REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous dafShabbos 151
(a) May one call one's animal that has strayed outside the Techum?
(b) Aba Shaul permits one to tell his friend on Shabbos to go and fetch the
needs of a Kalah or of a dead person after Shabbos, and even to tell him
that if he fails to find them in one place, that he should go and obtain
from somewhere else; and that should he not find find for one Manah, then
he should pay two. What does Rebbi Yossi b'Rebbi Yehudah say about that?
(c) 'Machshichin al ha'Techum Lefake'ach Al Iskei Kalah ve'Al Iskei ha'Mes'
Who is the author of this Mishnah?
(a) What is the Din if a gentile brings flutes (to mourn for a Jew) from
outside the Techum on Shabbos? Is one permitted to use them after Shabbos?
(b) May one use a coffin or a grave which a gentile prepared on Shabbos for
himself or to sell - to bury a Jew?
(c) May one use them if he prepared them on Shabbos for a Jew?
(d) Rav explains the Heter of using the flutes that a gentile brought 'from
a near place', literally (that one knows that he brought them from within
the Techum). How does Shmuel explain 'from a near place'?
(a) When may one bathe immediately after Shabbos in a bath-house that was
heated by gentiles, and when may one not?
'Asu Lo Aron, ve'Chafru Lo Kever, Yikaver Bo Yisrael'.
(b) Why, in the case of the bath-house, is a Safek permitted after
'bi'Chedei she'Yechamu Chamin'; whereas in our Mishnah, the flutes are Asur
forever (according to Rashi)?
(c) 'Rebbi Yehudah Omer, be'Ambati Ketanah, Im Yesh Bah Reshus, Rochetz Bah
What does this mean?
(d) How is this statement of Rebbi Yehudah a proof for Shmuel?
Why should one not
be obligated to wait at least 'bi'Chedei she'Ya'asu' in both cases - like
in the case of the bath-house) - since it is also a Safek?
(a) May one wash and rub oil on a dead person?
Answers to questions
(b) How does one move him to the ground so that he should not become too
(c) What do a dead person's cheeks and a sagging beam have in common?
(a) Why did the Gemara initially ask on the Heter of our Mishnah to rub oil
on a dead person, from the prohibition of rubbing oil on the ground?
(b) How does the Gemara reject this Kashya? Why is the latter case
(c) What does 'Osin Kol Tzorchei ha'Mes' come to include?
(a) In the final Pesukim of Koheles, Shlomoh Hamelech speaks about death.
What does he mean by:
(b) To which sort of people may the Pasuk "ve'Zerisi Peresh Al Penechem,
Peresh Chagechem" refer?
- "Ad she'Lo Yeratek *Chevel ha'Kesef*"?
- "ve'Tarutz *Gulas ha'Zahav*"?
- "ve'Tishava *Kad* Al ha'Mabu'a"?
- "ve'Narutz *ha'Galgal* el ha'Bor"?
(a) What does 'Ein Me'atzmin es ha'Mes be'Shabbos' mean?
(b) When is this forbidden even during the week?
(c) In order to get a dead man's eyes to close on Shabbos, one would need
to do three things: blow wine up his nostrils and place oil between his
What would the third thing be?
(a) What logical reason would permit one to be Mechalel Shabbos for a baby
of one day old, whereas Chilul Shabbos is forbidden even for David
ha'Melech, once he has died? What has this to do with the Pasuk in Tehilim
(b) What do we learn ...
(c) When might wild-animal attack a person even if he does not resemble an
- ... from the Pasuk in No'ach "u'Mora'achem ve'Chitchem Yihyeh al Kol Chayas ha'Aretz"?
- ... from the Pasuk in Tehilim "Adam bi'Yekar ve'Lo Yalin, Nimshal ka'Beheimos Nidmu"?
(d) What is likely to happen to someone who sleeps alone in a house?
(a) What did Shlomoh mean when he wrote in Koheles ...
(b) Why does this not conform with the opinion of Shmuel? What has that to
do with the Pasuk in Re'ei: "Ki Lo Yechdal Evyon Mikerev ha'Aretz"?
- ... "u'Zechor es Bor'echa bi'Yemei Bachurasecha"?
- ... "Ad Asher Lo Yavo'u Yemei ha'Ra'ah"?
- ... "ve'Higi'u Shanim Asher Tomar Ein Li Bahem Chefetz"?
(c) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Re'ei "Ki Bigelal ha'Davar ha'Zeh",
and what are its ramifications?
(d) What did Rebbi Chiya advise his wife to do on account of it?
(a) What did Rav Yosef mean when he said he had a tradition that a
Talmid-Chacham would never become poor?
(b) What do e learn from the Pasuk in Re'ei "ve'Nasan Lecha Rachamim
(c) "Ad Asher Lo Techshach ha'Shemesh ve'ha'Or ... ". What did Shlomoh mean
- ... "ha'Shemesh ve'ha'Or (To'ar Penei Adam)"?
- ... "ve'ha'Yare'ach"?
- ... " ve'ha'Kochavim"?
- ... " ve'Shavu he'Avim Achar ha'Geshem"?
(a) Up to which age will a person's stock of tears be replenished and
eye-paint improve his eye-sight?
(b) What happens to the latter after the age of forty?
(c) Rav Nachman said that after the age of forty, even if one puts on
eye-paint as thick as a weaver's beam, it will not improve one's eye-sight.
Why did he express himself like that?
(a) What did Rav Chanina's wife say to him when he failed to cry at the
death of their daughter?
Answers to questions
(b) What did he answer her?
(c) Which other two kinds of tears are harmful?
(d) Which tears, besides those of spices (or medicines) and of laughter,