REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Chagigah 23
CHAGIGAH 23, 24, 25 - have been sponsored by a grant from a benevolent
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(a) We learned in our Mishnah that someone who is carrying the Medras of a
Zav is not permitted to carry Kodesh. They forbade it on account of
something that happened with a barrel containing Kodesh wine.
(b) The author of our Mishnah, which confines the decree to Kodesh and not
to Terumah, is Rebbi Chananyah ben Akavya, who argues with the Tana Kama.
The Tana Kama forbids carrying Mei Chatas or Eifer Chatas even by throwing
them, or handing them across a stretch of water.
Is he permitted to carry
(c) What actually happened there?
- ... riding on the back of his friend or of an animal?
- ... on foot across a bridge?
(d) What does Rebbi Chananyah ben Akavya say there?
(a) They asked a She'eilah whether the decree extends even to carrying
Kodshim together with a *Tahor* shoe, or even to carrying Kodshim in a
*closed* barrel together with a Tamei shoe.
What is the Gemara's
(b) They also asked what the Din would be Bedieved if someone disregarded
the prohibition and carried Kodshim in an open barrel together with the shoe
of a Zav. Rebbi Ila rules that the Kodshim is Tamei.
What does Rebbi Zeira
(a) We learned in our Mishnah that vessels that were completed be'Taharah,
require Tevilah for Kodesh.
Why can they not have been completed by an Am
(b) If, on the other hand, they were completed by a Chaver, why should they
(c) If the spittle of the Am ha'Aretz fell on them *before* they were
completed, it does not render them Tamei (at that stage), and the Chaver
would certainly be careful to prevent this from happening *after* their
So what is the Mishnah referring to?
(d) Do the vessels require Ha'arev Shemesh (to wait until nightfall after
(a) According to Rebbi Eliezer, a cane that was cut for the purpose of
filling it with Mei Chatas, may be Toveled immediately and used.
Answers to questions
Rebbi Yehoshua say?
(b) According to Rebbi Eliezer, why does this cane require Tevilah? Who cut
(c) Why are we normally Metamei vessels that are used for Mei Chatas as well
as the Kohen who burns it?
(a) What do we try to prove vis-a-vis our Mishnah from the fact that Rebbi
Eliezer does not require Ha'arev Shemesh in the above case?
(b) We answer 'As'uhah ke'Tamei Sheretz'.
What does this mean? How does it
answer the Kashya?
(c) What is the problem with this answer from the Beraisa, which requires
those who cut and Toveled the cane to Tovel?
(d) How do we amend the previous answer to accommodate this Beraisa?
(a) If we give those who cut the cane the Din of a Tamei Meis (as we just
concluded), then why do they not require sprinkling with the Mei Chatas on
the third and seventh days? How do amend the previous answer still further?
(b) Then how can the Tana say 'Me'olam Lo Chidshu Davar be'Parah? Is this
not a big Chidush? What does he then mean?
(c) What does the Tana in another Beraisa learn from the Pasuk in Metzora
"ve'ha'Yosheiv al ha'K'li Asher *Yeishev* (and not "Yashav") Alav Yitma"?
(a) We also learned in our Mishnah 'ha'K'li Metzaref Mah she'be'Socho
le'Kodesh ... '.
Answers to questions
What does Rav Chanin learn from the Pasuk in Naso "*Kaf
Achas* Asarah Zahav Me'lei'ah Ketores"?
(b) The Reisha of the Mishnah in Iduyos states 'Hei'id Rebbi Shimon ben
Beseira al Eifer Chatas she'Naga ha'Tamei be'Miktzaso, she'Timei es Kulo'.
Why must this be mi'de'Rabbanan? Why can Rebbi Shimon ben Beseira not be
referring to the Pasuk of Rav Chanin?
(c) What is now the problem with Rav Chanin's Derashah from Rebbi Akiva,
who, taking his cue from Rebbi Shimon ben Beseira, adds 'the So'les the
Ketores, the frankincense and the coals (on the Mizbei'ach)' to the list?
(d) What is the Chidush of these four items over and above other Korbanos?
Then what makes them subject to Tum'ah in the first place?