REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
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According to Raban Gamliel (in the Mishnah in Bikurim), an Esrog has the
same Din as other trees as regards Orlah, Neta Revai and Shemitah.
does this mean? What Din do other trees have?
(a) How does one gauge vines and olive-trees for Ma'asros? What are the
ramifications of this Halachah?
Seeing as both Tana'im in the Mishnah in Bikurim consider an Esrog like any
other tree as regards Shevi'is, on what basis does the Tana of *our* Mishnah
give the Esrog the Din of a *seventh* year Esrog, and not of a *sixth*?
(b) Why do vegetables have a different Din regarding Ma'asros, than corn,
wine and oil (which one is Chayav to Ma'aser min ha'Torah)?
(c) Then why does Raban Gamliel give an *Esrog* the same Din as *vegetables*
as regards Ma'asros?
(d) What does Rebbi Eliezer say (in Bikurim) about an Esrog-tree?
(a) Would cane or vine-shoots have Kedushas Shevi'is, if they were gathered
(b) A Lulav is not eaten (even by animals).
- ... as animal food?
- ... firewood?
Then why does it have Kedushas
Shevi'is? What is the source for this?
(c) Wood that is specifically used for lighting, gives benefit as it burns,
and therefore has Kedushas Shevi'is.
Will this also apply to ordinary wood
that one wishes to use for lighting?
(a) Why does the Tana Kama of the Beraisa forbid using Shemitah-fruit for
soaking flax or washing clothes?
Answers to questions
(b) Rebbi Yossi permits it.
How does Rebbi Yossi explain "Lachem
(c) On what grounds does he include washing clothes in "le'Ochlah" and
preclude using them for medicinal purposes?
(a) Another Beraisa learns from "le'Ochlah" to preclude Melugma and Ziluf.
Melugma means a type of cure, as in the previous Beraisa.
What is 'Ziluf'?
(b) Why must the author of this Beraisa be Rebbi Yossi, and not the
Rabbanan? What would the Rabbanan have included in the list?
(a) Rebbi Elazar requires Shemitah produce to be redeemed through a sale.
What does Rebbi Yochanan say?
(b) Rebbi Elazar derives his Din from the juxtaposition of the Pasuk in
Behar "ve'Chi Simkeru Mimkar la'Amisecha" and that of "bi'Shenas ha'Yovel
What does Rebbi Yochanan learn from there?
(c) What is *'Avkah* shel Shevi'is'?
(a) What does does Rebbi Yochanan learn from the Pasuk there "Ki Yovel Hi,
Kodesh ... '?
(b) And what does Rebbi Elazar learn from that Pasuk?
(a) If someone swaps fruit of Shemitah for meat, what happens to the fruit
and to the meat when the time of 'Biur' arrives? Why is the Din here
different than by other cases of Hekdesh?
(b) And if he then swapped the meat for fish what will happen to the meat
and to the fish?
(c) Why should the Din here differ from the previous case? Why does the meat
go out to Chulin, and not the fruit in the previous case?
(d) How does this Beraisa support Rebbi Elazar?
(a) In another Beraisa that supports Rebbi Yochanan, Rebbi Meir permits the
transfer of the Kedushah of both Shevi'is and Ma'aser Sheini on to any kind
of animal, even if it is *alive*.
Answers to questions
On what grounds do the Chachamim forbid
transferring their Kedushah on to a *live* animal?
(b) What does Rava mean when he establishes their Machlokes by male animals?
What will they hold by female animals?