REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Menachos 93
(a) What was Rava's reaction when Rav Chananyah quoted a Beraisa 'Yoresh
Eino Somech, Yoresh Eino Meimar'?
(b) What did Rav Chananyah suggest?
(c) Why did Rava then reject his suggestion? Like whom did he establish the
(a) Rebbi Yehudah learns his opinion from the Pasuk "Korbano", 've'Lo Korban
That explains the Din with regard to Semichah, but from where does
he preclude a father's Korban from Temurah as well?
(b) The Rabbanan include a father's Korban in the Din of Temurah from the
Pasuk in Bechukosai "ve'Im Hamer Yamir".
From where do they then include a
father's Korban in the Din of Temurah as well?
(a) Which of the three "Korbano" that we discussed at the beginning of the
Amud does Rebbi Yehudah reject, to be able to learn "Korbano", 've'Lo Korban
(b) Alternatively, he maintains all three D'rashos, only he precludes two of
the three from the same "Korbano", and 've'Lo Korban Aviv' from the third.
Which two D'rashos does he combine?
(c) Why does Rebbi Yehudah require a Pasuk to teach us "Korbano", 've'Lo
Korban Aviv'? Why is it not included in "Korbano", 've'Lo Korban Chaveiro'?
(a) What does Rebbi Yehudah learn from "ve'Im Hamer Yamir"?
(b) Why is such a D'rashah necessary? Why is a woman not automatically
included in the Din of Temurah (bearing in mind that it is a La'av, as well
as an Asei that is not determined by time)?
(c) The Rabbanan learn that from the 'Vav' in "ve'Im".
What does Rebbi
Yehudah learn from there?
(a) What principle does our Mishnah state regarding performing Semichah on a
Korban? Who is obligated to perform Semichah?
(b) What does the Tana say about a Cheresh, Shoteh ve'Katan?
(c) Besides a blind person a Nochri (even on their own Korban) and a
Sheli'ach, who else is exempt from performing Semichah?
(d) What does the Tana mean when he refers to Semichah as Sheyarei Mitzvah?
(a) The Tana also requires Semichah with both hands on the head of the
Korban. What does he say about the corollary of the Semichah to the
(b) The second of these statements renders the first redundant.
- ... location-wise?
- ... time-wise?
we later correlate between them?
(c) The Mishnah then exempts ...
(d) Rav Chisda and Rav Yitzchak bar Avdimi argue over the source of the Din
exempting a blind person from Semichah. They both learn it from a
'Gezeirah-Shavah' 'Semichah' 'Semichah'; one of them, from 'Ziknei
- ... a Cheresh, Shoteh ve'Katan from Semichah?
- ... a Nochri from making Semichah on his own Korban?
In which connection is ...
- ... this written?
- ... the second "Semichah" written?
(a) On what grounds does ...
Answers to questions
(b) The Beraisa learns the Din of Semichah by Olas Re'iyah from a Pasuk in
Shemini (in connection with the eighth day of the Milu'im). How does the
Tana derive it from "Va'yakrev es ha'Olah Va'ya'asehah ka'Mishpat"? What
does "ka'Mishpat" mean?
- ... the second opinion prefer to learn it from Olas Re'iyah rather than from Ziknei ha'Eidah?
- ... the first opinion prefer to learn it from Ziknei ha'Eidah rather than from Olas Re'iyah?
(c) What does this to do with Olas Re'iyah?
(a) Whom does the Beraisa preclude from Semichah, based on the Pasuk
"ve'Samach Yado" besides one's Eved and one's Sheli'ach?
(b) Having taught us ...
- ... 'Avdo', why does the Tana find it necessary to add 'Shelucho'?
- ... 'Avdo' and 'Shelucho, why does the Tana find it necessary to add 'Ishto?
(a) What problem does the Beraisa have with the Pasuk "Ve'samach ...
(b) So how does the Tana explain the Pasuk?
(c) In connection with which other Mitzvah does the Tana ask the same Kashya
and give the same answer?
(a) From the Pasuk in Vayikra "Ve'samach es Yado al Rosh ... ", the Beraisa
learns "Yado al ha'Rosh" 've'Lo Yado al ha'Tzavar'.
What does 'ha'Tzavar'
(b) Which two other locations do we preclude from two of the other times
that the Torah uses the same expression?
(c) Having precluded ...
- ... the Tzavar, why does the Tana need to add the back?
- ... the Tzavar and the back, why does he need to add the chest?
(a) We ask whether the side is included in Semichah or not.
What do we
mean by 'the side'?
(b) And we answer with a Beraisa.
What does Aba Bira'ah b'Rebbi Eliezer
ben Ya'akov say about this?
(c) How do we resolve the She'eilah whether a cloth is considered Chatzitzah
regarding Semichah, or not?
(a) The Pasuk in Acharei-Mos (in connection with the Sa'ir ha'Mishtale'ach)
writes "ve'Samach Aharon es Sh'tei Yadav al Rosh ha'Sa'ir ... ".
strange about the spelling of the word "Yadav"?
(b) What principle does Resh Lakish learn from this?
(c) How does this affect our Mishnah?
(d) What did Rebbi Elazar do that made Resh Lakish angry?
(a) How many times does the Torah write the word "Yadav" spelt with the
'Vav' (such as "Yadav Tevi'enah"(in Tzav, in connection with the Tenufah of
the Shelamim), "Yadav Rav Lo" (in Vayechi, in connection with Yehudah's
B'rachah) and "Sikeil es Yadav" (ibid. in connection with the B'rachah of
Menasheh and Efrayim)?
(b) What problem did Resh Lakish have with that?
(c) How did he catch Rebbi Elazar out with this Kashya? What should Rebbi
Elazar have replied?
(d) What did he achieve with that?
(e) How did he go on to refute a second Kashya from the Pasuk in Pinchas (in
connection with Yehoshua) "Vayismoch es Yadav Alav Vayetzaveihu"?
(a) Our Mishnah now discusses the Chumros of Semichah over Tenufah and
vice-versa. The only Chumra of Semichah over Tenufah concerns a Korban
belonging to Shutfim (partners).
Answers to questions
What is it?
(b) Tenufah on the other hand, has three Chumros over Semichah. To begin
with, it applies to Korbenos Tzibur as well as to Korbenos Yachid (whereas
Semichah is restricted to a Korban Yachid).
To which Korban ...
(c) It also applies to live animals as well as to Shechted ones.
- ... does Tenufah generally apply, and to which ...
- ... Korban Tzibur?
Korban is waved alive (as well as after it has been Shechted)?
(d) What is the third Chumra of Tenufah over Semichah?