REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous dafYoma 28
YOMA 27, 28, 29 (16 Shevat), 30 - have been dedicated by Gitle Bekelnitzky
for the 38th Yahrzeit of Leah bas Mordechai Dovid and Chasya (Bikelnitzky),
mother of her late husband, Simcha Bekelnitzky.
(a) Rebbi Yochanan, who lists the Sidur Sh'nei Gizrei Eitzim among the
Avodos for which a Zar is Chayav Misah, argues with Rav and Levi (on 24a)
who do not.
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What is the basis of their dispute?
(b) How does the Gemara now attempt to prove Rebbi Yochanan right from the
forthcoming Mishnah, where the Memuneh would ask the Kohanim to go and see
if the time of Shechitah had arrived - why not the time for the Sidur Sh'nei
(c) How do repudiate this proof?
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(a) Who was the Memuneh and what did he ask the Kohanim to do?
What is the difference between a Kohen who needed to go to the bathroom to
defecate and one who needed to urinate?
(b) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Kedoshim "be'Yom Zivchachem
(c) Whoever saw that the eastern horizon had lit up would call out 'Barkai'.
What does 'Barkai' mean?
(d) What did Masya ben Shmu'el add to this 'Ad she'be'Chevron'.
Why was it
so important to bring Chevron into this?
Answers to questions
(a) The Tana'im in a Beraisa argue whether the Memuneh said 'Barak Barkai',
'Alah Barkai' or 'He'ir P'nei Kol ha'Mizrach ad Chevron'.
What is the
difference between 'Barak Barkai' and 'Alah Barkai'?
(b) Rebbi Yehudah ben Beseira adds to the latter opinion that people were
already going to work (which presumably, was slightly later).
people? Why can it not refer to the employees?
(a) At what time of day did Avraham Daven Minchah (see Tosfos Yeshanim)?
(b) Why was Rav Yosef surprised that we should learn such a thing from
(c) What precedent do we have to prove that we *do* in fact, learn such
things from him?
(a) When is the earliest time that the Korban Tamid could be Shechted, and
when was it actually Shechted then?
(b) What does Rav Yosef ask from that Mishnah in Pesachim on what we just
learned from Avraham Avinu?
(c) How do we explain the walls of the Beis-Hamikdash to answer this Kashya?
(d) Alternatively, Avraham was different.
In which two ways was he
(a) What do we learn from the fact that the term 'Zaken' is used by each of
(b) What do we learn from the Pasuk ...
(c) And what is the acronym of "Hu *Damesek* Eliezer?
- ... in Sh'mos "Lech ve'Asafta es *Ziknei* Yisrael?
- ... in Chayei Sarah "Vayomer Avraham el Avdo Z'kan Beiso ... "?
- ... "ha'Moshel be'Chol Asher Lo"?
(a) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Toldos "Eikev Asher Shama Avraham
be'Koli"? Which Mitzvos does "be'Koli" incorporate?
The Tana of our Mishnah explains that, according to Masyah ben Shmuel, after
the man who saw that it was light announced that the east was light,
somebody asked 'As far as Chevron'? and someone said 'Yes'.
(b) And what do we learn from the plural form of "ve'Sorosai"?
What are the
two possible ways of explaining who asked and who answered?
(a) Why is the Gemara surprised at the statement in our Mishnah that they
once confused the shine of the sun with that of the moon?
(b) So how *did* it happen?
(c) What important lesson do we learn from here, and, besides the fact that
it is a good time to spread out skins to dry, what Halachic application
does it have?
(a) Why is the sun more powerful on a cloudy day?
Answers to questions
(b) What is the Si'man for this?
(c) 'Shavriri de'Chamah Kashu me'Chamah'.
What does this mean, and why is
(d) What is the sign for this phenomenon?