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Horayos 14

HORAYOS 12-14 - One week of study material has been dedicated by Mrs. Rita Grunberger of Queens, N.Y., in loving memory of her husband, Reb Yitzchok Yakov ben Eliyahu Grunberger. Irving Grunberger helped many people quietly in an unassuming manner and is dearly missed by all who knew him. His Yahrzeit is 10 Sivan.


(a) What caused Rebbi Nasan to ask Raban Shimon ben Gamliel for Mechilah?

(b) Seeing as Rebbi Meir had the same dream, why did he not go too?

(c) What did Raban Shimon ben Gamliel say to Rebbi Nasan about his aspirations to become Nasi?

(a) Rebbi taught his son Rebbi Shimon, a Beraisa regarding a case where someone declared the ninth, tenth and eleventh animals 'Ma'aser'. What did Rebbi Meir rule with regard to the eleventh animal?

(b) Rebbi Yehudah queried this on the grounds that the eleventh animal is considered a Temurah, and one Temurah cannot make another Temurah.
What did Acherim reply?

(c) And what did Rebbi reply, when his son ...

  1. ... expressed surprise that the name of a Chacham 'whose water we drink' is not mentioned?
  2. ... quoted the Pasuk in Koheles "Gam Ahavasam, Gam Sin'asam Gam Kin'asam K'var Avdah (meaning that Rebbi Meir's deed was long over and forgotten, and should therefore be forgiven)"? Which Pasuk in Tehilim did he quote?
(d) How did Rebbi Shimon counter that?
(a) How did Rebbi subsequently quote Rebbi Meir?

(b) What did Rava comment on this?

(a) Raban Shimon ben Gamliel and the Rabbanan argue over which is preferable, 'Sinai' or 'Oker Harim'.
What does this mean?

(b) How did this Machlokes affect Rabah and Rav Yosef?

(c) On what basis did the Chachamim of that generation conclude that 'Sinai' takes precedence?

(d) In that case, Rav Yosef should have become the Rosh Yeshivah.
What actually happened?

(a) What was the extent of Rav Yosef's humility? What do we mean when we say that not even a blood-letter entered his house?

(b) Abaye, Rava, Rebbi Zeira and Rabah bar Masnah were once sitting together.
On what basis did they appoint Abaye as the Rosh Yeshivah?

(c) What did Rava say to Abaye when he saw him adopt on aura of greatness? Why did he call him Nachmeini?

(d) We ask who took precedence, Rebbi Zeira or Rabah bar Masna.
If Rebbi Zeira was the sharper of the two, what was Rabah bar Masna's strong point?

(e) What is the outcome of the She'eilah?

***** Hadran Alach 'Kohen Mashi'ach u'Selika Lah Maseches Horayos *****

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