REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous dafYoma 26
YOMA 26 - by Reb Wolfe Rosengarten of Zurich, in honor of Rav Moshe
Soloveitchik, Zatzal, and the Yeshiva he established in Moscow.
(a) What did they announce before beginning the third Payas?
(b) Why only 'Chadashim' (i.e. who had not participated before)?
(c) The same Pasuk (in ve'Zos ha'Berachah) which contains the phrase "Yasimu
Ketorah be'Apecha" (followed by "Barech Hashem Cheilo"), also contains the
phrase "ve'Chalil Al Mizbechecha".
Why did they then not restrict the
Kohanim in the same way by the Olah as they did by the Ketores?
(a) What does Rava learn from the combination of the two Pesukim "Yoru
Mishpatecha le'Ya'akov" (ve'Zos ha'Berachah) and "u'mi'B'nei Yisachar Yod'ei
Binah la'Itim ... " (Divrei ha'Yamim)?
(b) Why did Rava not include Yehudah in his statement, since there too, it
is written in Tehilim "Yehudah Mechokeki"?
(a) Rebbi Yochanan says that the same Kohanim who merited to bring the Tamid
shel Shachris, also brought the Tamid shel Bein ha'Arbayim.
Then how does
he establish the Beraisa which says ...
(b) Seeing as, according to Rebbi Yochanan, they did not make a second Payas
for the afternoon Tamid, why did they make one for the afternoon Ketores?
- ... 'Keshem she'Mefaysin Shachris, Kach Mefaysin Bein ha'Arbayim'?
- ... 'Keshem she'Mefaysin Lo be'Shachris (masculine), Kach Mefaysin Lo Bein ha'Arbayim'?
- ... that on the same day that they made a Payas for both the Ketores and the Tamid in the *morning*, they also made one in the *afternoon*?
(c) How did the Makshan (the Amora who queried Rebbi Yochanan) explain the
fact that there were only four Payasos and not five?
(a) What was the purpose of the fourth Payas, and whom did it involve?
Answers to questions
(b) Why can the author of our Mishnah (who lists, as the fourth Payis, which
Kohanim would taks the limbs from the ramp on to the Mizbe'ach) not be Rebbi
Eliezer ben Ya'akov?
(c) Why does Rebbi Eliezer ben Ya'akov not agree with the Tana of our
Mishnah, who bases his opinion on the Pasuk in Mishlei "be'Rov Am Hadras
(d) We learnt above (on 25b.) that according to Rebbi Yehudah, the Kohen who
merited the Ketores, also merited the shovel.
Why can neither Rebbi
Yehudah hold like Rebbi Eliezer ben Ya'akov nor Rebbi Eliezer ben Ya'akov
hold like Rebbi Yehudah?
(a) We learnt earlier that *nine* Kohanim were needed to carry the limbs of
the Tamid (on to the ramp and) from the ramp on to the Mizbe'ach. Why were
(b) When were twelve Kohanim needed?
- ... *ten* Kohanim needed on Sukos?
- ... *eleven*, both for the Tamid shel Bein ha'Arbayim and for Shabbos?
(a) How does Rebbi Aba prove that the Nisuch ha'Mayim must have been
performed on Sukos* morning* (with the Tamid shel Shachar) and not in the
afternoon (with the Tamid shel Bein ha'Arbayim)?
(b) How does Rav Ashi bear this out with a Mishnah in Sukah (from an episode
connected with a Tzedoki Kohen Gadol)?
(a) What does Rebbi Shimon bar Yochai learn from the combination of the
Pasuk in Vayikra "ve'Archu Eitzim" and the Pasuk in Tzav "u'Vi'er Aleha
ha'Kohen ba'Boker ba'Boker, ve'Arach ... "?
Why must the author of the Beraisa (which says that sometimes seventeen
Kohanim merited in the Payas) be Rebbi Yehudah, and not Rebbi Eliezer ben
(b) Why can we not establish both Pesukim by the Tamid *shel Shachar*, and
the two Pesukim come to teach us that ...
- ... two sets of Kohanim need to place two blocks of wood, one after the other?
- ... first one Kohen places one block of wood, and then two Kohanim place another two blocks?
(a) There was no difference between the number of Kohanim who carried the
limbs of the lamb of the Tamid on to the Mizbe'ach and those who carried the
limbs of the ram of the Musaf.
What was the difference between the number
of Kohanim who carried the innards and the flour and the wine of their
accompanying Nesachim of the lamb, on the one hand, and of the ram, on the
(b) What was the total number of Kohanim who carried ...
(c) How many Kohanim carried the innards, the flour and the wine of the bull
and its Nesech respectively?
- ... the ram of the Musaf?
- ... the bull of the Musaf?
(d) One Kohen carried the head of the bull, and two, each of the hind legs.
How many Kohanim carried ...
- ... its tail?
- ... its neck?
- ... each of its two forelegs?
- ... the two flanks?
(a) How many Kohanim would carry the parts of a Korban Yachid?
Answers to questions
(b) Who performed the Hefshet ve'Nitu'ach (the stripping and the cutting-up
into pieces) of a Korban?
(c) On what grounds do we initially reject Chizkiya's contention that we
derive a Zar's eligibility to perform Hefshet ve'Nituach from the Pasuk in
Vayikra "ve'Nasnu B'nei Aharon ha'Kohen Esh Al ha'Mizbe'ach"?