REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
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SOTAH 26,27,29,30 - These Dafim have been dedicated by Mrs. Estanne Abraham-Fauer in
honor of the first Yahrzeit (18 Teves 5761) of her father, Reb Mordechai ben Eliezer
Zvi (Weiner). May the merit of supporting and advancing the study of the Talmud be
(a) What do Rebbi Meir, Rebbi Yossi, Rebbi Yehoshua, Rebbi Elazar and Rebbi Eliezer
all hold in common?
(b) What does Rebbi Meir, in a Mishnah in Parah, mean when he says ...
(c) How do they affect Chulin and Ma'aser-Sheini?
- ... 'Kol ha'Ta'un Bi'as Mayim mi'Divrei Sofrim ... '?
- ... 'Metamei es ha'Kodesh u'Posel es ha'Terumah'?
(d) What do the Chachamim say?
(a) How can we extrapolate from Rebbi Yossi above (who learns 'a Shelishi ba'Kodesh
min ha'Torah, and a Revi'i from a Kal va'Chomer') that there is no Shelishi by
According to Rebbi Elazar in a Beraisa, a Rishon le'Chulin, li'Terumah or le'Kodesh
are Metamei two levels and render one Pasul (to make a Revi'i) by Kodesh.
(b) In a Mishnah in Taharos, Rebbi Eliezer says 'ha'Ochel Ochel Rishon, Rishon;
Sheini, Sheini; Shelishi, Shelishi'.
What does Rebbi Yehoshua say about someone who
eats an Ochel Rishon or Sheini?
(c) If he eats a Shelishi, Rebbi Yehoshua declares him a Sheini le'Kodesh.
also a Sheini li'Terumah?
(d) Rebbi Yehoshua is speaking about 'Chulin she'Na'asu al Taharas Terumah' (by a
Kohen who wishes to train himself to eat his Terumah be'Taharah).
What does he say
with regard to 'Chulin she'Na'asu al Taharas ha'Kodesh'?
they make with regard to ...
- ... Terumah?
- ... Chulin?
(a) In a Mishnah in Chalah, Rebbi Eliezer discusses separating Chalah to exempt a
dough that became Tamei be Meizid.
Answers to questions
From what sort of dough does he separate it?
(b) What do we mean when we say that Chalah must be taken 'min ha'Mukaf'?
(c) How does one then proceed to separate Chalah from the Tahor dough to exempt the
Tamei dough too?
(a) According to the text of the Beraisa, the owner places dough that is less than a
k'Beitzah in the middle.
Why is that? Is less than a k'Beitzah not subject to
(b) What amendment does another Beraisa make when citing the same Halachah?
(a) Assuming that both Tana'im agree that Chulin which is Tavul le'Chalah is not
considered like Chalah, how do we initially attempt to establish the Machlokes
between Rebbi Eliezer and the Chachamim?
(b) The Tana of the first Beraisa nevertheless requires the dough in the middle to be
less than a k'Beitzah because it is a Mitzvah to minimize the level of Tum'ah on the
What other reason might he have had for this Chumra?
(c) Rav Mari B'rei de'Rav Kahana rejects this suggestion. In his opinion, both
Tana'im agree that a Sheini cannot make a Shelishi.
Then why do the Chachamim
nevertheless forbid it?
(d) Alternatively, both Tana'im might hold 'Chulin ha'Tevulin le'Chalah La'av
ke'Chalah Dami', and 'Ein Sheini Oseh Shelishi'.
Then why do the Chachamim still
(a) We learned in our Mishnah that, according to Rebbi Akiva, they sang the Shirah
like one recites Hallel.
What does ...
(b) What does the word "Leimor" refer to according to ...
- ... the Tana of the Beraisa mean when he explains 'like a Gadol who recites Hallel with the Tzibur'?
- ... Rebbi Eliezer B'no shel Rebbi Yossi Hagelili (who argues with Rebbi Akiva in the Beraisa) mean when he explains 'like a Katan who recites Hallel with the Tzibur'?
- ... Rebbi Nechemyah (who argues with Rebbi Akiva in our Mishnah) mean when he says that they sang it like a Sofer who is Po'res al Sh'ma in Shul?
(c) from where does Rebbi Nechemyah derive his opinion?
- ... Rebbi Akiva?
- ... Rebbi Eliezer B'no shel Rebbi Yossi Hagelili?
(d) How does he then interpret "Leimor"?
(a) How does Rebbi Yossi Hagelili explain "Zeh Keili Ve'anveihu"? To whom in
particular does it refer?
Answers to questions
(b) What is the difference between 'Olel' and 'Yonek'?
(c) What does Rebbi Meir, based on the Pasuk in Tehilim "be'Makheilos Barchu Elokim,
Hashem *mi'Mekor* Yisrael", add to the above D'rashah?
(d) How could they see through their mothers' stomachs?