REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous dafPesachim 115
(a) According to Hillel, Matzah and Maror were eaten together with the
Why will Hillel agree that nowadays, one cannot be Yotze by eating
Matzah and Maror together? Which one will one not be Yotze?
(b) Hillel is the proponent of the opinion that Mitzvos do not negate each
What is the source of this principle?
(c) How do we reconcile this with the statement (in a.)?
(a) Rebbi Yochanan proves that the Rabbanan disagree with Hillel, from a
Beraisa which states that one should specifically *not* eat them together,
only 'Afilu Zeh Bifenei Atzmo, ve'Zeh Bifenei Atzmo'.
Rebbi Elazar b'Rebbi Oshayah rules that whatever is dipped in one of the
seven liquids requires Netilas Yadayim, and that is why we wash our hands
before the first dipping-in. Why is there no proof from here that the Maror
must actually be dipped into the Charoses?
What is strange with
(b) How do we amend it?
(c) From where do the Rabbanan learn that one may eat Pesach, Matzah and
(d) What do we do to accommodate both opinions?
Answers to questions
(a) The Maror is dipped into the Charoses because of the Kafa.
the two meanings of 'Kafa'?
(b) Why may one not leave the Maror in the Charoses for any period of time?
(a) Rav Chisda Darshened that someone who had already washed his hands for
the *first* dipping-in, would nevertheless need to wash them again for the
Why did ...
(b) Is one Yotze if one swallows ...
- ... the Rabbanan think that that applies to the rest of the year, but not to the Seder-night?
- ... Rav Papa says quite the opposite - that it applies to the Seder-night and not to the rest of the year?
(c) Someone who swallowed Matzah and Maror is Yotze.
- ... Matzah?
- ... Maror (according to the text in our Gemara)?
- ... according to Rashi's text?
Why might one have
thought that he is *not*?
(d) Will one be Yotze if one wrapped them both inside a piece of paper and
(a) Does each participant require his own Seder-plate?
(b) Why will Rav Shimi bar Ashi, who holds that one *does*, agree that
nowadays, it is not necessary?
(c) According to Rav Shimi bar Ashi, did they also remove the table from in
front of all the participants?
(d) Why will Rav Huna agree that nowadays, it is not necessary to remove the
table at all? What does one do instead?
(a) Why does one remove the table (or the Seder-plate) at the beginning of
(b) Some people have the Minhag to lift up the plate, but to remove the bone
Why does the Rashbam disagree with that?
(c) How did the little Abaye exempt Rabah and his family from saying the
(a) How did Shmuel Darshan "Lechem Oni" (in Re'ei)?
Answers to questions
(b) The Tana adds two other interpretations, based on the fact that "Oni" is
written without a 'Vav', and can therefore also mean a poor man.
the two other explanations of "Lechem Oni"?
(c) Since we learn from "Lechem Oni" that it is a Mitzvah to use a broken
piece of Maztah, why do we add two complete Matzos?