REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Moed Katan 15
MOED KATAN 14, 15 - anonymously dedicated my an Ohev Torah and Marbitz Torah
in Ramat Beit Shemesh, Israel.
(a) What do we infer from the Pasuk in Shemini "Rosheichem Al Tifromu"?
(b) May a Menudeh and a Metzora cut their hair (or wash their clothes)?
(c) According to the Tana Kama, when a Menudeh dies, they stone his grave.
How does Rebbi Yehudah qualify this?
(a) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Yechezkel "ve'Lo Sa'ateh al Safah'?
(b) Rav Yosef learns from a Beraisa in Ta'anis (regarding a fast for rain)
've'Hein Mis'atfin ve'Yoshvin ki'Menudin ... ' that Menudin are also
obligated to cover their heads.
How does Abaye refute Rav Yosef's proof?
(c) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Tazri'a "ve'al Safam Ya'ateh"?
(a) What do we infer from the Pasuk in Yechezkel "Pe'ercha Chavush Alecha"?
(b) Is a Menudeh Chayav to wear Tefilin?
(a) What does Rebbi Eliezer in the Beraisa learn from ...
(b) What does Rebbi Akiva learn from the 'Gezeirah-Shavah' "Havayah (i.e.
"Yihyeh [Faru'a]") "Havayah" from Tzara'as ha'Beged"?
- ... "ve'ha'Tzaru'a"?
- ... "Begadav Yihyu Ferumim"?
- ... "ve'Rosho Yihyeh Faru'a"?
(c) We do not know whether a Menudeh is permitted to wear Tefilin or not.
How do we try to resolve the She'eilah by Metzora from this Derashah?
(d) On what grounds does Rav Papa reject this proof? What else might 'Davar
she'Chutz mi'Gufo' refer to?
(a) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Yechezkel "Ha'anek Dom"?
(b) Why is there no proof from the Beraisa in Ta'anis 'u'vi'She'eilas Shalom
she'Bein Adam la'Chaveiro, ki'B'nei Adam ha'Nezufin la'Makom' that a Menudeh
too, is forbidden to greet?
(c) What do we learn from the Beraisa which derives from the Pasuk in
Tazri'a "ve'al *Safam* Ya'ateh", 'she'Yehei ki'Menudeh u'che'Aveil ve'Asur
(d) Why is there then no proof from here that a Menudeh too, is Asur to
(a) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Yechezkel "Ha'anek *Dom*"?
(b) What is the difference between a Menudeh and a Muchram?
(c) A Menudeh may teach and others may teach him, he may hire and he may be
What is the equivalent Halachah by a Muchram?
(d) May a Muchram ...
- ... study Torah?
- ... who is a store-keeper sell his products?
- ... sell water?
(a) We ask whether a Metzora is permitted to study Torah. How do we
resolve this She'eilah from a Beraisa, which bases itself on the Pasuk in
Va'eschanan "ve'Hoda'tam le'Vanecha ve'li'V'nei Vanecha, Yom Asher Amadta
Lifnei Hashem Elokecha be'Choreiv"? How does the Tana interpret that Pasuk?
(b) Why should there be a difference between a Ba'al Keri and other forms of
(c) How do we learn from the woman from Teko'ah that an Aveil is forbidden
to wash clothes?
(d) May A Menudeh and a Metzora wash clothes?
(a) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Shemini "Lo Sifromu"?
Answers to questions
(b) The She'eilah whether a Menudeh is obligated to rent his garments or not
What do we learn from the Pasuk in Tazri'a "Begadav
(c) Why is an Aveil obligated to overturn his bed?
(d) Does this obligation extends to a Menudeh and a Metzora?
(a) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Amos "ve'Hafachti Chageichem
(b) We reject Rav Yosef's proof from a Beraisa in Ta'anis ('ve'Chein Atah
Motzei bi'Menudeh u've'Aveil') that a Menudeh too, is forbidden to do work.
If the Beraisa does not refer to the prohibition of work, then what does it
(c) The She'eilah whether a *Metzora* is permitted to work remains
unresolved. We do however, resolve the She'eilah with regard to a *Menudeh*
from a Beraisa (which we already quoted on Amud 'Aleph').
What does the
Beraisa say in this regard?
(a) We learn from the Pasuk in Shmuel (with regard to Aveilus) "ve'Al
Tasuchi Shemen" that an Aveil is forbidden to wash.
What does washing have
to do with anointing?
(b) We again reject Rav Yosef's proof (regarding a Menudeh) from the same
Beraisa in Ta'anis as he brought earlier, in the same way as we did there.
Does the prohibition of washing in fact, extend to a Menudeh and to a
(c) We learn from the Pasuk in Yechezkel "u'Ne'alecha Tasim be'Raglecha"
that an Aveil is forbidden to wear shoes.
How does the Beraisa qualify
(d) May a Menudeh and a Metzora wear shoes?
(a) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Shmuel 2 "va'Yanchem David es
Bas-Sheva Ishto, va'Yavo Eleha"?
(b) Why is there no proof from the Dor ha'Midbar, who lived normally with
their wives during the thirty-eight years that they were Menudin, that
Tashmish ha'Mitah is permitted to a Menudeh?
(c) But did we not say earlier that a Menudeh la'Shamayim is *worse* than a
(a) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Tazri'a "ve'Yashav mi'Chutz le'Ohalo
... "? How do we learn it from there?
(b) What is the source for the saying 'Ein Ohalo Ela Ishto'?
(c) The Beraisa which quotes that Pasuk adds 'she'Yehei ki'Menudeh
Why is there no proof from there that Tashmish
ha'Mitah is forbidden to a Menudeh, too?
(a) How does Rebbi Shimon in a Beraisa learn from the word "Sh'lamim" that
an Aveil is forbidden to send his Korban through a Sh'li'ach?
Answers to questions
(b) Why is there no proof from the Dor ha'Midbar (who sent their Korbanos as
usual even during the thirty-eight years that they were Menudin), that a
Menudeh is permitted to send his Korbanos?
(c) The Pasuk in Yechezkel, informing us when a Tamei Kohen may re-enter the
Beis Hamikdash, writes "ve'Acharei Taharaso Shiv'as Yamim Yisperu Lo ... ".
The basic Pasuk refers to the eighth day after he became Tamei Meis.
do we learn from ...
(d) What ...
- ... "Yisperu Lo"?
- ... "Yakriv Chataso", (Divrei Rebbi Yehudah)? Which Korban does this refer to?
- ... do we learn from this last Derashah?
- ... does Rebbi Shimon learn from the (same) Pasuk "be'Vo'o Yakriv"?