REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous dafYoma 72
YOMA 59-88 have been dedicated to the memory of the late Dr. Simcha
Bekelnitzky (Simcha Gedalya ben Shraga Feibush) of Queens N.Y. by his wife
and daughters. Well known in the community for his Chesed and Tzedakah, he
will long be remembered.
(a) Each thread of the Me'il comprised twelve strands. We try to learn this
from the Paroches from a 'Gezeirah-Shavah' "Techeles" "Techeles".
many strands did each thread of the Paroches comprise, and why would each
thread of the Me'il then comprise twelve?
(b) Why do we not want to learn the 'Gezeirah-Shavah' from the threads of
its own pomegranates, which comprised *eight* threads?
(c) Why on the other hand, would it be preferable to learn the Me'il from
(d) So from where do we finally learn that each thread of the Me'il
comprised six - before it was doubled?
(a) How do we arrive at twenty-four threads by the Paroches?
(b) And how do we arrive at twenty-eight threads by the Choshen and the
(c) How did they manufacture gold threads (an innovation that Betzalel
(d) How does Rav Acha bar Ya'akov learn from the word "Pesilim" (in
Pikudei) that there were *four* threads of gold and not *six*?
(a) Rav Ashi learns that there were *four* threads of gold and not *six*
from the Pasuk "La'asos be'Soch ha'Techeles, u've'Soch ha'Argaman ... ."
How does he learn it from there?
(b) Were they to add *two* threads of gold to each of the four different
threads, that would anyway give us *eight* golden threads (and not the
But why not add two double golden threads and two single
(a) What does Rav Yehudah learn from the Pasuk (written in connection with
the Me'il - in Tetzaveh) "Lo Yikare'a"?
(b) How do we know that the Torah is not just teaching us to stitch a hem
around the neck to reinforce it, so that it should not tear?
(c) And the same argument applies to "ve'Lo Yizach" (in Tetzaveh) and
"ve'Lo Yasuru" (in Terumah). To what do these two La'avin pertain?
(d) How were the poles of the Aron arranged in the rings? Were they movable
(a) The Torah describes the planks of the Mishkan as "Atzei Shitim Omdim".
What is the simple meaning of "Omdim"?
(b) What are the two possible meanings of 'Ma'amidin es Tzipuyan'?
(c) What is the third interpretation of "Omdim"?
(a) What is the deeper meaning of "Bigdei *ha'Serad*"?
Answers to questions
(b) What are the Halachic ramifications of "Bigdei *ha'Serad*"? To which
part of the garment do they pertain?
(a) How many Aronos did Betzalel make? What were their respective heights?
(b) Then why do others say that the outer Aron was *eleven* Tefachim and a
(c) What is the significance of the tenth Tefach and the bit?
(a) What do the remaining two crowns mentioned in Terumah represent?
(b) Who 'took' these crowns?
(c) Since anyone can take the crown of Torah, how do we know it is
(d) What do we learn from the fact that the word "Zer" is written without a
(a) Why did the Torah first instruct Moshe to make a wooden Aron (in
Eikev), and then switch the obligation to Klal Yisrael?
(b) What do we learn from the obligation to overlay the Aron with gold from
within and from without?
(c) Others say that a Talmid-Chacham who does not fit this description has
earned himself a despicable title.
What is that?
(d) Woe to someone who has Torah but no fear of G-d.
To what is he
(a) What did Rava mean when he pleaded with his disciples not to inherit
(b) What does Rebbi Yehoshua ben Levi learn from the Pasuk in Va'eschanan
"ve'Zos ha'Torah Asher *Sam* Moshe ... "?
(c) Rava is more specific.
How does he explain Rebbi Yehoshua ben Levi's
'Zachah' and 'Lo Zachah'?
(a) What are the two opposite ways of interpreting the Pasuk in Tehilim
"Imras Hashem *Tzerufah*"?
(b) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Tehilim ...
(c) One Pasuk in Terumah says (in connection with the screen - at the
entrance of the Heichal) "Ma'aseh Rokem"; another Pasuk says "Ma'aseh
Choshev" (in connection with the coverings and the Paroches); Rebbi Elazar
explains 'she'Rokmin be'Makom she'Choshvin'.
- ... "Pikudei Hashem Yesharim, Mesamchei Leiv" - in conjunction with the Pasuk "Imras Hashem *Tzerufah*"?
- ... "Yir'as Hashem Tehorah, Omedes La'ad"?
- ... "Eidus Hashem Ne'emanah"?
What does he mean?
(d) What is the second answer?
(a) According to Rav Dimi, which clothes did the Kohen Mashu'ach Milchamah
wear when he came to serve in the Beis Hamikdash?
Answers to questions
(b) How does he learn this from the Pasuk in Tetzaveh "u'Vigdei Aharon
Asher la'Aharon Yiheyu le'Vanav *Acharav*"?
(c) Is the Mashu'ach Milchamah fit to serve as Kohen Gadol on Yom Kipur?