REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Zevachim 6
ZEVACHIM 6 - dedicated by Mrs. Rita Grunberger of Queens, N.Y., in loving
memory of her husband, Reb Yitzchok Yakov ben Eliyahu Grunberger. Irving
Grunberger helped many people quietly in an unassuming manner and is dearly
missed by all who knew him. His Yahrzeit is 10 Sivan.
(a) Rebbi Yochanan permits two sons to bring the Korban that their father
left when he died, but not to declare another animal a Temurah (an exchange)
(b) From where do we learn that Shutfin cannot make a Temurah?
(c) How does this seem to contradict his pervious statement (regarding a
father who dies, leaving two sons and a Minchah)?
(d) What do we mean when we reply 'Sha'ani Hasam, de'Amar K'ra "Im Hamer
Yamir", 'Le'rabos es ha'Yoresh'? How does this resolve the discrepancy?
(a) What did Rebbi Ya'akov from Nehar Pakud ask, based on the Pasuk (also in
Bechukosai, in connection with Ma'aser Sheini) "ve'Im Ga'ol Yig'al"?
(b) What do we answer?
(c) What did Rebbi Avahu Amar Rebbi Yochanan say in a case where Reuven
designated an animal to fulfil Shimon's Neder? Who ...
(d) In the same vein, in a case where Reuven separates Terumah on behalf of
Shimon, what does Rebbi Yochanan say about the Tovas Hana'ah (the right to
choose the Kohen)? Who possesses that right?
- ... adds a fifth (should he come to redeem it)?
- ... is able to make a Temurah?
(a) What does that prove with regard to the corrollory of the ownership of a
Korban and the ability to make a Temurah on it?
(b) What did it prompt Rav Asi to ask Rav Ashi on our previous conclusion?
(c) Rav Ashi answered 'mi'Kiv'a Lo Mechapra, mi'Kufya Mechapra.
he mean by that?
(a) We learned above that if Kodshim are Shechted she'Lo Lisheman, they are
nevertheless Kasher, but the owner remains obligated to bring the Korban
What do we mean when we ask whether 'Kipru O Lo Kipru'?
(b) What are the ramifications of the She'eilah?
(c) What prompts Rav Shisha b'rei de'Rav Idi to say 'Mistavra de'Lo Kipru'?
(d) On the other hand, one might ask, if it does not atone, what is the
point of bringing the first one?
How does Rav Ashi explain why Rav Shisha
b'rei de'Rav Idi opted to ask the way he did?
(a) What will be the Din if someone sins again after designating his Chatas
for a previous sin? Will the Chatas cover his second sin too?
(b) We ask whether the same will apply to an Olah with regard to Mitzvos
Asei that he transgressed after having designated an Olah.
Why might the
Din differ there from a Chatas? Why might the Olah cover his latter sins
(c) We try to resolve the She'eilah with the following Beraisa.
problem does the Tana have with the Pasuk in Vayikra "Ve'samach ...
Ve'nirtzah Lo Lechaper Alav"?
(d) The Tana therefore explains that in a case where one failed to peform
the Semichah 'Ma'aleh Alav ha'Kasuv Ke'ilu Lo Kiper, ve'Kiper'.
What do we
suggest that he means by that, that resolves our She'eilah?
(a) Rava points out that as long as the animal has not been Shechted, the
Mitzvah to perform Semichah still remains.
Answers to questions
How does that serve to reject
the proof? Why can we no longer resolve any She'eilah pertaining to an Asei
after the designation?
(b) What does Rav Huna bar Yehudah mean when he explains the Tana to mean
'Kiper Gavra, Lo Kiper Kamei Shemaya'?
(a) What does Rebbi Akiva in the Mishnah in Nega'im, comment regarding the
Pasuk in Metzora "ve'ha'Nosar Asher al Kaf ha'Kohen ... Le'chaper Alav
(b) And what does Rebbi Yochanan ben Nuri mean when he says ' ... u'Ma'alin
Alav Ke'ilu Lo Kiper'?
(c) How do we know that he does not mean to obligate the Metzora to bring
(d) On what grounds do we refute this proof of Rav Huna bar Yehudah? What
else might Rebbi Yochanan ben Nuri mean?
(a) Rebbi Shimon learned in a Beraisa that the lambs of Shavu'os come to
atone for Tum'as Mikdash ve'Kodashav (where the sinner had no knowledge of
his sin, as we learned in Shevu'os).
Why is this statement unacceptable?
(b) So how do we amend it?
(c) How many goats did they bring on Shavu'os?
(d) Seeing as the first goat atoned for Tum'as Mikdash ve'Kodashav, what was
the point of the second?
(a) In what connection does the Tana state here that the Torah takes pity on
the money of K'lal Yisrael?
(b) The Tana refers to Tum'as Mikdash as an Asei de'le'Achar Hafrashah.
Why does he call it an Asei?
(c) How do we initially explain the statement (mentioned earlier) 'Tum'as
Mikdash ve'Kodashav that one perpetrated between the times that one brought
the two goats' (for which the second goat atones)?
(d) What would this then prove?
(a) How do we establish the Beraisa, to refute the proof?
(b) What would the Din then be if they designated both goats at the same
(c) What problem do we have with this explanation?
(a) Rav Papa therefore establishes the case even where they designated the
two animals at one and the same time, and he explains the Beraisa on the
basis of a statement of Rav Yehudah Amar Shmuel (in connection with Temidin
that remained after the first of Nisan).
Answers to questions
What is the significance of the
first of Nisan in this regard?
(b) What would we therefore expect to happen to such Temidin?
(c) What does Rav Yehudah Amar Shmuel therefore mean when he said 'Sakin
Moshchasan le'Mah she'Hein'? What actually happens to them, according to
(d) How does Rav Papa adapt Rav Yehudah Amar Shmuel's principle to our case?