REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Shevuos 4
(a) Having established 'Shevu'os' by Malkos, we can assume
that the entire Mishnah speaks by Malkos.
In which case
will Malkos apply to 'Mar'os Nega'im'? What does this
have to do with the Pasuk in Ki Seitzei "Hishamer be'Nega
(b) We learn this from a principle stated by Rebbi Avin ...
Amar Rebbi Yochanan.
(c) What is the problem with establishing the source of
Malkos by 'Yetzi'as ha'Shabbos' as "Lo Sa'aseh Kol
(d) How does a reminder that the author of our Mishnah is
currently Rebbi Yishmael, solve the problem?
(a) Bearing in mind that, according to Rebbi Yishmael, we
just established our Mishnah by Malkos, what problem does
this create with the earlier statement that the author of
our Mishnah cannot be Rebbi Akiva, because he holds that
one is not Chayav a Korban on 'He'elam Mikdash'?
(b) Why would we prefer to establish our Mishnah like Rebbi
Akiva if we could?
(c) What problem do we have (even according to Rebbi
Yishmael) with the Lashon 'Yedi'os ha'Tum'ah'?
(d) How do we try to solve the problem?
(a) What problem will this amendment now create regarding the
(b) What third problem do we have with the continuation of
- ... 'Shetayim she'Hein Arba'?
- ... 'es she'Yesh Bah Yedi'ah bi'Techilah ... ve'He'elam be'Emtza'?
(c) Rav Yosef finally establish Rebbi as the author of our
How will that answer our original Kashya (that
'Shevu'os' does not go like Rebbi Yishmael, nor
'Yedi'os', like Rebbi Akiva)?
(d) What did Rav Kahana add, when Rav Ashi told him Rav
(a) To prove his point, Rav Kahana cites a Beraisa, which
discusses the two Pesukim "ve'Ne'elam Mimenu ve'Hu Tamei"
and "Ve'Ne'elam Mimenu ve'Hu Yada".
Answers to questions
What does Rebbi
Akiva learn from ...
(b) On what basis does Rebbi disagree with Rebbi Akiva's
second D'rashah? Why does he not consider the Pasuk
- ... the first Pasuk?
- ... the second Pasuk?
(c) Then what *does* he learn from it? What does this prove?
(a) By the same token, we assume that Rebbi holds like Rebbi
Akiva with regard to 'Shevu'os le'she'Avar'.
the basis of the Machlokes between Rebbi Akiva and Rebbi
Yishmael whether to include 'Shevu'os le'she'Avar' or
(b) What would Rebbi Akiva then hold had the Torah just
written "O Nefesh Ki Sishava Levatei bi'Sefasayim Le'hara
(c) So what does he now Darshen from the second Ribuy
("le'Chol Asher Yevatei ha'Adam bi'Shevu'ah")?
(d) Rebbi Yishmael Darshens the last K'lal to include
whatever is similar to "Le'hara O Le'heitiv" (but only in
the future, like "Le'hara O Le'heitiv") .
How would he
have Darshened the Pasuk had the Torah only written "O
Nefesh Ki Sishava Levatei bi'Sefasayim Le'hara O
(a) Bearing in mind that Rebbi holds like Rebbi Akiva with
regard to 'Ribuy, Miy'ut ve'Ribuy', how does he Darshen
(b) How do the Rabbanan Darshen the Pasuk (in the form of a
'K'lal u'P'rat u'K'lal')?
- ... the Miy'ut ve'Ribuy in the Pasuk in Korach " ... be'Erk'cha Kesef Chameishes Shekalim ... Tifdeh"?
- ... the first Ribuy "u'Feduyav mi'ben Chodesh"?
(c) Which three things do they therefore preclude from the
P'rat ("be'Erk'cha Kesef Chameishes Shekalim")?
(a) In similar vein, the Pasuk in Mishpatim "Ve'lakachta ...
es ha'Martze'a ... Ve'nasata be'Ozno" lends itself to the
above two interpretations. On what basis does ...
Answers to questions
(b) What does Rebbi Yossi b'Rebbi Yehudah then preclude from
- ... Rebbi Yossi b'Rebbi Yehudah include a sharp piece of wood, a thorn, a needle, an awl and a style?
- ... Rebbi preclude anything that is not metal?
(c) How will we reconcile the fact that Rebbi Darshens 'K'lal
u'P'rat u'K'lal' as we just concluded, with ...
(d) Ravina informs us that the Rabbanan who argue with Tana de'Bei Rebbi
Yishmael interpret two K'lalim that are next to each other like they said in
- ... the previous Beraisa, where he Darshened "u'Feduyav mi'ben Chodesh Tifdeh, be'Erk'cha Kesef Chameishes Shekalim" as a 'Ribuy, Miy'ut ve'Ribuy'?
- ... Rebbi himself, who established 'Shevu'os in our Mishnah like Rebbi Akiva, only because he Darshens 'Ribuy, Miy'ut ve'Ribuy'?
What did they say in Eretz Yisrael?