REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
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(a) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Terumah "Orech he'Chatzer ...
ve'Rochav Chamishim *ba'Chamishim*."?
(b) What else do we learn from this phrase? How can we learn two things from
the same word?
(c) One uses a rope made of Afaskima (alias Nargila).
What does that mean?
(d) What is the alternative explanation - brought later in a Beraisa?
(a) If the best 'rope' is one made of metal chains, why is it not used to
measure the Techum?
(b) Then how will we explain the Pasuk in Yechezkel "u've'Yad ha'Ish Keneh
(c) Why did they tie the Red Hefer (prior to burning it) specifically with a
(d) They tied a rope of 'Netzarim' above the Sotah's breasts.
What are the
two meanings of 'Netzarim'?
(a) What do the measurers do if they encounter a high wall whilst measuring?
(b) What does 'Makdir ve'Oleh, Makdir ve'Yored' mean?
(c) This was the method of measuring used when measuring a Gei Me'ukam.
What does 've'Im Hayah Gei Me'ukam' mean?
(d) Which explanation does Rashi reject?
(a) When do we measure 'a wall' (either by Havla'ah or by Kidur), and when
do we just asses its width?
Answers to questions
(b) What does 'Chut ha'Mishkoles Yored Kenegdo' mean?
(c) What will be the Din in that case?
(a) With regard to the Din of Mavli'a, Rav Yosef gives the maximum depth of
a wadi as two thousand Amos (See the Ritva, who gives a reason for this).
How does one measure, if it is deeper than that?
(b) How can Rav Yosef say that, when the Beraisa gives the maximum depth as
a hundred Amos?
(c) In the second Lashon, Rav Yosef permits Havla'ah even when the wadi is
*more* than two thousand Amos deep.
How will he reconcile this with Acherim
and the Rabbanan, neither of whom give that measurement?
(a) How does Rava differentiate between a hill or a mountain whose gradient
is 10 in 24 (ten Tefachim in *four* Amos), and one which is 10 in 30 (ten
Tefachim in *five*)?
(b) Rav Huna Brei de'Rav Yehoshua (using the same measurements) explains
Rava more leniently.
What does he say?
(a) What size rope does one use for Kidur?
(b) How do the two measurers do Kidur?
(c) How does one measure hills with regard to Eglah Arufah and Ir Miklat?
(d) Does the fact that Ir Miklat is a matter of Piku'ach Nefesh make any
(a) Who is eligible to measure Techumin?
Answers to questions
(b) What does one do if the marker at the south-east corner does not
correspond with the one on the south-west?
(c) Who is believed to give testimony as to where the Techum of a town ends?