REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Chulin 71
CHULIN 71-72 - sponsored by Dr. Lindsay A. Rosenwald of Lawrence NY, in
honor of his father, David ben Aharon ha'Levy Rosenwald of blessed memory.
(a) What do we learn from the Pasuk in ...
(b) The Beraisa learns Chayah Tehorah from Beheimah Tehorah with regard to
the Simnei Shechitah, and Chayah Teme'ah from Beheimah Teme'ah with regard
to the Isur of interbreeding.
- ... Re'ei "Zos ha'Beheimah Asher Tochelu; Shor, Seh Kevasim ... Ayal bu'Tzvi ve'Yachmur?
- ... Shemini "Zos ha'Chayah Asher Tochelu mi'Kol ha'Beheimah Asher al ha'Aretz; Kol Mafreses Parsah"?
In which two other regards do we learn
Chayah Tehorah from Beheimah Tehorah?
(c) From where do we know the Isur of interbreeding by a Chayah Tehorah?
(d) Then why does the Tana not insert it?
(a) What problem do we have with the Pasuk in Vayikra (in connection with
the Korban Olah ve'Yored for someone who touches Tum'ah) "O be'Nivlas Chayah
Teme'ah *O be'Nivlas Beheimah Teme'ah*"?
(b) What does Rebbi do with the extra words?
(c) What does he learn via the 'Gezeirah-Shavah' from the Pasuk in Tzav (in
connection with someone who eats Kodesh) "ve'Nefesh ki Siga be'Chol Tamei
... O *bi'Veheimah Teme'ah*"?
(d) And finally, Rebbi Yishmael learns Beheimah Tehorah from Chayah Tehorah
regarding Yetzirah, with reference to the Pasuk in Bereishis "Va'yitzer
Hashem Elokim min ha'Adamah Kol Chayas ha'Sadeh".
Which area of Halachah
is affected by this Hekesh?
(e) What will be the Din if the woman gave birth to the form of a Beheimah
(a) In the Mishnah in Nidah, Rebbi Meir rules that a woman who gives birth
to a form of Beheimah, Chayah (or Of), Tamei or Tahor, must sit for a male
or for a female, depending on what the form was.
What does this mean?
(b) What must she do if she doesn't know the gender of the 'baby'?
(c) What do the Chachamim say?
(a) What will the Rabanan of Rebbi Yossi Hagelili (in our Mishnah) do with
the Pasuk "O be'Nivlas Beheimah Teme'ah" (from which Rav Nachman bar
Yitzchak learns 'Zeh Ubar she'bi'Teme'ah')?
(b) And what will they do with "Chayah Teme'ah", where the word "Teme'ah" is
(a) Our Mishnah declares Tamei for seven days a midwife who touches a dead
fetus inside its mother's womb.
What about the mother herself?
(b) What does Rabah say about Taharah Belu'ah (an absorbed Tum'ah, like the
baby in our Mishnah)? What is the case?
(c) How do we try to learn Tum'ah Belu'ah from the Pasuk in Shemini
"ve'ha'Ochel mi'Nivlasah Yechabes Begadav"?
(d) How do we refute this proof? What other reason might there be to render
the Neveilah in the person's stomach Tahor?
(a) The Kashya however, only applies according to bar Pada, but not
according to Rebbi Yochanan.
What does Rebbi Yochanan say about Neveilah
that is 'fit for a Ger' at the time the animal dies?
(b) What does bar Pada say? Why is the Kashya therefore valid according to
(c) How do we answer the Kashya? Under what circumstances might a Ger eat a
piece of Neveilah inside someone's stomach?
(a) And we learn that Taharah Belu'ah is not subject to Tum'ah from a 'Kal
va'Chomer' from an earthenware vessel which has a sealed lid.
Answers to questions
basis does it not prevent Tum'ah inside it from being Metamei?
(b) How do we now learn Taharah Belu'ah from there with a 'Kal va'Chomer'?
(c) What 'Pircha' do we ask on this 'Kal va'Chomer'? Which Chumra does Adam
have over K'lei Cheres?
(d) How do we refute the 'Pircha'?
(a) The Pasuk regarding Tum'as Neveilah refers to eating it.
From where do
we know that Tum'ah Belu'ah below (that is pushed into the body via the
rectum using a tube) is not Metamei either? How do we learn this from a
(b) How do we counter the 'Pircha' that the food in the stomach (below) only
digests what came in through the mouth (above)?
(c) We learn the leniency of Tum'ah Belu'ah by an animal from a
'Kal-va'Chomer' from Adam.
(d) We query this from the Din of Kibus Begadim by Tum'as Bayis ha'Menuga.
What do we mean by 'Kibus Begadim'? Which Begadim are we referring to?
(a) What do we learn from the fact that the Torah writes 'Kibus Begadim'
only with regard to someone who eats in a Bayis ha'Menuga (and not with
regard to someone who just enters it)?
(b) What is now the 'Pircha' on the 'Kal-va'Chomer' of Beheimah from Adam?
(c) We answer with a Mishnah in Mikva'os.
What distinction does the Tana
draw there between someone who enters a Bayis ha'Menuga with his clothes
folded on his shoulder and holding his shoes and rings in his hand, and
someone who enters it wearing them?
(a) The Tana describes the period of time that one must remain in the house
before the clothes he is wearing become Tamei.
What product must he have
time to eat?
(b) How would he have to eat it?
(c) What does this Mishnah prove?
(a) Rava asks on Rabah from a Mishnah in Mikva'os.
What does the Tana
there say about someone who ...
(b) The Mishnah there also rules that someone who enters an Ohel ha'Meis
after swallowing a Tahor ring, and then, after Toveling and being sprinkled
on the third and seventh day, he vomits the ring, he remains Tahor.
- ... swallowed a Tamei ring?
- ... after Toveling and being sprinkled with the Mei Parah on the third and seventh day, he vomited out the ring?
that? Why does the ring not render him Tamei when it touches his throat, as
he vomits it?
(c) Why does this pose a Kashya on Rabah?
(a) We answer that Rabah is speaking when he swallowed two rings, one Tamei
and one Tahor.
What is then the Chidush? What reason would we have
ascribed to the Mishnah in Mikva'os, if not Tum'ah Belu'ah?
(b) Why can we not then apply the same S'vara to the case of two rings?
(c) Seeing as the rings are made of metal, and based on the D'rashah
'Cherev, Harei Hu ke'Chalal', are an Av ha'Tum'ah, why is the Tamei ring not
Metamei the person be'Masa when he walks with it?
(a) How do we query this explanation from the case of the midwife in our
(b) On what grounds does Rava refute Rabah's own answer that an Ubar is
different, since it stands to come out?
(a) Rava himself ultimately answers his final Kashya by citing the
Pumbedesa'i in the name of ... Shmuel.
Who are the Pumbedesa'i ?
(b) How did Shmuel explain the Tum'ah in our Mishnah?
(c) What do we mean when we explain that Shmuel is coming to preclude the
notion that the author of our Mishnah is Rebbi Akiva? What does Rebbi Akiva
say about a dead Ubar in the mother's womb?
(d) Then why is the mother Tahor?
(a) According to Shmuel then, who else might the author of our Mishnah be?
Answers to questions
What does he say?
(b) What reason does Rav Hoshaya give to explain why the Chachamim decreed
that it should be Tamei?
(c) Then why did they not extend the decree to the mother herself?
(d) In that case, why did they not rely on the mother telling the midwife?