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Ta'anis 8


(a) What does Resh Lakish learn from the Pasuk "ve'Hu Lo Panim Kilkel" (with regard to a Talmid's learning)?

(b) What is the antidote, based on "ve'Chayalim Yigaber"?

(c) What do we learn from the conclusion of the Pasuk "ve'Yisron Hachsher Chochmah"?

(d) Why would ...

  1. ... Resh Lakish prepare his Mishnayos for *forty* days, before going to learn the Gemara from Rebbi Yochanan?
  2. ... Rav Ada bar Ahavah prepare his for *twenty-four* days before going to learn the Gemara from Rava?
(a) What does Rava learn from the Pasuk "ve'Hu Lo Panim Kilkel" (in connection with a Rebbe and a Talmid)?

(b) What is the antidote, based on "ve'Chayalim Yigaber"?

(c) What do we learn from the conclusion of the Pasuk "ve'Yisron Hachsher Chochmah"?

(a) The eighth reason for Hashem withholding the rain is because of "Lo Lachesh" (Koheles).
What does that mean?

(b) What do we then learn from ...

  1. ... "Yagid Alav Rei'o"?
  2. ... "u'Mah Yisron le'Ba'al ha'Lashon"?
  3. ... "va'Yetzav Alav be'Mafgi'a"?
(c) What will happen if, after Hashem acceptes his prayers and sends rain, he becomes conceited?
(a) What does Rava say about two Talmidei-Chachamim who live in the same town but who decline to communicate in Halachah?

(b) How does Resh Lakish explain the Pasuk in Koheles "Im Yishach ha'Nachash be'Lo Lachash"?

(c) "Mah Yisron le'Ba'al ha'Lashon"?

(d) Why does Hashem bring the Ba'al ha'Lashon to the snake?

(a) 'A person's Tefilah is not accepted, says Rava, unless he is 'Meisim Nafsho be'Chapo'.
What does that mean?

(b) How do we reconcile this with Shmuel, who Darshened that even though "va'Yefatuhu be'Fihem u'vi'Leshonam Yechazvu Lo ve'Libam Lo Nachon Imo" (Tehilim), nevertheless "ve'Hu Rachum Yechaper Avon" (that Hashem listens to Tefilah anyway - even if one's heart is not so sincere)?

(c) Hashem only sends rain, says Rav Ami, because of the Ba'alei Amanah. Who are the Ba'alei Amanah?

(d) He proves his point from a weasel and a pit.
What is the story of the weasel and the pit?

(a) Rebbi Ami based his previous statement on the Pasuk in Tehilim "Emes me'Eretz Titzmach, ve'Tzedek mi'Shamayim Nishkaf".
What does *Rebbi Yochanan* learn from that Pasuk?

(b) How does Rav Huna learn the same thing from the Pasuk in Tehilim "u'che'Yir'ascha Evrasecha"?

(c) What does someone who rejoices in his suffering achieve?

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(a) What does Resh Lakish quoting Bar Kapara learn from the fact that 'Atzirah' is mentioned both in connection with a woman ("Ki Atzor Atzar Be'ad Kol Rechem - in Vayeira), and in connection with the rain ("ve'Atzar es ha'Shamayim ... ")?

(b) We also find 'Leidah' mentioned by both ("va'Tahar va'Teiled Ben" - Vayeitzei, and "ve'Holidah ve'Hitzmichah" - Yeshayah).
Which other expression do we find by both a woman and the rain?

(a) What is the "Peleg Elokim Malei Mayim" that David refers to in Tehilim?

(b) Iyov in describing rain, speaks of a 'Shevet' (a rod of punishment), of 'le'Artzo' (moderate), and of 'le'Chesed' (to an act of kindness - see Agados Maharsha).
Where does it fall when it is referred to as ...

  1. ... a Shevet'?
  2. ... 'Chesed'?
  3. ... 'le'Artzo' (see Agados Maharsha)?
(c) On what will the rain fall when it is referred to as ...
  1. ... a Shevet?
  2. ... 'le'Artzo'?
  3. ... 'Chesed'?
(a) In the days of Rebbi Shmuel bar Nachmeini, there was a drought and a plague of pestilence. They did not want to pray for the removal of both Tzaros at the same time. Some quote Daniel as the source.
How do others learn it from the Pasuk in Ezra "ve'Natzuma u'Nevakshah me'Elokeinu al *Zos*"?

(b) They opted to pray for the removal of the pestilence.
Why did Rebbi Shmuel bar Nachmeini disagree? Which Pasuk in Tehilim did he quote?

(c) In the days of Rebbi Zeira, the Nochrim issued a decree of Sh'mad, and they forbade them to fast (in order to nullify the decree - Rabeinu Chananel).
What did Rebbi Zeira advise them to do?

(d) What did Hashem say to Daniel? What do we learn from there?

(a) Why is rain on Erev Shabbos a sign of curse, even following a three year drought (like that of the days of Eliyahu)?

(b) What would Rav Shilo have done with regarding rain that fell on Friday, if not for the fact that the rain was needed so badly?

(c) What does Rebbi Yitzchak say about sunshine on Shabbos?

(d) What happens to a Perutah in one's purse on the day of rain?

(a) What does Rebbi Yitzchak learn from the Pasuk in Ki Savo "Yetzav Hashem Itcha es ha'Berachah ba'Asamecha"?

(b) From where does Tana de'Bei Rebbi Yishmael learn that Berachah is confined to something that is not visible to the eye?

(c) Someone who enters his granary to measure his corn, says the Tefilah "Yehi Ratzon ... she'Tishlach Berachah be'Ma'aseh Yadeinu".
What does he say when he actually begins to measure it?

(d) What does the Beraisa say about saying a Tefilah *after* having measured the corn?

(a) What does Rebbi Yochanan learn from the Pasuk in Tehilim "Shuvah Hashem es Sheviseinu ka'Afikim ba'Negev"? What are "Afikim"?

(b) And what stops on the day of rain, that makes it so great?

(c) What makes the clouds and the wind come (according to Rashi's first explanation), but no rain?

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