REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Chulin 36
CHULIN 36 (6 Adar) - dedicated by the Feldman family in memory of their
father, the Tzadik Harav Yisrael Azriel ben Harav Chaim (Feldman) of
(a) Rebbi rules in a Beraisa that if someone Shechts, and blood squirts from
the animal's neck on to a detached pumpkin of Terumah, the pumpkin is
Muchshar Lekabeil Tum'ah.
What does Rebbi Chiya say?
(b) On what basis does Rebbi Oshaya cite Rebbi Shimon in this matter?
(c) What does Rav Papa say about a case where the blood remained on the
pumpkin until the termination of the Shechitah?
(d) If, as he explains, they argue over a case where the blood was wiped off
the pumpkin before its completion, what is the basis of their Machlokes?
Why does Rebbi ...
- ... Chiya say that the pumpkin is not Muchshar?
- ... say that it is?
(a) What does Rebbi Oshaya then mean when he says 'Bo'u Ve'nismoch al Divrei
Rebbi Shimon', seeing as Rebbi Shimon holds on principle, that Dam Shechitah
is not Machshir, whereas Rebbi Chiya holds that it is?
(b) Rav Ashi disagrees with Rav Papa's explanation. How does *he* interpret
the 'Tolin' of Rebbi Chiya?
(c) What are the two sides to his Safek?
(d) What does Rebbi Oshaya now mean when he says 'Bo'u ve'Nismach al Divrei
Rebbi Shimon', seeing as Rebbi Shimon holds that Dam Shechitah is not
Machshir, whereas Rebbi Chiya holds that it is?
(a) Resh Lakish asks whether the Din of Rishon and Sheini apply to a Tz'rid
shel Menachos. What is ...
(b) What is Resh Lakish's She'eilah?
- ... a 'Tz'rid shel Menachos'?
- ... 'Chibas ha'Kodesh'?
(c) What does the Beraisa learn from the Pasuk in Shemini (in connection
with Hechsher Ochel Lekabeil Tum'ah) "mi'Kol ha'Ochel Asher Ye'achel"?
(d) What does Rebbi Elazar attempt to prove from there?
(a) How do we refute Rebbi Elazar's proof from the Pasuk that the Din of
Hechsher Mayim is confined to food that has contact with 'water'?
Answers to questions
(b) What is Rebbi Elazar's real reason for resolving the She'eilah from the
(c) How do we refute that too? Why do we need two Pesukim for Hechsher
(d) Having taught us Hechsher Mayim by Tum'as ...
- ... Meis, why does the Torah then need to repeat it by Tum'as Sheretz?
- ... Sheretz, why does the Torah then need to repeat it by Tum'as Meis?
(a) What do we extrapolate from Rebbi Shimon in our Mishnah 'Huchsheru
bi'Shechitah', that seems to resolve Resh Lakish's She'eilah (and pose a
Kashya on Rebbi Elazar, too)?
(b) Shamai rules that grapes that one picks for wine making are Huchshar
Lekabeil Tum'ah. Why is that?
(c) Hillel ultimately agrees with Shamai.
But what did he say initially?
(d) Why does Rebbi Zeira, who also makes the same observation from here as
Rav Yosef did from the previous Beraisa, not consider the grapes 'Ochel
(a) On what grounds does Abaye reject the proofs of both Rav Yosef and Rebbi
(b) Why did the Rabbanan issue such a decree in the case of Shamai?
(c) What is the difference whether the Terumah grapes are a Rishon min
ha'Torah or only mi'de'Rabbanan?
(a) What objection does Rav Yosef raise to Abaye's answer ...
(b) What does Abaye answer? How did he qualify Resh Lakish's She'eilah?
- ... to his own Kashya (from Shechitah) that Rishon and Sheini by Shechitah is only mi'de'Rabbanan?
- ... to Rebbi Zeira's Kashya (from 'ha'Botzer le'Gas')?
(c) On what basis do we then extrapolate that Chibas ha'Kodesh must be
(a) Bearing in mind that the Pasuk in Shemini "ve'ha'Basar Asher Yiga
be'Chol Tamei" is referring to Kodshim, how do we know that the Basar did
not become Muchshar Lekabeil Tum'ah through ...
(b) What else did Rebbi Yossi b'Rebbi Chanina say about 'Mashkei Be
- ... its own blood (or through that of other Kodshim animals)?
- ... the water with which they would wash the Kodshim animals in the Beis ha'Mitbachayim?
(c) We nevertheless reject the proof from there that Chibas ha'Kodesh is
d'Oraysa, based on a statement of Rav Yehudah Amar Shmuel.
How did Rav
Yehudah Amar Shmuel establish the Pasuk?
(a) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Tzav "*ve'ha'Basar*, Kol Tahor Yochal
Answers to questions
(b) What problem do we have with this D'rashah?
(c) So what do we learn from there?
(d) What is the conclusion of Resh Lakish's She'eilah (whether we count
Rishon and Sheini by Chibas ha'Kodesh or not)?