REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous dafPesachim 66
PESACHIM 66 - has been dedicated by Mr. Avi Berger of Queens, N.Y. in memory
of his parents, Pinchas ben Reb Avraham Yitzchak, and Leah bas Michal
(a) Who were the B'nei Beseira, and what did they forget?
(b) When did Hillel mean when he told them that more than two hundred
'Pesachim' are brought annually, all of which override Shabbos?
(c) What did the B'nei Beseira subsequently do?
(a) In which way did Hillel put the blame for the B'nei Beseira's demotion
on their own shoulders?
(b) What did Hillel subsequently forget?
(c) Who was to blame for that?
(d) What did he advise the people to do, to ascertain the Halachah regarding
the transportation of their Shechitah-knives on Erev Pesach that fell on
(a) How did they in fact, transport their knives?
(b) The Gemara concludes that "be'Mo'ado" (in Pinchas) itself does not imply
'even on Shabbos'.
So from where do we know that the Korban Tamid
(a) The B'nei Beseira may well not have received the Gezeirah Shavah of
"be'Mo'ado" be'Mo'ado" from their Rebbes; they should however, have known it
from a Kal va'Chomer.
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Which Kal va'Chomer?
(b) How can this Kal va'Chomer easily be refuted?
(a) They used the lambs that were designated as their Korban Pesach to
transport the knives to the Beis ha'Mikdash.
Why is this not a question of
working with Kodshim?
(b) In that case, how did they circumvent the Mishnah in Beitzah, which
forbids the declaration of Hekdesh on Yom-Tov and Shabbos?
(c) On what grounds did Hillel permit the transportation of their knives via
their animals, even ke'Le'acher Yad. Why was it not a question of Mechamer,
at least, mi'de'Rabbanan?
(a) From where does Rav Yehudah Amar Rav derive that ...
(b) From where does Resh Lakish derive that ...
- ... a Chacham who is proud, (temporarily) loses his Chochmah?
- ... a Navi who is proud, (temporarily) loses his (or her) power of prophecy?
(c) Eliav, David's brother, was destined for greatness.
- ... a Chacham who gets angry, (temporarily) loses his wisdom?
- ... a Navi who gets angry, (temporarily) loses his power of prophecy?
Why did he not attain it?
(a) We learnt that the *Pesach* overrides *Shabbos* from the *Tamid*. With
regard to *Tum'ah*, we learn the *Tamid* from the *Pesach*.
What are the occasions on which a Pesach is brought b'Tum'ah, and what
principle is learned from here?
How does Rebbi
Yochanan initially learn from the Pasuk in Beha'aloscha "Ish Ish Ki Yihye
Tamei la'Nefesh" ... that the Korban Pesach overrides Tum'ah?
(b) How does Resh Lakish refute that Limud?
(c) Resh Lakish initially learns it from the Pasuk in Beha'aloscha
"vi'Yeshalchu min ha'Machaneh *Kol Tzaru'a*, ve'Chol Zav ve'Chol Tamei
In which way are a Zav and a Metzora more stringent than a
(d) How does Resh Lakish learn from there that there are occasions when a
Pesach is brought be'Tum'ah?
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