REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous dafShekalim 9
(a) How many cubic Etzba'os are there in a Revi'is, according to ...
(b) According to the first interpretation of Rebbi Nasan, the Shiur for
carrying out dried undiluted wine on Shabbos is a k'Zayis.
- ... the Yerushalmi?
- ... the Bavli?
Why a k'Zayis?
Why not a quarter of a Revi'is, like its liquid counterpart?
(c) The second interpretation of Rebbi Nasan establishes him like Rebbi
What does Rebbi Shimon say?
(d) Why ...
- ... was Rebbi Elazar cross with Rebbi Si'man?
- ... did Rebbi Bibi scold or even kick Rebbi Yitzchak bar Bisna (according to our text), when he asked him the same Sha'leh?
(a) What do the following phrases (from the Pasuk in Ki Savo) refer to ...
According to some Amaro'im, the blood of a Neveilah is Tahor (to conform
with the opinion of Rebbi Yehoshua ben Pasorah) (Note: Unlike the previous
Sugya, this Sugya maintains that when Rebbi Yehoshua ben Pasorah said Tahor,
he meant it literally). Others say that it is Tamei (like we learnt above) -
to conform with that of Rebbi Yehudah.
(b) Rebbi Yehoshua ben Pesora in a Beraisa, testified that the blood of a
Neveilah is Tahor.
- ... "ve'Hayu Chayecha Teluyim Lecha Mineged"?
- ... "u'Fachadta Laylah ve'Yomam"?
- ... "ve'Lo Sa'amin be'Chayecha"?
What exactly did he mean?
(c) How do we reconcile this with the Mishnah in Machshirin: 'Dam ha'Sheretz
ki'Besaro, Metamei ve'Eino Machshir; *ve'Ein Lanu ke'Yotzei Bo*' (which
implies that if the blood of a Neveilah is Metamei, it is also Machshir -
and we must therefore learn that it is not Metamei either)?
(d) What is the Shiur Tum'ah of a Sheretz regarding ...
- ... its flesh?
- ... its blood?
Why is the Gemara pleased to
connect the latter opinion with Rebbi Yehudah?
(a) Why may a Kavatz not be appointed as a Torem (who emptied the Lishkah)?
What (besides a man with many curls) might a Kavatz be?
(b) What does 'Mefasfin be'Kilkin' mean, and how did they ensure that the
Torem did not walk off with money in his mouth?
(c) Why could he not simply fill his mouth with water?
(d) The Gemara quotes one Pasuk from Torah, one from Nevi'im and one from
Kesuvim to prove that one should avoid doing anything that makes one suspect
in the eyes of one's fellow-man.
Which Pasuk is the most explicit?
(a) What did Raban Gamliel's family used to do to make certain that their
half-Shekel went into the box, and did not remain in the Lishkah as
(b) What procedure did the Torem have to follow before he was permitted to
take the money from the Lishkah, and put it into the box?
(c) What did he have to do after filling the three boxes on P'ros Pesach and
(d) What was the purpose of doing this? Why did he not do it after P'ros
(a) In whose honor did they perform ...
Answers to questions
(b) What was the significance of these three Terumos? Did it mean that those
who brought their half-Shekalim *later* had no portion in the Korbanos
Tzibur which were purchased with an earlier Terumah?
- ... the first Terumah on P'ros Pesach?
- ... the second Terumah on P'ros Shavu'os?
- ... the third Terumah on P'ros ha'Chag?
(a) Why did Raban Gamliel's family used to maneuver their half-Shekel into
the box? Did they really gain anything by doing that?
(b) How do we prove that from the Din of Ma'asering two piles of crops, that
it makes absolutely no difference whether one's money goes into the box or
into the Lishkah?
(a) What happened to the money if they removed the skins covers?
(b) Which of the three Terumos was the wealthiest?
(c) How did they proceed to use the money in the three boxes marked 'Aleph',
Beis' and 'Gimel'? Did they first use all the money in the box marked
'Aleph'? (Note: In this Sugya, we are following the explanation of the
Tiklin Chadtin - at least as far as the three boxes is concerned.)
(d) If necessary, which was the first box to be emptied?
(a) Should all the money in the boxes be used up, they would collect fresh
half-Shekalim - according to the Tana Kama, rather than take from the
Based on various aspects of Neki'us (to be free of suspicion) and Zerizus
(alacrity - as we learn from the family of Raban Gamliel), the Gemara cites
the Beraisa of Rebbi Pinchas ben Yair. How does ...
Why is that?
(b) What does Rebbi Meir hold?
Rebbi Meir is quoted as saying that anyone who 1. lives in Eretz Yisrael,
2. speaks Lashon ha'Kodesh, 3. eats his food be'Taharah and 4. recites the
Shema every evening and morning will continue to live forever or will go to
Olam ha'Ba without Yisurin.
- ... Zerizus lead to Neki'us?
- ... Neki'us to Taharah?
- ... Taharah to Kedushah?
- ... Kedushah to Anavah?
- ... Anavah to Yir'as Chet?
- ... Yir'as Chet to Chasidus?
- ... Chasidus to Ru'ach ha'Kodesh?
- ... Ru'ach ha'Kodesh to Techi'as ha'Meisim?
- ... Techi'as ha'Meisim to Eliyahu ha'Navi?
To which four components of man do the above
coincide (see Tiklin Chadtin)?
***** Hadran Alach, 'bi'Sheloshah Perakim!' *****
***** Perek ha'Terumah. *****
(a) Which Korbanos, besides the Ketores, did they purchase with the money of
the Terumas ha'Lishkah?
Answers to questions
(b) The Shomrei Sefichim bi'Shevi'is were also paid with that money.
were the 'Shomrei Sefichim ba'Shevi'is'? How could the money donated for the
Korbanos be used for this purpose?
(c) According to the Rabbanan of Rebbi Yossi, if the Shomrei Sefichim were
Shomrei Chinam (i.e. they did not receive remuneration for their work), they
were not permitted to donate what they picked, for the Omer and the Sh'tei
(d) What does Rebbi Yossi hold?