REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous dafShabbos 29
(a) Rav Yehudah explains, that according to Rebbi Yehudah, one is forbidden
to kindle the Yom-Tov lights with vessels that broke on Yom-Tov, with
date-pits and with nut-shells.
Why did he find it necessary to specify
(b) What does Rebbi Shimon hold in these three cases, and what is the basis
of their Machlokes?
(a) It was Rebbi Chiya, Rav's uncle, who told Rav that, on Yom-Tov, it was
forbidden to throw date-Pits into the oven because they were Muktzah. After
Rav arrived in Bavel, he threw date-pits to the animals on Yom-Tov.
Does this mean that he did not accept his uncle's opinion?
(b) If one may light a fire with vessels, but not with vessels that broke
on Yom-Tov, how is it possible to maintain the fire, since, once it has
been lit, one is no longer permitted to stoke it.
(a) Rav Hamnuna has a third way of explaining the Machlokes between Rebbi
Eliezer and Rebbi Akiva in our Mishnah (whether a folded garment garment is
Tamei or not). According to him, we are speaking about 'Kulei Matlaniyos'
which are less than three by three Tefachim.
Answers to questions
What do the Tana'im hold
by such a cloth which the owner threw away?
(b) What do they hold in a case when he put it in a box?
(c) Rebbi Yehoshua (like whom Rebbi Akiva in our Mishnah follows) and Rebbi
Eliezer argue when he hung it on a peg or threw it behind the door.
What is their Machlokes?
(d) Why does Rebbi Eliezer refer to this as 'not designated' and Rebbi
Yehoshua, 'designated' (considering that halachically, Rebbi Eliezer
considers it 'designated', and Rebbi Yehoshua, 'not designated')?
(a) Before he retracted, how did Rebbi Akiva (who made a sort of compromise
between his two Rebbes) initially explain 'min ha'Muchan' and 'she'Lo min
(b) The Gemara concludes that Rebbi Akiva in our Mishnah retracted to hold
like Rebbi Yehoshua, and it derives this from the words 'Pesilas ha'Beged'.
How does the Gemara deduce that from there?
(a) Why should one not make a hole in an egg-shell, fill it with oil, and
place it above the lamp, for the oil to drip into the lamp on Shabbos?
(b) What is the Chidush of 'va'Afilu Hi shel Cheres'?
(c) Why does Rebbi Yehudah permit it?
(d) Why is it permitted, if the lamp was initially manufactured like that?
(e) Does the egg-shell necessarily need to have been fixed there by the
manufacturer to be permitted?
(a) Why is it necessary for the Mishnah to add the case where the dish
containing the oil is placed *beside* the lamp, and not *above* it?
(b) According to the Chachamim of Rebbi Yehudah, why did Rebbi Tarfon
and the Chachamim not object when they brought an egg-shell up to the attic
of Beis Nitzeh and arranged precisely in the way that they (the Chachamim
of Rebbi Yehudah) prohibit?
(c) What did Rebbi Yitzchak ben Elazar say to Avin from Tzipori, when he
dragged a bench across a marble floor?
(d) Why should this be Asur, even across a floor that is made of marble?
(a) According to Rebbi Yirmiyah Rabbah, even Rebbi Shimon only permits one
to drag a *heavy* bench across the floor, but not a *light* one.
Ula maintains that, on the contrary, by a heavy bench, even Rebbi Yehudah
agrees that it is permitted, and their argument is confined to a light
What is the difference between a heavy bench and a light one,
and what are the two ways of learning the Machlokes between Rebbi Shimon
and Rebbi Yehudah?
(b) 'Rebbi Shimon Omer, Gorer Adam Mitah, Kisei ve'Safsal, u'Vileved she'Lo
Yiskaven La'asos Charitz'.
Why is there a Kashya from this Beraisa on
both Rebbi Yirniyah Rabba and on Ula?
(c) How do Rebbi Yirmiyah Rabbah and Ula respectively, learn the Beraisa to
answer the Kashya?
(d) How does the Gemara prove Rebbe Yirmiyah Rabbah wrong from the Mishnah
in Kil'ayim, where the suit-vendors are permitted to wear the Sha'atnez
suit to show the potential purchasers how it looks?
(e) What is the alternative method of displaying the suit?
(a) If, according to the Tana Kama, someone is Patur for extinguishing a
lamp out of fear of being seen by gentiles, or robbers, because he is
possessed by an evil spirit, or to enable a sick person to sleep, then when
will he be Chayav?
Answers to questions
(b) What does the Tana mean when he writes 'frightened of gentiles'?
(c) What is the only case that Rebbi Yossi renders him Chayav for
extinguishing a light, and why is that?