REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Sanhedrin 82
(a) What was Rav's initial response, when Rav Kahana asked him what
punishment was due to a Bo'el es ha'Kutis (often referred to as 'Bo'el
Aramis') who was not killed by a zealous person?
(b) He remembered, following a dream that Rav Kahana related to him, based
on a Pasuk in Mal'achi. "Bagdah Yehudah" he said, referred to Avodah-Zarah.
How did he interpret ...
(c) And the Pasuk concludes "Yachris Hashem la'Ish Asher Ya'asenah ... ".
- ... "ve'So'evah Ne'es'sah be'Yisrael ... "?
- ... "Ki Chilel Yehudah es K'dosh Hashem"?
- ... "u'Ba'al Bas Keil Neichar"?
How did Rav interpret the words ...
- ... "Er ve'Onah be'Ohalei Ya'akov"?
- ... "u'Magish Minchah la'Hashem Tzevakos"?
(a) What does Rebbi Chiya bar Avuyah ...
(b) What happened to it when Rebbi P'reida's grandfather once came across
it? What did he conclude?
- ... extrapolate from the Pasuk "u'Ba'al bas Keil Neichar"?
- ... say was written about the skull of Yehoyakim? Where was it lying and what was written on it?
(c) What prompted ...
(d) Why were Rebbi P'reida's grandfather's final words on the subject?
- ... him to wrap it in silks and place it in a box?
- ... his wife to burn it?
(a) When Rav Dimi arrived from Eretz Yisrael, he stated that it was the
Beis-Din of the Chashmona'im who decreed on 'Nashga'.
What is 'Nashga' the
(b) How, in this context, must we interpret ...
(c) And when Ravin arrived, he presented it as 'Nashgaz'.
- ... 'Nidah"?
- ... 'Shifchah'?
- ... 'Eishes Ish'?
What does the
'Zayin' stand for?
(d) Why did ...
- ... Ravin reject Rav Dimi's version?
- ... Rav Dimi reject Ravin's?
(a) What does Rav Chisda say about someone who asks a Rav whether he may go
ahead and kill a Bo'el Aramis?
(b) Rabah bar bar Chanah Amar Rebbi Yochanan says the same as Rav Chisda
What does he also say might have been if Zimri ...
(c) What prompted Zimri to do what he did?
- ... had separated from Kozbi?
- ... had turned round and killed Pinchas?
(d) So how did he oblige?
(a) How did Kozbi react when Zimri accosted her?
(b) And what was Zimri's response to Kozbi's comment?
(c) What did he then do?
(d) How did Moshe and the men who were with him react? Why did he not do
what Pinchas did?
(a) If Moshe forgot the Halachah, how does Rav explain the Pasuk "va'Yar
Pinchas ben Elazar?
(b) What did he remind Moshe that he had taught them when he came down from
(c) Whom did he mean when he referred to 'Achi Avi Aba'?
(d) And what was Moshe's famous reply?
(a) What does Shmuel mean when, to explain "va'Yar Pinchas", he quotes the
dictum 'Ein Chochmah, ve'Ein Tevunah ve'Eitzah Neged Hashem'? How does that
explain his subsequent actions?
Answers to questions
(b) According to Rebbi Yitzchak Amar Rebbi Elazar, he saw a Mal'ach.
was the Ma'l'ach doing, and what did he about it? Why did he then remove the
metal from the tip of the wooden spear?
(c) What do we learn from the words "va'Yikach Romach be'Yado"?
(d) What did he say to the B'nei Shimon to gain entry into the tent where
Zimri and Kozbi were?
(e) What was the B'nei Shimon's response?
(a) How many miracles occurred with Pinchas?
(b) The first miracle was that Zimri did not separate from Kozbi (which
would have forbidden Pinchas to take any action).
What else might Zimri
have done, but miraculously did not?
(c) If the third miracle was that Pinchas (who was not an experienced
swordsman) pierced Zimri and Kozbi in exactly the right spot, which fourth
miracle happened as he then picked them up with his sword?
(d) Which miracle occurred ...
- ... as he carried them through the tent entrance?
- ... after that? Why did the B'nei Shimon not kill him for having killed their Nasi?
(a) What did Pinchas say as he deposited them in front of Hashem?
(b) Why, according to Rebbi Elazar, does the Pasuk in Tehilim write
"va'Ya'amod Pinchas va'Yefalel", and not va'Yispalel"?
(c) How, as a result of his prayers, did ...
(d) What reward did Pinchas receive for having atoned for K'lal Yisrael?
- ... Hashem answer the Angels, who wanted to kill him for his brazenness?
- ... the Torah answer the tribes, who accused him of acting brashly because he was the son of a daughter of 'Puti'? Who was 'Puti'? What did the tribes mean?
(a) How does Rav Nachman Amar Rav explain the significance of the four
hundred and twenty four Be'ilos that Zimri made with Kozbi? What does this
have to do with the Pasuk "Zarzir Mosnayim O Tayash"?
(b) And what does the continuation "u'Melech Alkom Imo" mean?
(c) The Beraisa disagrees.
How many Be'ilos did Zimri have with Kozbi
according to the Tana?
(d) What does the Tana mean when he says 'Ad she'Na'aseh ke'Beitzah (or
(e) What else does he describe him as?
(a) Rav Kahana decribes the place where they lay as being sixty Amos. How
does Rav Yosef quoting a Beraisa, describe her womb?
(b) If, as Rav Sheishes says, Kozbi's real name was Sh'vilna'i, why does the
Torah call her Kozbi?
(c) Others say that Kozbi is the acronym of 'Kus Bi Am Zeh'.
(d) And what is the meaning of ...
- ... the saying 'What is Sh'vilna'i doing between the canes and the willows', or 'among the canes'?
- ... 'Gafsah le'Imah'?
(a) Zimri actually had five names. We have already explained that his real
name was 'Sh'lumiel ... ' and 'Zimri' because 'she'Na'aseh ke'Beitzah
Why was he called 'ben Salu'?
(b) He was also called 'Shaul' because he lent himself out for sin.
was he called 'ben ha'Cana'anis'?
(a) What did Rav Sheishes reply, when Rav Acha bar Huna asked him whether a
Kohen who served be'Tum'ah is Chayav Miysah or not? How did the former
resolve the She'eilah from our Mishnah?
Answers to questions
(b) How do we counter this argument by bringing the exact opposite argument?
(c) How do we reconcile this theory with our Mishnah which rules ...
- ... 'Mi she'Lakah ve'Shanah, Beis-Din Machnisin Oso le'Kipah' (even though no Chiyuv Miysah is mentioned here)?
- ... 'Gonev es ha'Kisva'?
- ... 'ha'Mekalel es ha'Kosem'?
- ... 'Bo'el es ha'Kutis'?