REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Chulin 126
(a) We ask on Rebbi Yossi (who holds that Tum'ah Temunah is not Boka'as
ve'Olah) from a Mishnah in Ohalos, which discusses a dog that ate Basar Meis
and died on the threshold of a house with its neck inside the house.
would be the Din if the dog was still alive?
(b) According to Rebbi Meir, it depends upon whether the dog's neck is a
Tefach thick or not.
How about the fact that the hole of the esophagus is
not a Tefach thick?
(c) What is the minimum cubic Shi'ur that can transmit Tum'ah from one
domain to another?
(d) How do we initially interpret Rebbi Yossi, who says that 'We view the
Tum'ah; within the lintel, the house is Tamei, outside, it is Tamei'?
(a) According to Rebbi Elazar, the criterion is where the dog's mouth is.
What exactly does he mean? Where is the Tum'ah?
(b) Rebbi Yehudah ben Beseira maintains that, either way, the house is
Why is that?
(c) Why do Rebbi Yossi's two rulings now appear to clash?
(a) Rava therefore explains that Rebbi Yossi argues with Rebbi Meir in two
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(b) How do we now explain his statement 'We view the Tum'ah; within the
lintel, the house is Tamei, outside, it is Tamei'?
(c) Rav Acha b'rei de'Rava agrees with his father.
What does he say that
supports his explanation?
(a) We learned earlier that Rebbi Yossi refers to Ohel as Noge'a.
the author of the Mishnah in Ohalos which argues with Rebbi Yossi (see
Tosfos DH 'Ma'an Tana) and holds that Ohel and Noge'a do not combine?
(b) When Rebbi Shimon speaks of three Tum'os that emanate from a Meis, why
can he not be providing us with a list of all the types of Tum'ah that
emanate from a Meis?
(c) So what is he saying?
(d) What will the Din then be regarding all the other types of?
(a) Which of the three branches does not pertain to ...
(b) Why is 'M'lo Tarvad Rekev' not subject to Maga?
- ... 'M'lo Tarvad Rekev'?
- ... 'Etzem ki'Se'orah'?
(c) What does Rebbi Shimon mean when he says 've'Heichan
Maga'o/Ohalo/Masa'o?bbb be'Achad Meihen'?
(d) In which point does Rebbi Shimon argue with Rebbi Yossi?
(a) What is the difference between 'Golel' and 'Dofek'?
(b) And why does Masa not apply to Golel and Dofek?
(a) With reference to the Din of Kulyas Neveilah in our Mishnah, what does
the Beraisa learn from the Pasuk in Shemini ...
(b) What did Rava reply, when Rav Papa asked him why, in that case ...
- ... "be'Nivlasah"?
- ... "ha'Noge'a *Y*itma"?
(c) Why is the Cheilev not Metamei in its own right?
- ... a Neveilah, which is covered with skin, is Metamei?
- ... the kidney of a Neveilah, which is covered with Cheilev, is Metamei?
(a) Rav Oshaya asked whether the bone containing marrow will be Metamei if
one had in mind to make a hole in it but did not yet manage to do so.
is basis of the She'eilah?
(b) What did Rav Oshaya himself conclude?
(a) According to our Mishnah, under which two conditions is the egg of a
(b) Why is it not Metamei when it has a shell?
(c) Since when do Sheratzim lay eggs?
(d) The Beraisa learns from the Pasuk there "*ha*'Teme'im" that (among other
things) the holed egg and thigh-bone of a Sheretz are Metamei.
the Tana learn from ...
- ... "ha'Sheretz"?
- ... "ha'Noge'a *Y*itma"?
(a) On what basis is the hole the size of a hair sufficient in this regard?
(b) What does the Toras Kohanim learn from the Pasuk in Metzora ...
- ... "ve'ha'Noge'a bi' Vesar ha'Zav ... *ve'Tamei* ... "?
- ... "ve'Chol Asher Yiga bo ha'Zav ... *ve'Tamei* ... "?
(a) What is an 'Achbor she'Chetzyo Basar ve'Chetzyo Adamah'? How is such a
(b) The Tana Kama rules that someone who touches the flesh is Tamei the
earth; is Tahor. What does Rebbi Yehudah say?
(c) How does Rebbi Yehoshua ben Levi qualify the ruling in our Mishnah
'Achbor she'Chetzyo Basar ... '? In which case will the earth part of it not
render the person who touches it Tamei?
(d) In the second Lashon, Rebbi Yehoshua ben Levi is referring to Rebbi
Yehudah 'Af ha'Noge'a ba'Adamah sheke'Neged ha'Basar, Tamei'. What is the
difference between the two Leshonos?
(a) Which is the only species of land animal that has no equivalent in the
(b) Based on this piece of information, how does the Beraisa counter the
suggestion that, , just as, among the rodents, only a land-weasel is Tamei,
so too, is only a land-mouse Tamei (but not a sea one)?
(c) What does the Tana ultimately learn from the Pasuk in Shemini ...
(d) Why can we not learn this from the Hekesh to weasel, and say that just
as whatever is called 'Chuldah' is Tamei, so too, whatever is called
'Achbar' is Tamei?
- ... "ha'Shoretz *al ha'Aretz*"?
- ... "ha'Shoretz al ha'Aretz" (when it should have written ve'Zeh Lachem ha'Tamei")?
- ... "*ba'Sheretz* ha'Shoretz al ha'Aretz"?
(a) A certain Rav suggested to Rava that perhaps "ba'Sheretz" comes to
include a mouse that is created from the earth, and "ha'Shoretz", whatever
crawls, even a sea-Sheretz. What would we would then learn from "al
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(b) What did Rava reply?
(c) Rebbi Yitzchak bar Avdimi learns from "al ha'Aretz" 'Lehotzi Safek
Tum'ah Tzafah'. What does he mean by that?
(d) How can the Tana then use the same word to preclude a sea-Sheretz?