Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
(a) What does Rav mean when he says ' "Tul Beroch, Tul Beroch!" Eino Tzarich le'Varech. "Havei Melach, Havei Liftan!" Tzarich le'Varech'?According to Rebbi Yochanan, 'Bring salt!' is not considered a Hefsek, but 'Feed the cows'! is.
(b) What does Rav Sheishes say about that, and what is his reason?2) When Rav bar Shmuel made a Motzi at the Chief Rabbi's house, they asked him whether he had changed his opinion.
(a) What did they mean, and what did he answer them?Rava bar Shmuel also quotes Rebbi Chiya as saying that one can only urinate properly when sitting.
(b) Why is that, and what alternatives does one have?3) Both lentils and mustard eaten every thirty days prevent illnesses.
(a) Why not every day?4)
(a) What does Rebbi Yehudah in our Mishnah learn from "Baruch Hashem Yom Yom" (Tehilim)?5) Our Mishnah rules that one is Yotze if one recited 'Adamah' over fruit from a tree. The author of our Mishnah, the Gemara concludes, must be Rebbi Yehudah.
(a) What does Rebbi Yehudah say (regarding Bikurim)?
6) According to Rebbi Meir, someone who recites over bread 'Kamah Na'ah Pas Zu, Baruch ha'Makom she'Bera'ah', is Yotze.
(a) What does Rebbi Yossi have to say about that?Rav Huna says that if someone recites 'Shehakol' over bread, he is not Yotze. Rebbi Yochanan says that he is.
(b) How does the Gemara attempt to connect this Machlokes Amora'im to the above-mentioned Machlokes Tena'im?7)
(a) According to Rav, which word would we have to add to the Berachah 'Berich Marei de'Hai Pita', and why?8)
(a) In which point does Rebbi Yochanan disagree with Rav?We have learnt a Sifri regarding Ma'aser Sheini, which Darshens "Lo Avarti mi'Mitzvosecha" - 'from making a Berachah'; "ve'Lo Shachachti" 'from mentioning Your Name over it'.
Although the Derashah is only an Asmachta, the Beraisa appears to be a strong proof for Rav, since it requires that Hashem's Name be mentioned, but not Malchus.
(b) How does Rebbi Yochanan explain the Beraisa?9) According to Rebbi Yehudah, when one intends to eat a variety of fruits, the seven kinds take precedence.
(a) What do the Rabbanan say to that?10)
(a) What are 'Bushli Kamra' and 'Tamrei de'Zika' respectively?According to the second Lashon, our Mishnah cannot be speaking about dates which have been blown down by the wind.
(c) Why not?11) The Machlokes about whether 'Novlos Temarah' means Bushli Kamra or Tamrei de'Zika speaks about 'Kalin she'bi'Demai'.
(a) What does 'Kalin she'bi'Demai' mean, and why are Novlos Temarah and the others listed there Patur?12) Tamrei de'Zika are Patur only from Demai, but not by Vaday Tevel.
(a) Since they have a Din of Hefker, why are they not Patur even from Vaday, as well?