REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Avodah Zarah 76
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(a) Tana'im argue over whether food that is prepared in a Nochri's
un-Kashered utensil, on the following day, is permitted or not.
the reason of the Tana who permits it?
(b) In that case, why does the Torah require Hag'alah?
(c) Then why are utensils obtained from a Nochri not permitted Lechatchilah
after the first day?
(a) Why does the second Tana then forbid even Bedi'eved, utensils, even
after the first day. Why are they not permitted because of 'Nosen Ta'am
(b) What does the Mishnah in Zevachim say about Kashering a spit-rod and a
grill of Kodshim?
(c) What was Rav Sheishes' reaction when Rav Amram asked from there on to
our Mishnah, which requires Libun (in fire)?
(a) Why did Rabah disagree with Rav Sheishes' differentiation? Why did he
consider Kodshim to be 'Isura Bala'?
(b) So how did he interpret the 'Hag'alah' in Zevachim?
(c) What kind of Kashering do Kodshim vessels then require, according to
(d) On what grounds did Abaye object to Rabah's interpretation of Hag'alah?
(a) To resolve the discrepancy, Abaye explained 'Yagid Alav Rei'o'.
did he mean by that?
(b) Do Kodshim utensils still require Sh'tifah ve'Hadachah?
(c) What objection did Rava raise to Abaye's explanation? What ought at
least one of the Mishnah's to have said?
(a) So Rava cited Rav Nachman Amar Rabah bar Avuhah to explain the Mishnah
in Zevachim. What does Rav Nachman mean when he says 'Kol Yom ve'Yom
Na'aseh Gi'ul la'Chavero'?
(b) Why do we agree with Rav Nachman with regard to the Korban Shelamim, but
query him from the Chatas?
(c) How can we circumvent this problem? How is it possible to ensure that
what is absorbed in the walls of the pots will always become 'Nosen Ta'am
(d) What (unanswerable) problem do we have with this?
(a) To explain the difference between Kodshim and Chulin, Rav Papa explains
'Hai Karid, Hai Lo Karid'.
What does he mean by that?
(b) Rav Ashi accepts Rav Sheishes' initial answer (which considers Kodshim
How does he refute Rabah's objection ('Ki ka'Palit, Isura
(a) How does ...
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(b) How does one make Hag'alah on a large pot, according to Rav Ukva (or Rav
- ... Rav Mani define the Shiur of Libun?
- ... Rav Huna explain Hag'alah?
(c) When Rava heard this, he exclaimed that only Rav Ukva, who was very
wise, would have made such a statement.
What was so wise about his ruling?
On which principle was it based?
(d) Then why is the rim of dough around the edge necessary?
(a) What does Rav Ukva bar Chama rule with regard to a knife.
one do after having filed it?
(b) What kind of earth is required for this, according to Rav Huna b'rei
(c) This Halachah seems rather excessive (assuming that 'Shafah' means
'files with a grindstone').
How do others therefore explain 'Shafah' in
(d) How does Rav Kahana (supported by a Beraisa) qualify the above ruling?
Which sort of knife does he preclude from this method of Kashering?
(a) Rav Huna b'rei de'Rav Yehoshua qualifies this concession still further.
Under which circumstances can one not rely on this method of Kashering,
according to him?
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(b) When an Esrog was brought before Shavur Malka (King of Persia), what
distinction did he make, when after cutting himself a piece, he cut a piece
to give to Bati bar Tuvi and another piece to give to Rav Yehudah?
(c) What did he reply when Bati bar Tuvi asked him whether he thought that
Rav Yehudah was a Jew and he wasn't?
(d) In the second answer, he (Shavur Malka) reminded him of what had
happened the night before.
What incident was he referring to?
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