(Permission is granted to print and redistribute this material
as long as this header and the footer at the end are included.)


prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem

Previous daf

Chulin 24

CHULIN 23-24 - have been sponsored through the generous contribution of Reb Uri Wolfson and family. May he continue to watch his children grow in Torah and Yir'as Shamayim, following in the footsteps of their illustrious parents and grandparents, shlit'a.


(a) What does the Beraisa learn from the Pasuk in Acharei-Mos (in connection with the Goral between the two goats on Yom Kipur) "Ve'asahu Chatas"?

(b) What would we have otherwise learned from a 'Kal va'Chomer' from the birds of a Zav or of a Yoledes ?

(c) What Kashya does this Beraisa pose on "Ve'shachat" and "Chukah"?

(d) How do we answer this Kashya? What do we learn from the Pasuk in Ki Seitzei "Eglah ha'Arufah"?

(a) How do we try to prove from a 'Kal va'Chomer' from Parah that Shechitah should be eligible by an Eglah?

(b) How do we refute this proof? What do we learn from "Ve'arfu ha'Eglah"?

(a) How does the Beraisa explain our Mishnah 'Kasher be'Kohanim, Pasul bi'Levi'im; Kasher bi'Levi'im, Pasul be'Kohanim?

(b) Below and above which age is a Levi Pasul from performing the Avodah of a ben Levi?

(c) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Beha'aloscha ...

  1. ... "*Zos* Asher la'Levi'im"?
  2. ... "Zos *Asher la'Levi'im*"?
(d) Why would we otherwise have thought that ...
  1. ... blemishes disqualify a Levi from serving?
  2. ... age disqualifies a Kohen from performing the Avodah?
(a) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Naso "La'avod Avodas Avodah va'Avodas Masa" (written immediately after the age limit of the Levi'im mentioned there)?

(b) Why does the Torah draw this distinction between the Mishkan in the desert on the one hand, and the Mishkan in Shiloh or the Beis-Hamikdash, on the other?

(c) And what does the Tana learn from the discrepancy between the Pasuk in Beha'asloscha, which gives the age of a ben Levi as twenty-five, and the Pasuk in Naso, which gives it as thirty?

(a) What does the Tana Kama learn from there regarding a Talmid succeeding in his learning?

(b) And what does Rebbi Yossi learn from the Pasuk in Daniel "u'Legadlam Shenayim Shalosh, u'Lelamdam Seifer ve'Lashon Kasdim"?

(c) Why does ...

  1. ... the Tana Kama decline to learn it from the Pasuk in Naso?
  2. ... Rebbi Yossi decline to learn it from the Pasuk in Daniel?
(a) Another Beraisa discusses the Pesulim of both the Kohanim and the Levi'im. At which age does a Kohen begin to perform the Avodah?

(b) When does he retire?

(c) When did a Levi become Pasul in Shiloh and the Beis-Hamikdash?

(d) Rebbi Yossi learns this from a Pasuk in Divrei- Hayamim "Vayehi ke'Echad la'Mechatzatzrim ve'li'Meshorarim u'Lehashmi'a Kol Echad".
How does he interpret "u'Lehashmi'a Kol Echad"?

Answers to questions



(a) How does Rebbi Ila'a Amar Rebbi Chanina define the 'old age' (at which a Kohen retires)?

(b) We learned in a Mishnah in Mikva'os that a Ba'al Keri who Tovels without having urinated, becomes Tamei as soon as he does.
Why is that?

(c) Rebbi Yossi restricts the Tana Kama's ruling to certain cases. Which cases?

(d) How does Rebbi Ila'a Amar Rebbi Chanina define 'Yeled' (young) in this context?

(e) To what did Rebbi Chanina attribute the fact that he was still able to do this at the age of eighty?

(a) The Beraisa permits a person to be appointed as a Sheli'ach-Tzibur from the moment his beard is fully grown.
What is a Sheli'ach-Tzibur?

(b) Besides permitting a Kohen to Duchen (Nesi'as Kapayim) regularly, which does communal responsibility does 'Nismalei Zikno' permit one to perform?

(c) The Tana Kama of the Beraisa permits a Kohen to perform the Avodah from the time he turns bar-Mitzvah.
What does Rebbi say?

(d) If, as Rav Chisda explains, Rebbi learns his opinion from the Pasuk in Ezra "Va'ya'amidu es ha'Levi'im mi'ben Esrim Shanah va'Ma'alah Lam'natze'ach al Meleches Beis Hashem", how do the Rabbanan counter that?

(a) What problem do we have Rebbi's interpretation of the Pasuk in Ezra (that we just quoted)? To whom does it refer?

(b) And we answer with a statement of Rebbi Yehoshua ben Levi.
What does Rebbi Yehoshua ben Levi say with regard to twenty-four references to "Levi'im" throughout T'nach?

(c) And what does he say about the Pasuk in Yechezkel "ve'ha'Kohanim ha'Levi'im b'nei Tzadok"?

(a) What does Rebbi Elazar in a Beraisa, learn from the Pasuk in Emor "*Ish* mi'Zar'acha le'Dorosam ... Lo Yikrav Lehakriv Lechem Elokav"?

(b) What does he say about a thirteen year old Kohen serving in the Beis-Hamikdash?

(c) Bedi'eved, however, the Beraisa clearly holds that the thirteen year old's Avodah is not Pasul (even mi'de'Rabbanan).
Assuming the author to be Rebbi (whom we cited earlier), what will the Rabbanan then hold?

(d) What will Rebbi hold, if the author of the Beraisa is the Rabbanan?

(a) How does the Beraisa interpret our Mishnah ...
  1. ... "Tahor bi'Chelei Cheres, Tamei be'Chol ha'Keilim"?
  2. ... "Tahor be'Chol ha'Keilim, Tamei bi'Chelei Cheres?
(b) What does the Tana of another Beraisa learn from the Pasuk in Shemini "ve'Chol K'li Cheres Asher Yipol Meihem (with reference to a Sheretz) el Tocho"?

(c) And what does Rebbi Yonasan ben Avtulmus learn from the 'Gezeirah-Shavah' "Tocho" from "Kol Asher be'Tocho Yitma" ('Litamei' from 'Letamei')?

(d) What is the difference between 'Litamei' and 'Letamei')?

(a) What does Rebbi Yonasan mean when he says that we learn 'Letamei' itself from the fact that the Pasuk speaks even about a case where the K'li is full of mustard-seeds?

(b) Besides the fact that each seed is less than a k'Beitzah (which cannot be Metamei others with Tum'as Ochlin), what other two reasons are there why the mustard seeds could not possibly all become Tamei through touching?

(c) So what does this force us to conclude?

Answers to questions

Next daf


For further information on
subscriptions, archives and sponsorships,
contact Kollel Iyun Hadaf,