REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Bava Metzia 33
(a) Which two D'rashos does the Tana of the Beraisa Darshen from "Rovetz"?
(b) Why is there no proof from here that le'Halachah, Tza'ar Ba'alei Chayim
is not d'Oraysa?
(c) How do we know that the author is Rebbi Yossi Hagelili?
(a) The Beraisa also learns "Tachas Masa'o", 've'Lo Mefurak'.
(b) But this is the opinion of the Rabbanan of Rebbi Shimon, who actually
argue with Rebbi Yossi Hagelili?
(c) The Pasuk in Mishpatim "Ki Sir'eh" (in connection with P'rikah) implies
that the Chiyuv to help unload applies from however far away one spots the
What do we learn from this Pasuk in conjunction with the Pasuk "Ki
Sifga" (ibid)? At which distance does one therefore become obligated to
(d) The Beraisa obligates the helper to accompany the animal up to a
distance of a Parsah (four Mil).
What does Rabah bar bar Chanah add?
(a) What does our Mishnah say about someone who loses an object, and so do
his father or his Rebbe?
(b) What will be the Din if his father and his Rebbe (but not he) both lose
(c) In which case, does one's father take precedence over one's Rebbe?
(d) The same applies in a case where both his father and his Rebbe's animal
need to be loaded or unloaded.
Which is the third case cited by our
(a) What is the source for the Halachah that (with the exception of the
Mitzvah of Tzedakah) one's own monetary considerations always take
precedence over those of others?
(b) What does Rav Yehudah Amar Rav say about someone who regularly fulfills
this Pasuk to the letter?
(c) Why is that?
(a) According to Rebbi Meir in a Beraisa, 'Rabo' in our Mishnah refers to a
Rebbe who taught him Chochmah, as opposed to Mikra and Mishnah.
(b) According to Rebbi Yehudah, 'Rabo' refers to the Rebbi who taught him
most of what he knows.
- ... 'Chochmah'?
- ... 'Mikra'?
What does Rebbi Yossi say?
(c) Rava gave the example of Rav S'chorah, who taught him the meaning of 'Zu
hama Listron' (a Mishnah in Keilim).
What is 'Zuhama Listron'?
(a) What did Shmuel do to acknowledge the Chacham who taught him the meaning
of a Mishnah in Tamid?
(b) Who would hold the two keys to open the gates of the Heichal?
(c) Seeing as the Pishpesh (the small door) on the South of the main door to
the Heichal was permanently locked, what purpose did the two keys serve?
(d) The second key opened easily.
What is the meaning of 'Echad Yored
(a) Ula informs us that the Talmidei-Chachamim in Bavel used to stand up for
each other and tear K'riy'ah for each other.
Why did they do that?
(b) Did they also give precedence for each other's Aveidos over their
(c) What She'eilah did Rav Chisda ask Rav Huna that upset him?
(d) Rav Huna was upset because he took the She'eilah personally.
he retort? How long did their anger last?
(a) Each of them fasted forty fasts.
Why did ...
(b) Rav Yitzchak bar Yosef rules like Rebbi Yehudah ('Rov Chochmaso').
What does Rav Huna Amar Rav say?
- ... Rav Chisda fast?
- ... Rav Huna fast?
(c) On what grounds do we query Rebbi Yochanan from our Mishnah which learns
'Rabo she'Limdo Chochmah'?
(d) How does Rebbi Yochanan interpret the Mishnah?
(a) What does the Tana of the Beraisa mean when he describes learning T'nach
as 'Midah ve'Eino Midah'?
Answers to questions
(b) What makes Mishnah and Gemara more important than T'nach?
(c) What is the basic definition of Gemara?
(d) The Beraisa first gives Gemara precedence over Mishnah, and then
concludes that one should always run to the Mishnah more than to Gemara.
How does Rebbi Yochanan explain this?
(a) Rebbi's D'rashah is based on that of Rebbi Yehudah b'Rebbi Ila'i.
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did Rebbi Yehudah Darshen the Pasuk in Yeshayah ...
(b) Which Mishnah in Pirkei Avos, quoted in the name of Rebbi Yehudah,
results from this D'rashah?
- ... "Ha'ged le'Ami Pish'am"?
- ... "u'le'Veis Ya'akov Chatasam"?
(c) In a second Beraisa, Rebbi Yehudah Darshens another Pasuk in Yeshayah,
"Shim'u D'var Hashem ha'Chareidim el D'varo". This refers to the
Who is meant by ...
(d) And what does he learn from ...
- ... "Acheichem"?
- ... "Son'eichem"?
- ... "Menadeichem"?
- ... "ve'Nir'eh be'Simchaschem"?
- ... "ve'Heim Yevoshu"?
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(a) What does our Mishnah say about a Shomer Chinam whose Pikadon is stolen?
Who gets the Kefel if the Ganav is found after he opts to ...
(b) Having taught us that the Shomer receives the Kefel in the case of ...
- ... pay rather than swear?
- ... swear rather than pay?
(c) What problem does Rami bar Chama have with our Mishnah, with the fact
that the Shomer receives double?
- ... Beheimah, why did the Tana find it necessary to add Keilim?
- ... Keilim, why did the Tana find it necessary to add Beheimah?
(a) Rebbi Meir holds 'Adam Makneh Davar she'Lo Be le'Olam'.
Answers to questions
In which case
does he say this?
(b) Why can we not then solve Rami bar Chama's problem by establishing our
Mishnah like Rebbi Meir? Which three stages prevent us from doing so?