REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
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(a) From where does the Beraisa learn that blood which squirts on the
ground and blood that sticks to the knife require covering?
(b) Another Beraisa includes (in the Din of Kisuy) from "Ve'chisahu", blood
that squirts on to the ground and 'Dam she'al Agapayim'.
What is 'Dam
(c) How does Raban Shimon ben Gamliel qualify the Tana Kama's ruling? Under
what condition do the two types of blood mentioned by him require covering?
(d) If the Chachamim interpret "Damo" to mean all its blood, what does
"Damo" mean according to ...
- ... Rebbi Yehudah?
- ... Raban Shimon ben Gamliel?
(a) Our Mishnah lists the things that are, and that are not, eligible to
cover with. If one may use soft dung, thin sand, lime, ground earthenware
and a brick and the lid of a barrel that have been pounded, what may one
(b) May one use an overturned receptacle to cover the blood?
(c) What single principle does Raban Shimon ben Gamliel give that covers
all the things that he considers eligible to cover with?
(a) How does Rabah bar bar Chanah Amar Rebbi Yochanan define 'thin sand'?
(b) What do we mean when we say that some quote Rabah bar bar Chanah Amar
Rebbi Yochanan on the Seifa?
(c) What is the difference between the two versions?
(a) What does the Beraisa learn from the fact that the Pasuk writes "be'Afar"?
(b) What would the Halachah have been had the Torah written 'u've'Afar
(c) What does the Tana now Darshen from the fact that the Torah writes
(a) The latter Beraisa adds to the Mishnah's list of what is eligible for
Kisuy ha'Dam, and what is not.
Answers to questions
What does the Tana say about ...
(b) On what grounds does the Tana incorporate the former list in the first
list in the Mishnah, and the latter in the second list?
- ... ground stones, ground clay, fine shavings of flax and of saw-dust?
- ... ground metal vessels, flour, oats and bran?
(a) We ask that "Ve'chisahu" should be a 'Klal', and "be'Afar" a 'P'rat'.
What if it were?
(b) What does Rav Mari answer?
(c) Under what circumstances do we then Darshen a 'K'lal u'P'rat'?
(a) Rav Nachman bar Rav Chisda rules that for Kisuy ha'Dam, one may only
use earth in which seeds will grow.
What does this preclude?
(b) How did Rav Nachman bar Yitzchak react when Rava referred to that as a
(c) In the Beraisa that he cited as his source, what advice does the Tana
give to someone traveling ...
(d) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Iyov "ve'Afros Zahav Lo"?
- ... in a desert, who has no earth to perform Kisuy ha'Dam?
- ... in a ship, who has no earth to perform Kisuy ha'Dam?
(a) With regard to the Beraisa's earlier case, where does the Torah refer
to ashes as 'Afar'?
The Tana Kama of another Beraisa adds Shichor, K'chol and Nikras Pisulin to
the list of things that are eligible for Kisuy ha'Dam, and 'Yesh Omrim,
(b) This is the opinion of Beis Hillel in another Beraisa.
What do Beis
(c) How do they counter Beis Hillel's proof from "me'Afar Sereifas ha'Chatas"?
If 'Shichor' is ground charcoal, what is ...
- ... 'K'chol'?
- ... 'Nikras Pisulin'?
(a) According to Rava, which two Mitzvos did Avraham Avinu's descendants
merit because he said "ve'Anochi Afar va'Eifer"?
Answers to questions
(b) Why did Rava omit Afar Kisuy ha'Dam?
(c) If Afar Parah renders a Tamei person Tahor, what inherent benefit does
Afar Sotah contain?