REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous dafShabbos 11
(a) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Ezra "Leromem es Beis Elokeinu, u'Le'ha'amid es Chorvosav"?
(b) To which kind of buildings will this *not* apply?
(c) What did Rav Ashi claim to have achieved in Masa Machsaya?
(a) What is the significance of the following list?
Rebbi Yehoshua B'rei de'Rav Idi arrived at Rav Ashi's house. They prepared him a 'third calf'.
1. An Arab, a Nochri (who is meant by a Nochri?), a Chaver (who were the Chaveirim?), a Talmid Chacham.
(b) Who is the worst of all, and why?
(c) Which is the worst
1. of all the illnesses?
(d) What does Rava bar Machsaya bar Rav Chama bar Guriah in the name of Rav (the author of all the current statements) say about a situation where all the seas would be ink, the
marshes, quills, the skies, parchment and all the people, scribes?
2. of all the acute
3. of all the mild pains?
(a) What is the significance of a third calf?
The Mishnah writes 'Ein Mafsikin li'Tefilah'.
(b) Why did he refuse to partake of it?
(c) What suggestion did Rav Ashi make?
(d) Why did Rebbi Yehoshua refuse to accept it?
(a) What problem does the Gemara have with that statement?
(b) What does the Gemara answer?
(c) To whom does this Din apply?
(d) 'Keshem she'Ein Mafsikin li'Tefilah, Kach Ein Mafsikin li'Keri'as Shema'.
How do we reconcile this Beraisa with what we just wrote to explain our Mishnah?
(a) When may a tailor not go out with his needle stuck in his lapel, or a scribe with his quill stuck
behind his ear, and why?
(b) Which two things does the Mishnah expressly forbid one to do by the light of a
lamp on Shabbos, and why?
(a) The Chazen is not permitted to read by the light of a lamp on Shabbos, but he may watch the childrenreading.
Answers to questions
Who is the Chazen (two explanations), and what is he watching?
(b) Why is a Zav forbidden to eat together with a Zavah?
(c) Would it be permitted if the man was not a Zav?
(a) It is forbidden to stand in a Reshus ha'Yachid and to drink in a Reshus ha'Rabim or vice-versa.
Under which circumstances is it permitted?
Rebbi Meir permits one to drink from the wine-press without giving Ma'aser, and Rebbi Elazar b'Rebbi Tzadok
forbids it - neither differentiates between whether one dilutes the wine with hot or cold water. The
(b) Abaye claims that the same prohibition will apply to
standing in one of the two main Reshuyos and drinking from a Karmelis or vice-versa.
What is Rava's objection to this?
(c) What is Abaye's proof from the Beraisa's words 've'Chen be'Gas'?
(d) Rava refutes this by applying the Seifa to Ma'aser.
What does the Beraisa saying, according to Rava?
What do the Chachamim hold, and why?
(a) We learnt above that, according to Rava, Chazal do not make a decree on what is only an Isur
What is the problem with that from our Mishnah, which forbids a tailor to go out with his needle close to Shabbos - how does the Gemara initially think that he is carrying it?
(b) After establishing our Mishnah when he is holding the needle in his hand, the Gemara quotes a Beraisa which forbids even if the tailor has the needle stuck in his lapel, so the question returns. Like whom does the Gemara establish the Beraisa in order to answer the question on Rava?
(c) Why does the Mishnah mention specifically a tailor - why not anybody?
(d) Is this Din confined to a tailor and a scribe?
(a) One Beraisa rules that, although a Zav is forbidden to go out with his bag tied on, he is Patur if he does so. A second Beraisa rules that he is Chayav if he does.
How does Rav Yosef attempt to establish the Beraisos?
(b) What is Abaye's objection to that explanation, and what is his proof from 'Hedyot
she'Chakak Kav be'Bik'as' that he must he be Chayav?
(c) The Gemara concludes that, in principle, even
Rebbi Meir will agree here that he is Chayav.
In that case, how does the Beraisa which rules that the
Zav is Patur, speak, and why is he Patur?
(a) We established the Beraisa which says Patur, by a Zav who saw three times.
But surely, he also needs the bag to count seven clean days?
Answers to questions
(b) But still, he needs it in order to keep his clothes clean?
(c) What is the proof from the upturned dish (regarding the Din of 'be'Chi Yutan')?
(d) Why does the Gemara reject this proof?
(e) What is the Gemara's final answer - Why is the Zav who saw three times Patur?