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Yoma 20


(a) What was the first Avodah each morning in the Beis Hamikdash, and when did it take place?

(b) Where did they deposit the ashes and what would happen to them?

(c) On Yom Kipur, the Kohanim would begin with the Terumas ha'Deshen at midnight.
When would they begin on the Shalosh Regalim?

(d) On Yom-Tov, by the time dawn arrived, the Azarah was full of people. What had they come for?

(a) What are 'Evarim she'Pak'u'? How did they get to the floor from the Mizbe'ach?

(b) What did the Kohanim do if they found a limb on the ground beside the Mizbe'ach ...

  1. ... *before* midnight?
  2. ... *after* midnight?
(c) Why would someone who derived benefit from the former be Mo'el, but not from the latter?

(d) Will this distinction apply even if the limb has been fully burnt?

(a) What do we learn from the two Pesukim in Tzav "Kol ha'Laylah ve'Hiktir" and Kol ha'Laylah ve'Heirim"?

(b) What is the problem with this Derashah from our Mishnah, from the Din of Terumas ha'Deshen on Yom-Tov?

(c) How does Rebbi Yochanan correlate the two Pesukim ("Kol ha'Laylah" and "Ad ha'Boker") in order to answer the question?

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4) Why did they bring the Terumas ha'Deshen forward to ...

  1. ... midnight on Yom Kipur?
  2. ... the time of the first watch on Yom-Tov?
(a) We learned in our Mishnah that the Terumas ha'Deshen normally took place at the time of 'Keri'as ha'Gever'.
What are the two interpretations of 'Keri'as ha'Gever'?

(b) Why did Rebbi Shilo become upset with Rav?

(c) What did Rav mean when he replied 'Ibuv le'Chari Zamer, le'Garda'i. Lo Mekabluha Mineih'?

(a) What was Rav doing as Rebbi Shilo's translater in the first place?

(b) What was Rebbi Shilo's reaction when he became aware of the identity of his new translator?

(c) Rav declined to stand down in the middle of the Derashah for one of two reasons: some say because of 'Ma'alin ba'Kodesh ve'Lo Moridin'.
What does that mean in this context?

(d) What was his second reason?

(a) Who was Gevini K'ruz and what does he have to do with our Sugya?

(b) From what distance could his voice be heard as he made his announcement each morning?

(c) The Kohen Gadol's voice was even louder than that of Gevini K'ruz. How far away could *his* voice be heard?

(d) Which other two factors combined to make this even more remarkable?

(a) Why does a person's voice not carry as well in the day as it does in the night?

(b) What was Nevuchadnetzar referring to when he said "ve'Chol Dayrei Ar'a *ke'Lo* Chashivin"?

(c) Some say that the voice of giving birth can be heard from one end of the world to the other, others add also Radaya (the angel who is responsible for watering the earth from the rain above the earth and from that below it).
On which three voices does everyone agree?

(d) For which of the three did they pray that it should cease to be heard?

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