REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous dafShabbos 67
(a) To cure a fever that strikes once every three days, one must take seven
small palm branches, seven splinters of wood from seven beams, seven pegs
from seven bridges, seven ashes from seven ovens, seven specks of dust from
seven holes in which the hinge of the door swivels, seven lumps of tar used
to strengthen seven boats, seven grains of cumin and seven hairs from the
beards of seven old dogs.
What does one then do with them?
(b) For a very strong fever, one burns a strand of hair in a bush and makes
a few cuts in the bush with a metal knife.
Why does he subsequently
quote the Pesukim from Sh'mos - written by the burning bush: "Vayera
Mal'ach Hashem Elav", "Vayomer Moshe ... Madu'a Lo Yiv'ar ha'Seneh", "Vayar
Hashem Ki Sar Lire'os" and "Vayomer Al Tikrav Halom"?
(c) What does he then say about the burning bush and about Chananyah,
Mishael and Azaryah?
(a) Our Mishnah permits even those who are not princes to go out with
Why did Rav Oshaya establish the Mishnah like Rebbi Shimon?
(b) What does Rava say about this?
(a) Rebbi Meir permits one go out on Shabbos with a grasshopper's egg, a
fox's tooth or a nail from a tree on which someone was hung, on Shabbos -
as an antidote to various ailments.
What do the Chachamim say about
(b) A grasshopper's egg is against ear-ache, and a fox's tooth, sleep.
Is this for someone who sleeps too much or too little?
(c) What is the purpose of the nail?
(a) What do Abaye and Rava say about recognizable cures?
All the spells in 'Perek Amorai' are considered Darkei ha'Emori, except for
two cases. One of them is the one that is said for someone who has a bone
stuck in his throat.
(b) Why does one ...
(c) And why is this not included in 'Darkei ha'Emori'?
- ... place heavy stones on a tree which sheds its fruit, or ...
- ... paint it?
- What else did they used to do, to publicize that the tree was shedding
its fruit, in order to elicit mercy, and cause people to pray for its
(d) About whom does the Torah write (in Vayikra) "ve'Tamei Tamei Yikra",
What is the other one?
Answers to questions
(a) The following are Asur because of Darkei ha'Emori.
What do they
(b) What does Rebbi Yehudah say about these two cases?
- 'Gad Gedi ve'Sanuk Lo Ashchi u'Bushchi'?
- 'Dunu Dani'?
(c) 'Hu bi'Shemah, ve'Hi bi'Shemo' is also Asur because of Darkei ha'Emori.
What does this mean?
(d) And what do the following cases of Darkei ha'Emori mean:
- 'ha'Omer Shachatu Tarnegol Zeh she'Kara Arvis (according to Rashi's
opinion), ve'Tarnegol she'Kara Gavris'?
- 'Eshteh ve'Osir, Eshteh ve'Osir'.
(a) What do the following have in common:
(all in order to improve the quality of the dish)?
- A woman who dances in front of Kutach (a condiment made of bread);
- a woman who silences everyone whilst her lentils are cooking;
- a woman who makes a noise in front of her beans cooking in the pot;
- a woman who urinates in front of her pot cooking on the stove -
(b) And what do the following have in common: placing a splinter of
strawberry- wood, and placing a piece of glass - in one's pot, in order to
hasten the cooking?
(c) Why do the Chachamim forbid the glass?
(d) Why is placing a fistful of salt inside a burning lamp, or a piece of
clay or earthenware underneath a burning lamp, not considered Darkei
(a) Why should one not cover an oil-lamp, or leave a paraffin lamp
Hadran Alach, 'Bameh Ishah'!
(b) What did Rebbi Akiva say with each glass of wine that he drank at his
Perek K'lal Gadol
(a) 'ha'Shochei'ach Ikar Shabbos, ve'Asah Melachos Harbeh, Eino Chayav Ela
What does 'ha'Shochei'ach Ikar Shabbos' mean?
(b) What is the reason for this Din?
(c) The man in the second case in our Mishnah (ha'Yodei'a Shabbos), knows
about Shabbos, and is Chayav to bring one Chatas for each and every Shabbos
that he transgresses.
What did he forget - which makes him Chayav a
(d) Seeing as he did not recall Shabbos between one Shabbos and the next,
why should he be Chayav for each Shabbos?
(a) In which case is one Chayav Chatas for each Av Melachah?
Answers to questions
(b) Why is he not also Chayav for each Shabbos that he transgressed each
Av, like he was in the previous case?
(c) Does it make any difference whether he transgressed Av Melachos or
(d) How many Chata'os would he be Chayav to bring for transgressing one Av
together with three of its Toldos, on three consecutive Shabbasos?