REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous dafYoma 10
(a) Among the children of Yefes (No'ach's son), were Gomer, Madai, Yavan and
Which nation was founded by ...
(b) What does the Gemara say about Savta and Savtecha?
- ... Gomer?
- ... Madai?
- ... Yavan?
(c) If Rechovos is known as 'Peras of Meishan', what is Kelach known as?
(a) Who built Ninveh, Rechovos Ir and Kelach, and on what occasion?
(b) It is at first unclear whether it is Ninveh that is referred to as the
big city, or Resen.
How do we resolve this doubt?
(a) Why were the giants Achiman, Sheshai and Talmai called by those
(b) They were all sons of Anak.
How else does the Gemara explain the Pasuk
"Yelidei ha'Anak" (Shelach-Lecha)?
(a) According to Rebbi Yehoshua ben Levi quoting Rebbi, into whose hands
will Rome ultimately fall?
(b) Rebbi learns this from the Pasuk in Yirmiyah where, with reference to
Rome, the Navi writes "Im Lo Yischavu Tze'irei *ha'Tzon*". This conforms
with the horned ram (the second Empire of which Nevuchadnetzar dreamt).
What problem did Rabah bar Ula have with this Derashah (also from the
(c) How does this Kashya demonstrate that the questioner did not know how to
learn T'nach? How is it easily answered?
(a) Why is it a Kal va'Chomer that Rome will fall into the hands of Persia?
(b) Rav maintains quite the opposite. In his opinion, it will be Persia that
will fall to the Romans.
What problem did his Talmidim have with that?
(c) His first answer was that that was the will of Hashem.
What was the
(d) Based on a Pasuk in Michah, what statement did Rav make with regard to
the kingdom of Rome, which supports his previous statement?
(a) The Lishkas Farhedrin was the only room in the Beis Hamikdash which had
a Mezuzah at the entrance.
Answers to questions
What reason do the Chachamim give to explain
(b) Rebbi Yehudah counters that by pointing out that there were many other
living-rooms in the Beis-Hamikdash.
Who would stay in those rooms?
(c) According to him then, why did the Lishkas Farhedrin have a Mezuzah, and
those other rooms, not?
(d) How does Rebbi Yehudah explain the Pasuk in Amos "Vehikeisi Beis
ha'Choref Al Beis ha'Kayitz" - implying that even a winter or a summer-house
is also called a house?
(a) The Chachamim exempt a Sukah on Sukos from a Mezuzah.
What does Rebbi
Yehudah say about a Sukah with regard to Eruv, Mezuzah and Ma'aser?
(b) What are the ramifications of ...
(c) We attempt to reconcile Rebbi Yehudah, who obligates a Sukah to be fixed
with a Mezuzah, with his own opinion by Lishkas Farhedrin, where he claims
that strictly speaking, it is Patur from Mezuzah, by explaining that the
obligation is only mi'de'Rabbanan.
- ... Eruv in this regard? Which kind of Eruv are we speaking about?
- ... Ma'aser?
Why is this not feasible?
(a) Abaye explains that during the period that one lives in a summer or
winter house, even Rebbi Yehudah will agree that one is obligated to fix a
Mezuzah (and this applies equally to the seven of Hafrashah of the Kohen
Gadol. Their Machlokes is during the rest of the year (which the Rabbanan
decree because of the seven days and Rebbi Yehudah does not - and the
Lishkas Farhedrin required a Mezuzah for the reason that we cited above - in
How does Rava repudiate this?
(b) Rava therefore learns the opposite: that during the rest of the year
everyone agrees that one is Patur from Mezuzah on a summer or a winter
Why then, does Rebbi Yehudah obligate fixing a Mezuzah on a Sukah
even during the rest of the year?
(c) What do the Rabbanan hold regarding Sukah?
(d) By Lishkas Farhedrin, he maintains, they argue about a Dirah Ba'al
What exactly, is their Machlokes?
(a) According to Rebbi Yehudah, why did the Chachamim obligate fixing a
Mezuzah on Lishkas Farhedrin (during the seven days that the Kohen Gadol
lived there) - even though, it was really Patur?
Answers to questions
(b) Why does the Tana of the Beraisa obligate fixing a Mezuzah on Sha'ar
Nikanor (Sha'ar ha'Mayim - according to the Gra) of all the eastern gates?
(c) Why did the Gemara initially think that the author of that Beraisa
cannot be Rebbi Yehudah?
(d) How do we reconcile the Beraisa with Rebbi Yehudah's opinion?