REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Chagigah 18
(a) Resh Lakish learns Tashlumin on Shavu'os very much like the Tana, but
from the Pasuk in Mishpatim "ve'Chag ha'Katzir ... ".
How does he learn it
from there? Why can the Pasuk not be referring to Yom-Tov itself?
(b) Rebbi Yochanan refutes his proof however, from the Pasuk there "ve'Chag
ha'Asif ... ".
Why can we not Darshen that Pasuk like Resh Lakish - 'Chag
she'Yesh Bo Asifah', with regard to Chol ha'Mo'ed?
(c) What do "Chag ha'Katzir" and "Chag ha'Asif" then mean?
(a) What does Rebbi Yashiya in a Beraisa learn from "es Chag ha'Matzos
Tishmor" (Mishpatim or Ki Sisa)?
(b) Rebbi Yonasan learns the Isur Melachah on Chol ha'Mo'ed from a 'Kal
va'Chomer' from the first and last days of Yom-Tov.
What is the 'Kal
(c) How do we answer the Kashya on the 'Kal va'Chomer' from the six days of
the week which are flanked by a Shabbos before and a Shabbos afterwards, yet
they remain Chol?
(d) But Rosh Chodesh (unlike the six days) does have a Korban Musaf, yet
work is permitted on Rosh Chodesh?
(a) What does Rebbi Yossi Hagelili in another Beraisa learn from the Pasuk
in Emor "Kol Meleches Avodah Lo Sa'asu" (by Sukos)?
We learned in our Mishnah that when Shavu'os falls on Shabbos, Hesped and
Ta'anis are permitted on Sunday (Yom-Tavo'ach).
(b) Rebbi Akiva claims that this is not necessary, because we already know
it from "Eileh Mo'adei Hashem".
How does he know that "Eileh Mo'adei
Hashem" does not refer to the first and last days of Yom-Tov?
(c) In yet another Beraisa, the Tana learns the prohibition of working on
Chol ha'Mo'ed from the Pasuk in Re'ei "Sheishes Yamim Tochal Matzos,
u'va'Yom ha'Shevi'i Atzeres".
How does he learn it from there? What does
(d) Then how do we know that some Melachos are permitted on Chol ha'Mo'ed?
How come that the Torah does not indicate which ones?
Then how do we explain
Rebbi Tarfon in a Beraisa, who stopped the people from eulogizing Alaksa on
Yom Tavo'ach in Lod?
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(a) 'Notlin la'Yadayim le'Chulin, u'le'Ma'aser ve'li'Terumah, u'le'Kodesh
What is the difference between 'Notlin' and 'Matbilin'?
(b) What Chumra does (Mei) Chatas have even over Kodesh (regarding one's
hands becoming Tamei)?
(c) If someone Toveled for a higher Kedushah, his Tevilah is valid for a
What will be vice-versa, if he Toveled for a lesser
Kedushah, will it be valid for a higher Kedushah?
(d) Are all these Chumros, d'Oraysa or de'Rabbanan?
(a) What does the Tana say about the clothes of ...
(b) What are the ramifications of these statements?
- ... an Am ha'Aretz?
- ... Perushin? What does 'Perushin' mean?
- ... Kohanim who eat Terumah?
- ... people who eat Kodesh?
(c) What is the reason for this Chumra?
(d) What does the Tana say about the clothes of ...
- ... Yossi ben Yoezer, the Chasid she'bi'Kehunah?
- ... Yochanan ben Gudgoda, who ate his Chulin al Taharas ha'Kodesh all his life?
(a) A non-Kohen who eats Terumah or Bikurim on purpose is Chayav Misah; by
mistake, he must add a fifth.
What does the Tana mean when he refers to
them as 'Nechsei Kohen'?
(b) Into how many Sa7ah of Chulin must one Sa'ah of Terumah or Bikurim fall
in order to become Bateil?
(c) They also require Netilas Yadayim and Ha'arev Shemesh.
Ha'arev Shemesh mean?
(d) The Tana concludes that none of these things apply to Ma'aser or to
But how can that be, when the Torah specifically obligates the
owner who redeems his Ma'aser to add a fifth?
(a) What Ma'aser are we referring to throughout the Sugya?
(b) What is one permitted to do with Ma'aser Sheini money?
(c) What is the lowest level of Tum'ah that Ma'aser Sheini fruit can attain?
(d) How long after Toveling, is one permitted to eat Ma'aser?
(a) What discrepancy now emerges between the Beraisa and our Mishnah with
regard to both Chulin and Ma'aser?
(b) To resolve the discrepancy by Ma'aser, we establish the Beraisa like
Rebbi Meir and our Mishnah like the Chachamim, who compare Ma'aser to
What does Rebbi Meir mean when he says ...
(c) What about Chulin and Ma'aser?
- ... 'Kol ha'Ta'un Bi'as Mayim mi'Divrei Sofrim ... '?
- ... 'Metamei es ha'Kodesh u'Posel es ha'Terumah'?
(d) To resolve the discrepancy by Chulin, we try to establish our Mishnah
with regard to *eating*, which requires washing, and the Beraisa, with
regard to touching, which does not (both according to the Rabbanan).
problem does Rav Shimi bar Ashi have with this answer (in understanding both
Chulin in the Mishnah and Ma'aser in the Beraisa)?
(a) How do we finally establish the distinction between the Mishnah (which
requires washing for Chulin), and the Beraisa (which does not)?
How does Rav Nachman reconcile the Beraisa which *requires* Kavanah for
washing one's hands or for Toveling them, with the Beraisa which does *not*?
(b) In which point do Rebbi Meir and the Rabbanan now argue?
(c) How does Rav Nachman describe someone who washes for Chulin fruits?
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