REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous dafYoma 53
YOMA 53 - dedicated anonymously sponsored towards a REFU'AH SHELEMAH to
Shmuel Yakov ben Ayala Hinda, Ilana Golda bas Chana and Klarees Marcia bas
(a) What do we learn from the Pasuk "ve'Nasan Aharon es ha'Ketores al
ha'Eish *Lifnei Hashem*?
(b) How then, does Abaye (amend Rav Yosef's answer to) explain the need for
the second Pasuk (quoted in the Beraisa) "ve'Chisah Anan ha'Ketores ...
ve'Lo Yamus"? Which is preferable, the root or the leaves?
(c) Why might the Kohen Gadol have been Chayav Misah even without this
(d) Rav Ashi establishes the Beraisa (which is Mechayev Misah for bringing
the Ketores with any of the ingredients missing) even when he entered the
Kodesh Kodshim on purpose.
How is that possible?
(a) What do we learn from "ve'Chein Ya'aseh le'Ohel Mo'ed *ha'Shochen
(b) So how does Rav Sheshes explain the Derashah from "ve'Chisah"?
(c) How did the smoke travel before filling the Kodesh Kodshim?
(a) According to Rav Ashi, we need the one Pasuk ("Ki be'Anan Era'eh el
ha'Kapores") to teach us the Mitzvah (of Ma'aleh Ashan), and the other
("ve'Chisash Anan ha'Ketores") to teach us that it is crucial to the
How does Rava explain the need for the two Pesukim?
(b) Then how does he explain the Chiyuv Misah mentioned in the Pasuk "ve'Al
Yavo ve'Chol es el ha'Kodesh"?
(a) Rebbi Elazar in a Beraisa learns the warning and the death-sentence
from the same two Pesukim "ve'Lo Yamus" and "Ki ve'Anan Era'eh el
Do they speak *before* or *after* Nadav and Avihu's death?
(b) Why is it therefore impossible to ascribe the death of Nadav and Avihu
to the fact that they did not add Ma'aleh Ashan to the Ketores?
(c) According to this Beraisa, they died because they issued a ruling in
front of their Rebbe, Moshe.
Which ruling did they issue?
(d) Was there ruling correct?
(a) What was Shlomoh Hamelech doing in Giv'on?
(b) What do we learn from the Pasuk "va'Yavo Shlomoh le'Bamah Asher
(c) Who else in the Beis Hamikdash (besides the Kohen Gadol) would take
leave in this way?
(a) Is the Din of taking leave backwards confined to the Beis Hamikdash?
Answers to questions
(b) How would Rebbi Elazar behave when ...
(c) What was striking about the way Rava took leave of his Rebbe, Rav
- ... his Rebbe, Rebbi Yochanan, took leave from *him*?
- ... *he* took leave from Rebbi Yochanan?
(d) What Berachah did Rav Yosef give Rava when he heard about it? Why did
he not see it himself?
(a) What should one do before saying "Oseh Shalom"?
(b) What did Rav Mordechai ask Rebbi Yehoshua ben Levi, who made this
statement? What Mashal did he give to stress his point?
(c) What do we learn from the Pasuk "mi'Yemino Esh-Das Lamo"?
(d) The Tana quotes a second Pasuk to teach us that the right hand is more
important "Yipol mi'Tzidcha Elef, u'Revavah mi'Yeminecha".
this Pasuk teach us the we did not know from the previous one?
(a) What did Rava tell Abaye when he saw him bowing down, first to his
*right* and then to his *left*?
(b) What does this have to do with the Pasuk in Tehilim "Shivisi Hashem
(c) What did Rav Chiya Brei de'Rav Huna say that he saw Abaye and Rava
(a) The text of the Kohen Gadol's Tefilah on Yom Kipur is initially
presented as 'May it be Your will ... that this year should be rainy and
What is wrong with this? What is the correct text?
(b) Besides a prayer for the continuity of the Kingdom of Yehudah and for
Parnasah, what else does Rav Yehudah add to the text?
(c) How did Rebbi Chanina ben Dosa's Tefilah override that of the Kohen
(d) A certain Kohen Gadol Davened a long prayer and caused a scare.
reason did he give for doing so?
(a) What was the Even Shesi'ah? Where was it and how long had it been
(b) How high from the ground did it protrude, and what purpose did it
(c) How did the Kohen Gadol proceed with the Haza'as Dam Parah (which he
had fetched from the Azarah from the Kohen who was stirring it)?
(d) Achas Lema'alah, ve'Sheva Lematah is described as 'ke'Matzlif'.
does 'ke'Matzlif' mean? Did the blood actually touch the Aron (or the Even
(a) What did he say as he sprinkled eight times towards the Aron?
(b) Where did he place the bowl when he had finished?
(c) What did they then bring him, and what did he do with it?
(d) According to the Tana Kama, when he had finished, he placed the bowl
with the remaining blood of the goat on to a second golden base in the
What does Rebbi Yehudah say?
(a) What did he do next?
(b) How did he then mix the two lots of blood?
(c) The Tana of our Mishnah writes, not 'mi'she'Nignaz ha'Aron' but
What does this signify?
(d) What does ...
1. ... "Chemdas Beis Hashem" in Divrei Hayamim (when the Pasuk describes
what Nevuchadnetzar took back with him to Bavel) refer to, according to
2. ... "Lo Yivaser *Davar*, Amar Hashem" in Yeshayah, according to Rebbi
(a) How does Rebbi Eliezer consolidate his opinion with the Pasuk in Eichah
"Vayetzei mi'Bas Tzi'on *Kol Hadarah*"? How does he interpret the words
Answers to questions
(b) How does Rebbi Yehudah ben Lakish explain the Pasuk in Melachim
(written with regard to the Aron) "Vayera'u Roshei ha'Badim ... Vayihyu
Sham *ad ha'Yom ha'Zeh*"? What does he prove from there?
(c) Ula disagrees with the quotation in the name of Rebbi Shimon (quoted in
the previous question). How does Ula quote him?