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Yoma 72

YOMA 59-88 have been dedicated to the memory of the late Dr. Simcha Bekelnitzky (Simcha Gedalya ben Shraga Feibush) of Queens N.Y. by his wife and daughters. Well known in the community for his Chesed and Tzedakah, he will long be remembered.


(a) Each thread of the Me'il comprised twelve strands. We try to learn this from the Paroches from a 'Gezeirah-Shavah' "Techeles" "Techeles".
How many strands did each thread of the Paroches comprise, and why would each thread of the Me'il then comprise twelve?

(b) Why do we not want to learn the 'Gezeirah-Shavah' from the threads of its own pomegranates, which comprised *eight* threads?

(c) Why on the other hand, would it be preferable to learn the Me'il from its pomegranates?

(d) So from where do we finally learn that each thread of the Me'il comprised six - before it was doubled?

(a) How do we arrive at twenty-four threads by the Paroches?

(b) And how do we arrive at twenty-eight threads by the Choshen and the Eifod?

(c) How did they manufacture gold threads (an innovation that Betzalel introduced)?

(d) How does Rav Acha bar Ya'akov learn from the word "Pesilim" (in Pikudei) that there were *four* threads of gold and not *six*?

(a) Rav Ashi learns that there were *four* threads of gold and not *six* from the Pasuk "La'asos be'Soch ha'Techeles, u've'Soch ha'Argaman ... ."
How does he learn it from there?

(b) Were they to add *two* threads of gold to each of the four different threads, that would anyway give us *eight* golden threads (and not the required *six*).
But why not add two double golden threads and two single ones?

(a) What does Rav Yehudah learn from the Pasuk (written in connection with the Me'il - in Tetzaveh) "Lo Yikare'a"?

(b) How do we know that the Torah is not just teaching us to stitch a hem around the neck to reinforce it, so that it should not tear?

(c) And the same argument applies to "ve'Lo Yizach" (in Tetzaveh) and "ve'Lo Yasuru" (in Terumah). To what do these two La'avin pertain?

(d) How were the poles of the Aron arranged in the rings? Were they movable or not?

(a) The Torah describes the planks of the Mishkan as "Atzei Shitim Omdim".
What is the simple meaning of "Omdim"?

(b) What are the two possible meanings of 'Ma'amidin es Tzipuyan'?

(c) What is the third interpretation of "Omdim"?

(a) What is the deeper meaning of "Bigdei *ha'Serad*"?

(b) What are the Halachic ramifications of "Bigdei *ha'Serad*"? To which part of the garment do they pertain?

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(a) How many Aronos did Betzalel make? What were their respective heights?

(b) Then why do others say that the outer Aron was *eleven* Tefachim and a bit?

(c) What is the significance of the tenth Tefach and the bit?

(a) What do the remaining two crowns mentioned in Terumah represent?

(b) Who 'took' these crowns?

(c) Since anyone can take the crown of Torah, how do we know it is valuable?

(d) What do we learn from the fact that the word "Zer" is written without a 'Yud'?

(a) Why did the Torah first instruct Moshe to make a wooden Aron (in Eikev), and then switch the obligation to Klal Yisrael?

(b) What do we learn from the obligation to overlay the Aron with gold from within and from without?

(c) Others say that a Talmid-Chacham who does not fit this description has earned himself a despicable title.
What is that?

(d) Woe to someone who has Torah but no fear of G-d.
To what is he compared?

(a) What did Rava mean when he pleaded with his disciples not to inherit Gehinom twice?

(b) What does Rebbi Yehoshua ben Levi learn from the Pasuk in Va'eschanan "ve'Zos ha'Torah Asher *Sam* Moshe ... "?

(c) Rava is more specific.
How does he explain Rebbi Yehoshua ben Levi's 'Zachah' and 'Lo Zachah'?

(a) What are the two opposite ways of interpreting the Pasuk in Tehilim "Imras Hashem *Tzerufah*"?

(b) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Tehilim ...

  1. ... "Pikudei Hashem Yesharim, Mesamchei Leiv" - in conjunction with the Pasuk "Imras Hashem *Tzerufah*"?
  2. ... "Yir'as Hashem Tehorah, Omedes La'ad"?
  3. ... "Eidus Hashem Ne'emanah"?
(c) One Pasuk in Terumah says (in connection with the screen - at the entrance of the Heichal) "Ma'aseh Rokem"; another Pasuk says "Ma'aseh Choshev" (in connection with the coverings and the Paroches); Rebbi Elazar explains 'she'Rokmin be'Makom she'Choshvin'.
What does he mean?

(d) What is the second answer?

(a) According to Rav Dimi, which clothes did the Kohen Mashu'ach Milchamah wear when he came to serve in the Beis Hamikdash?

(b) How does he learn this from the Pasuk in Tetzaveh "u'Vigdei Aharon Asher la'Aharon Yiheyu le'Vanav *Acharav*"?

(c) Is the Mashu'ach Milchamah fit to serve as Kohen Gadol on Yom Kipur?

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