REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Chagigah 4
CHAGIGAH 4 & 5 - anonymously dedicated by an Ohev Torah and Marbitz Torah in
Ramat Beit Shemesh, Israel.
(a) What does Rav Papa comment on Rav Huna, following his disclosure of the
Beraisa 'Eizehu Shoteh, Zeh ha'Me'abed Kol Mah she'Nosnim Lo'?
(b) What still remains uncertain about what Rav Huna would have said had he
known about the Beraisa?
(a) The Beraisa precludes women from Re'iyah from "Yera'eh Kol *Zechur*cha".
What does the Tana Darshen from ...
(b) Why do we need a Pasuk to preclude women from Re'iyah, seeing as it is a
time-bound Mitzvah (from which women are generally exempt anyway)?
- ... "Zechur*cha*"?
- ... "*Kol* Zechurcha"?
(a) We just learned that the Beraisa precludes a Tumtum and an Androginus
from Re'iyah from "Zechur*cha*".
What problem do we have with Tumtum? Why
is that not a problem with Androginus?
(b) How does Abaye establish Tumtum in order to solve the problem?
(c) How do we reconcile the Derashah "*Kol* Zechurcha" to include a Katan,
with our Mishnah which precludes a Katan from Re'iyah?
(d) How can we include a Katan who has reached the age of Chinuch from a
Pasuk, when Chinuch is only mi'de'Rabbanan?
(a) In fact, "*Kol* Zechurcha" comes, not to *include*, but to *exclude*.
Which three types of people does it preclude? How do we learn that from
(b) From where do we know that a slave is Patur from Re'iyah?
(c) Then to whom is Rav Huna referring, when he precludes from "el P'nei
ha'Adon Hashem", someone who has another master?
(d) How do we support this explanation of Ravina from the Lashon of our
Mishnah 'Nashim va'Avadim she'Einan Meshuchrarin'?
(a) The Beraisa initially Darshens "Shalosh *Regalim*", to preclude someone
with a wooden stub in place of his foot.
Answers to questions
Besides someone who is lame or
who cannot go on foot, which other two kinds of people does the Tana then
preclude from there?
(b) On what grounds does the Tana retract from his initial explanation?
(c) What does the Tana mean by 'someone who cannot go on foot'?
(d) How does the Pasuk in Devarim describe someone who enters the Azarah
(a) The Beraisa exempts an Areil and someone who is Tamei from Re'iyah.
Considering that a Tamei is forbidden to enter the Azarah anyway, why should
we need a Pasuk to exempt him from Re'iyah? How could he possibly bring his
Olas Re'iyah without entering the Azarah?
Rebbi Yochanan ben Dahavai Amar Rebbi Yehudah exempts someone who is blind
in one eye from Re'iyah.
(b) The author of the Beraisa which exempts an Areil from Re'iyah is Rebbi
What does Rebbi Akiva learn from the double expression in the Pasuk
in Emor "Ish Ish ... " (forbidding someone who is Tamei to enter the Kodesh
or to eat Kodesh)?
(c) What is the definition of an Areil (in this context)?
From where does he learn it?
(a) Why did Rav Huna weep when he arrived at the Pasuk ...
(b) And why did Rebbi Elazar weep when he arrived at the Pasuk ...
- ... "Yir'eh, Yera'eh" (in Mishpatim - demonstrating how much Hashem loves K'lal Yisrael and wants to see them)?
- ... "ve'Zavachta Shelamim ve'Achalta Sham" (in Ki Savo - demonstrating how much Hashem wants to eat at our table)?
(c) Why did Rebbi Ami weep when he reached the Pasuk in Eichah "Yitein
le'Afar Pihu, Ulai Yesh Tikvah"?
- ... in va'Yigash "ve'Lo Yachlu Echav La'anos Oso, Ki Nivhalu Mipanav"?
- ... in Shmuel 1 "va'Yomer Shmuel el Shaul Lamah Hirgaztani La'alos Osi"? What had the witch seen? What was Shmuel afraid of?
(a) Rav Yosef wept when he arrived at the Pasuk in Mishlei "ve'Yesh Nispeh
In a case such as the above, what happens to the spare years that are left
over from the person who died prematurely?
Is it possible to die prematurely? What strange story did
Rav Bibi bar Abaye relate about the Mal'ach ha'Maves?
(b) How did he manage to take Miriam the kindergarten teacher's Neshamah, in
spite of the fact that her death was premature?
(c) How did the Mal'ach ha'Maves reconcile this with the Pasuk in Koheles
"Dor Holech ve'Dor Ba" (implying that everybody has his time)?
(d) Who is Dumah?
Answers to questions