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Yoma 9


(a) How long did the first and second Batei Mikdash respectively stand?

(b) To whom does the Gemara ascribe the Pasuk in Mishlei ...

  1. ... "Yir'as Hashem Tosif Yamim"?
  2. ... "u'Shenos Resha'im Tiktzarnah"?
(c) What distinguishes Shimon ha'Tzadik, Yochanan Kohen Gadol, Yishmael ben Fiabi (and, according to some, also Rebbi Elazar ben Charsum) from all the other Kohanim Gedolim who served in the time of the second Beis-Hamikdash?
(a) Which two sins brought about the destruction of Mishkan Shiloh?

(b) The sons of Eli ha'Kohen did not really commit adultery.
What then, *were* they guilty of doing?

(c) The other sin is attributed to the sons of Shmuel ha'Navi.
What did *they* used to do?

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(a) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Yeshayah "Ki Katzar Matza me'Histare'a"? What is "me'Histare'a" an acronym of?

(b) Why did Rebbi Yonasan weep when he read the continuation of the Pasuk "ve'ha'Masechah Tzarah ke'Hikanes"?

(c) The second sin that caused the destruction of the first Beis Hamikdash was adultery.
What did the daughters of Tzi'on used to do to encourage the young men to sin?

(d) Which three decrees did Hashem issue to punish them for their three sins?

4) What was the one redeeming factor that presumably softened the Divine decree or curtailed it?


(a) What caused the destruction of the *second* Beis Hamikdash?

(b) What were the people really doing, when the Gemara describes them as 'eating and drinking together and *piercing each other with swords*'?

(c) Since we are speaking about the era of the *first* Beis Hamikdash, why is Lashon ha'Ra not then included on the list of sins which caused its destruction?

(a) How do Rebbi Yochanan and Rebbi Elazar explain the fact that, whereas the date of the redemption from Galus Bavel was fixed, that of Galus Edom extends on, and on and on?

(b) Why did the Gemara suggest that *we* ought to merit a more speedy redemption than the exiles of *Galus Bavel*?

(c) How do we know that, in spite of that, we are *not* more worthy than them?

(a) According to Resh Lakish, why did the Shechinah not rest firmly with Yisrael in the time of the second Beis Hamikdash?

(b) How is this inherent in the Pasuk in Shir Hashirim "Im *Chomah* Hi, Nivneh Aleha Tiras *Kesef*, ve'Im *Deles* Hi, Netzor Aleha Lu'ach *Erez*"?

(c) What is a Sasmegor? What has the Sasmegor got to do with the Bas Kol?

(a) Why is it unlikely for Resh Lakish to have said the above Derashah to Rabah bar bar Chanah?

(b) Then who might the two personalities have been?

(c) Rebbi Yochanan disagreed with Resh Lakish's (or Rebbi Elazar's) Derashah.
How does *he* interpret the Pasuk in No'ach "Yaf't Elokim le'Yefes, Veyishkon ba'Ohalei Shem"?

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