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Yoma 37

YOMA 36-40 have anonymously sponsored towards a REFU'AH SHELEMAH to Shmuel Yakov ben Ayala Hinda, Ilana Golda bas Chana and Klarees Marcia bas Mammie

1) How does ...

  1. ... Rebbi explain the Pasuk in Ha'azinu "Ki Shem Hashem Ekra, Havu Godel l'Elokeinu"?
  2. ... Chananyah, the nephew of Rebbi Yehoshua explain the Pasuk in Mishlei "Zecher Tzadik li'Verachah"?
(a) Who flanked the Kohen Gadol when he went to the east-side of the Azarah to draw the lots?

(b) What awaited him there?

(c) On which side of the Mizbe'ach were the lots drawn?

(d) The box which contained the two lots used to be made of Eshkero'a wood. Was Yehoshua ben Gamla considered praiseworthy for changing it to gold?

(a) Ben Katin was a Kohen Gadol. Which two changes did he make to the Kiyor? Why did he do that?

(b) King Munbaz changed all the handles of the vessels that were used on Yom Kipur to gold.
Which two novelties did his mother, Queen Helen, initiate?

(a) How does Rebbi Eliezer ben Ya'akov interpret the Pasuk in Vayikra "Tzafonah Lifnei Hashem"?

(b) How does that make him the author of our Mishnah?

(c) And how do we reconcile this with the previous Mishnah, which we established like Rebbi Elazar b'Rebbi Shimon, because it permitted the Shechitah of the bull 'Bein ha'Ulam ve'la'Mizbe'ach'?

(a) What title does someone who walks on the right of his Rebbe earn himself?

(b) How do we initially reconcile this with our Mishnah, where the deputy Kohen Gadol walked on the Kohen Gadol's right?

(c) Someone who walks *beside* his Rebbe is called an ignoramus, what is he considered if he walks *behind* him?

(d) Seeing as we can no longer abide by the answer that we just gave (in b.), how will finally explain our Mishnah?

(a) How were the angels Michael, Gavriel and Refael positioned when they visited Avraham?

(b) What can we learn from them?

(a) How did we initially interpret "ve'Nasan Aharon al Sh'nei ha'Se'irim Goralos"? How many lots does this imply all in all?

(b) From where do we learn that in fact, they only placed *one* lot on each goat?

(c) How do we then try to explain this in light of the word "Goralos" in the plural?

(d) We conclude that they placed the lot for Hashem on the one goat, and the lot for Az'azel on the other one. So why does the Torah write "Goralos" in the plural?

(a) Why might we have thought that the lots should be of gold?

(b) From where do we learn that in fact, any material is Kasher?

(c) Why did Ben Katin fix twelve taps to the Kiyor?

(d) How were the taps arranged? Were they all on the same level?

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(a) Munbaz ha'Melech changed all the handles of the vessels to gold.
What did he not change the vessels themselves?

(b) Then what does the Beraisa mean when it says that he changed both the handles of the vessels and those of the knives? What does the Tana mean by 'vessels'?

(c) What else did he change to gold?

(a) How did the Menorah that Queen Helen made, function? Where was it placed?

(b) Who were the men of the Ma'amad?

(c) Why should one not recite the Shema together with the men of the Mishmar and the Ma'amad?

(d) Then what was the point of Queen Helen's Menorah?

(a) Can we learn from Queen Helen's tablet for Sotos that one is permitted to transcribe sections of Torah she'bi'Chesav for children to learn from?

(b) Can we prove it from the Beraisa, which says 'ke'she'Hu Kosev, Ro'eh ve'Kosev Mah she'Kasuv be'Tivla'?

(c) To answer the Beraisa which says explicitly that the Kohen would copy "Im Shachav Ish Osach", "ve'Im Lo Shachav", "Im Satis" and "Im Lo Satis", we answer 'be'Sirugin'.
What does 'be'Sirugin' mean?

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