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Eruvin 63


(a) How do we reconcile the two statements, one which states that Rav Hamnuna *did* issue rulings in Charta de'Argaz in the life-time of Rav Chisda, and one which states that he did *not*?

(b) What is a Talmid-Chaver?

(c) How did Ravina rely on this to vindicate his own actions, with regard to what he had done in Bavel in the lifetime of Rav Ashi?

(d) Is a Talmid-Chacham obligated to show his Chalif (Shechitah-knife) to a Chacham?

(a) Why did Ravina's host think that Ravina (the older) should be able to examine his Chalif, thereby exempting him from the need to go and show it to Rava?

(b) What did Ravina answer him?

(c) What is an Igla Tilsa?

(d) Why can it not mean the third-born calf?

(a) The Gemara gives two reasons why Rebbi Elazar from Hagrunya was punished for quoting Rava's concession for a Shochet who is a Talmid-Chacham to examine his own Chalif, permitting Rav Acha Brei de'Rav Ika to Shecht without showing the Chalif to Rav Acha bar Ya'akov.
What are they?

(b) Under which circumstances may a Talmid issue a ruling even in the presence of his Rebbe?

(c) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Mishlei "Ein Chochmah, ve'Ein Tevunah, ve'Ein Eitzah Leneged Hashem"?

(a) Why did Nadav and Avihu die?

(b) Does the same apply when the Talmid is far from his Rebbe? What is called 'far'?

(c) What did Yehudah ben Guri'ah do, and what did Rebbi Eliezer predict would happen to him? Why does Rebbi Yochanan then inform us that that Talmid was three Parsah away from Rebbi Eliezer?

(d) Is there any difference whether the Talmid rules in front of his Rebbi or not?

5) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Vayikra "ve'Nasnu B'nei Aharon ha'Kohen Eish al ha'Mizbei'ach"?


(a) What do we learn from Iyov's friend Elihu ben Berachel, who, considering himself unfit to issue rulings, said "Al Ken *Zachalti* va'Ira"?

(b) What is someone who *does* issue rulings in his Rebbe's presence called?

(c) One Pasuk in Tehilim says that David ha'Melech would refrain from issuing rulings, while the other says that he did indeed do so.
How do we reconcile these two Pesukim?

(a) What was the cause of the famine that occurred in the days of David ha'Melech?

(b) Why is it that, although Moshe said about Yehoshua "ve'Lifnei Elazar ha'Kohen Ya'amod", Yehoshua never actually needed him?

(c) Why did Yehoshua bin Nun not merit to have any sons - according to Rebbi Levi?

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(a) According to Rav Aba bar Papa, Yehoshua had no sons because he prevented Yisrael from performing the Mitzvah of Piryah ve'Rivyah for one night (Midah Keneged Midah - See Agados Maharsha).
How did he do this?

(b) Of which other sin was he guilty that night?

(c) For which of the two did the Angel confront him with a drawn sword, and how do we know that?

(d) What do we learn from this (with regard to the order of priorities)?

(a) In which connection did Rav Beruna Amar Rav quote the Pasuk in Michah "Neshei Ami Tigreshun mi'Beis Ta'anugeha"?

(b) What is the Chidush of this seemingly-obvious statement?

(c) Rava objected that if that was so, he deserved to be blessed.
On what grounds does the Gemara over-rule his objection?

(a) Lachman bar Ristak the gentile refused to rent his Reshus to the Jews who lived in his Mavoy.
What advice did Abaye give to the residents of that Mavoy?

(b) What objection did they raise to that?
Why should his advice not be effective?

(c) What did he answer them?

(d) Why was that Eruv only partially effective?

(a) When Rav Huna Brei de'Rav Yehoshua informed Rava of Abaye's ruling, he objected to it, on the grounds that it would negate the concept of Eruv from that Mavoy (i.e. people will think that whenever a non-Jew lives in a Chatzer, that Chatzer does not require an Eruv).
What did he reply?

(b) So Rava asked him further, that making an Eruv would not help because people would say that an Eruv helps even when a gentile shares the courtyard.
What did he answer?

(c) How did Rava refute that answer (and overturn Abaye's ruling)?

(d) So what did Rava advise them to do, to enable them to carry in that Mavoy?

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