REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous dafPesachim 65
(a) What title did the third group earn itself?
(b) What is the connection between it and spicers and tanners, sons and
(a) The Kohanim would wash out the Azarah against the wishes of the
Chachamim. According to Rav Chisda, the Chachamim in this case, is Rebbi
Eliezer (or those who hold of his opinion), but not the Chachamim of Rebbi
What does Rebbi Eliezer say?
(b) What do the Rabbanan hold?
(c) Rav Ashi maintains that the Chachamim of Rebbi Eliezer would also agree
with Rebbi Eliezer that washing the floor of the Azarah is forbidden.
(d) Rebbi Eliezer is also Mechayav Chatas, someone who makes smetana or
cheese, settles the dust by sprinkling water, or removes honey-combs from a
With which two of these do the Rabbanan also agree?
(a) Rebbi Yehudah in our Mishnah rules that the Kohanim would scoop up one
cupful of blood from the floor of the Beis ha'Mikdash and sprinkle it on the
On what grounds do the Chachamim disagree with him?
(b) How does Rebbi Yehudah counter their argument?
(c) If the Kohanim are alert, then how did the blood spill in the first
(a) The Gemara asks from the large amount of Dam ha'Tamtzis which ought to
render the or two cupfuls of Dam ha'Nefesh which spilt, Batel. On what
grounds does the Gemara reject the answer that, according to Rebbi Yehudah,
one is Chayav Kares for drinking Dam ha'Tamtzis, just like one is for Dam
Answers to questions
(b) Then why *is* the Dam ha'Nefesh not Batel?
(a) Every Erev Pesach they would plug the outlet through which the blood
flowed out of the Azarah.
Why did they do this according to ...
(b) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Shoftim "La'amod Leshares"?
- ... Rebbi Yehudah?
- the Chachamim?
(c) Why was the blood in which the Kohanim had to wallow not a Chatzitzah?
(a) What is the problem with the Kohanim's clothes?
(b) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Tzav "Mido Vad" and how does that
prevent us from answering this question?
(c) Why can we not solve the problem by establishing the Beraisa by carrying
the limbs to the ramp, which, the Gemara suggests, is not an Avodah?
(d) So how *do* we establish the case, to solve the problem?
(a) In view of all the blood, how did they manage to transport the limbs on
to the ramp, and the blood on to the Mizbei'ach?
(b) What is wrong with the text in our Mishnah 'Nasnam be'Meigis,
ve'Hiktiran Al Gabei ha'Mizbei'ach'?
(c) How does the Gemara amend it?
(d) How did they used to carry their Pesachim to the location where it was
to be roasted?
(a) The Shechitah of the Korban Pesach, the Zerikah and the cleaning out of
its innards all over-ride the prohibitions of Shabbos, whereas its roasting
and the washing of its innards do not.
Why the difference?
(b) The Chachamim forbid carrying it to the Azarah, leading it from outside
the Techum and removing its warts on Yom-Tov.
What does Rebbi Eliezer hold
and what is the source of the Machlokes?
(c) How does Rebbi Eliezer learn his leniency from a Kal va'Chomer from the
(d) How does Rebbi Yehoshua counters the Kal va'Chomer from the general Din
(a) Rebbi Akiva sides with Rebbi Yehoshua.
Answers to questions
What proof does he bring for
him from Haza'ah? What kind of Haza'ah is he referring to?
(b) Rebbi Eliezer retorted 've'Aleha Ani Dan'.
What does this mean?
(c) Rebbi Akiva knew full-well that the word "be'Mo'ado" (Beha'aloscha)
comes to permit the Shechitah of the Pesach even on Shabbos.
What was he
driving at when he asked Rebbi Eliezer that if Haza'ah, which is only
de'Rabanan, is not Docheh Shabbos, then how much more so Shechitah, which is
(d) Rebbi Akiva finally issues a K'lal - 'Kol Melachah' ... (which is
What does the K'lal say?