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Avodah Zarah 12


(a) In the second Lashon, Resh Lakish asked Rebbi Chanina whether 'Chutzah Lah' in our Mishnah incorporates the butchery of Aza.
What did he reply?
What Mashal did he give concerning two pots in Tzor (Tyre)?

(b) What does Abaye mean when he explains 'Lo Chashu Lahem Chachamim Basar Neveilah'?

(c) What would then be the parallel case in our Mishnah?

(d) On what grounds does Rava disagree with Abaye? Why can we not compare the two cases of Isur d'Oraysa?

(a) So how does Rava explain the Chidush of the 'two pots in Tyre'?

(b) And what is then the parallel case in our Mishnah?

(c) Rabah bar Ula disagrees with Rava, too.
On what grounds does he decline to compare the two cases? Why is he ...

  1. ... lenient by the two pots?
  2. ... strict by Itluza shel Aza?
(d) Then how does he explain the leniency concerning ...
  1. ... the two pots in Tzor?
  2. ... the case of 'Itluza shel Aza'?
(a) The Chachamim in a Beraisa restrict the Isur of entering a town on a festival to where the road leads only into that town and there is no road leading in any other direction from the town, as we learned in our Mishnah. Rebbi Meir is more stringent.
What does he say?

(b) What does the Tana say about bending down ...

  1. ... in front of an idol to remove a thorn or to pick up some money that fell in front of it?
  2. ... to drink from a spring that spouts water in from an idol?
(c) And, after teaching the prohibition of bending down to drink from a regular fountain, what does he say about drinking water ...
  1. ... from the mouth of a water-fountain in the city shaped in the form of a human face? What is the significance of 'a city' in this case?
  2. ... directly from a pipe? Why is that?
(a) With regard to the prohibition of bending down in front of the idol, the Beraisa adds 've'Im Eino Nir'eh, Mutar'. This cannot mean literally that he cannot be seen, because of a statement of Rav Yehudah Amar Rav.
What did Rav Yehudah Amar Rav say in this connection?

(b) So how do we amend the words 've'Im Eino Nir'eh'?

(a) Having presented the prohibition in the case of ...
  1. ... removing a thorn, why did the Tana find it necessary to add that of picking up money that fell?
  2. ... picking up money that fell, why did the Tana find it necessary to add that of removing a thorn?
(b) And why did the Tana then see fit to still add the case of ...
  1. ... drinking water from a fountain?
  2. ... drinking water from the water-fountain?
(c) Why could he not have taught us the same thing following the prohibition of drinking from a fountain?
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(a) What does the Beraisa say about drinking from rivers and pools, either directly with one's mouth or with one hand?

(b) What would be the Din with regard to drinking using two hands? Why the difference?

(c) This Beraisa lends support to a statement of Rebbi Chanina.
What did Rebbi Chanina ...

  1. ... say about someone who swallows a water-leech on Shabbos?
  2. ... actually rule (though some accredit it to Rebbi Nechemyah), when such a case came before him?
(d) What did Rav Huna b'rei de'Rav Yehoshua suggest that one does until the water boils?
(a) What does Rav Idi bar Avin advise someone administering to someone who swallowed a live hornet?

(b) Seeing as he himself states that he cannot live, what is the point of the vinegar?

(a) What does the Beraisa say about drinking water at night-time?

(b) The reason for this is the fear of Shavriri. What is Shavriri?

(c) The Tana leaves someone who is thirsty during the night with two options. One applies to where he has a friend sleeping with him. What should he say to him after waking him up?

(d) Otherwise, he can bang the barrel with the lid.
What is the point of doing that?

(e) He then says to himself 'P'lanya bar Palnisa (stating his own name), your mother told you to beware of Shavriri ... '.
How does he conclude this incantation?

(a) Our Mishnah cites a ruling with regard to buying from stores in a town where, on the market-day in honor of their gods, some stores are decorated (with the wares that they sell) and others are not.
What did the Rabbanan rule in Beis Sha'an in precisely such a case?

(b) Why the distinction?

(c) Why are we not afraid that even the storekeepers whose stores are not decorated, will go and thank their gods for the sale?

(a) Resh Lakish confines the Mishnah's prohibition to a store that is decorated with roses and myrtle, but permits one that is decorated with fruit.
Why is that?

(b) From which Pasuk in Re'ei does he learn this?

(c) What does Rebbi Yochanan say?

(d) How does he learn it from a 'Kal va'Chomer'?

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