REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Zevachim 17
ZEVACHIM 17-18 - Dedicated to the leaders and participants in the Dafyomi
shiurim at the Young Israel of New Rochelle, by Andy & Nancy Neff
(a) Bearing in mind that the Pasuk in Emor "Kedoshim Yih'yu l'Elokeihem"
(written in connection with the Kohanim) is written with reference to
bringing Kodshim be'Tum'ah, what do we learn from there?
(b) Why do not learn Tum'ah itself from there?
(c) On wht grounds do we suggest that the Pasuk is referring to a Kohen who
makes a bald patch for dead person or who destroys his beard with a razor?
(a) We answer by citing the 'Gezeirah-Shavah' "Chilul" "Chilul" from
What do we mean by that? How does the 'Gezeirah-Shavah' work?
(b) How do we therefore know to establish the Pasuk by a T'vul-Yom who
performs the Avodah?
(c) Which three Pesukim do we have with regard to various degrees of Tum'ah?
(d) Rabah explains why we need all three.
Why can we not learn ...
- ... the other two from Tamei?
- ... Mechusar Kipurim from T'vul-Yom?
- ... T'vul-Yom from Mechusar Kipurim?
(a) We also refute the attempt to learn one from two.
Why can we not learn
(b) Why does Rabah make no attempt to explain why we cannot learn Tamei from
- ... Mechusar Kipurim from Tamei and T'vul-Yom?
- ... T'vul-Yom from Tamei and Mechusar Kipurim?
(c) Even if we did include Tamei in the deliberations, we would not decline
to learn Tamei from Mechusar Kipurim because there it is lacking an act
(like we said with regard to T'vul-Yom).
(a) We ask that, when all's said and done, the Tum'ah of a Mechusar Kipurim
has become weaker (after nightfall).
Answers to questions
So what if it has? How does that serve
to counter the current Pircha?
(b) What do we answer? What must Rabah hold?
(a) The Tana Kama in a Beraisa rules that if an Onan or a Mechusar Kipurim
burn it, it is nevertheless Kasher.
What is the Beraisa referring to?
(b) What does Yosef ha'Bavli say?
(c) How do we initially establish the basis of their Machlokes?
(d) What will both Tana'im hold with regard to a T'vul-Yom (who is not
Chayav a Korban) burning it?
(a) We reject this interpretation however, by referring to the Pasuk in
Chukas "Ve'hizah ha'Tahor al ha'Tamei" (when the Torah could have written
"Ve'hizah al ha'Tamei").
What do we Darshen from there? Whom is the Torah
permitting here to sprinkle the ashes of the Parah Adumah?
(b) What is the basis of the Machlokes between the Tana Kama and Yosef
(c) What will both Tana'im then hold with regard to Mechusar Kipurim de'Zav
(a) Seeing as whether we say 'Mechusar Kipurim de'Zav ke'Zav Dami' or not,
makes no difference with regard to the Parah Adumah, what are its
(b) What is the basis of the Chumra of a Mechusar Kipurim over a T'vul-Yom
who is not a Mechusar Kipurim?
(a) What does Rebbi Avahu Amar Rebbi Yochanan (or in the name of Rebbi
Elazar b'Rebbi Shimon) learn from the Pasuk "Ve'chagarta Osam Avnet Aharon
u'Vanav ... Ve'haysah Lahem Kehunah le'Chukas Olam"?
(b) And what does the Beraisa learn from the Pasuk in Shemini "Yayin
ve'Sheichar Al Teisht ... u'le'Havdil Beis ha'Kodesh u'Vein ha'Chol"?
(c) In which three regards (in connection with the Mitzvos of Kehunah) does
the Torah write "Chukas Olam"?
(a) By Shesuyei Yayin, the Torah adds "be'Vo'achem el Ohel Mo'ed ve'Lo
Answers to questions
Given that this refers specifically to those Avodos for which a
Zar is Chayav Misah, which four Avodos does it incorporate?
(b) What do we learn from the double 'Gezeirah-Shavah' "Chukah" "Chukah"?
(c) Seeing as the Tana learns Mechusar Begadim from the 'Gezeirah-Shavah',
why does Rebbi Avahu then need to learn it from "Ve'chagarta Osam Avnet ...
Vehaysah Lahem Kehunas Olam"?