REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Avodah Zarah 56
AVODAH ZARAH 56 - Dedicated by Barry Epstein of Dallas, Texas -- may the
light of the Torah always illuminate and protect him and his entire family!
(a) The Mishnah in Ma'asros states 'Yayin mi'she'Yikpeh'.
In which regard
does the Tana say this?
(b) What does 'mi'she'Yikpeh' mean?
(c) How does Rava reconcile this with our Mishnah, which gives the Shiur for
wine as from the time it flows into the wine-pit?
(a) What She'eilah do we ask about 'mi'she'Yikpeh'?
What are the two
(b) What does the Mishnah in Ma'asros say about taking wine from the upper
wine-press and from the pipe, after the wine has already reached the stage
(c) How does this resolve our She'eilah?
(a) In another Beraisa quoted by Rav be'de'Bei Rebbi Oshaya, the Tana Kama
gives the Shi'ur for Ma'asros as 'mi'she'Yeired le'Bor ve'Yikpeh'.
Answers to questions
does Rebbi Akiva say?
(b) How do we reconcile this with the Machlokes between the Tana Kama and
Rebbi Akiva in the earlier Beraisa?
(c) Does this now mean that our Mishnah, which gives the Shi'ur as 'Ad
she'Yeired le'Bor' is a third opinion?
(d) What does Rava say about this?
(a) We learned in our Mishnah that the wine in the wine-pit is Asur, and the
rest is permitted. Rav Huna qualifies this, restricting it to where the
Nochri did not return the contents of the Gargusni to the wine-press. What
(b) Why, if he did, would that render the wine in the wine-press Asur?
(c) Why can we not conclude from here that 'Nitzuk Chibur' (a stream is
(d) To avoid having to make such a conclusion, we quote a Beraisa learned by
Rebbi Chiya in a slightly different context - 'she'Pachsaso Tzeluchiso'.
How will that read in our case? What does it mean?
(a) How old was the child who learned 'Avodah-Zarah'?
(b) What did he reply when they asked him whether one is permitted to tread
the grapes in the wine-press together with a Nochri?
(c) And what did he reply when they asked him why we are not afraid that he
will stir the wine (be Menasech to Avodah-Zarah) ...
(d) What is the problem with treading grapes together with a Nochri, seeing
as we learned in our Mishnah that wine is not considered wine until it
reaches the wine-pit?
- ... with his hands?
- ... with his feet?
(a) What did Shmuel do regarding the She'eilah in Neherda'a concerning a
case where a Yisrael trod wine together with a Nochri?
(b) What was the significance of the three Regalim?
(a) We initially thought that Shmuel was looking (among the participants)
for a Posek who ruled like Rebbi Nasan. The Tana Kama of the Beraisa
containing Rebbi Nasan's ruling says 'Mad'do Bein be'Yad, Bein be'Regel,
Answers to questions
Why is that?
(b) Rebbi Nasan says 'Asur'.
On what grounds do we reject our initial
proposition (that Shmuel was looking for a Posek who ruled like Rebbi
(c) We therefore conclude that Shmuel was looking for a Posek who ruled like
What does Rebbi Rebbi Shimon say about a Nochri who touched
wine without intending to make Nisuch?
(d) What case is Rebbi Shimon talking about?