REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous dafShabbos 59
(a) Rava and Rebbi Yossi b'Rebbi Chanina finally attribute the bell
retaining its Tum'ah (even after the striker has been removed) to the fact
that it can still be used - by striking it with a piece of clay. Rebbi
Yochanan has a different explanation.
What is it, and what is the basic
difference between the two explanations?
(b) Does this mean that a child's bell will be Mekabel Tum'ah Lechatchilah,
when the striker has been removed?
(a) What do we learn from the future tense used with regard to Tum'as
Mishkav u'Moshav, when the Torah writes in Vayikra "ve'Chol Asher
*Yishkav* Alav", and "*Yeshev* Alav" - using the past tense?
(b) Rebbi Elazar confines this Din to Tum'as Mishkav and Moshav.
does Rebbi Yochanan say about this?
(c) What problem does this present with regard to Rebbi Yochanan's opinion
(a) The Beraisa states that a metal horse-shoe is subject to Tum'ah. The
Amora'im ascribe various possible uses to a metal horse-shoe, all in war:
Because it can be used 1. as a drinking-cup; 2. to anoint with; Rebbi
Yochanan gives a third possible use, to explain why it is subject to
Answers to questions
What is it, and why does that reason force us to switch the
opinions in 1a, rather than in 2b?
(b) Why can we not simply say that the shoe is subject to Tum'ah because it
is fit to replace on the horse's foot?
(c) When would the first reason (in 1a) not apply (which would mean that,
according to that Amora, the horse-shoe would remain Tahor), even though
the other two reasons *would* (and it will therefore still be subject to
(d) When would Rebbi Yochanan's reason not be applicable (so that,
according to *him*, the horse-shoe would not be subject to Tum'ah)?
(a) According to Rebbi Meir, a woman who goes out with an 'Ir shel Zahav'
is Chayav Chatas; the Chachamim say she is Patur, whilst Rebbi Eliezer
permits it even Lechatchilah.
What is the basis of their Machlokes?
(b) Rav forbids a woman to go out with a 'Kelila' - a head-band worn across
the forehead - whereas Shmuel permits it. According to the first Lashon,
they both agree that a silver or golden 'Kelila' is Asur.
exactly is their Machlokes?
(c) And what is the basis of their Machlokes according to the second
(d) Rav Shmuel bar bar Chanah reminded Rav Yosef (who became ill and forgot
his learning) that he had taught them in the name of Rav that a woman is
permitted a woman to go out with a 'Kelila'.
What can we learn from
this statement with regard to the two Leshonos cited above?
(a) What was the name of the great, tall lame man who arrived in Neherda'a
(from Eretz Yisrael)?
(b) What did Rav deduce must have happened, for him to have left Eretz
Yisrael and come to Bavel?
(c) Why did Levi remain in Eretz Yisrael until now? Why did he not come to
(d) How did Rav know that it was not Rebbi Chanina who died (and not Rebbi
Efes), leaving Levi without a companion (two reasons)?
(a) Shmuel is quoted as permitting a 'Kamra' (an exquisite belt) on
Shabbos, which, which, according to the first explanation, is made of
leather and is permitted 'like a golden cloak'.
Why are we not afraid
that the owner may take it off to show it to his friends?
(b) What is the second explanation of 'Kamra', and what is then the
(a) How does Rashi prove that two belts, one on top of the other, must be
forbidden on Shabbos?
(b) 'Hai Risuki, I Is Lei Mefarchiyasa, Shari, I Lo, Asur'.
(c) A woman is forbidden to go out with 'Katla'.
What is a 'Katla' (two
(a) What is the difference between a 'Nezem' and a 'Taba'as'?
(b) How does Rebbi Zeira reconcile our Mishnah, which implies that a ring
with a signet renders a woman who goes out with it on Shabbos, Chayav
Chatas, with the Beraisa, which lists a ring - with or without a signet -
among a woman's ornaments (in which case, she would not be Chayav?
(c) In which context does Rebbi Nechemyah hold that we go after the seal
and not after the ring?
(a) According to Rebbi Nechemyah, what is the criterion for the Tum'ah of
(b) What do the Rabbanan hold - in all the cases?
- ... the wooden yoke of an ox, with metal yoke-pins?
- ... a wooden sales-stand which has metal nails;
- ... a large wooden scales with metal chains?
(a) How does Rava answer the above Kashya in 9b (li'Tzedadin Katani)? How
does he explain the Beraisa - 'Bein she'Yesh Aleha Chosem, Bein she'Ein
Answers to questions
(b) Rebbi Nachman bar Yitzchak differentiates between Shabbos and Tum'ah.
How does *he* explain the Beraisa, and how does he reconcile it with our