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Shabbos 56


(a) Which sin does the Navi ascribe to the sons of Shmuel, and what were they really guilty of?

(b) Why can the Pasuk not be taken literally?

(c) Who were 'Chazaneihem' and 'Sofreihem', and what is their connection with the sin of Shmuel's sons?

(d) According to Rebbi Meir, their sin was not based on any dishonest inclinations.
What was it?

(a) 'Rebbi Yehudah Omer, Melai Hitilu Al Ba'alei-Batim.'
What does that mean, and why should it be a sin?

(b) How do Rebbi Akiva and Rebbi Yossi present the final two versions of the sin?

(a) What does the Gemara learn from the Pasuk in Shmuel "Vayehi David le'Chol Derachav Maskil, va'Hashem Imo"?

(b) Then what does the Pasuk mean when it writes "Madua Bazisa es Devar Hashem *La'asos* ha'Ra"? Why should Rebbi of all people, be the one to make this Derashah?

(c) What did David do wrong in the way he handled Uri'ah ha'Chiti?

(d) How is it that David was not guilty of adultery, and how do we learn this from Yishai's words to David "ve'es Arubasam Tikach"?

(a) What do we learn from the Pasuk "ve'Oso Haragta be'Cherev B'nei Amon"?

(b) Why was David not guilty for having Uri'ah put to death?

(c) What was Uri'ah's sin?

(d) Which other sin might David have been guilty of?

(a) Who was Mefiboshes and who was Tziva?

(b) Why did David give half of Mefivoshes' field to Tzivah?

(c) What caused him to substantiate that gift?

(d) Of which sin was David guilty, and what were the repercussions of David's sin?

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(a) What did Tziva accuse Mefivoshes of?

(b) Why did Mefivoshes really not accompany David, when he fled from Avshalom?

(c) What was Mefivoshes' reaction to David's ruling donating half the field to Tziva?

(d) How does this connect with the Pasuk - also in Shmuel "u'Ven Yehonasan *Meriv* Ba'al"?

(e) And what is the connection between this Pasuk and the Pasuk written in connection with Shaul "*va'Yarev* ba'Nachal"?

(a) What do we learn about Shlomoh, from the Pasuk in Melachim "ve'Lo Hayah Levavo Shalem Im Hashem Elokav ki'Levav David Aviv"?

(b) If Shlomoh was not guilty of sinning, then why does the Navi say that he did?

(c) On what grounds does the Gemara reject the contention that "Az Yivneh Shlomoh" means that he only wanted to build, but did not actually do so?

(d) How does the Gemara explain the Pasuk in Melachim which describes how Yoshiyahu destroyed the Bamos that Shlomoh built?

(a) What does Rav Yehudah say regarding the disgrace brought on Shlomoh from the Pasuk, which writes "va'Ya'as ha'Ra be'Einei Hashem"?

(b) What did Bas Par'oh do on the day that Shlomoh married her, and how did Shlomoh react?

(c) What happened on the day that Shlomoh married Bas Par'oh?

(d) What occasion caused the humble beginnings of Rome, and what shape did those beginnings take?

(a) What does Rebbi Shmuel bar Nachmeni Amar Rebbi Yonasan Darshen from the Pasuk in Melachim - regarding Yoshiyahu ha'Melech "Vaya'as ha'Yashar be'Einei Hashem, Vayelech be'Chol Derech David Aviv"?

(b) How does Rebbi Yonasan explain the Pasuk "u'Kemohu Lo Hayah Lefanav Melech Asher Shav"?

(c) And what does he learn from the words "be'Chol Me'Odo"?

(a) Rav disagrees with Rebbi Yonasan. He learns the Pasuk literally. How does he describe Yoshiyahu ha'Melech?

(b) Who was Nasan de'Tzutzisa, what did he have in common with Yoshiyah ha'Melech and why was he called by that name?

Hadran Alach 'ba'Meh Beheimah!'

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