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Pesachim 112

PESACHIM 112 - this Daf has been dedicated by Lee and Marsha Weinblatt of Teaneck N.J.


(a) What happens to a person who always places ...
  1. ... his hand on his mustache (or in that location)?
  2. ... his hand on his forehead?
  3. ... food under his bed (even once)?
(b) Under which circumstances should one refrain from drinking water on Tuesday night and Friday night?

(c) If one is thirsty and needs a glass of water one has the option of first saying the 'Shiv'ah Kolos'.
What are the Shiv'ah Kolos?

(d) If this is difficult, what alternatives does one have?

(a) What sort of water should one refrain from drinking at night-time, and why is that?

(b) If one is thirsty however, and has a companion, he has the option of doing the same as in 1d.
Bearing in mind, that the name of the demon is Shavriri, what does a thirsty person do if he has no companion?

(a) Our Mishnah taught that even a poor person who receives from the Tamchuy should be given four cups of wine for the Seder.
But is that not obvious? Why might we have thought that he should not?

(b) Rebbi Akiva says that one should rather make one's Shabbos a weekday than rely on people.
Does this mean that a very poor man should eat dry bread on Shabbos?

(c) We learn that a Jew should exert himself and go beyond his means in order to do the will of Hashem, from a statement by Rebbi Yehudah ben Teima. What did he say concerning a leopard, an eagle, a deer and a lion?

(a) Rebbi Akiva gave his son seven instructions: Why should a person not ...
  1. ... learn in a public-place?
  2. ... live in a town that is run by Talmidei-Chachamim?
  3. ... enter one's home without warning?
  4. ... go without shoes?
(b) How early should one eat ...
  1. ... in the summer?
  2. ... in the winter?
(c) What sort of partners should one enter into business with?

(d) We learn from the Pasuk in Iyov "Ma'aseh Yadav Berachta", that anyone who received a Perutah from Iyov was blessed.
What does the Gemara prove from there?

(a) What did Rebbi Shimon bar Yochai threaten to do if the imprisoned Rebbi Akiva would not teach him Torah?

(b) What did Rebbi Akiva answer him (See Agados Maharsha)?

(c) What did Rebbi Shimon mean when he replied 'u'Mi be'Sakanah'?

(a) Rebbi Akiva subsequently taught him five things:
What did he mean when he said 'Im Bikashta Leichanek, Hitaleh be'Ilan Gadol'?

(b) Why is it important to teach one's children from a corrected Sefer?

(c) Why should one avoid marrying a divorcee during the life-time of her previous husband?

(d) Some say that one should even avoid marrying a widow.
Why is that?

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7) What is ...

  1. ... 'Mitzvah ve'Guf Gadol'?
  2. ... 'Mitzvah ve'Guf Tahor'?
(a) Rebbi issued his sons with four commands:
What was wrong with living in Shechintziv?

(b) When he told them not to sleep on the bed of a gentile women, he may have meant ...

1. ... that they should not go to sleep without reciting the Shema. But he may also have meant exactly what he said.
Why would that be?
2. ... that they should not marry a convert.
Why not?
(c) Rebbi also commanded them to avoid ...
1. ... paying customs duties.
2. ... an ox when it comes up from the meadow.
What sort of ox was he referring to, and why should one avoid it?
(a) If one is advised to leave a distance of at least fifty Amos between oneself and a Shor Tam, how far should one keep away from a Shor Mu'ad?

(b) What did Rebbi Meir advise one to do if one sees the head of an ox among the palm-trees?

(c) What is the difference between: an ox, a lion, a camel and a boat?

(d) Skins, fish, a cup, hot water, eggs and white lice all cause leprosy. What do each of these mean?

(a) Rav Papa said that one should one not enter a house bare-footed, where there is a cat.
Why not?

(b) What is the other version of Rav Papa's warning?

(a) Rebbi Yishmael b'Rebbi Yossi commanded Rebbi three things:
Why should one not ...
  1. ... make a Din Torah with three people?
  2. ... stand looking at an article for sale if one has no money with which to buy it?
(b) He also forbade him to be with his wife the night she Toveled.
Why would this not apply nowadays?

(c) Rebbi Yossi b'Rebbi Yehudah also commanded Rebbi three things: Not to go out alone at night-time.
To which nights does this refer, and what does this have to do with Igras Bas Machalas?

(d) He also commanded him not to stand in front of a light, naked, and not to enter a new bath-house.
Why should one not enter a new bath-house? How long is a bath-house called new in this regard?

(a) What happens to someone who ...
  1. ... stands in front of a light, naked?
  2. ... is intimate with his wife by the light of a lamp?
(b) The same will happen to someone who is intimate with his wife when there is a small child asleep on the same bed.
What age child are we talking about?

(c) On which part of the bed is he sleeping?

(d) In which case is it permitted anyway?

(a) What does the fact that Igras Bas Machalas with her 180,000 destructive angels is confined to Tuesday and Friday night have to do with Rebbi Chanina ben Dosa?

(b) A similar episode occured with Abaye.
What did *he* decree on her?

(c) Why is Abaye referred to as 'Nachmeini'?

(d) Why did they erroneously think that Igras continued to pass through residential areas after that episode?

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