REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Sanhedrin 4
(a) In what connection does Rebbi Yochanan list Rebbi, Rebbi Yehudah ben
Ro'etz, Beis Shamai, Rebbi Shimon and Rebbi Akiva? What do they all have in
(b) The Torah writes in Tazri'a (in connection with the birth of a girl)
"ve'Tam'ah Shevu'ayim ke'Nidasah".
What did the Talmidim suggest to Rebbi
Yehudah ben Ro'etz?
(c) How did he initially refute their suggestion? How did he learn it from
the birth of a boy?
(d) He ran after them however, to tell them an even better explanation.
What was it?
(a) Even Beis Shamai agree that the blood of any Korban that is placed on
the outer (copper) Mizbe'ach atones with just one placing of blood.
does 'any Korban' mean in this context?
(b) What is the source of this ruling?
(c) What do Beis Shamai hold by the blood of a Chatas?
(d) What do Beis Hillel say?
(a) According to Rav Huna, Beis-Shamai's ruling is based on the triple
"Karnos" that occurs in Vayikra.
What does this mean?
(b) Beis-Hillel learn from the same words that one Matanah will suffice.
How do they do that?
(c) On what grounds do Beis-Hillel decline to learn that all four are a
Mitzvah Lechatchilah, but do not hold back the Mitzvah Bedieved?
(a) The Tana Kama in the Beraisa requires two full-length walls of a Succah,
plus a third wall of a Tefach.
What does Rebbi Shimon say?
(b) What is the source of the one-Tefach wall?
(c) Based on the triple "ba'Sukos" (in Parshas Emor), what is the basis of
the Machlokes between Rebbi Shimon and the Rabbanan? How ...
(d) On what basis do we deduct one wall according to the Chachamim, and two,
according to Rebbi Shimon?
- ... do the Rabbanan explain the Pesukim?
- ... does Rebbi Shimon explain it?
(a) What does Rebbi Akiva learn from the Pasuk in Emor "ve'al Kol Nafshos
Meis Lo Yavo"?
(b) On what grounds do the Rabbanan argue with Rebbi Akiva, and require the
Revi'is of blood to come from *one* corpse?
(a) What does the Beraisa learn from the Pasuk in Mishpatim "Lo Sevashel
G'di ba'Chaleiv Imo"?
Answers to questions
(b) Why can the Torah not be referring to cooking a kid in its mother's
(c) What does Rav Acha bar Ya'akov extrapolate from this Beraisa?
(d) If everyone holds 'Yesh Eim le'Mikra', why do the Rabbanan's not
require five judges for Mamonos, like Rebbi, who learns from "Asher
Yarshi'un Elohim" a second pair of judges?
(a) We conclude that in fact, the Rabbanan do not argue with Rebbi Yehudah
ben Ro'etz regarding "ve'Tam'ah Shevu'ayim ... " by the birth of a girl.
What do Beis Hillel learn from "ve'Chiper", "ve'Chiper", "ve'Chiper",
written by various Chata'os Beheimah?
(b) We could also learn this by means of Damim le'Ma'alah from Damim
le'Matah, which we interpret to mean the blood that is sprinkled above the
red thread from the blood that is sprinkled below it.
(c) Why do we then need the triple "ve'Chiper" to teach us that only one
Matanah is crucial.
- ... does this mean?
- ... else might it mean?
From where might we have learned otherwise?
(d) Would it not be better to learn Chutz (Korbanos whose blood is sprinkled
in the Azarah) from Chutz, rather than from P'nim (Korbanos whose blood is
(a) If everyone holds 'Yesh Eim le'Mikra', why do the Rabbanan ...
(b) From where does Rebbi Shimon know that a Succah needs S'chach?
- ... not agree with Rebbi Shimon that a Succah requires four walls? What will they learn instead from the third "ba'Succos"?
- ... not agree with Rebbi Akiva that a Revi'is of blood from two corpses is Metamei be'Ohel? How will they interpret "ve'Al Kol *Nafshos* Meis Lo Yavo"?
(a) What does Rebbi Yishmael learn from the triple "le'Totafos" (in Parshas
Bo, va'Eschanan and Eikev, in connection with Tefilin)?
(b) On what grounds does Rebbi Akiva dispute this?
(c) So from where does *he* learn the four Parshiyos?
(a) What can we extrapolate from Rebbi Yishmael that creates a problem with
what we just learned?
(b) So we revert to our original interpretation, that the Rabbanan do indeed
hold 'Yesh Eim li'Mesores'.
How do we then attempt to explain the Beraisa
of Cheilev? Why does everyone agree there that 'Yesh Eim le'Mikra'?
(a) What does Rebbi Yehudah ben Teima learn from the Pasuk in Re'ei "Yera'eh
Answers to questions
(b) How does he learn it from there?
(c) What does this finally prove?
(d) In that case, why do the proponents of 'Yesh Eim li'Mesores' not also
forbid cooking Cheilev rather than milk, together with meat?