REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
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(a) We query Rav Yehudah Amar Shmuel's statement permitting Cheilev that is
covered by Basar, from another statement of Rav Yehudah Amar Shmuel.
does Rebbi Aba Amar Rav Yehudah Amar Shmuel say about the Cheilev under the
loins (which is actually the top section of the Cheilev which he just
(b) Abaye reconcile this with the previous statement by pointing out that
'Beheimah be'Chayehah Piruki Mifreka'.
What does he mean by that?
(c) And he quotes Rebbi Yochanan as his source.
What did Rebbi Yochanan
(a) What does Rebbi Aba Amar ... Shmuel say about the Cheilev on the Messes
and the Beis ha'Kosos?
(b) How does the Torah refer to it?
(c) And what does he say about the Cheilev on the 'K'libusta' (a small bone
above the hip-bone, which is joined to the vertibrae that form the tail)?
(d) How does the Torah refer to it?
(a) What objection did Rav Safra raise when Rebbi Aba ... Amar Shmuel
further forbade the sinews in the shoulders?
(b) On what grounds did Rava uphold Rebbi Aba's ruling?
(c) Under what conditions will they therefore be permitted?
(d) Rav Safra refers to Rebbi Aba as 'Moshe', as does Rava to Rav Safra.
What does that mean?
(a) What is the significance of the Shi'ur of an Amah that Rav Yehudah Amar
Shmuel gives, in connection with the beginning of the intestines?
(b) This Cheilev is also known as 'Cheilev she'al ha'Dakin'.
Why is it
important to know that?
(a) What does Rav Yehudah say about the sinews that branch out from the
Ukatz (the tail-bone, also known as the sinews of the flanks)?
(b) If three sinews branch out from the right (i.e. nearer the tail), how
many branch out from the left?
(c) If the three sinews eventually merge into two, what happens to the two?
(d) What are the ramifications of this statement?
(e) Under which circumstances will this not be necessary?
(a) How many sinews does Abaye (or Rav Yehudah) list?
(b) If the sinews of the spleen, the flanks and the kidneys are forbidden
because they contain Cheilev, why are those in the forelegs and in the jaw
(c) What difference does it make why they are forbidden?
(d) Why does Abaye not include the blood-vessels (the jugular veins) in the
(a) How many membranes does Rav Kahana (or Rav Yehudah) list that are not
(b) What distinction does he draw between those of the spleen, the flanks
and the kidneys on the one hand, and of the Beitzim of a male and the brain,
on the other?
(a) What did Levi b'rei de'Rav Huna bar Chiya instruct Rav Yehudah bar
Oshaya to do, when the latter, in the process of peeling a spleen for him,
peeled only the thick part where it is joined to the Keres and the Cheilev?
(b) What did Levi's father, quoting his (Levi's) maternal grandfather (Rebbi
Yirmiyah bar Aba) comment when he came in and saw this?
(c) Levi refuted this however, on the basis of a statement by Rav Hamnuna.
What did Rav Hamnuna, quoting a Beraisa, say about the membrane that covers
(d) Why can he not have been referring to the membrane that covers the thick
part of the spleen?
(e) What did Levi b'rei de'Rav Huna bar Chiya's father have to say to that?
(a) What does the Beraisa quoted by Rav Hamnuna, say about the membrane that
covers the kidneys?
Answers to questions
(b) What is the Beraisa 'Ein Chayavin Alav' referring to?
(c) How do we reconcile this with the Beraisa which rules that one is Chayav
- ... the Cheilev of the spleen?
- ... the Cheilev of the kidneys?
(a) Rav Ami and Rav Asi argue over Bei'i de'Chashilta.
What is their
Machlokes? What are 'Bei'i de'Chashilta'?
(b) If the one considers them Eiver min ha'Chai, because once wounded, they
do not heal, what is the reason of the other?
(c) How does ...
(d) If Rebbi Yochanan conformed with the opinion that permits them, why did
he instruct Rav Sh'man bar Aba not to eat them?
- ... the first opinion explain the fact that they do not decompose?
- ... the second opinion explain why they do not heal?
(a) Mar bar Rav Ashi permitted the Beitzim of kid-goats without peeling off
the membrane, up to thirty days after their birth.
Why is that?
(b) Is this ruling confined to kid-goats?
(c) Under which circumstances are the Beitzim permitted even after that?
(d) How can one tell whether the Beitzim contain Zera or not?
(a) Rav Acha and Ravina argue over 'Umtzi, Bei'i u'Mizreki' (raw meat,
Beitzei Zachar and the sinews of the shoulder) which will be discussed
What is generally the pattern (with regard to the opinions and
how we rule), whenever these two Amora'im dispute?
(b) What is different in this case?
(c) What do we say about a piece of raw meat which turned red ...
- ... with regard to cooking?
- ... and they suspended over the fire on a spit-rod?
(a) In which case, do Ravina and Rav Acha then argue?
(b) Rav Acha explains that the heat of the coal draws out the blood.
does Ravina say?
(c) In which case do they argue in respect of 'Bei'i and Mizreki'?
(a) And what do we say about the head of an animal that one places on top of
ashes, whilst removing the hair? In which case is it ...
(b) What will be the Din if one places it on its nostrils?
- ... permitted?
- ... forbidden?
(c) We have already discussed the inner and the outer Gidin earlier.
does Rav Yehudah Amar Shmuel say about ...
(d) How do we reconcile this with the Beraisa, which describes ...
- ... the inner Gid, which he describes as being close to the bone?
- ... the outer Gid, which, he says, is close to the flesh?
- ... the inner Gid as being close to the flesh?
- ... the outer Gid, as being close to the bone?
(a) Rav Yehudah gives the Shi'ur Chashivus of Cheilev that one discovers
after the Shochet (who used to be responsible for the Nike [poring] as well)
has declared it Kasher, as the size of a barley.
What does Rebbi Yochanan
(b) How does Rav Papa reconcile the two opinions, by drawing a distinction
between two different punishments?
(c) What did Mar Zutra say to reconcile the two opinions?
(d) Like whom is the Halachah?
(a) What did Rav Nachman mean when, objecting to Rebbi Chiya bar Rabah Amar
Rebbi Yochanan's statement (regarding Rebbi Meir in our Mishnah 'Ein
Ne'emanim Lomar ... ') 'Chazru Lomar Ne'emanim', he asked 'Achshar Dara'?
(b) How do we refute Rav Nachman's objection? Why did they change their
minds from 'Ein Ne'emanim' to 'Ne'emanim'?
(c) Others learn Rebbi Chiya bar Aba's statement with regard to the
Chachamim, who say 'Ne'emanim Alav ... '.
What did Rebbi Chiya bar Aba
Amar Rebbi Yochanan then say?
(d) Bearing in mind our original Kashya 'Achshar Dara?', how will we explain
Rav Nachman, who concludes that nowadays 'Ne'emanim'?
(a) In our Mishnah, the Chachamim rule 'Ne'emanim Alav ve'al ha'Cheilev'.
How do we answer the Kashya 'Cheilev Ma'an Dakar Sh'meih'?
Answers to questions
(b) What might be the problem with selling a complete thigh to a Nochri?
(c) Then why does our Mishnah permit it?