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Shabbos 33


(a) The punishment for Inuy ha'Din, Ivus ha'Din and Kilkul ha'Din, is the enemy's sword, marauders, pestilence, drought and hunger in various forms.
What is the difference between Inuy ha'Din, Ivus ha'Din and Kilkul ha'Din?

(b) For Shevu'as Shav and Shevu'as Sheker, Chilul Hashem and Chilul Shabbos, it is a drop in numbers of the flocks and the herds, and of people, and the streets becoming desolate.
What is the difference between a Shevu'as Shav and a Shevu'as Sheker?

(c) What is the punishment for murder?

(d) And what is the punishment for idolatry and adultery, and for not keeping the laws of Shemitah and Yovel?

(a) Which sin would Yisrael have transgressed, if they began suffering Tzaros and harsh decrees, their young men began dying and the widows to cry out in vain?

(b) What do we learn in this regard from the Pasuk in Yeshayah "ve'Od Yado Netuyah"?

(c) And what de we learn - also in this regard - from the Pasuk in Mishlei ...

  1. ... "Shuchah Amukah *Pi Zarus*"?
  2. ... "Ze'om Hashem Yipol Sham"?
(a) What does 'ha'Memarek Atzmo la'Aveirah' mean?

(b) What happens to someone who does this?

(c) There are three kinds of Hadrokun: 'Shel Aveirah, Avah; ve'Shel Ra'av, Tafu'ach, ve'Shel Keshafim, Dak'.
What does this mean?

(d) There is a fourth kind, which comes for not relieving oneself when the need arises.
Seeing that Rava warned of this, how is it possible, that he himself faltered in this very point, and suffered from dropsy?

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4) There are four signs: Hodroken is sign a of a adultery.
What is ...

  1. ... jaundice;
  2. ...poverty (in Torah);
  3. ... choking ...
... a sign of?


(a) According to 1. Rebbi Yehudah, Askara is a punishment Lashon ha'Ra; 2. according to Rebbi Elazar b'Rebbi Yossi, for eating Tevel; 3. according to Rebbi Shimon, it is a punishment for Bitul Torah.
Why, according to each, does Askarah begin from the stomach, and end in the mouth?

(b) From where do we know that ...

  1. Lashon ha'Ra;
  2. Bitul Torah ...
... is Chayav Misah bi'Yedei Shamayim?

(c) If Askara is the punishment for Bitul Torah, then why do ...

  1. ... women;
  2. ... gentiles;
  3. ... children;
  4. ... Tinokos shel Beis Rabban - who study Torah all day ...
... contract it

(d) How can Rebbi Elazar b'Rebbi Yossi ascribe choking here to eating Tevel, when in a Beraisa earlier, he ascribed it to Lashon ha'Ra?

(a) Why was Rebbi Yehudah called 'the chief spokesman everywhere'? How did acquire that title?

(b) How did Rebbi Yossi and Rebbi Shimon respectively, react to Rebbi Yehudah's statement?

(c) How did the Romans get to know what was said at that meeting?

(d) What was the Romans' response to Rebbi Yossi and Rebbi Shimon's respective reactions?

(a) What made Rebbi Shimon decide to move his and his son, Rebbi Elazar's hiding-place, from the Beis Hamedrash to the cave?

(b) How did they survive for twelve years?

(c) How did their clothes last that long?

(d) How did they discover that the decree had been rescinded?

(a) Why did Rebbi Shimon and Rebbi Elazar have to return to the cave?

(b) On what grounds did they leave, after spending one more year there?

(c) What did Rebbi Shimon tell his son, who, in his anguish (at seeing people not studying Torah), could not restrain himself from burning up Hashem's world?

(d) When were they finally pacified, and why was that old man carrying two bundles of myrtle-twigs?

(a) What caused Rebbi Pinchas ben Ya'ir to cry?

(b) What did Rebbi Shimon reply, when Rebbi Pinchas expressed his anguish at seeing his father-in-law in such a state?

(c) What role reversal had now taken place between Rebbi Shimon and his son-in-law , from the time that Rebbi Shimon had entered the cave?

(a) Why did Rebbi Shimon decide to rectify something that needed rectification, and from whom did he learn this?

(b) Which one of three things did Ya'akov initiate, following his encounter with Eisav?

(c) From where do Chazal know that Ya'akov initiated something?

(d) Ya'akov arrived "Shalem" in the city of Shechem.
Which three things does "Shalem" incorporate?

(a) What did Rebbi Shimon bar Yochai rectify, and how did he set about doing it?

(b) What did he say to that old man who protested and said 'Tihar ben Yochai Beis ha'Kevaros?

(c) Which two people did he turn into a pile of bones

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