REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous dafPesachim 87
***** Perek ha'Ishah *****
(a) If a married woman is living with her husband, and both he and her
father Shecht the Korban Pesach on her behalf, from whose Pesach does she
(b) According to the Tana of our Mishnah, from whose Pesach does she eat if
she is with her father ...
(c) Then why does the Beraisa say that on the first Yom-Tov she eats from
her father's Pesach and on subsequent Yamim-Tovim, from whichever she
- ... for the first Yom-Tov after her marriage?
- ... subsequent Yamim-Tovim?
(d) Is there a proof from this latter Din (which allows her to choose at the
time of eating whichever Pesach she prefers), that 'Yesh Bereirah'?
(a) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Shir ha'Shirim "Az Hayisi be'Einav
(b) "Achos Lanu Ketanah ve'Shadayim Ein Lah", 've'Amar Rebbi Yochanan, Zu
Eilam she'Zachsah Lilmod ve'Lo Zachsah le'Lamed'.
To whom is this
(c) What edge did Bavel have over Eilam in this regard?
(d) "I am a wall, and my breasts are like towers" (Shir ha'Shirim). The wall
might refer to Torah and the breasts to the Torah-scholars.
To what else
might both of these refer?
(a) What does the Pasuk in Tehilim mean when it writes "Our sons are like
saplings, our daughters like corners"?
(b) And why does the Pasuk end "Mechutavos Tavnis Heichal"?
(c) Hoshei'a, Yeshayah, Amos and Michah all prophesied at the same time.
What do we learn from the Pasuk in Hoshei'a "Techilas Diber Hashem
(a) When Hashem informed Hoshei'a that Yisrael had sinned, he should have
Answers to questions
What *did* he in fact, say?
(b) What was Hashem's response?
(c) The woman he was told to marry was called Gomer bas Devlayim. The Gemara
gives various meanings to her name. What is one significant meaning of the
- ... Gomer?
- ... bas Divlayim?
(a) Why was Hoshei'a instructed to call the name of his ...
(b) In what way was Hoshei'a expected to be like Moshe Rabeinu, and how did
he respond to that?
- ... first son - Yizra'el?
- ... daughter - Lo Ruchamah?
- ... his second son - Lo Ami?
(c) What was Hashem's response?
(d) Yisrael are one of four acquisitions that Hashem acquired for Himself.
What are the other three?
(a) What did Hashem tell Hoshei'a when the latter realized that he had
sinned, and began to pray for mercy for himself?
(b) And how did Hoshei'a respond to *that*?
(c) What is the significance of the fact that Yeshayah and most other
prophets spanned the reigns of at least four kings?
(d) What did Yerav'am ben Yo'ash do to be mentioned together with the kings
(a) How does the Gemara Darshen the Pasuk in Hoshei'a ...
(b) What principle do we learn from here?
- ... "Ki Lo Osif Od Arachem es Beis Yisrael"?
- ... "Ki Lo Naso Esa Lahem"?
(c) What does Rebbi Elazar learn (with regard to Yisrael in Galus) from the
Pasuk in Hoshei'a "u'Zera'tiha Li ba'Aretz" and Rebbi Yochanan from
"ve'Richamti es Lo Ruchamah, *ve'Amarti le'Lo Ami, Ami Atem"*?
(a) What do we learn from Hoshei'a, who was taken to task for speaking in a
derogative manner about Yisrael?
(b) How did Hashem perform an act of charity with Yisrael by scattering them
among the nations?
(c) What did that Roman heretic boast to Rebbi Chanina?
(d) What did Rebbi Oshaya answer him?
(a) According to Rebbi Chiya, why did Hashem exile Yisrael to Bavel (at the
time of the first Churban) and not to Edom?
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(b) The Gemara gives four other reasons why Yisrael were exiled to Bavel,
one of them, because it is very deep, thus enabling Hashem to fulfill the
prophesy in Hoshei'a "mi'Yad She'ol Efdem, mi'Maves Eg'alem". Another reason
is because it is common for a husband who is cross with his wife to send her
to her father's house.
What does this mean?
(c) The third reason is because of the similarity of Aramaic to Lashon
ha'Kodesh. What is the fourth reason?
(d) We just saw that Yisrael returned to where they came from. Chazal say
that the same is true of the money of the Egyptians and the writing on the
What do they mean?