it was the first day
which the Sanhedrin fixed, do Melachah on the second day of Yom-Tov ...
(b) Abaye answers simply 'a'Reisha'.
What does he mean?
(c) How does Rava resolve the Kashya even if the reason of Machlokes refers
to the Seifa, as well?
- ... if he lives in a town?
- ... if he is spending Yom-Tov in an uninhabited area?
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