REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous dafPesachim 4
(a) Who was Ayvu?
(b) How could Rav be the son of both Rebbi Chiya's brother and his sister?
(c) Which two questions did Rebbi Chiya ask Rav when he came from Bavel,
and what do we learn from Rav's reply?
(d) When Rebbi Chiya understood that his brother and sister were both no
longer alive, he instructed his servant to remove his (Rebbi Chiya's)
shoes, and to then carry his fresh clothes after him to the bath-house.
Which three Halachos did he teach us?
(a) What did people comment about the man who would constantly say 'Come,
let's go to a judge!'?
(b) And what did they say about the man who would always sing the praises
of the sea-shore. 'Even a bush by the sea-shore', he would say, 'is like a
tall tree elsewhere!'?
(a) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Vayeira "Vayashkem Avraham
(b) Why does that present us with a Kashya on our Mishnah: 'Or le'Arba'ah-
Asar Bodkin es he'Chametz'? Why would this not have been difficult had Or
(c) For which two reasons *did* Chazal institute Bedikas Chametz at
(d) What should one not therefore do once the time for Bedikas Chametz
(a) The Gemara asks who will be obligated to search for Chametz by a house
that was rented on the fourteenth (on the assumption that the owner had
not yet fulfilled the Mitzvah).
Answers to questions
What are the two sides of the Sha'aleh?
(b) Why is there no proof from the Beraisa, which obligates the hirer to
affix the Mezuzah? Why is Bedikas Chametz any different?
(c) What is the Gemara's conclusion?
(a) The Gemara asks whether someone who rents an apartment on the morning
of the fourteenth can assume that the owner searched for Chametz, or must
he now perform the search.
They asked whether someone who rents a house on the thirteenth (see Tosfos
DH 'ha'Maskir), or on the fourteenth (see Ritvo), on the understanding
that it is Chametz-free, and then discovers that it is not, can they then
claim that it is a 'false sale', and negate the conditions of the rental.
How does Abaye resolve this Sha'aleh?
How do we try to resolve this from the
Beraisa, which legitimizes anyone, even women, slaves and children (who
are not normally eligible to give testimony) to testify on the fourteenth,
that the owner of a certain house searched for Chametz the previous night?
(b) What precedent do we have for this regarding the Din of Ma'asros?
(c) Considering that the previous Din concerns 'Chaverim' only, the proof
itself is not fool-proof.
Why does the Lashon of the Beraisa 'ha'Kol
Ne'emanim al Bi'ur Chametz' negate that explanation?
(d) If we adopt the alternative explanation - namely, that the house is
considered examined only because of the testimony of the woman etc., why
will we not be able to prove that the house per se, does not have a
Chazakah of having been examined? How do we finally establish the Beraisa,
and why are they believed?
(a) Both Rebbi Meir and Rebbi Yehudah (who argue over eating Chametz in
the final hour before midday), agree that Chametz is forbidden after mid-
day - min ha'Torah.
Answers to questions
How do we know that it is not just a Rabbinical
(b) Why can we not take the Pasuk in Bo "Ach *ba'Yom ha'Rishon* Tashbisu"
(c) How do we know that it does not come to preclude the Pasuk of "Shiv'as
*Yamim* Se'or Lo Yimatzei" - i.e. that "Shiv'as Yamim" forbids the *day*
of the fifteenth, and "Ach ba'Yom ha'Rishon", that he must begin
destroying it as soon as the night begins (and not just before daybreak)?