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Nedarim 32


(a) According to Rebbi Yehudah bar Bizna, what role did ...
  1. ... the angels 'Af' and 'Cheimah' play in the episode of Moshe's laxness?
  2. ... Tziporah play?
(b) According to Rebbi Yehudah bar Bizna, Moshe wanted to kill the two angels, but Hashem stopped him.
What do others say?

(c) What problem does the Pasuk in Eikev "Ki Yagorti Mipnei ha'Af ve'ha'Cheimah" then pose?

(d) Some answer that there were two Mal'achim called Cheimah.
What do others say?

2) The last opinion cited in our Mishnah, cited the Pasuk in Yirmiyah "Im Lo B'risi, Yomam va'Laylah ... Lo Samti" to sing the praise of Milah. Rebbi Elazar however, disagrees with this interpretation of 'B'risi'.
How does *he* interpret it? To what will we then attribute the world's creation?


(a) Why was Avraham initially afraid when Hashem said to him "His'halech Lefanai ve'Heyei Samim"?

(b) How did Hashem allay his fears?

(c) What does Rav Yitzchak learn, regarding Temimus (obeying Hashem without asking any questions), from the Pasuk in Shmuel "Im Chasid Tis'chasad, Im G'var Tamim Titamam"?

(d) What does Rav Hoshaya say happens to a person who goes with Temimus before Hashem?

(a) When Hashem informed Avraham that Sarah would bear him a son, why did he have difficulty in understanding how this was possible?

(b) Based on the Pasuk "Vayotzei Oso ha'Chutzah", Hashem reassured him. How did he do this?

(a) What does Rebbi say will happen to a person who indulges in black-magic?

(b) Does this stem from the Pasuk in Balak "Ki *Lo* Nachash be'Ya'akov"?

(c) What does the Beraisa quoted by Rav Ahavah Brei de'Rebbi Zeira learn from this Pasuk, which concludes "ka'Eis Ye'amer le'Ya'akov u'le'Yisrael Mah Pa'al Keil"?

(d) How is this too, a matter of 'Midah Keneged Midah'?

(a) A number of reasons are given as to why Avraham's descendants had to suffer in Egypt for two hundred and ten years. Based on the Pasuk in Vayeira "Vayarek es Chanichav Yelidei Beiso", Rebbi Avahu Amar Rebbi Elazar ascribes it to the fact that he mobilized Talmidei-Chachamim (his disciples) to fight against the four kings.
What does ...
  1. ... Shmuel learn from the Pasuk "Bamah Eida Ki Irashenah" (ibid.)?
  2. ... Rebbi Yochanan learn from the Pasuk "Ten Li ha'Nefesh, ve'ha'Rechush Kach Lach" (ibid.)?
(b) Rav interprets "Vayarek es Chanichav Yelidei Beiso" to mean that Avraham inspired them to fight with words of Torah (see also Rosh).

(c) How else might we explain Rav's statement?

(d) How does Shmuel explain it?

(a) Rav Ami bar Aba puts Eliezer on a par with all the other three hundred and eighteen men who fought together with Avraham.
What do others point out?

(b) What does Rav Ami bar Aba learn from the Pasuk in Toldos "*Eikev* Asher Shama Avraham be'Koli"?

(c) And what does he comment on ...

  1. ... the word 'ha'Satan'?
  2. ... the fact that Avraham was initially called Avram, and that when he performed the Milah, Hashem changed his name to Avraham?
(d) Which four limbs, besides that of the Milah, are we talking about? What does Rav Ami bar Aba then mean to say?
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(a) "Ir Gedolah", in the Pasuk in Koheles, refers to the body, and "Anashim Bah Me'at" to the limbs.
What is meant by ...
  1. ... "Melech Gadol"?
  2. ... "Metzodim va'Charamim"?
  3. ... "Ish Miskein ve'Chacham"?
(b) How will the latter save the city?

(c) And what is meant by the statement "ve'Adam Lo Zachar es ha'Ish ha'Miskein ha'Hu"?

(d) Another Pasuk there teaches us that Teshuvah and good deeds performed by the ten rulers strengthen the wise man. Five of the rulers are synonymous with the five limbs mentioned above.
With which limbs are the other five synonymous?

(a) What does Rebbi Zecharyah in the name of Rebbi Yishmael learn from the Pasuk in Vayeira "u'Malki-Tzedek ... ve'Hu Cohen le'Keil Elyon"? Who was Malki-Tzedek?

(b) What did he do to lose that merit?

(c) In the end, the Kehunah was given to the descendants of Avraham.
But was Avraham not also a descendent of Shem?

(d) What does Rebbi Zecharayah learn from "ve*'Hu* Kohen ... "?

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(a) Is someone who is Mudar Ma'achal from his friend permitted to borrow from him ...
  1. ... a strainer, a sieve or a mill?
  2. ... a shirt, a ring, a cloak or nose-rings?
(b) Besides this latter list, what other difference exists between someone who is Mudar Hana'ah from his friend and someone who is Mudar from him only Ma'achal?

(c) Why does the Tana include in the former list (of things that are forbidden even to someone who is Mudar Ma'achal) the things that he did, rather than pots and spit-rods and the like?

(a) Why must the author of our Mishnah (who forbids a Mudar Hana'ah to walk in the Madir's property) be Rebbi Eliezer? What does Rebbi Eliezer say?

(b) What would the Rabbanan say in the same case?

(c) Will the Rabbanan also argue with Rebbi Eliezer with regard to sitting in his courtyard?

(d) Rabeinu Chananel and Rabeinu Tam rule like the Chachamim.
Why does the Ramban rule like Rebbi Eliezer?

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