REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous dafShabbos 94
(a) Can the author of our Mishnah (which exempts one from a Korban Chatas
for carrying out a live person on a stretcher), be the Rabbanan of Rebbi
Nasan, who hold that one is Chayav for carrying a live animal?
(b) Why does Ben Beseira permit the sale of a horse to a non-Jew?
(c) Rebbi Yochanan equates Ben Beseira with Rebbi Nasan.
does that statement create with the answer in a?
(d) What does the Gemara answer?
(a) In which case does Rebbi Nasan agree with the Rabbanan, that a live
animal (Rashi writes 'a person or a bird') does not carry its own weight?
(b) The Gemara asks on this: 've'Ha Hani Parsa'i, de'ke'Ma'an de'Kefisi
Dami; ve'Amar Rebbi Yochanan, Ben Beseira ve'Rebbi Nasan Amru Davar Echad'?
What is the Gemara asking?
(c) What does the Gemara answer?
(d) What is the proof from that officer who incurred the king's wrath?
(a) Rebbi Yochanan and Resh Lakish are both quoted as saying that Rebbi
Shimon exempts even someone who carries out a corpse in order to bury it.
Answers to questions
What is the Chidush of this statement?
(b) And what is the Chidush of Rava, who informs us that Rebbi Shimon
concedes that someone who carries out a spade to dig, or a Sefer-Torah to
read from, is Chayav.
If *they* are not Chayav, then who is?
(a) Why did Rebbi Yochanan, brother of Mar Brei de'Ravana object, when Rav
Nachman bar Yitzchak permitted the removal of a corpse to a Karmelis?'
(b) What was Rav Nachman's reply?
(c) How about Muktzah? Does that also become permitted before Kavod
(d) Over which La'av in the Torah does Kavod ha'Beri'os take precedence?
(a) What does the La'av of "Hishamer be'Nega ha'Tzara'as" (Ki Setzei)
(b) Rav Nachman says that one is Chayav for removing one of three hairs
from an area of potential Tzara'as.
(c) What does Rav Sheshes hold?
(d) How does ...
explain the contradiction between our Mishnah, which obligates only someone
who carries out a *full* Kezayis (but not half) into the street, and the
Beraisa, which obligates him even if he carries out half a Kezayis?
- ... Rav Sheshes ...
- ... Rav Nachman ...
(a) According to the Chachamim, one is Patur for cutting one's nails using
one's hands or teeth, and similarly, for pulling out one's hair in this
And that is also their opinion regarding a woman platting her hair or
painting her eyes.
What does 'Pokeses' mean (two explanations)?
(b) What does Rebbi Eliezer hold in all the above cases?
(a) What will the Rabbanan hold with regard to someone cutting his nails or
hair in a conventional manner?
(b) What did Rebbi Elazar need to tell us this? How else might we have
understood the Mishnah?
(c) And why did Rebbi Elazar need to tell us that, if someone cuts somebody
else's nails, Rebbi Eliezer concedes that he is Patur? Is that not obvious
from the Lashon of 'Tzipor*nav*' used by the Mishnah?
(a) The Beraisa gives the Shiur of cutting hair on Shabbos as two hairs.
How do we reconcile that with the words 'u'le'Korchah Shetayim' -
mentioned in the very same Beraisa - implying that the Shiur for Shabbos is
even *one* hair?
(b) What does 'u'le'Korchah Shenayim' mean?
(c) What is the Shiur of cutting hair on Shabbos according to Rebbi
(d) What do we learn from ...
- ... "Lo Yilbash Gever Simlas Ishah" (Ki Setzei) -regarding cutting hair?
- ... and what does that have to do with the Isur on Shabbos?
(a) Rebbi Shimon ben Elazar in a Beraisa states that one is Chayav for
cutting off a nail or a strand of flesh that is mostly detached, with
scissors, but that one is permitted to do so using one's hands.
objection does the Gemara raise to this statement?
(b) How does the Gemara amend the Beraisa to resolve this difficulty?
(c) How does Rebbi Yochanan qualify Rebbi Shimon ben Elazar's statement?
(a) Rebbi Eliezer is Mechayev 'Godeles, Kocheles and Pokeses'. What is the
Chiyuv of ...
Answers to questions
(b) Why did the Gemara reject the initial explanation of Godeles because of
weaving, Kocheles because of writing and Pokeses because of spinning?
- ... Kocheles?
- ... Godeles & Pokeses?
(c) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Bereishis "va'Yiven Hashem es
ha'Tzela"? What does that have to do with the previous answer - in a.?