REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous dafPesachim 7
(a) From which moment does Chametz become Asur mi'de'Rabbanan?
(b) What are 'Chiti Kurdenaisa', and why are they mentioned here?
(c) How is it possible for Chametz de'Rabbanan to over-ride Kidushin
(d) Why is it not possible to make Bitul Chametz, once the sixth hour
(a) In view of the above, how will we explain the Beraisa, which permits
someone sitting in the Beis-Hamedrash, who remembers that he has Chametz
at home, to be Mavatel his Chametz on Yom-Tov?
(b) How does the Gemara prove this from the fact that the Beraisa speaks
about a Talmid who is sitting in the Beis Hamedrash (in front of his
(a) How does the Gemara initially explain Rav's statement 'ha'Pas
she'Ifshah, Keyvan she'*Ravsah Matzah*, Muteres?
(b) What is the problem with this explanation?
(c) Why was money that one found in Yerushalayim in front of the animal
merchants, always Ma'aser-Sheni?
(a) If money was found in the streets of Yerushalayim, it would depend
upon whether it was found on Yom-Tov (when it would be Ma'aser) or during
the rest of the year (when it would be Chulin)? Why should this Din be
different than money found on Har Habayis, which was always Chulin?
If we always contend with the last one, how will we explain the Beraisa,
where Rebbi Yossi b'Rebbi Yehudah considers money that was found in a box
to be Ma'aser, if it was used mainly for Ma'aser - irrespective of what it
was used for last (three answers)?
(b) Why was Har Habayis not swept every day like the streets of
(c) What does the Gemara prove from the latter case (of money found in the
streets of Yerushalayim)?
(d) So how do we amend Rav's statement regarding Pas she'Ifshah, and what
is the Chidush?
Answers to questions
(a) Rav Papa and Rav Papi (both quoting Rava) agree that 'Leva'er Chametz'
is a good text. What then, is their Machlokes?
(b) Seeing that one is about to *search* for Chametz, why does one then
recite 'Al *Bi'ur* Chametz'?
(a) Why will even Rav Papi concede that one must recite 'Al ha'Milah' and
(b) Does anyone recite 'Lamul'?
(c) According to Rav Papi, what would be the text ...
(d) According to Rav Papi, why is the text for the Berachah over taking
the Lulav 'Al Netilas Lulav'?
- ... of someone who was Shechting a Chulin animal (even his own)?
- ... of someone who was Shechting his Korban, and why the difference?
(a) According to what we have just learned, when decribing the Berachah
over the Lulav, instead of 'Natlo La'tzes Bo, Omer' ... what should the
Beraisa have said?
(b) Why then, does the Tana say 'Latzeis'?
(c) According to the Din of the Beraisa, when does one recite
'Shehechiyanu' over the Mitzvos of Lulav and Sucah?
(d) The Gemara concludes that the correct text of the Berachah is 'Al
What ramifications does this have with regard to the
text of the Berachah over Bris Milah?
(a) Rav Yehudah quoting Shmuel, says 'Kol ha'Mitzvos Mevarech Aleihen Over
What does this mean?
(b) The Gemara cites sources from Shmuel and Michah for this.
the source from the Torah?
(c) Which is the sole exception to this rule, and why is that?
(a) Initially, Shofar was also presented as an exception.
Why might this
(b) On what grounds is it rejected?
(a) The Gemara learns the obligation to search for Chametz by the light of
a lamp from a series of Derashos 'Metzi'a ("Se'or Lo Yimatzei
be'Vateichem") mi'Metzi'a, u'Metzi'a me'Chipus, ve'Chipus mi'Chipus,
ve'Chipus mi'Neros, ve'Neros mi'Ner. It is obvious that these Derashos are
only an Asmachta.
Answers to questions
Which incident would one connect with ...
(b) 'Ner' refers to the Pasuk in Mishlei "Ner Hashem Nishmas Adam, Chofes
Kol Chadrei Baten".
- ... the second 'Metzi'a' and with the first 'Chipus'?
- ... the second 'Chipus' and the first 'Neros'?
Why do we need this last Pasuk? Why can we not learn
it from the Neros of Yerushalayim?