REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Chulin 47
CHULIN 47-50 - sponsored by Dr. Lindsay A. Rosenwald of Lawrence NY, in
honor of his father, David ben Aharon ha'Levy Rosenwald of blessed memory.
(a) Why, according to Rava, can one not examine two blisters that are side
(b) What does he rule in a case where there is one blister that looks like
two? What does this mean?
(a) Rava describes the lung when it is hanging by its hind legs, with its
innards facing the Shochet.
How many Unos does it have ...
(b) What will be the Din, according to Rava, if ...
- ... on the right?
- ... on the left?
(c) On what grounds does Rava declare Tereifah an animal with a lung that
has an extra Unah?
- ... there are either too many Unos on either side or too few?
- ... two Unos on the right and three on the left?
(a) What did Mereimar rule in the case of a lung that a Shochet brought
before him which had an extra Una?
(b) And what did he tell the Shochet, when, at Rav Acha's instigation, the
former returned to the Beis-Din to query his ruling?
(c) Under what conditions did Mereimar rule that it was Kasher?
(d) He conceded however, that it is Tereifah if the extra Una is situated in
the middle (in the area of the Inunisa de'Varda) or at the end (between the
In which third case does he agree that an extra Una renders the
(a) A case came before Rav Ashi with an extra Una in the middle, which Rav
Ashi wanted to declare Tereifah.
What objection did Rav Huna bar Rav Ivya
raise to this?
(b) How come that Rav Ashi was unaware of this?
(c) Why is this Una called 'Inunisa'?
(d) Under what circumstances does Rav Huna bar Ivya agree that even an
Inunisa de'Varda as small as a myrtle-leaf renders the animal Tereifah?
(a) Nowadays, the vast majority of lungs possess an Inunisa de'Varda.
Answers to questions
will be the Din if one is discovers without it?
(b) On what basis do we reject the opinion of those who maintain that if a
lung is missing an Una on the right, the Inunisa de'Varda constitutes the
third Una on the right?
(c) And what will be the Halachah should we discover a lung with two Inunisa
(a) Rafram declares an animal whose lungs resemble an Ufsa, Tereifah.
is an 'Ufsa'?
(b) There are no less than five interpretations of what Rafram means. Some
say that it means 'ba'Chazuta', means that it resembles a rough block of
wood in looks. Others say 'be'Gishta', and yet others, 'di'Nefichah'. What
do these two terms mean?
(c) According to the Aruch, 'Pechiza' means light (weight).
does 'de'Shi'a mean?
(d) What is the status of an animal whose lungs have the markings of a
regular lung, but are not properly cut?
(a) Rava declares an animal with blue lungs, Kasher, with black lungs,
Tereifah, based on a statement by Rebbi Chanina.
What does Rebbi Chanina
say about black blood?
(b) What does Rava say with regard to a lung which is red or green?
(c) How does he learn this from Rebbi Nasan in the Beraisa concerning the
two women whose first two babies died on account of the B'ris Milah?
(a) What did Rebbi Nasan advise ...
(b) What conclusion do both episodes share?
- ... the first woman, whose third baby was red?
- ... the second woman, whose third baby was green?
(c) Rava declares an animal whose lung resembles a liver, Kasher.
does he say about one whose lung resembles a piece of meat?
(d) What Si'man did he give as a reminder that it is the latter that is
(a) What does Rav Sama b'rei de'Rava say about a lung that is the color of
hops, of safflower or of an egg?
(b) How do we reconcile the ruling regarding hops (which are green) with the
previous ruling of Rava, who declared a green lung, Kasher?
(c) Ravina discusses a blocked lung (that one is unable to blow up).
what circumstances could one declare it Kasher without any more ado?
(d) What would one have to do, assuming that one did not find any puss
there, to determine whether the animal is Kasher or not?
(a) What does Rav Yosef say about a membrane that grows over a wound in the
lung? Why is that?
(b) We have already cited Rav's Yosef's discussion regarding a lung which
emits a noise.
What does Ula Amar Rebbi Yochanan say about a lung that
'pours like a jar'?
(c) On what basis might we have assumed it to be Tereifah?
(d) What do we extrapolate from Ula's statement?
(a) Rebbi Aba queries Ula from our Mishnah 'ha'Re'ah she'Nikvah O
What makes Rebbi Aba think that the Tana is
referring to an internal Chesaron (posing a Kashya on Ula), rather than an
(b) To refute Rebbi Aba's proof, we establish the Mishnah like Rebbi Shimon.
How does Rebbi Shimon qualify the Din of 'ha'Re'ah she'Nikvah'?
(c) How does this refute Rebbi Aba? What is now the Mishnah's Chidush?
(a) What ruling did Rebbi Chananyah issue when he fell ill, and Rebbi Nasan
and all the Gedolei ha'Dor went to visit him? What did they bring him to
(b) He too, declared it Kasher.
How does Rava qualify his ruling?
(c) Rav Acha b'rei de'Rava asked Rav Ashi how it was possible to know
whether the Simponos have remained intact or not.
What did he reply?
(d) Why specifically an earthenware dish overlaid with lead?
(a) Rav Nachman declares Kasher an animal part of whose lung has melted, but
not the skin.
Answers to questions
How does this differ from the previous case (of Re'ah
(b) What does he say about ...
(c) Rav Nachman also cited a She'eilah asked by the b'nei Asya regarding a
liver that had become wormy.
- ... a case where the part of the lung that is empty could have held as much as a Revi'is?
- ... an animal whose womb is missing?
How long did it take for the Gedolei Yavneh
to reach a conclusion and take a vote on the matter?
(d) What did they ultimately rule?