REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous dafYoma 54
(a) Ula quoting Rebbi Shimon, just concluded that the phrase "until this
day" always means forever (at least, until the days of Mashi'ach).
is the problem with this from the Pasuk in Shoftim, which tells us that the
Yevusi resided in Yerushalayim together with the tribe of Binyamin "until
this day" - from a Pasuk in Yirmiyah?
(b) What is the significance of the word "Beheimah" mentioned there (in
(c) Rebbi Yossi says that for seven years sulphur and salt reigned in
Yisrael. Rebbi Yochanan bases this on a 'Gezeirah Shavah' "al Asher Azvu es
*B'ris* Hashem Elokei Avosam" in Devarim and "ve'Higbir *B'ris* la'Rabim
Shavu'a Echad" in Daniel.
How does he learn it from there?
(a) What, does the Gemara think, is the significance of the word "Vayiheyu
*Sham* ad ha'Yom ha'Zeh" (in the Pasuk quoted above with reference to the
(poles of the) Aron?
(b) How is this explanation, too, refuted, from the Pasuk in Yeshayah,
which describes how five hundred men from the tribe of Shimon went to Har
Se'ir, defeated the remnant of Amalek and resided *there* ("Sham") "until
(c) The Chachamim in a Beraisa, concur with the Tana in Shekalim.
was the Aron hidden according to them?
(d) According to them, the Kohen who discovered the location where the Aron
was hidden, was busy with his ax.
What was he doing ...
- ... according to Rebbi Chelbo?
- ... according to Tana de'Bei Rebbi Yishmael?
(a) How do we reconcile the two Pesukim in Melachim, one of which states
that the poles of the Aron *could* be seen from the Heichal, the other,
which states that it could *not*?
(b) What does this have to do with the Pasuk in Shir Hashirim "Tz'ror
ha'Mor Dodi Li, Bein Shadai Yalin"?
(a) How would the Kohanim demonstrate the extent of Hashem's love of
Yisrael to the visitors who came to Yerushalayim for Yom-Tov?
(b) How does the Beraisa explain the Pasuk in Bamidbar "ve'Lo Yavo'u
Lire'os, ke'Vala es ha'Kodesh va'Meisu"?
(c) How does that tie up with Rav Ketina's statement (quoted in a.)?
(d) And how do we now reconcile this with the Mishnah in Shekalim, where
the Kohen died for seeing too much?
(a) We learned a Beraisa earlier which describes how they would roll up the
curtain, and show the people the Keruvim locked in an embrace.
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How is this
possible, considering that, during the *first* Beis Hamikdash, there was no
curtain, and during the *second*, there were no Keruvim?
(b) During the first Beis Hamikdash, each of the *three* entrances of the
Beis Hamikdash had a curtain (the Heichal, the Ulam and the D'vir).
how do we account for the *six* curtains mentioned by Rav (besides the
seven of the Azaros)?
(c) How does Rav Acha bar Ya'akov establish the Beraisa describing the
Keruvim - even in the time of the *second* Beis Hamikdash? What does "Ma'ar
Ish ve'Lo'yos" mean?
(d) The walls also contained patterns of "Masav Kela".
What is "Masav"
and what is "Kela"?
(a) What does the Pasuk in Eichah "Kol Mechabdeha Hizilu'ha Ki Ra'u
Ervasah" refer to?
(b) Why was the stone called 'Even *Shesi'ah*'?
(c) Our Tana holds like the Chachamim in a Beraisa, who maintain that the
world was established from Tzi'on and outwards.
According to Rebbi
Eliezer, it was established from its center. What do Rebbi Yehoshua and
Rebbi Yitzchak respectively, hold?
(d) How do the Chachamim interpret the Pasuk in Tehilim "mi'Tzi'on Michlal
(a) What does Rebbi Eliezer learn from the Pasuk in Bereishis "Eileh Toldos
*ha'Shamayim ve'ha'Aretz* be'Hibar'am, be'Yom Asos Hashem Elokim *Eretz
The Kohen Gadol sprinkled the blood of the bull and that of the goat
towards the Aron 'ke'Matzlif'.
(b) What do the Rabbanan hold?
What does ke'Matzlif' mean?
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