REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Nazir 64
(a) What does the Tana of the Beraisa mean when he says 'Kol ha'Nitalin
ve'ha'Nigrarin S'feikan Tamei'?
To what is the Tana referring when he adds to the Din of Ma'ahil al Tum'as
ha'Meis, 'Kol Davar she'Metamei mi'Lema'alah le'Matah'?
(b) How will we reconcile this with what we just learned (that Safek Tum'ah
by floating Tum'ah is Tahor)?
(c) What will be the Din under the same circumstances, if the person is
standing in the water, and someone throws across ...
(d) What will be the Din if the person is walking in the water and the
Sheretz is static?
- ... a Sheretz (regarding Safek Negi'ah)?
- ... a k'Zayis min ha'Meis (regarding Safek Ohel)? Why is that?
(a) What She'eilah does Rami bar Chama ask with regard to a k'Zayis Meis in
a box which is floating on the water?
(b) What does he then ask, based on the assumption that in the first
She'eilah, we go after its position in the box (and the k'Zayis Meis is
(c) Why might a Sheretz on a Neveilah also be considered as if it was in a
box, despite the fact that both are sources for Tum'os that last one day?
(a) A Sheretz floating on a Sheretz might be considered less static than a
Sheretz on a Neveilah, because there is no difference between them (and it
is as if they were both lying on the water).
Answers to questions
Why might it nevertheless be
considered as if the top Sheretz was lying in a box?
(b) Why might a Sheretz on ...
(c) Assuming that even Shichvas Zera that has left the body is considered
food with regard to Tum'ah and the Sheretz is therefore considered static,
Mei Chatas (which is certainly not considered a food) might well be
considered part of the water, and a Sheretz that is on top of it will be
considered to be moving.
- ... a melted Neveilah be less static than a Sheretz on a Sheretz?
- ... Shichvas Zera be less static than on a melted Neveilah (even if the latter is considered like food, whose Tum'ah is a k'Zayis [as we wrote earlier])?
On what grounds might even Mei Chatas be
considered like a vessel in this regard?
(d) What is the outcome of all these She'eilos?
(a) Rav Hamnuna says that a Nazir and someone who wants to bring his Korban
Pesach who walked over a Kever Tehom on their seventh day (after they had
been sprinkled with the ashes of the Parah Adumah) are Tahor.
Why is that?
(b) How does Rav Hamnuna answer ...
- ... Rava, who queries him from our Mishnah, which ruled (with regard to Tum'as Tehom by a Tamei Meis) 'she'Chezkas Tamei, Tamei ... '?
- ... Abaye, who queries him from the fact that they are still lacking Ha'arev Shemesh (the advent of nightfall)?
(a) What does the Tana in the Beraisa mean when he says (regarding whether a
woman who gives birth to a second child needs to bring a second Korban of
(b) What does the Tana then go on to learn from the Pasuk in Tazri'a
"u'vi'Me'los Yemei Taharah"?
- ... 'Yom Me'los, Tavi'?
- ... 'Toch Me'los, Lo Tavi'?
(a) We ask 'Hasam Nami Mechusar Ha'arev-Shemesh"?
How can we refer to
this as 'Ha'arev-Shemesh', seeing as she Toveled sixty-seven days earlier,
and she is a Tevulas-Yom Aruch' (see Rosh)?
(b) Which is a bigger Chesaron, Tevilah or Ha'arev-Shemesh?
(c) Now that this latter case is lacking Tevilah and even Ha'arev Shemesh,
what reason does Rav Kahana give to differentiate between it (where she does
not need to bring a second Korban), and that of 'Yom Me'los' (where she
(d) How does Abaye then answer the Kashya that there too, she is lacking
Ha'arev Shemesh? What do we prove from here?
(a) What does one do with a solitary corpse that one finds buried, lying in
a normal position?
(b) What does the Tana mean by 'bi'Techilah'?
(c) How will we reconcile this Mishnah with the Sugya in Sanhedrin, which
forbids moving a corpse from one place to another?
(d) What is the reason for the Din of 'Nimtza'?
(a) The same applies to someone who finds two corpses.
condition will the Din change if he finds three? What is the significance of
(b) How far is he obligated to search further, in case he has come across a
'Shechunas Kevaros' (an extended burial-site)?
(c) What does the Tana of our Mishnah mean when he adds 'she'Raglayim
le'Davar, she'Ilu Techilah Matz'o Notlo ve'es Tefusaso'?
(a) According to Rebbi Shimon, asks the Sugya in Bava Basra, the Tana should
have required examining twenty-two Amos, rather than twenty.
Answers to questions
Why is that?
(b) How do we answer the Kashya there?
(c) And how do we reconcile the Mishnah with the Rabbanan, in whose opinion
each cave is only four by six Amos, and not six by eight, in which case, the
measurement ought to have been eighteen Amos?