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Shabbos 87


(a) According to Rebbi Yossi, Yisrael arrived at Har Sinai on Sunday, Rosh Chodesh Sivan.
What was the table of events from then until Moshe ordered the people to separate from their wives on Wednesday morning, the fourth?

(b) What is the problem with Rebbi Yossi, from the Pasuk in Yisro "ve'Kidashtem Hayom u'Machar"?

(c) How does Rebbi Yossi deal with this problem?

(d) From where do we know that Hashem agreed with Moshe?

(a) Which other two things did Moshe initiate of his own accord?

(b) From where do we know that Hashem agreed with those decisions, too?

(c) What caused Moshe to initiate these three radical changes?

(a) The Torah writes "va'Yashev Moshe es Divrei ha'Am el Hashem, and then, without any apparent reply on the part of Yisrael, it goes on to say "va'Yaged Moshe es Divrei ha'Am el Hashem".
To which words of Yisrael might the Torah be referring?

(b) Rebbi seems to take the Pesukim out of context. What are the two opposite ways of explaining the sequence between "va'Yashev" and "va'Yaged" according to him?

(a) 'Shelishi, Shelishi ba'Chodesh, Shelishi be'Shabbos'.
Who is the author of this Beraisa?

(b) What does the first 'Shelishi' mean?

(a) Shishi, Shishi ba'Chodesh, Shishi be'Shabbos.
Who is the author of this Beraisa?

(b) Some explain the first 'Shishi' to refer to the sixth day after they encamped.
How do others interpret it?

(c) What is the basis of the Machlokes between these two opinions ('Ka'asher Tzivcha be'Marah')?

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(a) On which day of the week did Yisrael leave Egypt?

(b) How would it follow that Rosh Chodesh Sivan would fall on Sunday (like Rebbi Yossi)?

(c) How do the Rabbanan reconcile this apparent discrepancy with their own opinion?

(a) On which day of the week did Yisrael arrive at Midbar Sin (from Eilim), and begin to grumble about the lack of food? How do we know this?

(b) The Mishkan was ultimately erected on Rosh Chodesh Nisan, a date which 'took ten crowns'.
What do the following mean:' Rishon ...

  1. ... le'Ma'aseh Bereishis'?
  2. ... li'Nesi'im'?
  3. ... li'Kehunah'?
  4. ... la'Avodah'?
  5. ... la'Achilas Kodshim'?
(c) What are the remaining five things of significance that happened for the first time on Rosh Chodesh Nisan?

(d) Which year of Yetzi'as Mitzra'im is this Beraisa speaking about?

(a) What prompts the Gemara to ask that, according to this Beraisa, Rosh Chodesh Nisan of the previous year (the year that they left Egypt) must have fallen on Wednesday?

(b) This leaves us with a Kashya on both Rebbi Yossi and the Rabbanan.

(c) What is the Gemara's answer?

(a) Why must the author of the Seder Olam which writes that they Egypt on Friday, be the Rabbanan of Rebbi Yossi (strange, since the author of the Seder Olam was Rebbi Yossi)?

(b) According to Rebbi Yossi, what did Moshe do on Thursday, the fifth of Sivan, when he no longer ascended Har Sinai?

(c) The same Beraisa states that Moshe did not ascend Har Sinai on Friday the sixth, because he had no time.
Was that because of Matan Torah (leaving us with a self-contradiction in Rebbi Yossi's own words)?

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