REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Shevuos 11
(a) We learned in a Beraisa, 'Nasnah be'Machteshes, Nifseles bi'Tevul-Yom'.
How does this seem to clash with what we just said (that Ketores is only
(b) This Kashya is based on the Mishnah in Me'ilah. Me'ilah applies to
Menachos from the moment they are declared Hekdesh (Kedushas Damim).
three Halachos come into effect from the moment one places them into a K'li
(c) We counter this Kashya with another Mishnah there. What does the Tana
say about the Kometz (of a Minchah), the Levonah, the Ketores, the Minchah
of a Kohen, or of a Kohen Gadol (i.e. the daily Minchas Chavitin) and the
Minchas Nesachim (that accompanies an animal Korban)? What do they all have
in common with regard to Me'ilah?
(d) How do we know that the K'li mentioned in this Mishnah is not the mortar
mentioned in the Beraisa?
(a) How do we initially reconcile the Mishnah and the Beraisa? If a mortar
is a K'li Shareis, why does the Beraisa omit the P'sul Linah?
(b) Then why does the Mishnah in Me'ilah mention it?
(c) If Ketores is Kadosh Kedushas ha'Guf, how can one possibly redeem it?
(d) How does this also answer the Kashya on Ula Amar Rebbi Yochanan? How can
one redeem Temidin that are not blemished?
(a) Abaye queries Rabah however, from his own statement.
Answers to questions
What did Rabah
say about someone who declared a ram Hekdesh Keduushas Damim?
(b) What did Rabah reply? Why will it depend on what the Makdish said?
(c) What does this have to do with 'Leiv Beis-Din Masneh Aleihen'?
(a) Rebbi Yehudah in a Beraisa, rules that the bull and the goat of Yom
Kipur that got lost and were replaced must die, and the same applies to the
goats of the Tzibur that served Avodah-Zarah that got lost and were
What unusual specification do all these animals share?
(b) In what way do they differ from the Se'irei ha'Regalim, about which we
learned 'Lo Karvu be'Regel Zeh, Yikarvu be'Regel Acher'?
(c) What do Rebbi Elazar and Rebbi Shimon say about the bull and the goat of
Yom Kipur that got lost and were replaced?
(d) On what grounds do they disagree with Rebbi Yehudah?
(a) Why do we not rule there too, that the two animals go out to Chulin, due
to 'Leiv Beis-Din Masneh Aleihen'?
(b) What does the Beraisa say about redeeming a Parah Adumah?
(c) Which three cases does this ruling incorporate?
(d) The Tana then concludes 'Shachtah al-Gabei Ma'arechtah Ein Lah Pedi'ah
What does this mean? Which location is considered 'al-Gabei
(a) Why does the previous ruling not apply here too?
(b) Is Parah Adumah common?
(c) Then why can (do we initially think) it can be redeemed even without a
(a) What is 'Ha'amadah ve'Ha'arachah'? To which category of Kodshim does it
(b) To explain the possibility of redeeming a Parah Adumah that has been
Shechted, even though it is not a 'bas Ha'amadah ve'Ha'arachah', we try to
establish the author as Rebbi Shimon.
How will that solve the problem?
(a) The problem with establishing the Beraisa like Rebbi Shimon lies in
another Beraisa, where he says 'Parah Mitam'ah Tum'as Ochlin' (regarding a
case where a Sheretz touched it and it touched other food).
Rebbi Shimon hold with regard to other Isurei Hana'ah in this regard?
(b) Then what makes Parah Adumah different? What reason does he give for
(c) How does Resh Lakish explain this? What does he say according to Rebbi
Shimon, about redeeming a Parah Adumah 'al-Gabei Ma'arechtah'?
(a) How have we now proved that the author of the Beraisa cannot be Rebbi
(b) So how do we explain the fact that the Parah Adumah can be redeemed even
though it is uncommon?
(a) Bearing in mind the principle 'Ein Podin es ha'Kodshim Le'ha'achilan
li'Kelavim', what is the point of redeeming a Parah Adumah that died?
Answers to questions
(b) Would Beis-Din really institute such a Takanah for a paltry skin?
(c) When, in our Mishnah, the Rabbanan asked Rebbi Shimon how it is possible
to bring the Sa'ir of one Yom-Tov on a different Yom-Tov, seeing as they
atone for different things, he replied that they all come for Tum'as Mikdash
Why did he not reply 'Leiv Beis-Din Masneh Aleihen'?
(d) What did Rav Idi bar Avin ... Amar Rebbi Yochanan say about unblemished
Temidin that are redundant, according to ...
- ... Rebbi Shimon?
- ... the Rabbanan?