REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous dafShabbos 86
(a) What do we learn from the Pasuk in ...
(b) What does the Tana mean by 'on the third day' - with regard to Matan
- ... Shmos - "Heyu Nechonim li'Sheloshes Yamim" (and what is the reason for this)?
- ... Bereishis - "Vayehi ba'Yom ha'Shelishi, bi'Heyosam Ko'avim" (and what is the reason for this)?
- ... Yeshayah - "Im Yihye Chato'echem ka'Shanim, ka'Sheleg Yalbinu"?
- ... Tehilim - "va'Tavo ka'Mayim Bekirbo, u'ka'Shemen be'Atzmosav"?
(c) Why does the Gemara say that the author of the Reisha of our Mishnah
cannot be Rebbi Elazar ben Azarya?
(d) The author of the Seifa (that one may bathe the Milah on the third day)
however, *is* Rebbi Elazar ben Azarya.
What are the Gemara's two ways of
handling this apparent discrepancy?
(a) Rebbi Elazar ben Azarya declares the woman Tehorah on the third day,
whether she exuded after *four* complete Onos, or after only *two*.
What is an Onah?
(b) What is Rebbi Yishmael's opinion in this regard?
(c) What does Rebbi Akiva mean when he says 'Le'olam Chamishah'?
(a) How does the Gemara establish the Machlokes between Rebbi Elazar ben
Azarya and Rebbi Yishmael?
Answers to questions
(b) What is the problem with Rebbi Akiva's opinion?
(c) Why was it essential that Moshe instruct them to separate from their
wives already in the morning - according to Rebbi Akiva - since Rav Huna
has already stated 'Yisrael Kedoshim Hem, ve'Einam Meshamshim Mitoseihen
The Gemara answers this in two ways.
What are they?
(a) How do we account for the fact that, since they Toveled on Friday
night, they were still Tevulei Yom when the Torah was given?
(b) Was anyone in fact, a Tevul Yom when the Torah was given?
(c) 've'Litavlu Beini Shimshi, ve'Likablu Torah Beini Shimshi'?
the Gemara asking?
(d) What is the answer?
(a) Why did Moshe need to descend on Wendesday *morning* to tell them to
separate from their wives, when he could just as well have descended on
Wednesday *evening*, and intructed them *then* to separate?
They could then all have Toveled on Shabbos morning?
(b) According to the Rabbanan, a woman who exudes within *six* Onos is
In that case, when did they make Perishah, and when did they
(c) What is the Shiur Tum'ah of *a man* who exudes Zera?
(d) 've'Chol Beged ... Asher Yihye Alav Shichvas Zera - P'rat le'Shichvas
Zera she'Hi Seruchah'.
Why must this Beraisa be speaking specifically
about a woman?
(a) Why might the Zera of a Jew be Metamei even after three days, when it
is exuded by a gentile woman?
(b) On the other hand, why might it make no difference (in spite of the
fact that gentiles do not need to worry about the Mitzvos)?
(c) And why might it be that, even assuming that there is no difference
between a gentile woman and a Jewish woman in this matter, the Zera of a
Jew exuded from *an animal* is Metamei even after three days?
(a) What do we learn from the Hekeshim (all in Shmos) ...
Answers to questions
(b) Then what is the basis of the Machlokes between Rebbi Yossi and the
Tana Kama, as to whether the Torah was given on the sixth of Sivan or on
- ... "ba'Yom *ha'Zeh* Ba'u Midbar Sinai" & "ha'Chodesh *ha'Zeh* Lachem Rosh Chodoshim"?
- ... "*Zachor es Yom* ha'Shabbos le'Kadsho" & "Vayomer Moshe el ha'Am, *Zachor es ha'Yom* ha'Zeh"?