REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous dafPesachim 8
(a) Why is it not necessary to search a yard for Chametz?
(b) In which kind of area may one use sunlight to search for Chametz -
(if, for some reason or other, one was unable to search on the night of
(c) Then what is the Gemara referring to when it forbids searching for
Chametz by sunlight?
(a) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Chavakuk "ve'Nogah ka'Or Tihye ...
Karnayim mi'Yado Lo"?
(b) What Halachic proof do we have that a torch (consisting of two
combined flames) is better than a single flame?
(c) Then why is it not Kasher for Bedikas Chametz (four reasons)?
(a) The Beraisa lists the places that do not require Bedikah (which are
all derived from 'Kol Makom' in our Mishnah): Holes in the wall that are
either very high or very low; sloping roofs; the tops of the cupboards.
What else does the Beraisa include in the list?
(b) Raban Shimon ben Gamliel precludes the space underneath a dividing bed
from the list.
How do we reconcile this with another Beraisa, where he
appears to exempt the very same space from Bedikah?
(a) When does a wine-cellar require Bedikah, and why does an oil-cellar
never require Bedikah?
(b) What Din did they give to a beer-storage room in Bavel?
(c) Which kind of fish-storage room requires Bedikah, and which kind does
(d) Do the following require Bedikah: a room where one stores ...
- ... salt or wax?
- ... wood or dates?
(a) The Beraisa exempts the searcher from stretching his hands deep into
the hole in a wall, due to the element of danger involved.
Could this be
referring to the danger of scorpions?
(b) The Gemara concludes that indeed it is indeed because of scorpions,
but that we are speaking about a case when the wall had collapsed.
do we reconcile this with the Mishnah, which exempts one from the need to
destroy even known Chametz lying under a pile of rubble?
(a) 'Sheluchei Mitzvah Einan Nizokin'.
Answers to questions
Would it be correct to say that
this does not apply to searching a wall where there are scorpions for
Chamtz, because, in the process of searching, one may also search for a
needle that one dropped there (in which case he will not be fulfilling the
(b) Why then, *do* we contend with it?
(a) According to Rav Nachman bar Yitzchak, the Beraisa is referring to the
danger of gentiles, and the author is Pelimu.
What does this mean? What
does Pelimu say?
(b) How does he use the holes in the first instance, (becaue, if he did
not, he would not be obligated to search)?
(c) How do we now answer the Kashya from 'Sheluchei Mitzvah'?
(d) How does the Gemara prove this from Shmuel?
(a) What did Rav reply when they asked him whether the Talmidim who lived
in the valley may go very early in morning and late in the evening to
learn? How about the danger of demons?
The sweetest fruits in Eretz Yisrael are those of Ginusar (in the area of
the Kineret), and the finest hot springs, in Teveria.
(b)Were they permitted to return? From which Pasuk do we learn this?
(c) What 'Kal va'Chomer' do we learn from "ve'Lo Yachmod Ish es Artzecha"?
(d) Seeing as even on the return journey no harm will befall a Sheli'ach
Mitzvah, why do we need the Pasuk "ve'Lo Yachmod Ish es Artzecha"?
Why were these
distinctions not reserved for Yerushalayim (the city of Hashem)?
(a) What does the Gemara mean to ask when it says 'Martef Ma'an Dakar
Answers to questions
(b) What is the answer?
(c) According to Rav Yehudah, the two rows that one is obligated to search
in the wine-cellar (according to Beis Shamai), are the two complete
*outer* ones? Rebbi Yochanan understands Beis Shamai to mean 'Ke'min
What does *that* mean?
(d) Rav explains the 'Sh'tei Shuros ha'Chitzonos she'Hen ha'Elyonos' (of
Beis Hillel) to mean the very top outer row and the one below it.
does Shmuel explain it?