REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Avodah Zarah 12
(a) In the second Lashon, Resh Lakish asked Rebbi Chanina whether 'Chutzah
Lah' in our Mishnah incorporates the butchery of Aza.
What did he reply?
What Mashal did he give concerning two pots in Tzor (Tyre)?
(b) What does Abaye mean when he explains 'Lo Chashu Lahem Chachamim Basar
(c) What would then be the parallel case in our Mishnah?
(d) On what grounds does Rava disagree with Abaye? Why can we not compare
the two cases of Isur d'Oraysa?
(a) So how does Rava explain the Chidush of the 'two pots in Tyre'?
(b) And what is then the parallel case in our Mishnah?
(c) Rabah bar Ula disagrees with Rava, too.
On what grounds does he
decline to compare the two cases? Why is he ...
(d) Then how does he explain the leniency concerning ...
- ... lenient by the two pots?
- ... strict by Itluza shel Aza?
- ... the two pots in Tzor?
- ... the case of 'Itluza shel Aza'?
(a) The Chachamim in a Beraisa restrict the Isur of entering a town on a
festival to where the road leads only into that town and there is no road
leading in any other direction from the town, as we learned in our Mishnah.
Rebbi Meir is more stringent.
What does he say?
(b) What does the Tana say about bending down ...
(c) And, after teaching the prohibition of bending down to drink from a
regular fountain, what does he say about drinking water ...
- ... in front of an idol to remove a thorn or to pick up some money that fell in front of it?
- ... to drink from a spring that spouts water in from an idol?
- ... from the mouth of a water-fountain in the city shaped in the form of a human face? What is the significance of 'a city' in this case?
- ... directly from a pipe? Why is that?
(a) With regard to the prohibition of bending down in front of the idol, the
Beraisa adds 've'Im Eino Nir'eh, Mutar'. This cannot mean literally that he
cannot be seen, because of a statement of Rav Yehudah Amar Rav.
Rav Yehudah Amar Rav say in this connection?
(b) So how do we amend the words 've'Im Eino Nir'eh'?
(a) Having presented the prohibition in the case of ...
Answers to questions
(b) And why did the Tana then see fit to still add the case of ...
- ... removing a thorn, why did the Tana find it necessary to add that of picking up money that fell?
- ... picking up money that fell, why did the Tana find it necessary to add that of removing a thorn?
(c) Why could he not have taught us the same thing following the prohibition
of drinking from a fountain?
- ... drinking water from a fountain?
- ... drinking water from the water-fountain?
(a) What does the Beraisa say about drinking from rivers and pools, either
directly with one's mouth or with one hand?
(b) What would be the Din with regard to drinking using two hands? Why the
(c) This Beraisa lends support to a statement of Rebbi Chanina.
Rebbi Chanina ...
(d) What did Rav Huna b'rei de'Rav Yehoshua suggest that one does until the
- ... say about someone who swallows a water-leech on Shabbos?
- ... actually rule (though some accredit it to Rebbi Nechemyah), when such a case came before him?
(a) What does Rav Idi bar Avin advise someone administering to someone who
swallowed a live hornet?
(b) Seeing as he himself states that he cannot live, what is the point of
(a) What does the Beraisa say about drinking water at night-time?
(b) The reason for this is the fear of Shavriri. What is Shavriri?
(c) The Tana leaves someone who is thirsty during the night with two
options. One applies to where he has a friend sleeping with him. What
should he say to him after waking him up?
(d) Otherwise, he can bang the barrel with the lid.
What is the point of
(e) He then says to himself 'P'lanya bar Palnisa (stating his own name),
your mother told you to beware of Shavriri ... '.
How does he conclude
(a) Our Mishnah cites a ruling with regard to buying from stores in a town
where, on the market-day in honor of their gods, some stores are decorated
(with the wares that they sell) and others are not.
What did the Rabbanan
rule in Beis Sha'an in precisely such a case?
(b) Why the distinction?
(c) Why are we not afraid that even the storekeepers whose stores are not
decorated, will go and thank their gods for the sale?
(a) Resh Lakish confines the Mishnah's prohibition to a store that is
decorated with roses and myrtle, but permits one that is decorated with
Answers to questions
Why is that?
(b) From which Pasuk in Re'ei does he learn this?
(c) What does Rebbi Yochanan say?
(d) How does he learn it from a 'Kal va'Chomer'?