REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous dafShabbos 51
(a) Why is it forbidden to cover one's hot pot on Shabbos - even with
something that does not increase the heat?
(b) May one re-cover a pot that was covered, if the cover slipped off?
(c) What would one be permitted to do on a hot summer's day on Shabbos, to
prevent a flask of cold water from becoming hot from the sun?
(d) Considering that we already know this Din from the Mishnah, why did Rav
Yehudah deem it necessary to quote Shmuel to the same effect?
(a) Rebbi initially forbade the wrapping of cold pots, to keep them cool.
What caused him to change his mind?
(b) In what context did Rebbi say 'Kevar Horeh Zaken'?
(c) What did Rav Papa comment on that statement of Rebbi's?
(a) Rav Nachman followed the ruling of his Rebbe, Shmuel, in the above
What else did he do to conform with the opinion of his other
(b) Why was Rebbi Ami cross with him?
(a) The Tana Kama permits adding covers to a boiling pot on Shabbos. Rabban
Gamliel is even more lenient (see Tosfos d.h. 'Keitzad').
Answers to questions
What does he
(b) What second leniency does he have with regard to Hatmanah?
(c) Under which circumstances is it forbidden to take a pot from its
wrapping on Shabbos?
(d) If the wrapping at the side of the pot is not Muktzah, why can he not
remove it, pick up the pot and tilt it on its side - to let the cover slide
(e) Then why is it permitted to tilt it if some of the lid of the pot
protrudes from the Muktzah? Does this mean that it is no longer a Basis?
(a) What is a Meicham, and what is a Kedeirah?
(b) If one has a hot Meicham and a hot Kedeirah, what is the Din as regards
placing one on top of the other (See Bach and Rabeinu Chananel)?
(c) Under which condition is it permitted to cement its mouth shut with
dough on Shabbos?
(d) In which case will both placing the Meicham on top of the Kedeirah and
vice-versa be prohibited?
(a) The Tana Kama forbids Hatmanah even of cold things.
Hadran Alach 'ba'Meh Tomnin'! ----- Perek 'ba'Meh Behemah'
What does Rebbi
Say about that?
(b) What is the Isur of rubbing snow or ice on Shabbos, to turn it into
(c) Then why is it permitted to put ice into wine to cool the wine, or to
place it in a cup in the sun to melt?
(a) Which Isur is one transgressing if one allows one's animal to go out
into the street carrying loads? (See Tosfos d.h. 'Bameh').
(b) Then why may one allow one's camel to walk in the street with reigns,
or a dromedary or a horse - with a nose-ring or with a ring around its neck
(respectively) - to both of which a rope is attached, with which to pull
(c) Which fouranimals may one allow to go out with rings around their
(d) What does the Tana say with regard to sprinkling them with the ashes of
the Parah Adumah - should they become Tamei Mes, and with regard to
(a) The 'Na'akah be'Chatam' mentioned in our Mishnah is described as a
'Na'aksa Chivresa bi'Zemama de'Parzela'.
What does this mean?
(b) When Levi sent money to the people of Mechuza to buy him a Lubian
(alias Egyption - see Tosfos d.h. 'Chamra') donkey, why did they send him
back barley together with his money?
(c) What does 'Nigri de'Chamra, Sa'ari,' mean?
(a) They asked Rebbi what the Din will be if they switched the methods - to
allow a dromedary to go out with reigns, and a camel with a nose-ring. Why
is the former case not even worth asking?
(b) What is the Sha'aleh in the latter case?
(c) Rebbi Yishmael b'Rebbi Yossi, quoting his father, says that four
animals are permitted to go out with reigns: a horse, a mule, a camel and a
Which two things might this come to exclude?
(d) Which fifth animal is mentioned (together with a camel) in the Beraisa?
(a) How does the Gemara connect the above Sha'aleh to the Machlokes Tana'im
between the Tana Kama and Chananya, regarding whether or not, one may allow
a Chayah to go out with a rope or not.
Answers to questions
What sort of Chayah is the
Beraisa talking about, and what exactly is the Machlokes?
(b) How do we know that the Beraisa is speaking about that type of Chayah
specifically, and not about a larger or a smaller one?
(c) Why was Rabah bar Rav Huna upset with Levi?
(d) What did Levi ask him, in order to pacify him, and how did he answer