Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
1) The Gemara asks whether it is permitted to interrupt Hallel or the Megilah, to greet or to answer, in the same way as it is permitted to greet or to interrupt the Shema.
(a) What are the two sides of the Sha'aleh?2) The Gemara asks whether someone who has undertaken to fast (i.e. a private fast. See Tosfos d.h. 'O Dilma'), is permitted to taste the food or not (provided he spits it out. See Tosfos d.h. 'To'em').
(a) What are the two sides of the Sha'aleh?3)
(a) How does Rav explain the Pasuk in Yeshayah "Chidlu Lachem Min ha'Adam Asher Neshamah be'Apo, Ki ba'Meh Nechshav Lo" (by changing the punctuation of the word "Ba'meh")?4)
(a) How does Rebbi Yonah quoting Rebbi Zeira explain the Pasuk in Mishlei "ve'Savei'a Yalin Bal Yipaked Ra" (by changing the punctuation of the word "ve'Savei'a")?Rebbi Chiya bar Aba quoting Rebbi Yochanan leaves the vowels of the "ve'Savei'a" intact.
(b) How does *he* explain the Pasuk?
5) The Halachah is like Rebbi Yehudah, who forbids any interruption between 'Elokeichem' and 'Emes'.
(a) What is Rebbi Yehudah's reason?6) In Eretz Yisrael, they used to say at Ma'ariv, 'Daber el Benei Yisrael ve'Amarta Aleihem ... Ani Hashem Elokeichem, Emes'.
(a) What is the problem with this text?The Gemara concludes that someone who did not say "Ani Hashem Elokeichem" (at night-time), does not need to say 'Emes ve'Emunah', either.
(c) Then what will happen to the Mitzvah of mentioning Yetzi'as Mitzrayim?7) Rebbi Yehoshua ben Korchah in our Mishnah gives reasons for the order of precedence of the three Parshiyos of the Shema. What reasons does Rebbi Shimon bar Yochai give for the order?
8) Rav washed his hands, recited the Shema, put on his Tefilin, and Davened the Amidah.
(a) What problem does the Gemara have with that, and how does it base its Kashya on the Beraisa of 'ha'Chofer Kuch le'Meis'?9) The Gemara attempts to answer the above Kashya by saying that Rav follows the opinion of Rebbi Yehoshua ben Korchah in our Mishnah.
(a) What exactly, does that mean?10)
(a) How does Ula describe someone who reads the Shema without Tefilin?