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Chulin 6


(a) What did Rebbi send Rebbi Shimon ben Elazar to fetch from the Bei Kuta'i?

(b) What did that old man (see Tosfos DH 'Ashkecheih') who met him mean when he cited the Pasuk ...

  1. ... "Im Ba'al Nefesh Atah"?
  2. ... "Ve'samta Sakin Belo'echa"?
(c) How did Rebbi Meir react when Rebbi Shimon ben Elazar repeated this to him?
(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) ...

  1. ... "Ki Seishev Lilchom es Moshel, Bin Tavin es Asher Lefanecha"?
  2. ... "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 them?

(b) In which regard did a. Rebbi Meir and b. Raban Gamliel decree on the Kutim?

(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 ...
  1. ... a Yisrael? What sort of Kinyan is required?
  2. ... a Nochri or a Kuti?
(b) When does a Mumar have the Din of a Yisrael, and when does he have the Din of a Nochri?
(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 mixture?

(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 ...

  1. ... S'tam?
  2. ... with instructions her to use her own ingredients?
(d) Why does the Seifa of this Beraisa appear to clash with Rebbi Zeira's Beraisa?
(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 Beraisa?

(a) The answer, in fact, lies in the Mishnah itself.
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.
What 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?

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(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 ...
  1. ... the latter ruling?
  2. ... the former ruling?
(b) Rebbi Shimon ben Elazar forbids it even when she is Tamei.
Why is that?

(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.
Which 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 separate Ma'asros?

(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 Ma'asered mi'de'Rabbanan?

(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 Rebbi's ruling?

(a) In reply, he quoted a Pasuk in Melachim, in connection with Nechushtan.
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?

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