REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous dafShabbos 90
(a) What is the Shiur for carrying out soaked dyes on Shabbos?
(b) Why does the Shiur for carrying out the raw materials for dye-making
not tally with the Shiur for carrying out soaked dyes?
(a) After how long is urine no longer fit to be used for washing clothes?
Ashlag is also known as 'Shluf Dutz'.
(b) Neser is a type of Alexandrian earth called 'nitrum'. Why can Boris not
(c) What *is* Boris?
- ... sand?
- ... sulfur?
(d) How do we then account for the Beraisa, which lists both Boris and
How does one obtain it?
(a) What is the Shiur for carrying out ...
(b) Why is one Chayav in the latter cases?
- ... pepper-corns, tar, spices and metal on Shabbos?
- ... stones of the Mizbei'ach and dust from Sifrei-Torah and their mantles?
(c) What does Rebbi Yehudah learn from the Pasuk in Devarim "ve'Lo Yidbak
be'Yadcha Me'umah min ha'Cherem"?
(d) What is the use of ...
- ... *one* pepper-corn?
- ... a small amount of tar?
(a) Someone who carries out a small amount of 'Rei'ach Ra, Argaman and
Besulas ha'Vered is Chayav.
What are these, and what use do they have?
(b) What would a small piece of metal be used for (in those days)?
(c) Someone who made a vow to donate metal to Bedek ha'Bayis, had to give a
What would Bedek ha'Bayis do with it?
(d) How much copper would he have to give - according to the Tana Kama - if
he made a similar vow to donate copper?
(e) Rebbi Eliezer gives the Shiur as enough to make a fork.
the fork used for?
(a) What are the following, and what do they have in common: 1.
Sefarim-dust; 2. the Techach of silks; 3. the Ila of grapes; 4. the Peh
of figs; 5. the Heh of pomegranates?
Answers to questions
(b) What did Rebbi Yochanan say, when one of his Talmidim complained of
thorns in the figs that he was eating?
(a) What is a Kupas ha'Ruchlin? How many Chata'os will one be Chayav for
carrying out a Kupas ha'Ruchlin which contains five kinds of spices?
(b) What is the Shiur for carrying out cucumber, pumpkin or Egyptian-bean
seeds? Why is one Chayav for such a small Shiur, when the Shiur for other
seeds is a little less than a Kigerogeres?
(c) What is the Shiur for carrying out seeds - according to Rebbi Yehudah
(d) What is the Shiur for carrying out ...
(e) Why is the Shiur of a live locust different than a dead one?
- ... a live, Kasher locust?
- ... a dead Kasher locust?
- ... a live or dead Tzipores Keramim?
(a) What is the Shiur for carrying out date-pits for ...
1. ... planting?
(b) Rebbi Meir? What is Rebbi reason?
2. ... animal food?
3. ... fuel?
4. ... as counters - according to the Tana Kama?
(c) What is the Shiur for carrying out ...
1. ... hair from the tail of a horse or a cow?
(d) What are all of these used for?
2. ... hard fibres from the spine of a pig?
3. ... thick fiber from a date-palm?
4. ... thin fiber from a date-palm?
(a) The Tzipores Keramim is a very small bird.
Where is it found?
(b) What is it used for?
(c) What does he do with the left half of the bird?
(d) What is the significance of the Si'man (from the Pasuk in Koheles) "Lev
Chacham li'Yemino, ve'*Lev Kesil li'Semolo*"?
(a) According to Rebbi Yehudah, someone who carries out a live, non-Kasher
locust, is Chayav.
Hadran Alach 'Amar Rebbi Akiva'!
Why do the Rabbanan say that he is Patur?
(b) What does Rebbi Yehudah say about that?
(c) The Gemara initially gave the reason of the Tana Kama as being that he
might come to eat it whilst it is still alive.
On what grounds does the
Gemara refute that contention?
(d) Our Mishnah maintains that one does not keep a forbidden creature for a
child to play with.
Does this clash with the opinion which holds that
one is not obligated to separate a child from a child who is eating
(a) We have already learned that someone who stores away less than a Shiur
of any commodity, will be Chayav if *he* subsequently carries it out.
If he then changes his mind, and decides to revert to its original use,
will he be Chayav for carrying it back inside?
Answers to questions
(b) Why does the Tana need to tell us the case of someone who first stored
away the commodity and then carried it out - when he could have simply
stated a case where he simply carried out a minute amount specifically for
sowing, as a sample or for a cure - even without having stored it first?