REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Chulin 58
CHULIN 57-58 - sponsored by Dr. Lindsay A. Rosenwald of Lawrence NY, in
honor of his father, David ben Aharon ha'Levy Rosenwald of blessed memory.
(a) Based on Rav Acha bar Ya'akov's ruling (that a Tereifah can give birth),
on what basis does Ameimar rule that ...
(b) Rav Ashi queried Ameimar from a Beraisa 've'Shavin be'Beitzas Tereifah
she'Asurah, Mipnei she'Gadlah be'Isur'.
- ... the batch of eggs that a bird is carrying when it becomes Tereifah is forbidden?
- ... subsequent batches are Kasher?
What did the latter answer?
(c) Why did he not answer that the Tana is speaking about the first batch?
(d) The word 've'Shavin' refers to a Machlokes between Rebbi Yehoshua and
(a) What is the basis of that Machlokes (which speaks in a case where a
Tereifah animal became pregnant)?
(b) Why do they present it with regard to Kodshim (whether the baby is
eligible to go on the Mizbe'ach) and not with regard to Chulin (whether it
(c) Then why not rather present it with regard to Chulin to teach the extent
of Rebbi Eliezer's opinion?
(d) What will Rebbi Yehoshua hold in a case ....
- ... where a pregnant animal became Tereifah?
- ... of an egg that is a Sapana me'Ar'a?
(a) Rav Acha cites Ameimar ('Hani Bei'i di'Tereifah') like we did, because
he holds like Rav Acha bar Ya'akov. Ravina rejects our version of Ameimar.
Why is that?
(b) According to Ravina's version, Ameimar is talking about the eggs of a
What does the latter now say about the initial batch and
(c) How does Ameimar then ...
- ... establish the Beraisa 've'Shavin be'Beitzas Tereifah she'Asurah ... '?
- ... amend the concluding words of the Beraisa 'Mipnei she'Gadlah be'Isur'?
(a) According to Ravina, bearing in mind that a Tereifah is unable to give
birth, how will Ameimar explain the Machlokes between Rebbi Eliezer and
(b) Why must the Seifa 'u'Modim be'Beitzas Tereifah she'Asurah' be speaking
about where the eggs are still attached to the chicken's body?
(c) How do we rule with regard to ascertaining whether a Safek Tereifah is
Tereifah or not? What distinction do we draw between a male and a female
(a) What does Rav Huna say about any creature that has no bones?
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(b) Rav Papa connects Rav Huna's ruling with a statement of Shmuel, who
forbids Kishos (cucumbers) that become wormy whilst they are still growing.
What would be the Din if they became wormy after they were detached?
(c) Then why are they forbidden in the earlier case (seeing as they have not
crawled on the ground)?
(d) Based on Shmuel's statement, how does Rav Papa now apply Rav Huna's
(a) Rav maintains that a gnat (or mosquito) disintegrates within one day.
What does he say about a fly?
(b) Based on a popular saying, why did the she-gnat rebel against the
he-gnat for seven years?
(c) Why did they present this Mashal particularly with reference to a man
from Mechuza in particular?
(a) What Kashya does this Mashal pose on Rav?
(b) We counter with another Mashal, which attributes sixty Manah of iron to
the gnat's hammer.
What did they mean by that?
(c) What do we prove from this Mashal?
(d) So how does that answer the Kashya on Rav from the first Mashal?
(a) What does the Mishnah in Bechoros say about a five or three-legged
(b) What is the reason regarding the five-legged animal?
(c) Why does Rav Huna confine this ruling to the animal's foreleg? What
would be the Din if it was the hind leg? Why is that?
(a) What did Ravina rule when an animal was brought before him that had two
Sanya Divis (caecums)?
(b) In which case would it be Kasher?
(c) What objection did ...
(d) On what basis did he then declare it Tereifah?
- ... Rav Huna Mar bar Chiya raise when Rav Ashi wanted to declare Tereifah an animal in which a strip of flesh ran from the Beis ha'Kosos to the Meses?
- ... Rav Oshaya raise when Mar bar Rav Ashi (based on the previous episode) wanted to declare Kasher an animal in which a strip of flesh ran from the Beis ha'Kosos to the Keres?
(a) How do we reconcile our previous ruling with our refutation earlier of
Rava, who declared an animal with an extra Una on the lung Tereifah?
(b) What ruling did Rav Nasan bar Shilo (the chief Shochet in Tzipori) send
Rebbi concerning two intestines inside ...
(c) In which case will the former be Kasher, too?
- ... an animal?
- ... a bird? Why is that?
(d) In fact, Rav Ami and Rav Asi argue over this. According to one of them,
the animal is Kasher even if the two intestines do not join within the space
of an Etzba.
Then what did Rav Shilo mean when he said 'ad ke'Etzba'?
(a) Rebbi Yochanan suggests that Rebbi Yehudah in our Mishnah (who declares
a bird whose body fluff has been removed, Tereifah) and Rebbi Yishmael are
one and the same.
What does Rebbi Yishmael say in the Mishnah in Taharos
(in connection with Pigul [see also Tosfos DH 'ha'Notzah']) about the body
fluff of a Chatas ha'Of?
(b) How does Rava refute Rebbi Yochanan's connection? Why might ...
- ... Rebbi Yehudah confine his opinion to Tereifus, but disagree with Rebbi Yishmael?
- ... Rebbi Yishmael confine his opinion to Pigul, but disagree with Rebbi Yehudah?
(a) Our Mishnah now discusses illnesses that affect the entire body of the
Having already listed animal poison, why does the Beraisa then add
What does the Tana say about an animal that ...
(b) Shmuel declares an animal that one fed Chiltis (a spice with a sharp
- ... became ill due to a sudden influx of blood, inhaled smoke or became ill from cold?
- ... ate animal poison or chicken excrement, or that drank foul water?
- ... ate human poison or was bitten by a snake?
Why is that?
(c) Rav Shizbi queries Shmuel from a Beraisa, which cites the cases in our
Mishnah plus a few others, such as an animal that one fed 'Ti'a', a bitter
herb called aconite, and Chiltis, both of which he declares Kasher.
does the Tana say about an animal that ...
(d) How do we reconcile the Beraisa (which declares an animal that ate ...
- ... ate poison?
- ... was bitten by a mad dog?
- ... Chiltis, Kasher) with Shmuel?
- ... human poison, Kasher) with our Mishnah?
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