REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
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BEITZAH 26, 27, 28, 29 - dedicated by Yitzchak Gross of Brooklyn, NY, l'Iluy Nishmas his father, Menashe Yehudah ben Matisyahu, and his mother, Dina bas Yisroel.
(a) On what grounds did Rebbi Yirmiyah (or Rebbi Zerika) object, when first
Rebbi Ami, and then Rebbi Yitzchak Nafcha, declined to examine a Bechor on
(b) Why was Rebbi Yehuda Nesi'a interested in examining a Bechor anyway? Was
he a Kohen?
(c) What did Rebbi Aba say to Rebbi Zerika and Yirmiyah? What was his
(a) Ma'an de'Hu went to Eretz Yisrael to hear it from the mouth of Rebbi
Who is 'Ma'an de'Hu'?
(b) It turned out that Rebbi Zeira had not actually said what he was quoted
What did he really say?
(a) However, the Gemara is still not certain whether the Halachah is like
Rebbi Shimon or like Rebbi Yehudah, and it asks 'Mai Havi Alah'? Rav Yosef
quotes from 'thick ropes' - Rebbi Shimon ben Pazi ... until Rebbi who quotes
the Kehila Kedishah de'bi'Yeyurashalayim, who say that Rebbi Shimon and his
friends follow the opinion of Rebbi Meir.
Who is Rebbi Shimon?
(b) Why can the Kehila Kedishah de'bi'Yeyurashalayim not possibly have
quoted Rebbi Shimon ben Menasya in the way that it is quoted?
(c) Then what *did* they say?
(a) In a Mishnah in Bechoros, Rebbi Yehudah compares the Shechitah of a
Bechor to that of a Tereifah.
What exactly does he say?
(b) What does Rebbi Meir hold?
(c) What proof does Rav Yosef think to bring from here regarding the
inspection of Bechor for blemishes on Yom-Tov?
(a) Rabah bar bar Chanah Amar Rebbi Yochanan has a different way of
explaining the Machlokes between Rebbi Meir and Rebbi Yehudah. By which
blemish, according to him, does Rebbi Yehudah agree with Rebbi Meir?
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(b) What then is the basis of the Machlokes between Rebbi Meir and Rebbi
(c) Based on Rebbi Yochanan's interpretation of the Machlokes, an what
grounds does Abaye object to Rav Yosef's proof in 4b.?
(d) How does Rav Nachman bar Yitzchak prove this from the Lashon of the
Mishnah in Bechoros.
(a) Ami Vardina'a refused to inspect blemishes on Yom-Tov.
Who was Ami
Vardina'a? Why was he called 'Vardina'a'?
(b) How do we justify Rebbi Ami's condoning of Ami Vardina'as Chumra, when
he himself used to inspect Bechorim on Yom-Tov for blemishes?
(c) Rava behaved in the same way. A certain Kohen explained to him one
Yom-Tov how his Bechor Beheimah had obtained a split lip.
How did it
(d) Why was Rava still not satisfied?
(a) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Emor "*Kol* Mum Lo Yihyeh Bo"?
(b) For how long is a Yisrael obligated to look after his Bechor Beheimah
before giving it to a Kohen?
(a) What did the Chachamim tell Rebbi Tarfon when he came to the Beis
Hamedrash to ask about an animal that died on Yom-Tov and Chalah that became
Tamei on Yom-Tov?
(b) May one destroy the Chalah by feeding them to his dog on Yom-Tov, or is
only burning it prohibited?
(c) In a Mishnah in Shabbos, Rebbi Shimon permits cutting up gourds for
one's animal and feeding a carcass to one's dogs on Yom-Tov.
mean that the author of our Mishnah, which forbids feeding a carcass of an
animal that died on Yom-Tov, cannot be Rebbi Shimon?
(d) Does everyone agree that Rebbi Shimon concedes that an animal that dies
on Yom-Tov is Muktzah?
(a) How will those who quote Rava as saying that Rebbi Shimon is lenient
even with regard to an animal that died on Yom-Tov, establish our Mishnah,
in order to conform with Rebbi Shimon?
(b) For which of two reasons might Rebbi Shimon agree that an animal of
Kodshim is different?
(a) How do we prove that the animal in our Mishnah is one of Kodshim?
(b) What problem does this create, according to those who quote Rava as
saying that Rebbi Shimon concedes that an animal that dies on Yom-Tov is
(c) How do we therefore establish the Mishnah, to accommodate his opinion,
(a) What does our Mishnah mean when it writes 'Ein Nimnin al ha'Beheimah
There is no Isur d'Oraysa to do business on Shabbos and Yom-Tov. What is the
source for the Isur?
(b) How then, should one divide an animal (See Tif'eres Yisrael Si'man 28)?
(c) What other method of distribution remains if they did not assess how
much each one has to pay before Yom-Tov?
(d) The Beraisa bears out Shmuel's contention that assessing the amount that
each one is to receive is forbidden on Shabbos and Yom-Tov. Which
additional method of dividing the animal does the Tana of the Beraisa
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