REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous dafShabbos 114
(a) What did Rebbi Yochanan mean when he said that it is degrading for a
Talmid-Chacham to walk in the street with torn shoes?
(b) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Mishlei "Kol Mesan'ai Ahevu Maves"?
(c) Why do some say Revav and others, Revad? Do they argue?
(d) What does the Pasuk in Yeshayah mean when it refers to Yeshayah as
going 'naked and barefoot'?
(a) We learnt in a Mishnah in Mikva'os that a wax-stain is considered a
Chatzitzah (regarding Tevilah) on a saddle-cloth. What is the minimum size
of the stain, according to Raban Shimon ben Gamliel?
(b) According to the Tana Kama, a similar stain on an article of clothing
is only considered a Chatzitzah if it shows on both sides of the cloth.
What is Rebbi Yishmael quoted as saying?
(c) What Sha'aleh does Resh Lakish then ask - according to Rebbi Yishmael -
regarding the saddle-cloth?
(d) How does Rebbi Yossi (in another Mishnah there) differentiate between
the clothes of the builders and the clothes of the Amei ha'Aretz, who are
the Builders, (according to Rebbi Yochanan), and how did Rebbi Chanina
resolve Resh Lakish's Sha'aleh from there?
(a) There are three levels of Talmid-Chacham;
1. One who is careful not to wear his clothes inside-out, with the stitches
(b) From where do we learn that everyone is obligated to help sustain (the
latter level of) a Talmid-Chacham?
2. One whom one can ask a Halachah anywhere, even in Maseches Kalah, and he
is able to answer;
3. One who leaves all his business affairs and spends all his time studying
Torah. What are the Halachic ramifications of each of these?
(c) In 2a, why does Rebbi Yochanan (the author of all three statements)
specifically mention Maseches Kalah?
(d) What is the difference whether the Talmid-Chacham is conversant with
the Masechta he is learning, or whether he is able to answer questions in
other Masechtos too?
(a) Resh Lakish explains the clothes of the builders (in the Mishnah quoted
above) as bath-attendants' robes.
Why should they be different than
anybody else's clothes?
(b) Since people in those days were only fussy about stains on *white*
clothes, as we learnt above, we must assume that the bath-attendants' robes
What did Rebbi Yanai say to his sons, that casts doubts on
(c) How does the Gemara resolve this problem?
(a) What does Rebbi Yishmael learn from the Pasuk in Pinchos ...
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(b) How does Rebbi Akiva learn the same two Derashos?
- ... "Olas Shabbos be'Shabbat(o)"?
- ... "(be'Shabba)to"?
(c) In which point do Rebbi Yishmael and Rebbi Akiva argue?
(a) Rebbi Zeira states, that when Yom Kipur falls on a Friday, one does not
blow the six Teki'os on Friday afternoon, and when it falls on Motza'ei
Shabbos, one does not recite Havdalah.
Why is that?
(b) Why did Yehudah Brei de'Rebbi Shimon ben Pazi disagree with him
regarding Friday afternoon?
(c) Why did Rebbi Zeira disregard Yehudah's opinion?
(a) What misled the Gemara into believing that the Mishnah in Sucah (which
lists among the minimum of twenty-one Teki'os blown in the Mikdash, the
three that were blown to stop the people from working), refers specifically
to the Kohanim?
(b) Rav Yosef explained that they did not blow on Erev Shabbos that fell on
Yom Kipur - to permit cutting a detached vegetable from Minchah-Ketanah and
onwards (which is forbidden on Shabbos, but permitted on Yom Kipur),
because Chazal would not permit a Sh'vus (blowing the Shofar) if the
objective was to be lenient.
How does Rav Shisha B'rei de'Rav Idi (in
whose opinion one *does* permit a Shvus, even in order to be lenient)
answer this question?
(c) What is the problem with Rav Shisha's answer, from the Mishnah in
Chulin, which rules that one when Yom-tov falls on Motza'ei Shabbos, one
does not blow the six Teki'os?
(d) What does the Gemara conclude from here?
(a) Does one recite Havdalah (between the two days) ...
(b) Does one blow the Shofar (before Shabbos) when Yom-Tov falls on Friday?
- ... when Yom-tov falls on Friday?
- ... when Yom-tov falls on Motza'ei Shabbos?
(a) Why do we initially think that "Shabason" (written in Beshalach in
connection with Shabbos) must be referring to cutting detached vegetables,
and not to a Melachah?
Hadran Alach, 've'Eilu Kesharim'
(b) To what does it really refer?
(c) Why did Chazal permit cutting vegetables, cracking nuts and peeling
pomegranates (for after nightfall) on Yom Kipur, from Minchah-time and
onwards, despite the fact that on Shabbos, this is forbidden)?
(d) Why did the Amora'im inform their families that a letter arrived from
Eretz Yisrael forbidding thesec things?
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