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Pesachim 109


(a) Rebbi Eliezer in a Beraisa says 'Chotfin Matzah Bishevil Tinokos she'Lo Yishnu'.
What two meanings does this have?

(b) What else could it mean, if one were to omit the words 'she'Lo Yishnu'?

(c) Which are the only two occasions on which Rebbi Akiva would tell the Talmidim to leave the Beis Hamedrash?

(a) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Re'ei "ve'Samachta be'Chagecha", and how is this Mitzvah performed, according to ...
  1. ... the Tana Kama of the Beraisa?
  2. ... Rebbi Yehudah?
(b) If a man living in Eretz Yisrael fulfills this Mitzvah vis-a-vis his wife by buying her colored clothes, how does a man living in Bavel fulfill it?

(c) How does Rebbi Yehudah ben Beseira (in another Beraisa) reconcile the Pasuk in Ki Savo "ve'Zavachta Shelamim, ve'Achalta Sham, ve'Samachta ... " with the Pasuk in Tehilim "ve'Yayin Yesamach Levav Enosh"? What causes Simchah, meat or wine?

(a) Which measure in the Beis Hamikdash was the Kasta de'Murisa in Tzipori the equivalent of, and what was it used for?

(b) The original Tomen-measuring cup of Teverya was twenty-five per-cent larger than the Kasta de'Murisa. How did they measure the Revi'is of Pesach?

(c) How is a Revi'is shel Torah measured by finger-breadths?

(d) What are examples of a Revi'is shel Torah (since the Revi'is of wine on Pesach is purely mi'de'Rabbanan)?

(a) The Torah writes in Metzora "ve'Rachatz ba'Mayim es Kol Besaro". What do we learn from ...
  1. ... "ba'Mayim es Kol Besaro"
  2. ... "*ba*'Mayim"?
  3. ... "es Kol Besaro"?
(b) Based on the latter Pasuk, what is the Shiur of a Mikvah?

(c) To work out the Shiur of a Revi'is, we need to convert the Sa'in into Lugin and Beitzim, and the Amos into Tefachim and Etzba'os. How many ...

  1. ... Kabin are there in a Sa'ah?
  2. ... Lugin are there in a Kav?
  3. ... Beitzim are there in a Lug?
(d) And how many ...
  1. ... Tefachim in an Amah?
  2. ... Etzba'os in a Tefach?
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(a) What was the size of the Shulchan in the Beis Hamikdash?

(b) What two facilities existed in the Azarah for Toveling the holy vessels?

(c) Given that the Shulchan could be removed from its legs, why did the Gemara presume that it must have had joints?

(d) In which way does the Beraisa of Rebbi Chiya (regarding the Yam shel Shlomoh) dispense with that assumption?

(a) What problem does the Gemara have with the *four* cups that Chazal instituted at the Seder?

(b) Which four things should one not, according to the Beraisa, do in pairs?

(c) Will the problem exist even according to those who say that 'Zugos' (pairs) is confined to the number *two*, but not to *four*?

(a) The Gemara gives three answers to the above Kashya: Rav Nachman answers with the Pasuk in Bo "Leil Shimurim".
How does that dispense with the Kashya?

(b) Rava stresses the special qualities of the Kos shel Berachah. What does he mean?

(c) Ravina says 'Arba'ah Kosos Tiknu Rabbanan Derech Cheirus' ... What does *he* mean?

(a) Why can we not interpret 'Lo Ya'aseh Tzerachav T'rei' literally?

(b) How then, *do* we interpret it?

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