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Chulin 88

CHULIN 86-90 - Sponsored by a generous grant from an anonymous donor. Kollel Iyun Hadaf is indebted to him for his encouragement and support and prays that Hashem will repay him in kind.


(a) From where does the Beraisa learn that blood which squirts on the ground and blood that sticks to the knife require covering?

(b) Another Beraisa includes (in the Din of Kisuy) from "Ve'chisahu", blood that squirts on to the ground and 'Dam she'al Agapayim'.
What is 'Dam she'al Agapayim'?

(c) How does Raban Shimon ben Gamliel qualify the Tana Kama's ruling? Under what condition do the two types of blood mentioned by him require covering?

(d) If the Chachamim interpret "Damo" to mean all its blood, what does "Damo" mean according to ...

  1. ... Rebbi Yehudah?
  2. ... Raban Shimon ben Gamliel?
(a) Our Mishnah lists the things that are, and that are not, eligible to cover with. If one may use soft dung, thin sand, lime, ground earthenware and a brick and the lid of a barrel that have been pounded, what may one not use?

(b) May one use an overturned receptacle to cover the blood?

(c) What single principle does Raban Shimon ben Gamliel give that covers all the things that he considers eligible to cover with?

(a) How does Rabah bar bar Chanah Amar Rebbi Yochanan define 'thin sand'?

(b) What do we mean when we say that some quote Rabah bar bar Chanah Amar Rebbi Yochanan on the Seifa?

(c) What is the difference between the two versions?

(a) What does the Beraisa learn from the fact that the Pasuk writes "be'Afar"?

(b) What would the Halachah have been had the Torah written 'u've'Afar Yechasenu'?

(c) What does the Tana now Darshen from the fact that the Torah writes "Ve'chisehu be'Afar"?

(a) The latter Beraisa adds to the Mishnah's list of what is eligible for Kisuy ha'Dam, and what is not.
What does the Tana say about ...
  1. ... ground stones, ground clay, fine shavings of flax and of saw-dust?
  2. ... ground metal vessels, flour, oats and bran?
(b) On what grounds does the Tana incorporate the former list in the first list in the Mishnah, and the latter in the second list?
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(a) We ask that "Ve'chisahu" should be a 'Klal', and "be'Afar" a 'P'rat'.
What if it were?

(b) What does Rav Mari answer?

(c) Under what circumstances do we then Darshen a 'K'lal u'P'rat'?

(a) Rav Nachman bar Rav Chisda rules that for Kisuy ha'Dam, one may only use earth in which seeds will grow.
What does this preclude?

(b) How did Rav Nachman bar Yitzchak react when Rava referred to that as a joke?

(c) In the Beraisa that he cited as his source, what advice does the Tana give to someone traveling ...

  1. ... in a desert, who has no earth to perform Kisuy ha'Dam?
  2. ... in a ship, who has no earth to perform Kisuy ha'Dam?
(d) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Iyov "ve'Afros Zahav Lo"?
(a) With regard to the Beraisa's earlier case, where does the Torah refer to ashes as 'Afar'?

(b) This is the opinion of Beis Hillel in another Beraisa.
What do Beis Shamai say?

(c) How do they counter Beis Hillel's proof from "me'Afar Sereifas ha'Chatas"?

9) The Tana Kama of another Beraisa adds Shichor, K'chol and Nikras Pisulin to the list of things that are eligible for Kisuy ha'Dam, and 'Yesh Omrim, Zarnich' (arsenic).
If 'Shichor' is ground charcoal, what is ...
  1. ... 'K'chol'?
  2. ... 'Nikras Pisulin'?
(a) According to Rava, which two Mitzvos did Avraham Avinu's descendants merit because he said "ve'Anochi Afar va'Eifer"?

(b) Why did Rava omit Afar Kisuy ha'Dam?

(c) If Afar Parah renders a Tamei person Tahor, what inherent benefit does Afar Sotah contain?

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