REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
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(a) What does ...
1. ... Rav learn from the Pasuk in Divrei Hayamim (regarding the servants of
David ha'Melech) "le'Chol D'var ha'Machlokes Chodesh be'Chodesh ... "?
(b) Why did ...
2. ... Rebbi Yochanan learn from the Pasuk in Melachim (regarding the
building of the Beis ha'Mikdash) "Chodesh Yihyu ba'Levanon, Sh'nayim
1. ... Rav decline to learn from Rebbi Yochanan's Pasuk?
2. ... Rebbi Yochanan decline to learn from Rav's Pasuk?
(a) What does ...
1. ... Rav learn from the Pasuk in Yechezkel "ve'Atah ben-Adam Ha'anach
be'Shivron Mosnayim ... "?
(b) Why does ...
2. ... Rebbi Yochanan learn from the Pasuk there (regarding the destruction
of the Beis ha'Mikdash) " ... al Mah Ata Ne'enach, ve'Amarta, el Sh'mu'ah Ki
Va'ah, ve'Namas Kol Leiv, ve'Rafu Kol Yadayim, ve'Chahasah Kol Ru'ach
ve'Chol Birkayim Teilachnah Mayim"?
1. ... Rebbi Yochanan decline to learn from Rav's Pasuk?
(c) Why did the Nochri mention the Beis Hamikdash to the Jew with whom he
2. ... Rav decline to learn from Rebbi Yochanan's Pasuk?
(d) What did the Jew reply to the Nochri, when he expressed surprise at the
fact that his statement seemed to have had no effect, and that the Jew
continued to walk as fast as before?
(a) If "Shav Lachem Mashkimei Kum ... Ochlei Lechem ha'Atzavim" (Tehilim)
refers to people who are earning a Parnasah, how does Rav Yitzchak interpret
the continuation of the Pasuk "Kein Yitein li'Yedido Sheinah"? To whom does
(b) Why did this cause Abaye to reject Rava's contention that the Tayalim
referred to in our Mishnah (whose Onah is every day) pertains to Talmidim
who learn with their Rebbe in their hometown, and who sleep at home?
(c) So Abaye pointed to Rav Shmuel bar Shilas.
What was Rav Shmuel bar
Shilas' profession? Why was he the epitome of someone whose Onah is every
(d) What is the significance of the statement 've'Lo Chalif P'risteka
(a) Ravin cited the Mefanki Ma'arva as people who were Chayav Onah every
Who were the 'Mefanki Ma'arva'?
(b) Rebbi Avahu was supported by two Avadim in the bathhouse, and Rebbi
Yochanan, by Rav Ami and Rav Asi (this should probably be Rebbi Ami and
Rebbi Asi) as he climbed a ladder.
What else did they both have in common?
(c) How do we know that they were incredibly strong?
(d) How did Rebbi Yochanan explain the fact that he had two men supporting
him in spite of his phenomenal strength?
(a) How do we reconcile our Mishnah ('ha'Po'alim Sh'tayim be'Shabbos) with
the Beraisa which states 'Achas be'Shabbos'?
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(b) Rav Chanan asked Abaye whether the Tana included all those cases in our
Mishnah that are less often than twice a week, in the Din of Neder, which
allows a week anyway.
What did Abaye reply?
(c) Why should that be, considering that the Onah of a sailor, to quote the
most extreme case, is only once every six months?
(d) Rava bar Rav Chanan asked Abaye whether an ass-driver was permitted to
became a camel-driver (seeing as, on the one hand, his earnings increased,
but on the other, his Onah decreased) without his wife's permission.
did he reply?
(a) Rav B'runa Amar Rav rules like Rebbi Eliezer (in our Mishnah), who gives
all the prescribed Shiurim for Onah.
According to Rav Ada bar Ahavah Amar
Rav, what do the Chachamim say about Talmidim?
(b) The Rabbanan relied on Rav Ada bar Ahavah's ruling.
When did Rav
Rechumi, Rava's Talmid in Mechuza, used to arrive home from Kollel each
(c) He was once sitting on the roof and the roof caved-in, killing him.
Why did this happen to him?
(a) What Onah does Rav Yehudah Amar Shmuel give for Talmidei-Chachamim?
(b) What does Rav Yehudah (or Rav Huna or Rav Nachman) learn from the Pasuk
in Tehilim "Asher Piryo Yitein be'Ito"?
(c) What caused Rebbi Yanai to tell the people of his household to overturn
his son-in-law's bed one Erev Shabbos?
(d) What is the significance of the Pasuk in Koheles "ki'Shegagah she'Yotzei
mi'Pi ha'Shalit" regarding this incident?
(a) How did Rebbi react when, as his son was about to marry the daughter of
Rebbi Chiya, the latter died?
(b) Who was Sh'fatyah ben Avital? How does the combination of Sh'fatyah ben
Avital and Shim'a Achi David explain the problem?
(a) In the end, Rebbi chose the daughter of Rebbi Yossi ben Zimra for his
son, on condition that he would first spend twelve years in Yeshivah.
did the Chasan react when they led his Kalah in front of him, twice?
(b) In what connection did Rebbi quote the two Pesukim "Tevi'eimo
ve'Sita'eimo" (Beshalach) and " ve'Asu Li Mikdash ... " (Terumah)?
(c) So he married her first and then went to Yeshivah. By the time he
returned, his wife had become barren.
Why was that?
(d) Rebbi Davened for his daughter-in-law's recovery, and his prayer was
answered. He would not have prayed for a miracle unless he had to.
could his son not simply ...
- ... have divorced her?
- ... marry a second wife?
(a) How did Rebbi Chanina ben Chachinai react when Rebbi Shimon bar Yochai
asked him to wait for the end of his son's Sheva B'rachos, so that they
could go to Yeshiva together?
(b) Upon his return, why did he sit on a bridge?
(c) How did he eventually discover the way to his house?
(d) His wife, who was sifting flour when he arrived home unexpectedly,
looked up and died from shock when she saw him.
What happened next?
(a) Rebbi Chama bar Bisa also went to Yeshivah for twelve years.
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he do to avoid making the same mistake as Rebbi Chanina bar Chachinai?
(b) What did he say when Rebbi Oshaya came and sat before him and began
plying him with strong Kashyos? Who was Rebbi Oshaya?
(c) Why did Rebbi Chama bar Bisa stand up when, after he arrived home, Rebbi
Oshaya entered? What did his wife comment at that point?
(d) Why did Rami bar Chama quote the Pasuk in Koheles "ve'ha'Chut
ha'Meshulash Lo bi'Meheirah Yinasek"?