REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
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(a) We just explained that 'Chasam Sofer ve'Eid' is Kasher according to
Rebbi Yossi, based on the fact that, even though 'Imru le'Sofer ve'Yichtov
li'P'loni u'P'loni ve'Yachtemu' is Kasher, one should not appoint a
Sheli'ach in this way. Consequently, it is unusual for it to occur, and
whenever something is unusual, Chazal did not decree an Isur on account of
Rebbi Yishmael b'Rebbi Yossi asked Shmuel why, considering that Rebbi Meir
and Chanina Ish Ono argue with Rebbi Yossi, Rebbi nevertheless ruled like
What do we ask from 'Amar Lehu le'Bei T'rei Imru le'Sofer ve'Yichtov,
ve'Atem Chasumu'? Why might this case be less conducive to 'Chasam Sofer
ve'Eid' than the previous one?
(b) In what way do we therefore change our minds with regard to the opinion
of Rebbi Yossi?
(c) Then how can Amora'im argue over whether 'Kasher ve'Se'aseh' or Kasher
(d) What do we then mean when we say that Shmuel holds like Rebbi Yossi in
one issue, but not in the other?
What did Shmuel reply?
(a) Isi ben Yehudah listed the strong points of some of the Tana'im. He
described Rebbi Meir as a Chacham and a Sofer.
How did he describe Rebbi
(b) What did he mean when he described ...
(c) Isi referred to Rebbi Yochanan ben Nuri as a Kupah shel Ruchlin, and
Rebbi Elazar ben Azaryah as a Kupah shel Besamim.
- ... Rebbi Tarfon as a pile of nuts?
- ... Rebbi Yishmael as a well-stocked storehouse of wine?
- ... Rebbi Akiva as an 'Otzar B'lum'?
What is the difference
(d) What did he mean when he said ...
- ... 'Mishnas Rebbi Eliezer ben Ya'akov as Kav ve'Naki'?
- ... about Rebbi Shimon 'Tochen Harbeh u'Motzi Kim'a'? Why did he instruct his disciples to learn his Torah?
(a) If someone asks two people to appoint a Sofer to write a Get and two
people to sign it, the Sh'tar is Kasher.
Why then, does Rav Yehudah Amar
Rav forbid doing this Lechatchilah?
(b) What does the Tana of the Beraisa say about witnesses whose signatures
appear on a document of sale or on a Get?
(c) How does Rav Yehudah Amar Rav reconcile his suspicions with the Beraisa,
which trusts the witnesses' integrity?
(d) Why is the matter not so clear-cut (le'Isur) when it comes to a man
asking two witnesses to ask a Sofer to write the Get and that they
themselves should sign?
(a) In the latter case, Rav Chisda and Rabah bar bar Chanah, Rav Nachman and
Rav Sheishes and Rabah and Rav Yosef argue over the matter. In each case,
the former holds 'Kasher ve'Lo Se'aseh', the latter, 'Kasher ve'Se'aseh'.
Seeing as the cause for suspicion no longer exists, why are the former
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(b) There is a second Lashon which switches the opinions of one of the
(a) What will be the Din if ...
(b) If, instead of saying 'Kulchem, he calls each of them by name, Rav Huna
does not consider it like Kulchem, Rebbi Yochanan in the name of Rebbi
Elazar from Rome, does.
- ... a man asks ten men to take a Get to his wife.
- ... he adds the word 'Kulchem'?
What does Rav Papa comment about this 'Machlokes'?
(c) Some say that Rebbe Yochanan is speaking when he called them *all* by
name (because this shows that he is fussy that they all participate), and
Rav Huna, when he only called out some of them.
What do others say?
(a) What Takanah did Rav Yehudah initiate in all cases where a man asked
many people to write a Get for his wife, to sign it or to take it to her?
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(b) What objection does Rava raise to this Takanah?
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(a) If someone who has been siezed by Kurdaikus instructs a Shelia'ch to
write his wife a Get, the Shelichus is invalid.
What is 'Kurdaikus'?
(b) What will be the Din if someone appoints a Sheli'ach to write his wife
sa Get, and then, after he is seized by Kurdaikus, he cancels the Shelichus?
(c) If we ask a man who has been struck dumb whether he wishes to divorce
his wife, how will we know whether he really wishes us to write the Get or
(d) The Tana did not just say simply 'Someone who drank fresh wine and was
harmed by it', but mentioned the name 'Kurdaikus'. This is to teach us the
name of the demon concerned.
Why did he find it necessary to so?
(a) What is the relevance of lean meat roasted on coals and well-diluted
wine to Kurdaikus?
(b) What is the connection between Kurdaikus and the third day of an illness
caused by overheating in the sun (dehydration)?
(c) What is the cure for this illness ...
(d) Should the illness persist, one takes a black chicken and tears it open
along the length and breadth.
- ... on the first day?
- ... on the second day?
What does one do next?
(a) If the official cure for a third-day sunstroke is lean meat roasted on
coals and well-diluted wine, what is the cure for frostbite?
(b) How did Rav Amram Chasida get frostbite?
(c) What subtle means did he use to get himself cured?
(d) Why did the servants of the Resh Galusa (the exilarch) not like him?
(a) Apparently, the above cure is incomplete.
What did Yalsa do when she
heard about Rav Amram Chasida's predicament? Who was Yalsa?
(b) What subsequently happened to his skin?
(c) When Rav Yosef got frostbite, he would run the mill.
What would Rav
(d) How did this affect their frostbite?
(a) What reason did Rav Sheishes give the Resh Galusa for not eating by him?
Why did he not eat the rest of the meat? What did he do with it?
(b) How did Rav Sheishes prove his point to a skeptical Resh Galusa?
(c) When they eventually served him, how did he know that what they were
serving him was Kasher?
(d) What did he discover as he was about to start eating? Why did they think
he would not see it?
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