REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous dafShekalim 18
(a) Why was the main Shulchan placed two (or two and a half) Amos away from
the north-wall of the Heichal?
(b) How long was ...
(c) Where were the following located:
- ... the D'vir (the Kodesh Kodshim)?
- ... the Heichal?
- the Shulchan?
- the Menorah?
- the Mizbe'ach ha'Zahav?
(a) Just as Shlomoh made ten extra tables, he also made ten extra Menoros.
These were placed in the same formation as the tables - five on the right
and five, on the left.
Why can this not be taken literally (to mean five
on the right-side of the entrance, and five on the left?
(b) So what *does* it mean?
(c) How many Menoros did the Kohanim light each day ...
(d) The Gemara, in explaining the Pasuk in Divrei Hayamim (which describes
the Menoros as "Mechalos Zahav") says 'Kilu Zahav shel Shlomoh' (according
to the Tiklin Chadtin's text). What does this mean? Why did he do that?
- ... according to the Tana Kama?
- ... Rebbi Yossi b'Rebbi Yehudah?
(a) Rebbi Yossi b'Rebbi describes how they once made a Menorah consisting of
one Dinar more than the required Kikar (as in the days of Moshe).
they attempt to do about that, and what was the result?
(b) Is it feasible that after passing it through the furnace, it remained
the same weight?
(a) There were thirteen boxes in the Beis Hamikdash. Seven were marked:
Tiklin Chadtin, Tiklin Atikin, Kinin, Gozlei Olah, Eitzim, Levonah, Zahav
What were the other six marked as?
(b) What were the following boxes used for:
(c) What did they do with the gold placed it in the box marked 'Zahav
- Tiklin Atikin?
- Gozlei Olah?
(d) According to Rebbi Yehudah, all the birds purchased with the money from
the boxes marked 'Kinin' and 'Gozlei Olah' were Olos. What do the
Chachamim say about ...
- ... 'Kinin'?
- ... 'Gozlei Olah'?
(a) What is the minimum a person would be required to bring if he said that
he would donate ...
(b) Could he donate less than those amounts, if he wanted to?
- ... 'Eitzim'?
- ... 'Levonah'?
- ... 'Zahav'?
(c) How does the Pasuk in Tzav "Asham Hu, Ashom Asham la'Hashem" seem to
(d) How did Yehoyada ha'Kohen resolve the discrepancy?
(a) Rebbi Yehudah says that there was no box for Kinei Chovah.
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(b) The Beraisa permits a woman who gave birth or who just finished her term
of Zivus, to place the money for her birds in the box marked 'Kinin'.
does the Beraisa go on to teach? How does this clash with Rebbi Yehudah's
(c) What is the answer?
(d) Why is Rebbi Yehudah afraid that one of the birds may die? So what if it
does? Why can we not just take four (small) Zuzim - the value of the Chatas
- and throw it into the Yam ha'Melach?
(a) How much wood will someone who says 'Harei Alai Etz' need to bring?
(b) How do we prove this from a Mishnah in Yoma?
(c) Each piece of wood had to measure a square Amah thick and was an Amah in
Why then, was it not a cube?
(d) Some compare the thickness of the wood to a Turteni.
What is a
Turteni, and what is the comparison?
(a) Why was the piece of wood made in such a way as not to be a cubic Amah?
(b) How does the Gemara prove that the Mekom ha'Ma'arachah (the area on the
Mizbe'ach where the Korbanos were burnt) was exactly one Amah square (See
(c) We learn that the Levonah had to consist of a Kometz (a fistful) from a
Gezeirah Shavah 'Azkarah' 'Azkarah'.
From where do we learn it?
(d) The Gemara suggests that someone who donates Levonah should give *two*
- On what grounds does Rebbi Iyla reject this suggestion?
(a) How do we derive from Rebbi Iyla that whoever donated Levonah, had to
bring, not his own fistful, but that of the biggest Kohen serving that day
in the Beis Hamikdash (though it is unclear how he would know which Kohen
that would be)?
(b) What does Rebbi Chizkiyah quoting Rebbi Yirmiyah hold?
(c) We learn in our Mishnah that someone who undertook to donate gold to
Hekdesh, had to give a golden Dinar. But that is only if he actually
specified 'a coin'.
How much would he have to give if he just said 'gold'?
(a) Our Mishnah says that there were six boxes for Nedavah. They may have
corresponded to one of three things.
What were the ...
(b) What logical reason does Rebbi Yochanan give for the large number of
boxes for Nedavah?
- ... six Batei Avos?
- ... six animals?
- ... six Korbanos?
(a) According to the Pasuk in Melachim, Yehoyada ha'Kohen made a box and
placed it on the right-hand side of the Mizbe'ach; whereas the Pasuk in
Divrei Hayamim says that he placed it outside the gate. Rebbi Shmuel bar
Nachmeni quoting Rebbi Yonasan says that there were *two* boxes.
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Tana de'Bei Rebbi Yishmael reconcile the two Pesukim to learn that there was
only *one* box?
(b) Rebbi Chona proves from the Pasuk in Melachim "Ach Lo Ye'aseh Beis
Hashem Sipos Kesef Mezamros" ... that there must have been *two* boxes.
What is the proof from there?
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