REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous dafShabbos 41
(a) Why should one not place one's hand in front of the Mekom ha'Milah when
(b) Why did Rebbi Avahu then do so?
(c) What did other Rabbanan used to do when going down to the river to
Tovel, and when returning?
(a) Why is it forbidden to touch the Mekom ha'Milah?
(b) Why might it possibly be permitted to do so when going to Tovel in a
(c) The Gemara proves this from the Mishnah of 'Baleshes ha'Nichnas
What does the Mishnah say, and what is the proof from there for
(a) What useful tips - concerning someone who Tovels - did Rebbi Zeira
learn from Rav Yehudah before leaving Bavel for Eretz Yisrael?
(b) How did Rebbi Zeira interpret the Pasuk in Yirmiyah "Bavelah Yavo'u,
(a) About what does the Beraisa say ...
1. ... 'Achilaso Dam, ve'Zehu Techilas Choli Me'ayim?
(b) Which three things does the Beraisa advise someone who bathes in hot
water to do?
2. ... 'Achilaso Merakeves, ve'Zehu Techilas Rei'ach Ra?
(a) The Mishnah permits one to drink from a 'Muliar ha'Garuf', but not from
an Antichi ha'Garuf'.
The Mishnah writes 'ha'Meicham she'Pinehu, Lo Yiten le'Tocho Tzonan
What is a 'Muliar', and what is an 'Antichi'?
(b) Why may one drink from the former on Shabbos, but not from the latter?
(c) Rabbah permits the water in the Antichi that we have described; in his
opinion, an Antichi is a 'Bei Kiri'.
What is a 'Bei Kiri', and why is
it more stringent than an Antichi?
(d) The Gemara proves that an 'Antichi' is indeed a 'Bei Dudi', like Rav
Nachman bar Yitzchak explains, from a Beraisa, which gives the reason for
the prohibition to drink from it 'Mipnei she'Nechushtah Mechamemasah'.
What does 'Nechushtah' mean?
(e) How do Rashi's Rebbes translate 'Nechushtah', and why does Rashi
disagree with them?
How does Rav Ada bar Masna explain this?
Answers to questions
(a) What is 'Metzaref', and why is it Asur on Shabbos?
(b) Why is it then permitted to pour a little cold water into a boiling hot
pot on Shabbos? Why has one not transgressed the Melachah of Metzaref?
(a) What is Abaye's objection to Rav Ada's (above-mentioned) explanation of
the Mishnah - 'ha'Meicham she'Pinehu?
(b) So how does Abaye interpret the Mishnah?
(c) Who will now be the author of the Mishnah, which forbids one to pour
cold water into a boiling pot that has been emptied?
(a) What does Rav mean when he says 'Lo Shanu Ela Lehafshir, Aval Letzaref,
Answers to questions
Why can his words not be taken literally?
(b) What then, *does* he mean?
(c) What is the basis of the Machlokes between Rav and Shmuel?