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Berachos 6


(a) What is a 'Kisla le'Ugya', and in what context is it brought in our Gemara?

(b) How numerous are the Mazikin?

(c) What sort of occurrences can one ascribe to them?

(a) Why would one take the Mazikin, if one saw them, and place them inside a sealed metal pipe?
They are even dangerous to look at.
(b) What happened to Rav Bibi bar Abaye when he attempted to see them.
(a) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Melachim "li'Shemo'a el ha'Rinah ve'El ha'Tefilah"?
We learn from "Elokim Nitzav ba'Adas Keil", that Hashem is to be found in Shul.
(b) What two other things do we learn from this Pasuk?
(a) And what do we learn from the following Pesukim:
1. "be'Kerev Elokim Yishpot"?
2. "Az Nidberu Yir'ei Hashem Ish el Rei'eihu, va'Yaksheiv Hashem va'Yishma" etc.?
3. ..."u'le'Choshvei Shemo"?
4. "be'Chol Makom Asher Azkir es Shemi, Avo Eilecha u'Veirachticha"?
(b) What is the difference whether one person is sitting and learning by himself, or whether there are two people?

(c) Having informed us that the Shechinah is present when there are two people learning together, why does the Torah need to tell us that it is also present when there are three Dayanim sitting in Beis-Din?

(d ) And having told us that the Shechinah is present even with three, why do we need a Pasuk to tell us that the Shechinah is present when there are ten? Is that not obvious?

(a) What do we learn from the Pasuk "Nishba Hashem bi'Yemino u'vi'Zero'a Uzo"?

(b) From where do we derive that Tefilin are a source of strength for Yisrael?

(a) What is the significance of the following Pesukim?
1. "u'Mi ke'Amcha Yisrael, Goy Echad ba'Aretz";
2. "Ki Mi Goy Gadol?" "u'Mi Goy Gadol";
3. "Ashrecha Yisrael Mi Kamocha";
4. "O ha'Nisah Elokim";
5. "u'le'Sitcha Elyon".
(b) Which is the odd man out, and where does it belong?

(c) What is written on Hashem's Tefilin shel Yad?

"es Hashem He'emarta Hayom, va'Hashem He'emircha Hayom".
(d) What does this mean, and what does the Gemara prove from here?
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(a) About whom does Hashem make inquiries if he fails to turn up in Shul?

(b) When will he be vindicated, and when will Hashem be cross, and why?

(c) What do they say about someone who has a fixed place for Davening?

(d) Why do they call him a disciple of Avraham Avinu?

(a) Why should one not take big steps when coming out of Shul?

(b) What is the Din when one goes to Shul?

(c) What did Rebbi Zeira have to say about running to Shul on Shabbos, and what did he learn from Rebbi Yehoshua ben Levi?

9) The most important part of the Derashah (i.e. the part for which one receives the most reward) is being squashed.
What is the most important part of ...
(a) ...learning a Sugya?

(b) ... visiting a Beis Aveil?

(c) ... fasting on a Ta'anis?

(d) ... a eulogy?

(e) ... a wedding?

10) Someone who Davens behind a Shul is called a Rasha.
(a) What is called behind the Shul, and why is that?

(b) When is it permitted to Daven behind a Shul?

(c) Why is Davenning behind a Shul prohibited?

(a) How does the Gemara explain the Pasuk in Tehilim "Kerum Zulus li'V'nei Adam" in the context of Tefilah?

(b) How does the Gemara explain it in connection with someone who needs to come on to others financially?

(c) How do others interpret the Pasuk (also in Tehilim) "Hirkavra Enosh le'Rosheinu, Ba'nu ba'Eish u'va'Mayim" - in the same context as the previous Derashah?

(a) Although the Gemara does bring proof that Shachris and Ma'ariv are of great importance, what is the Gemara's source for stating that one should take great care to Daven Minchah?

(b) Why did Eliyahu say "Aneini" twice?

(a) What does one transgress by attending a wedding and failing to do something to make the Chasan happy?

(b) What initial reward is he due to receive if he does indeed do so, and why is this?

(c) How about the extra "Kolos" in the phrase "ve'Chol ha'Am Ro'im es ha'Kolos"?

Rav Avahu adds that it is as if he had brought a Korban Todah.
(d) What does Rav Nachman bar Yitzchak add to that?
(a) What does Rav Chelbo, quoting Rav Huna (the author of all the current statements) learn from the Pasuk in Koheles "Sof Davar, ha'Kol Nishma, es ha'Elokim Yera"?
Some learn from the final words of the Pasuk in Koheles "Ki Zeh Kol ha'Adam" that the whole world was created only for this person (who has Yir'as Shamayim).
(b) Which other two explanations does the Gemara give to explain it?

(c) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Yeshayah "ve'Atem Bi'artem ha'Kerem, *Gazalta he'Ani be'Vateichem*"?

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