REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous dafShabbos 149
(a) According to Rav Bibi, the Tana's reason for prohibiting reading from
lists is because he may come to erase some of the names or items from the
list. What reason does *Abaye* give?
(b) The Gemara initially differentiates between the reasons by explaining
that, according to Rav Bibi, it will be permitted to read from a list which
is too high to reach.
What two objections does the Gemara raise to this
(c) The Gemara then tries to establish their Machlokes by writing that is
written on a low wall.
What will their Machlokes then be?
(d) On what grounds does the Gemara reject that suggestion, too?
(a) According to the contention that no-one will confuse a wall with a
document (and that reading letters carved on a wall is permitted), what
will be the Din by letters carved on a tablet or a ledger?
(b) Under which two conditions does everyone agree that reading a script is
(c) How does the Gemara finally explain the Machlokes between Rav Bibi and
(a) The Tana Kama forbids looking in a mirror on Shabbos.
(b) Rebbi Meir permits it, provided the mirror is fixed to the wall.
(c) What does this have to do with Rabah, who holds that one is not allowed
to read by the light of a lamp even if it is ten stories high?
(a) Why does the Beraisa forbid reading captions underneath pictures and
What does Rebbi Yehudah mean when he says 'B'nei Chaburah ha'Makpidin Zeh
al Zeh Ovrin (be'Yom-Tov) Mishum ...
(b) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Kedoshim "Al Tifnu el ha'Elilim"?
Answers to questions
- ... Midah?
- ... u'Mishum Mishkal?
- ... u'Mishum Minyan?
- ... u'Mishum Lovin u'Por'in?
- ... u'ke'Divrei Hillel, Af Mishum Ribis'?
(a) What did Rav Yehudah quoting Rav, say about lending to one's wife and
children on interest?
(b) Why is this not forbidden because of the La'av of Ribis?
(c) What then, does the Tana of our Mishnah mean when he writes 'u'Vilevad
she'Lo Yiskaven La'asos Manah Gedolah Keneged Ketanah'?
(d) Why is it forbidden for partners etc. to distribute different size
portions by drawing lots - even during the week?
(a) What does the Mishnah mean by 'Matilin Chalashin al ha'Kodshim *Aval Lo
(b) Why might we have thought that the Kohanim are even permitted to draw
lots for the weekday portions on Yom-Tov'? ("ve'Amech ki'Merivei Kohen" -
(a) What do we learn from the spirit of Navos, who offered to *entice*
Ach'av to go to war, and to lead him to his death - and to whom Hashem then
said "Tzei va'Asei Ken" (Melachim)? What is the significance of the word
(b) On what grounds does the Gemara reject that proof?
(c) Why is there no proof from the Pasuk in Chavakuk "Shesei Gam Ata
(Tzidkiyah) ve'ha'Arel" (Nevuchadnetzar) - suggesting that Tzidkiyah was
being punished for causing Nevuchadnetzar's disgrace (by his Orlah growing
(d) Why in fact, can Tzidkiyahu not be blamed for being the cause of
(a) How do we finally learn from the Pasuk in Tehilim "... ve'Lo Yagurcha
Ra" (in conjunction with the Pasuk in Mishlei ("Gam Anosh la'Tzadik Lo
(b) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Yeshayah "Eich Nafalta mi'Shamayim
... Cholesh Al Goyim"?
(c) To what does the Navi refer when he writes "Kol Malchei Goyim Shachvu
be'Chavod, Ish be'Veiso"?
(d) What do we learn from the Pasuk "Nachah, Shaktah Kol ha'Aretz, Pitzchu
(a) Why is it forbidden to 'stand' in Nevuchadnetzar's house?
(b) Nevuchadnetzar's Orlah stretched to a length of three hundred Amos,
when he tried to force Tzidkiyahu to indulge in Mishkav Zachur. Where is
this hinted in the Pasuk "Shesei Gam Ata, ve'ha'Arel"?
(c) What was the concern of the inhabitants of Gehinom, when they heard
that Nevuchadnetzar was coming to join them?
(d) What did the Bas Kol tell Nevuchadnetzar?
(a) What did Yeshayah mean when he eulogized Nevuchadnetzar with the words
"Eich Shavas Noges, Shavsah Madhevah"?
Answers to questions
(b) Nevuchadnetzar boasted that Hashem had given him supreme dominion over
the animals. How did he set about proving this?