REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous dafYoma 35
YOMA 32-35 - anonymously sponsored towards a REFU'AH SHELEMAH to Shmuel
Yakov ben Ayala Hinda, Ilana Golda bas Chana and Klarees Marcia bas Mammie
(a) We have learned that the Tevilos on Yom Kipur took place in the Mikveh
in the Beis ha'Parvah.
Why was it called by that name?
(b) Why does the Tana of our Mishnah need to inform us that eighteen Manah
plus twelve Manah equals thirty Manah?
(c) From where do we know that the morning clothes had to be more valuable
than those of the afternoon.
(a) The Pasuk in Yechezkel writes "ve'Lavshu Begadim Acherim ve'Lo Yekadeshu
es ha'Am be'Vigdehem".
What does "ve'Lavshu Begadim Acheirim" refer to?
(b) Why do Chazal interpret "Acherim" to mean *less* valuable rather than
(c) What are the Halachic implications of "ve'Lo Yekadeshu es ha'Am
(a) After he had concluded the Avodas Tzibur, the Kohen Gadol was permitted
to wear the shirt that his mother had sewn for him for the Avodas Yachid.
What does Avodas Yachid mean in this context?
Answers to questions
(b) On what grounds does Rashi reject the explanation that it refers to the
reading of the Parshah (quoted in the Mishnah on 68b) which could be read
'in his own cloak'?
(c) On what condition was he permitted to do the Avodah wearing that shirt?
(d) Then what is the Chidush? Why would we have thought that he is *not*
permitted to do so?
(a) Why did Rebbi Elazar ben Charsum's friends not allow him to wear the
shirt worth twenty thousand Zuz (two hundred Manah) that his mother had made
When a person appears before the Heavenly Court, he will excuse himself for
not studying Torah. However, his excuses will be proven to be empty.
(b) Considering that the Bigdei Kehunah were made of threads doubled six
times, how was this feasible?
will they answer him, when he says that he was unable to learn because he
- ... extremely poor and preoccupied with earning his livelihood?
- ... extremely rich and preoccupied with all his estates?
- ... too busy with his Yetzer ha'Ra, who would not leave him alone?
(a) What did Hillel used to do with the Tarpe'ik (Dinar Medinah) that he
used to earn each day from his wood-chopping business?
(b) What did he do on the occasion that he had not made any money?
(c) Under how much snow did they find him?
(d) Life-danger over-rides Shabbos. What secondary reason did Shemayah and
Avtalyon nevertheless give to permit lighting a fire to revive him?
(a) Rebbi Elazar ben Charsum was a very wealthy man.
How many cities and
how many ships did his father leave him when he died?
(b) What did he used to do every day?
(c) What happened to him once, when his own servants met him but did not
(d) What was the extent of his learning?
(a) How did the wife of Potifera initially try to seduce Yosef?
(b) What did he reply, when she said to him that she would ...
(c) So she tried bribing him.
- ... clamp him in jail?
- ... bend him low?
- ... make him blind?
How much did she give him?
(d) The Pasuk describes how Yosef refused to listen to her "Lishkav Etzlah,
How does the Gemara interpret these two phrases?
(a) The Kohen Gadol then went to Shecht his bull.
Whereabout in the Azarah
was the bull?
(b) In what position was it standing?
(c) Where did the Kohen Gadol stand when he Shechted it?
(d) Why did he then place his hands on its head before the Shechitah?
(a) He began the text of his Viduy (confession), with the words 'Ana Hashem
(he said the real forty-two letter Name), Avisi, Pasha'ti, Chatasi'.
Answers to questions
whose behalf was he now confessing?
(b) What did everyone who heard him say the Name of Hashem, respond?