REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Nazir 43
(a) Rebbi Yochanan just established the 'Tum'ah u'Bi'ah' of Rabah Amar Rav
Huna (for which the Nazir will be Chayav two sets of Malkos) when they
warned him not to enter a house in which a dead person lay (mentioning both
the La'av of "Lo Yitama" and of "Lo Yavo").
On what basis does he become
Tamei for touching the corpse (bearing in mind that if we are speaking when
he actually touched it, he will already have been Tamei from the time he
entered the house in which case he is 'Mechulal ve'Omed)?
(b) At which stage does the Tum'ah of Bi'ah come into effect?
(c) What problem does this create with Rebbi Yochanan's answer?
(a) How do we refute the suggestion that it is speaking when he entered the
(b) Why do we not establish the case when he walked in backwards?
- ... with his arms at his sides, in which case both Tum'os come into effective simultaneously?
- ... with his head upright so that his body entered first?
(c) Which Kashya could we have asked on all the initial explanations that
would have disproved them all?
(d) How does Rav Papa finally establish Rabah Amar Rav Huna? How does the
Nazir enter the house in a way that the Tum'ah and the Bi'ah come at the
same time? How will he be Chayav Malkos, seeing as he didn't do anything?
(a) Mar bar Rav Ashi even finds a case where the Nazir walked into the house
under his own steam, yet he is Chayav for Tum'ah and Bi'ah simultaneously.
What is the case?
(b) What does ...
(c) According to Rebbi Yochanan, the Machlokes is purely a matter of
mechanics (from which Pasuk to derive it); otherwise, the two opinions do
- ... the Tana Kama of the Beraisa learn from the Pasuk "Leheichalo" (Emor, in connection with Kohanim)?
- ... Rebbi there learn from the Pasuk in Naso (written in connection with Nazir) "Lo Yitamei Lahem be'Mosam"?
What does Resh Lakish say?
(a) What does ...
(b) And from where does the Tana Kama learn the S'vara of 'Mechulal
- ... the Tana Kama of the above Beraisa learn from "be'Mosam"?
- ... Rebbi learn from "Leheichalo"?
(a) What does the Tana of another Beraisa say about a person who is cut up
or who is a Go'ses?
(b) What do we ask from this Beraisa on Resh Lakish?
(c) How could we easily have answered the Kashya?
(d) How do we in fact, answer it?
(a) Bearing in mind that we rule like Rebbi Yochanan against Resh Lakish,
which important Halachah concerning Tum'as Kohanim emerges from this Sugya?
Answers to questions
(b) The text of the Behag however, creates a problem with this ruling.
does the text of the Behag read?
(c) What would then be the Halachah according to him?
(a) What does Rav Chisda Amar Rav learn from the Pasuk in Emor (written in
connection with a Kohen Hedyot) "le'Aviv"?
(b) What did Rav Chisda reply when Rav Hamnuna asked him whether this would
also apply to someone whose father was walking in a robber-infested valley
and whom robbers decapitated?
(c) We query Rav Chisda's answer from a Beraisa, which describes a Meis
Mitzvah as 'Kol she'Ein Lo Kovrin' (whereas 'Kor'in, va'Acheirim Onin Oso,
Ein Zeh Meis Mitzvah').
How do we initially interpret this?
(d) How do we finally explain it, to resolve Rav Hamnuna's Kashya?
(a) Is a Kohen permitted to bury a Meis if there are Yisre'eilim who are
non-relatives in the vicinity?
(b) Then how will we account for the Sugya in Yevamos which permits a Kohen
to bury his wife who is a Ketanah should she die, even though she has
relatives who could do it?
(c) If she is not really a Meis Mitzvah, then how could Chazal enact a
Takanah permitting a Kohen to perform an Aveirah (seeing as we normally
assume their powers to be limited to transgressing negatively, but not
(a) What does the Tana of the Beraisa learn from the Pasuk in Emor (written
in connection with a Kohen's deceased unmarried sister) "Lah Yitama"?
(b) But have we not already learned this from "le'Aviv" (see Gilyon
(c) What does the Tana mean when he concludes 'Aval Machzir Hu al Etzem
(a) We reconcile this Beraisa with Rav Chisda Amar Rav who Darshened above
"le'Aviv", 'bi'Z'man she'Hu Shalem, ve'Lo bi'Z'man she'Hu Chaser', by
establishing the current Beraisa like Rebbi Yehudah.
What does Rebbi
(b) How can we establish the Reisha of the Beraisa like Rebbi Yehudah, when
Rebbi Yehudah's statement in fact, comprises the Seifa?
(c) In another Beraisa quoted by Rav Kahana, the Tana Darshens "Lah Yitama"
like the Tana in the previous Beraisa, but he adds the case of a 'k'Zayis
Natzal' and a 'M'lo Tarvad Rekev' to that of '(P'rat li')k'Zayis min
What is ...
- ... a 'k'Zayis Natzal'?
- ... a 'M'lo Tarvad Rekev'?
(a) The Tana does obligate a Kohen however, to render himself Tamei for the
skull and spine of his sister, as well as 'Rov Binyanah, ve'Rov Minyanah'.
From where does he learn this?
(b) What is the meaning of ...
(c) How do we know that this extends to the six other relatives that a Kohen
is obligated to bury?
- ... Rov Binyanah (see Rashi)?
- ... Rov Minyanah?
(d) How do we reconcile Rav with *this* Beraisa?
(a) Rav actually holds like the Tana of another Beraisa, which cites the
story of Rebbi Yitzchak (or Rebbi Tzadok ha'Kohen) whose father died.
What did they come to ask Rebbi Yehoshua ben Elisha and the four elders who
were with him, three years later?
Answers to questions
(b) What did he reply?