REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Chulin 133
(a) What does Rebbi Aba Amar Rav Huna Amar Rav say about the sinews in the
cheek-bone, seeing as they are full of blood?
(b) What objection do we raise to his second statement? Why will there be no
problem if the Kohen wants to eat it ...
(c) What did Rav Yosef ask Rava (or Rabah [in order to test him]), about a
Kohen who grabs Matanos? What are the two ways of viewing his action?
- ... roasted?
- ... cooked?
(d) What did Rava reply, based on the Pasuk "Ve'nasan"?
(a) Abaye, who was a Kohen, initially used to grab the Matanos, until he
heard Rava's D'rashah.
What did he then switch to doing instead?
(b) But he stopped doing that too, when he learned Rebbi Meir's
interpretation of the Pasuk "Va'yatu Acharei ha'Batza".
How *did* Rebbi
Meir explain this Pasuk? About whom is the Pasuk talking?
(c) What did he do after that?
(a) Abaye desisted even from accepting the Matanos, once he learned the
Beraisa 'ha'Tzenu'im Moshchin es Yedeihem, ve'ha'Gargeranim Cholkim'.
About what is the Tana speaking?
(b) Why did he break with that custom every Erev Yom Kipur?
(c) Why was that necessary? Why would everyone not know that he was a Kohen
from the fact that he Duchened each day?
(a) What does Rav Yosef suggest that a Kohen should do if, in his vicinity,
there lives a Talmid-Chacham who is struggling for Parnasah?
(b) Under what circumstances does he require Makirei Kehunah? What does
'Makirei Kehunah' mean?
(c) What favor did Rava request from the Sha'mes of Mar Yuchna b'rei de'Rav
Chana bar Ada (or Bizna), who happened to be a Kohen?
(d) Why was this necessary, seeing as they were anyway preparing him and Rav
Safra a 'third calf'?
(a) What was the significance of the Pasuk in Iyov that Rav Safra dreamt the
following night? To what does Iyov compare teaching someone who does not
properly grasp what he says?
(b) Why did Rav Safra think that the Pasuk was referring to him (since, like
Rava, he was a Talmid of Rav Yosef)?
(c) Rav Yosef pointed out to him however, that his ruling did not apply here
for two reasons. Firstly, because the Sha'mes (in that capacity) was bound
to accede to the request of Rava (who was a great man [ or he was referring
to giving the Matanos to a Yisrael even before having acquiring them]).
What is the second reason?
(d) If, as we conclude, Rav Safra's dream pertained to Rava, then why did
Rav Safra dream it, and not Rava?
(a) Rav Dimi explained to Abaye that basically, the Pasuk in Iyov refers to
someone who teaches a Talmid who is not worthy.
Answers to questions
What does Rav Yehudah Amar
Rav say about such a person, based on the Pasuk there " ... Tochlehu Eish Lo
Nupach, Yeira Sarid (Talmid-Chacham) be'Ohalo"?
(b) What did Rebbi Zeira Amar Rav say about someone who teaches a Talmid who
is not worthy, based on the Pasuk in Mishlei "ki'Tzeror Even be'Margeimah,
Kein Nosen li'Kesil Kavod"?
(a) Our Mishnah 'ha'Mishtatef *Imahen* Tzarich Lirshom', implies both with a
Kohen and with a Nochri. We query this however, from a Beraisa.
the Beraisa say about someone who enters into a partnership with a Nochri
and someone who sells Pesulei ha'Mukdashin that he redeemed?
(b) What problem do we have with ...
(c) How do we resolve ...
- ... the suggestion that the Beraisa is speaking when the Nochri is selling meat in the butchery, in which case everybody already knows that he is a partner?
- ... the answer to this refutation, that some people will nevertheless think that the Kohen is buying meat?
- ... the following suggestion that the Nochri is the cashier?
- ... the current Kashya?
- ... the problem with the initial suggestion, that the Nochri is a salesman in the butchery (as an alternative answer)? What is the difference between him and the Kohen in this regard?
(a) Pesulei ha'Mukdashin are not subject to Matanos anyway, as we learned in
our Mishnah, so why does the Beraisa need to say that they don't need
marking? Why should they?
(b) Then why do they not require marking?
(c) How does Rav Ada bar Ahavah then reconcile the Beraisa with the Mishnah
in Bechoros, which permits Shechting and selling Pesulei ha'Mukdashin in a
butchery, and weighing them in the conventional manner? By which kind of
Pesulei ha'Mukdashin does he establish the Beraisa?
(a) According to Rav Huna, someone who is a partner with a Nochri or with a
Kohen in only the head of an animal, is Patur from Lechayayim; in only the
leg, is Patur from the Zero'a; in only the innards, is Patur from the
What does Chiya bar Rav say?
(b) What does the Beraisa say about a Nochri or a Kohen who purchases one
hundredth of the head, the leg or the innards?
(c) Besides another Beraisa, which specifically states that in such a case,
he is Chayav to give Matanos from whichever ones the Nochri or the Kohen did
not specify, what other objection do we raise to the suggestion that when
the Tana says 'Patur min ha'Lechi ... ', he means Patur from all of them?
(d) How do we reconcile Chiya bar Rav with the two Beraisos?
(a) Chiya bar Rav's error was the result of a misunderstanding regarding a
third Beraisa, which discusses the twenty-four Matnos Kehunah. Besides a
'K'lal u'P'rat', with what else were the Matnos Kehunah given?
(b) And what does the Tana say about someone who observes the Matnos Kehunah
or who contravenes them?
(c) Bechor, Bikurim, Moram min ha'Todah u'me'Eil Nazir and Oros Kodshim are
confined to Yerushalayim.
How many of the Matnos Kehunah apply ...
(d) The Moram min ha'Todah comprises the Chazeh ve'Shok and one of each of
the four kinds of loaves that accompanies the Korban.
- ... only in the Beis-Hamikdash?
- ... anywhere in Eretz Yisrael?
What does the Tana
then mean by ...
- ... 'Moram me'Eil Nazir'?
- ... 'Oros Kodshim'?
(a) After the Chatas Beheimah ve'Of, Asham Vaday ve'Taluy and the Log of oil
of a Metzora, the remaining Kodshei Mikdash comprise one Shelamim and four
kinds of Minchah.
To which ...
(b) Besides Terumah, Terumas Ma'aser and Chalah, which two Matnos Kehunah
she'bi'Gevulin does the Kohen receive ...
- ... Shelamim is the Tana referring?
- ... two Menachos, after the Sh'tei ha'Lechem and the Lechem ha'Panim is he referring?
(c) And which two Matanos does he receive from fields?
- ... from Chulin animals?
- ... that are connected with the Bechorah?
(d) The tenth and final Matanah of the Matnos Kehunah she'bi'Gevulim is
Under which circumstances is it given to the Kohanim of that
(a) How do we now explain Chiya bar Rav's mistake, based on the fact that
the Beraisa lists Matnos Kehunah as one?
(b) From which similar set of cases do we prove that this is a fallacy?
(c) Then why does the Tana list each of the two sets as one?
(a) What do we ask with regard to if a Kohen says to a Yisrael 'ha'Rosh
she'Lecha, ve'Kulah she'Li'? What are the two sides of the She'eilah?
Answers to questions
(b) And we resolve the She'eilah from a Beraisa.
What does the Tana say in
a case where a Nochri ...
(c) What does the Tana add regarding someone who purchases Matanos from the
Kohen whilst the animal is still alive?
- ... or a Kohen hands his sheep to a Yisrael to shear off the wool?
- ... sells the wool of his sheep (even before it has been shorn)?
(d) How does help us resolve our She'eilah?