Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
1) The Gemara asks why the Mishnah in Bechoros needs to teach us that the baby to be born after the Sandel, is not a Bechor for Pidyon ha'Ben.
(a) What is the Gemara's Kashya?2)
(a) Considering that the woman is anyway obligated to bring a Korban for the baby that accompanies the Sandel, why must the Mishnah tell us that she needs to bring a Korban for the Sandel?According to Rebbi Shimon, a Yotzei Dofen is considered a regular birth.
(b) In that case, why do we need the Mishnah?3)
(a) With regard to the above, what is the significance of the Beraisa which states that the two babies are wrapped together? (What problem does that create?)Rava establishes the Beraisa even if the babies were literally next to each other.
(c) How does *he* learn the two cases?4)
(a) Why does Rebbi Shimon hold that a Shilya is not the sign of a baby and that the mother is Tehorah?5) Five things carry the Shiur of a Tefach: Shilya, Shofar, Shedra, Dofen Sukah and Eizov. Shilya has already been clarified.
(a) What are the ramifications of the other four?6) 'Tefach al Tefach be'Rum Tefach Meruba Meivi es ha'Tumah, ve'Chotzeitz bi'Fenei ha'Tum'ah'.
(a) What do these two statements mean?'Even ha'Yotzei min ha'Tanur Tefach'.
(c) What does that mean, and why is it not included in the above list?'Tanurei Banos Tefach'.
(d) What does that mean, and why is it not included in the list?
(a) Why does the list not incorporate the lid of the Aron, which was a Tefach thick?8)
(a) When does Rav say that if a woman discharges a Shilya more than three days after she has given birth, we suspect that maybe there is a second baby, and when does he say that we do not?'Ein Tolin es ha'Shilya Ela be'Davar shel Kayama'.
(c) What does this mean, and why did this statement cause Shmuel to become upset with Rav Yehudah?9)
(a)What did Rebbi answer, when asked what whether one should connect the Shilya to the form of a raven that a woman had previously miscarried.10) The Beraisa writes that if the Shilya is not attached to the animal, we give it the Chumra of two babies.
(a) What is the reason for this?