Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
1) According to Rebbi Yochanan, reclining also helps with regard to wine.
(a) What does this mean?2) The Beraisa also writes, that when the guests were served wine before entering the dining-room - when it was not customary to lean - everyone had to recite the Berachah himself), so we see that leaning is necessary for wine, too.
(a) How can Rav then say (according to the first Lashon) that wine does not require leaning?3)
(a) Why does the person who recites the Berachah over the wine at the end of the meal also recite the Berachah over the incense, and what is the proof from the person who washes 'last'?4)
(a) When does one recite a Berachah over incense?5)
(a) According to the contention of many Amora'im, which Berachah does one recite over the various types of incense?Rav Yehudah would recite the Berachah of 'Borei Shemen Artzeinu' over Afarsemon oil.
(d) Why can we not follow Rav Yehudah's opinion, and which Berachah *do* we recite over it?6) The correct Berachah over 'Kosht' (one of the eleven spices of the Ketores) is 'Borei Atzei Besamim'.
(a) Is this also the Berachah that one recites if one soaks 'Kosht' in oil, or if one grinds it?What Berachah does one recite over ...
(b) ... jasmin?
7) What Berachah does recite over ...
(a) ... a garden lily?8)
(a) From where do we learn that one is required to recite a Berachah over smelling?'Avukah ki'Shenayim, ve'Yarei'ach ki'Sheloshah'
(c) What does this mean?9)
(a) About whom, and in what context, does the Torah write in va'Yishlach "Hi Mutzeis"?10)
(a) Why does Raban Gamliel rule like Beis Shamai, who holds that, when, at the end of the meal, they would bring in oil to wash the hands and a myrtle twig to smell, one would first recite the Berachah over the oil?11) According to Beis Shamai, one holds the oil in one's *right* hand, and the wine in one's left.
(a) Which wine are we talking about, and over which does he recite the Berachah first?12) A Talmid-Chacham has a more stringent code of conduct than others. He should not go out alone at night, nor should he talk to a woman in the street.
(a) Why are these forbidden?He is forbidden to walk in the street with patched shoes.
(c) Why, under which circumstances is it permitted, and why does the prohibition not apply in the winter?13) Neither is a Talmid-Chacham permitted to sit in a gathering of unlearned people.
(a) Why not?He should not be the last to enter the Beis Hamedrash.
Others add that he should not take large steps.
(b) Why not?And they also add that he should not walk with his head held high.
(d) Why not?