REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Chulin 6
(a) What did Rebbi send Rebbi Shimon ben Elazar to fetch from the Bei
(b) What did that old man (see Tosfos DH 'Ashkecheih') who met him mean when
he cited the Pasuk ...
(c) How did Rebbi Meir react when Rebbi Shimon ben Elazar repeated this to
- ... "Im Ba'al Nefesh Atah"?
- ... "Ve'samta Sakin Belo'echa"?
(a) What in fact, did the Kutim do to deserve being ostracised?
(b) Seeing as only a minority of Kutim resided on Har Gerizim, on what basis
did Rebbi Meir decree on all the Kutim?
(c) What is the simple explanation of the Pasuk in Mishlei (with reference
to a Talmid sitting in front of his Rebbe) ...
- ... "Ki Seishev Lilchom es Moshel, Bin Tavin es Asher Lefanecha"?
- ... "Ve'samta Sakin Belo'echa, Im Ba'al Nefesh Atah"?
(a) When Rebbi Avahu sent Rebbi Yitzchak ben Yosef to fetch wine from the
Bei Kuta'i, he had a similar experience as Rebbi Shimon ben Elazar. What
did Rebbi Ami and Rebbi Asi do when Rebbi Avahu reported what happened to
(b) In which regard did a. Rebbi Meir and b. Raban Gamliel decree on the
(c) Then why did Rebbi Ami and Rebbi Asi need to issue a fresh decree?
(d) Does this mean that Rebbi Ami and Rebbi Asi were more influential than
Rebbi and Raban Gamliel B'no shel Rebbi?
(a) Rav Nachman bar Yitzchak explains 'ke'Ovdei Kochavim Gemurim' to mean
'Levateil Reshus Ve'litol Reshus'.
What is the Din of 'Mevateil Reshus
ve'Nosein Reshus with regard to ...
(b) When does a Mumar have the Din of a Yisrael, and when does he have the
Din of a Nochri?
- ... a Yisrael? What sort of Kinyan is required?
- ... a Nochri or a Kuti?
(a) When Rebbi Zeira and Rav Asi arrived together at an inn in Ya'i, what
did the innkeeper offer them?
(b) Why did Rebbi Zeira refrain from eating them? What was the problem?
(c) What did Rav Asi reply when Rebbi Zeira queried him on the fact that he
ate Ta'aroves D'mai?
(d) What was Rebbi Zeira's reaction to that?
(a) What does the Beraisa say about someone who buys from an Am ha'Aretz
wine to mix with a fish-hash or a beverage called 'Aluntis', oats to add to
a bean-stew, or lentils to add to Resisin?
(b) And what does the Tana rule with regard to subsequently eating the
(c) What does another Beraisa rule in the case of someone who gives his
neighbor (the wife of an Am ha'Aretz) a dough to bake or a pot to cook ...
(d) Why does the Seifa of this Beraisa appear to clash with Rebbi Zeira's
- ... S'tam?
- ... with instructions her to use her own ingredients?
(a) We answer that the fact that the Talmid-Chacham issued instructions
makes it worse.
Why is that?
(b) According to Rafram, it is the yeast in the case of the bread and the
spices in that of the cooked dish, that are different.
Why is that?
(c) We query the Reisha of the latter Beraisa from a Mishnah in D'mai.
What does the Tana there say about someone who gives a dough that he
prepared from crops that he has not yet Ma'asered to his mother-in-law to
bake on his behalf?
(d) What does this Mishnah now prove that poses a Kashya on the previous
(a) The answer, in fact, lies in the Mishnah itself.
Answers to questions
What reason does
Rebbi Yehudah there present to explain the Tana Kama's ruling? What makes
the case of his neighbor different?
(b) This answer too however, we query from another Mishnah in D'mai.
does the Tana there say about someone who gives the wife of the inn-keeper,
his host, a dough to bake?
(c) Why must he Ma'aser the bread that she returns to him?
(d) But did we not just reject the theory that a person exchanges the food
that one gives him to prepare?
(a) The Tana Kama of another Beraisa permits the wife of a Chaver (a
Talmid-Chacham who has undertaken to eat his Chulin be'Taharah) to help the
wife of an Am ha'Aretz grind her corn, as long as she is Tamei, but not when
she is Tahor. What is the reason for ...
- ... the latter ruling?
- ... the former ruling?
(b) Rebbi Shimon ben Elazar forbids it even when she is Tamei.
(c) What problem does Rebbi Shimon ben Elazar's ruling now create?
(d) Rav Yosef replies that, like in the previous cases, the well-meaning
wife of the Am ha'Aretz finds herself a Heter.
(a) What did Rebbi Yehoshua ben Ziruz testify before Rebbi that prompted him
to permit the vegetables and fruit of Beis-Sha'an, without having to
(b) How will we justify this leniency, in light of the fact that the produce
of Chutz la'Aretz (regarding countries close to Eretz Yisrael) must be
(c) Seeing as Rebbi Meir and Rebbi both lived after the Churban, on what
basis were Terumos and Ma'asros min ha'Torah still applicable in their time?
(d) On what grounds did the members of Rebbi's father's family object to
(a) In reply, he quoted a Pasuk in Melachim, in connection with Nechushtan.
Answers to questions
What was 'Nechushtan'?
(b) What did Rebbi comment on the Pasuk, which records the fact that
Chizkiyahu ha'Melech destroyed it (because the people were treating it as if
it was a deity)?
(c) How did he explain the phenomenon?
(d) What does this have to do with the episode in Beis Sha'an?