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Shekalim 18


(a) Why was the main Shulchan placed two (or two and a half) Amos away from the north-wall of the Heichal?

(b) How long was ...

  1. ... the D'vir (the Kodesh Kodshim)?
  2. ... the Heichal?
(c) Where were the following located:
  1. the Shulchan?
  2. the Menorah?
  3. the Mizbe'ach ha'Zahav?
(a) Just as Shlomoh made ten extra tables, he also made ten extra Menoros. These were placed in the same formation as the tables - five on the right and five, on the left.
Why can this not be taken literally (to mean five on the right-side of the entrance, and five on the left?

(b) So what *does* it mean?

(c) How many Menoros did the Kohanim light each day ...

  1. ... according to the Tana Kama?
  2. ... Rebbi Yossi b'Rebbi Yehudah?
(d) The Gemara, in explaining the Pasuk in Divrei Hayamim (which describes the Menoros as "Mechalos Zahav") says 'Kilu Zahav shel Shlomoh' (according to the Tiklin Chadtin's text). What does this mean? Why did he do that?
(a) Rebbi Yossi b'Rebbi describes how they once made a Menorah consisting of one Dinar more than the required Kikar (as in the days of Moshe).
What did they attempt to do about that, and what was the result?

(b) Is it feasible that after passing it through the furnace, it remained the same weight?

Halachah 4


(a) There were thirteen boxes in the Beis Hamikdash. Seven were marked: Tiklin Chadtin, Tiklin Atikin, Kinin, Gozlei Olah, Eitzim, Levonah, Zahav le'Kapores.
What were the other six marked as?

(b) What were the following boxes used for:

  1. Tiklin Atikin?
  2. Kinin?
  3. Gozlei Olah?
  4. Eitzim?
  5. Levonah?
(c) What did they do with the gold placed it in the box marked 'Zahav le'Kapores'?

(d) According to Rebbi Yehudah, all the birds purchased with the money from the boxes marked 'Kinin' and 'Gozlei Olah' were Olos. What do the Chachamim say about ...

  1. ... 'Kinin'?
  2. ... 'Gozlei Olah'?
(a) What is the minimum a person would be required to bring if he said that he would donate ...
  1. ... 'Eitzim'?
  2. ... 'Levonah'?
  3. ... 'Zahav'?
(b) Could he donate less than those amounts, if he wanted to?

(c) How does the Pasuk in Tzav "Asham Hu, Ashom Asham la'Hashem" seem to contradict itself?

(d) How did Yehoyada ha'Kohen resolve the discrepancy?

(a) Rebbi Yehudah says that there was no box for Kinei Chovah.
Why was that?

(b) The Beraisa permits a woman who gave birth or who just finished her term of Zivus, to place the money for her birds in the box marked 'Kinin'.
What does the Beraisa go on to teach? How does this clash with Rebbi Yehudah's reason?

(c) What is the answer?

(d) Why is Rebbi Yehudah afraid that one of the birds may die? So what if it does? Why can we not just take four (small) Zuzim - the value of the Chatas - and throw it into the Yam ha'Melach?

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(a) How much wood will someone who says 'Harei Alai Etz' need to bring?

(b) How do we prove this from a Mishnah in Yoma?

(c) Each piece of wood had to measure a square Amah thick and was an Amah in length.
Why then, was it not a cube?

(d) Some compare the thickness of the wood to a Turteni.
What is a Turteni, and what is the comparison?

(a) Why was the piece of wood made in such a way as not to be a cubic Amah?

(b) How does the Gemara prove that the Mekom ha'Ma'arachah (the area on the Mizbe'ach where the Korbanos were burnt) was exactly one Amah square (See Hagahos ha'Gra)?

(c) We learn that the Levonah had to consist of a Kometz (a fistful) from a Gezeirah Shavah 'Azkarah' 'Azkarah'.
From where do we learn it?

(d) The Gemara suggests that someone who donates Levonah should give *two* Kematzim.

  1. Why?
  2. On what grounds does Rebbi Iyla reject this suggestion?
(a) How do we derive from Rebbi Iyla that whoever donated Levonah, had to bring, not his own fistful, but that of the biggest Kohen serving that day in the Beis Hamikdash (though it is unclear how he would know which Kohen that would be)?

(b) What does Rebbi Chizkiyah quoting Rebbi Yirmiyah hold?

(c) We learn in our Mishnah that someone who undertook to donate gold to Hekdesh, had to give a golden Dinar. But that is only if he actually specified 'a coin'.
How much would he have to give if he just said 'gold'?

(a) Our Mishnah says that there were six boxes for Nedavah. They may have corresponded to one of three things.
What were the ...
  1. ... six Batei Avos?
  2. ... six animals?
  3. ... six Korbanos?
(b) What logical reason does Rebbi Yochanan give for the large number of boxes for Nedavah?
(a) According to the Pasuk in Melachim, Yehoyada ha'Kohen made a box and placed it on the right-hand side of the Mizbe'ach; whereas the Pasuk in Divrei Hayamim says that he placed it outside the gate. Rebbi Shmuel bar Nachmeni quoting Rebbi Yonasan says that there were *two* boxes.
How does Tana de'Bei Rebbi Yishmael reconcile the two Pesukim to learn that there was only *one* box?

(b) Rebbi Chona proves from the Pasuk in Melachim "Ach Lo Ye'aseh Beis Hashem Sipos Kesef Mezamros" ... that there must have been *two* boxes.
What is the proof from there?

***** Hadran Alach Perek Sheloshah-Asar Shofros *****

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