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Shabbos 149


(a) According to Rav Bibi, the Tana's reason for prohibiting reading from lists is because he may come to erase some of the names or items from the list. What reason does *Abaye* give?

(b) The Gemara initially differentiates between the reasons by explaining that, according to Rav Bibi, it will be permitted to read from a list which is too high to reach.
What two objections does the Gemara raise to this contention?

(c) The Gemara then tries to establish their Machlokes by writing that is written on a low wall.
What will their Machlokes then be?

(d) On what grounds does the Gemara reject that suggestion, too?

(a) According to the contention that no-one will confuse a wall with a document (and that reading letters carved on a wall is permitted), what will be the Din by letters carved on a tablet or a ledger?

(b) Under which two conditions does everyone agree that reading a script is permitted?

(c) How does the Gemara finally explain the Machlokes between Rav Bibi and Abaye?

(a) The Tana Kama forbids looking in a mirror on Shabbos.

(b) Rebbi Meir permits it, provided the mirror is fixed to the wall.

(c) What does this have to do with Rabah, who holds that one is not allowed to read by the light of a lamp even if it is ten stories high?

(a) Why does the Beraisa forbid reading captions underneath pictures and statues?

(b) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Kedoshim "Al Tifnu el ha'Elilim"?

5) What does Rebbi Yehudah mean when he says 'B'nei Chaburah ha'Makpidin Zeh al Zeh Ovrin (be'Yom-Tov) Mishum ...
  1. ... Midah?
  2. ... u'Mishum Mishkal?
  3. ... u'Mishum Minyan?
  4. ... u'Mishum Lovin u'Por'in?
  5. ... u'ke'Divrei Hillel, Af Mishum Ribis'?
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(a) What did Rav Yehudah quoting Rav, say about lending to one's wife and children on interest?

(b) Why is this not forbidden because of the La'av of Ribis?

(c) What then, does the Tana of our Mishnah mean when he writes 'u'Vilevad she'Lo Yiskaven La'asos Manah Gedolah Keneged Ketanah'?

(d) Why is it forbidden for partners etc. to distribute different size portions by drawing lots - even during the week?

(a) What does the Mishnah mean by 'Matilin Chalashin al ha'Kodshim *Aval Lo al ha'Manos'*?

(b) Why might we have thought that the Kohanim are even permitted to draw lots for the weekday portions on Yom-Tov'? ("ve'Amech ki'Merivei Kohen" - Hoshei'a)

(a) What do we learn from the spirit of Navos, who offered to *entice* Ach'av to go to war, and to lead him to his death - and to whom Hashem then said "Tzei va'Asei Ken" (Melachim)? What is the significance of the word "Tzei"?

(b) On what grounds does the Gemara reject that proof?

(c) Why is there no proof from the Pasuk in Chavakuk "Shesei Gam Ata (Tzidkiyah) ve'ha'Arel" (Nevuchadnetzar) - suggesting that Tzidkiyah was being punished for causing Nevuchadnetzar's disgrace (by his Orlah growing long)?

(d) Why in fact, can Tzidkiyahu not be blamed for being the cause of Nevuchadnetzar's disgrace?

(a) How do we finally learn from the Pasuk in Tehilim "... ve'Lo Yagurcha Ra" (in conjunction with the Pasuk in Mishlei ("Gam Anosh la'Tzadik Lo Tov")?

(b) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Yeshayah "Eich Nafalta mi'Shamayim ... Cholesh Al Goyim"?

(c) To what does the Navi refer when he writes "Kol Malchei Goyim Shachvu be'Chavod, Ish be'Veiso"?

(d) What do we learn from the Pasuk "Nachah, Shaktah Kol ha'Aretz, Pitzchu Rinah"?

(a) Why is it forbidden to 'stand' in Nevuchadnetzar's house?

(b) Nevuchadnetzar's Orlah stretched to a length of three hundred Amos, when he tried to force Tzidkiyahu to indulge in Mishkav Zachur. Where is this hinted in the Pasuk "Shesei Gam Ata, ve'ha'Arel"?

(c) What was the concern of the inhabitants of Gehinom, when they heard that Nevuchadnetzar was coming to join them?

(d) What did the Bas Kol tell Nevuchadnetzar?

(a) What did Yeshayah mean when he eulogized Nevuchadnetzar with the words "Eich Shavas Noges, Shavsah Madhevah"?

(b) Nevuchadnetzar boasted that Hashem had given him supreme dominion over the animals. How did he set about proving this?

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