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Shabbos 119


(a) What did Rebbi Chaviva and Rebbi Yanai used to do on Erev Shabbos?

(b) How did they surprise Raba bar Rav Huna when he arrived for Shabbos, and what did they answer him?

(c) Why did Rebbi Aba buy meat for Shabbos, from thirteen butchers? What did he tell his servants as he handed them each piece - before he had even entered the house?

(a) Rebbi Avahu was a wealthy man. On what sort of seat was he accustomed to sit when he fanned the fire li'Chevod Shabbos?

(b) Other Amora'im used to salt the fish, kindle the lights, twist the wicks, make fires etc. every Erev Shabbos.
Why did they not get their servants to do these things?

(c) What did Rav Nachman bar Yitzchak used to do, and how did he explain performing such a demeaning task?

(a) Who was Yosef Mokir Shabi? Why was he called by that name?

(b) What did the soothsayers tell that wealthy gentile?

(c) What did he do to offset their predictions?

(d) How did Shabbos pay Yosef Mokir Shabi back?

(a) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Re'ei "Aser te'Aser"?

(b) How did someone merit great wealth if he lived ...

  1. ... in Bavel?
  2. ... in Chutz la'Aretz?
(c) In what connection does the Gemara quote the Pesukim "la'Hashem ha'Aretz u'Melo'ah" and "ha'Shamayim Shamayim la'Hashem, ve'ha'Aretz Nasan li'Venei Adam" (both in Tehilim) quoted by a butcher? What did he tell Rebbi Chiya bar Aba?

(d) Rebbi Yehoshua explained to the Roman Emperor that he could never enjoy the delicious aroma of Shabbos Cholent.
Why not?

(a) Having already written "ve'Karasa la'Shabbos Oneg", Yeshayah cannot have been referring to Shabbos, when he wrote "ve'li'Kedosh Hashem Mechubad". What then, was he referring to?

(b) Rav interprets "Mechubad" (mentioned there) to mean that one should eat one's Shabbos meal earlier, Shmuel, to eat it later later. What is Shmuel's reason?

(c) What did Rav Papa tell Rav Papa bar Aba's sons to do?

(d) Rav Sheshes was blind. What did he do to ensure that the Rabbanan would get up and go and eat - and not be bound by his Derashah (which might inadvertently, go on for too long)?

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(a) Rebbi Zeira would implore pairs of Talmidei-Chachamim not to desecrate the Shabbos? What sort of Chilul Shabbos are we talking about here?

(b) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Bereishis "va'Yechulu" (which is missing a 'Vav')?

(c) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Tehilim "bi'Devar Hashem Shamayim Na'asu"?

(d) Who says to whom and when: "ve'Sar Avonecha, ve'Chatasecha Techupar"?

(e) What is the function of the two special angels who accompany a man home from Shul every Friday night?

(a) What does the Gemara say both about someone who is not hungry on Friday night, and someone who is not hungry on Motza'ei Shabbos?

(b) What does 'Chamin be'Motza'ei Shabbos Melugma' - mean?

(c) What else is healthy to eat on Motza'ei Shabbos?

(d) What did Rebbi Avahu used to do, what bad advice did Avimi his son give him, when he grew up, and what happened when he followed his son's advice?

(a) What happens to someone who answers "Amen, Yehei Shemei Raba" with full Kavanah? How far does this go?

(b) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Yeshayah "Pischu She'arim, ve'Yavo Goy, Shomer Emunim"?

(c) Of what is Amen the acronym?

(a) What is the most common cause of fires?

(b) This is derived from the Pasuk in Yirmiyah, which concludes with the words "ve'Lo Sichbeh".
What does this mean?

(c) What other severe national punishment results from Chilul Shabbos?

(d) The Churban Beis Hamikdash also came about because they canceled the Mitzvah of Keri'as Shema. because children did not study Torah, because they had no shame and because they had no respect for seniority. To which sin is the Gemara referring ...

1. ... when it cites a Pasuk which compares Yisrael of that generation to rams who found no pasture? Which characteristic of rams is it referring to here?
2. ... when it quotes the Pasuk in Divrei Hayamim "Vayihyu Mal'ivim be'Mal'achei Elokim u'Bozin Devarav" ... ?
3. What do we learn from the final words in this Pasuk:"Ad Ein Marpei"?
(a) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Divrei ha'Yamim:
  1. "Al Tig'u bi'Meshichai"?
  2. "u'vi'Nevi'ai Al Tarei'u"?
(b) On what does the entire world exist?

(c) Why is that more meritous than the Torah of people of the caliber of Abaye and Rav Papa?

(d) When Mashiach comes and building is begun on the Beis Hamikdash, will the children stop learning to participate?

(a) What happens to a town where there are no Tinokos shel Beis Raban?

(b) What is the difference between Machrivin Osah' and 'Machrimin Osah'?

(c) What are Anshei Amanah, and what is their connection with the destruction of the Beis Hamikdash?

(d) How do we reconcile this with Rav Ketina's statement that even at the time of the destruction the people still retained their integrity?

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