REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Bava Kama 110
(a) We just learned that if the Kohen is old or sick (and unable to eat the
flesh), then he appoints another Kohen to take his place, but the skin and
the flesh go to all the Kohanim in that Mishmar. What is the problem with
this, assuming that he is ...
(b) So how does Rav Papa establish the Beraisa?
- ... physically capable of performing the Avodah himself?
- ... incapable of performing the Avodah himself?
(a) What is the Din regarding a Tamei Kohen bringing a Korban Tzibur
(b) Rav Sheishes rules that if a Tamei Kohen is bringing a Korban Tzibur, he
appoints another Kohen to bring it, and gives the skin and the flesh to the
members of the Mishmar to eat.
What is the problem with this. assuming
(c) How does Rava subsequently amend the Mishnah? To whom does the Tamei
Kohen actually give the skin and the flesh?
- ... there are Tahor Kohanim available to bring the Korban?
- ... all the Kohanim in the Mashmar are Tamei?
(d) And how is the Tana speaking? Are there Tahor Kohanim available or not?
(a) May a Kohen Gadol who is an Onan ...
(b) Why might we have thought that he is permitted to eat Korbanos the
- ... sacrifice Korbanos?
- ... eat the Korbanos that he brings?
- ... receive a portion of the Korbanos when they are distributed in the evening?
(c) What is the principle regarding appointing a Sheli'ach to perform a
Mitzvah on one's behalf?
(d) In that case, what is Rav Ashi coming to teach us, when he says that a
Kohen Gadol Onan can appoint a Sheli'ach to bring his Korban in his place,
but that the skin and the flesh are distributed among the other Kohanim in
(a) We already discussed the basic details of 'ha'Gozel es ha'Ger u'Meis',
discussed in the opening section of our Mishnah.
In the event that the
Ganav dies on the way to Yerushalayim, with the money that he stole plus a
Chomesh and with the Asham, what does the Tana say about ...
(b) From which Pasuk do we learn that once their father has already given
the money to the members of the Mishmar, there is nothing they can do about
it, should he die before he has had a chance to bring his Asham?
- ... the Keren ve'Chomesh?
- ... the Asham?
(a) In which order did the two Mishmaros Yehoyariv and Yeda'ayah serve?
(b) What will therefore be the Din if the Ganav ...
(c) Seeing as the reason for this is because Chazal penalized the Mishmar of
Yehoyariv for accepting the Asham prematurely, why did they not rather
penalize the Mishmar of Yeda'ayah (and allow Yehoyariv to bring the Asham)?
- ... gave the money to Yehoyariv and the Asham to Yeda'ayah?
- ... gave the Asham to Yehoyariv and the money to Yeda'ayah, assuming that the Asham has not yet been brought?
(d) And what does the Tana of our Mishnah rule in the case of a Ganav who
returned the Keren, but not the Chomesh?
(a) The Beraisa explains that "ha'Asham" refers to the Keren of Gezel
What does "ha'Mushav" refer to?
(b) How do we know that "ha'Asham" does not refer to the Korban?
(c) The ramifications of referring to the Keren as "Asham" are twofold.
which two regards does Rava compare the Keren to an Asham?
(a) Another Beraisa suggests that we invert the two, that "ha'Asham" ought
to refer to the Chomesh, and "ha'Mushav", to the Keren.
Which Din in our
Mishnah would this negate?
(b) What does the Pasuk "ve'Heishiv es Ashamo be'Rosho, va'Chamishiso" then
(c) A third Beraisa suggests that the Pasuk is talking (not about Gezel
ha'Ger, but) about Geneivas ha'Ger.
What is the difference between the
(d) How do we know that the Pasuk is not talking about Geneivas ha'Ger?
(a) What does Rava learn from the Pasuk "ha'Asham ha'Mushav" with regard to
the minimum payment of Gezel ha'Ger? What does the Gazlan do if the amount
that he stole is less than that?
Answers to questions
(b) Rava asks what the Din will be if, in a case where the sum is sufficient
to provide each member of Yeda'ayah with a P'rutah, but not Yehoyariv, the
Gazlan gives the money to Yeda'ayah, and the She'eilah remains unanswered.
When did he hand it to them?
(c) Seeing as when he gave it to them it is not their turn to serve, why
might he nevertheless have fulfilled his duty?
(a) Rava asks whether the Kohanim are permitted to swap their respective
portions of Gezel ha'Ger with one another (e.g. Sunday's for Monday's). This
might be forbidden because the Torah refers to it as "Asham" (and Kohanim
are forbidden to swap their portions in the Korbanos).
Why, on the other
hand, might it be permitted?
(b) What is Rava's conclusion?
(c) How does Rav Acha B'rei de'Rava quote Rava?
(a) Rava asks whether the Kohanim are considered the heirs of the Ger, or
recipients of a gift from Hashem.
What are the ramifications of this
(b) Rav Ze'ira does not consider this a She'eilah.
What does he hold, even
assuming that the Kohanim are considered recipients of a gift from Hashem?
(c) He interprets the She'eilah in connection with the Mitzvah of Ma'aser
What is the She'eilah? Why might he be Chayav?
(d) The reason that he might be Patur is connected with the Mishnah in
Whom does the Tana there exempt from Ma'aser Beheimah?
(a) The Beraisa lists twenty four Matnos Kehunah, all of which were given
with a 'Klal u'P'rat u'Ch'lal' ("le'Chol Kodshei B'nei Yisrael Lecha Nesatim
le'Mashchah", "Zeh Yih'yeh Lecha mi'Kodesh ha'Kodashim min ha'Eish", "Kol
T'rumos ha'Kodashim" respectively).
Which two other things does the Tana
(b) What does the Tana mean when he states that someone who gives the
Matanos it is as if he had fulfilled ...
(c) How do we resolve Rava's She'eilah from this Beraisa?
- ... the 'K'lal u'P'rat u'Ch'lal'?
- ... the covenant of salt?
(a) Which common factor pertains to all ...
(b) The ten Kodshei ha'Mikdash incorporate Chatas Beheimah, Chatas ha'Of,
Asham Vaday, Asham Taluy, Zivchei Shalmei Tzibur, Log Shemen shel Metzora,
Mosar ha'Omer, the Sh'tei ha'Lechem, the Lechem ha'Panim and the Sheyarei
- ... ten Kodshei Hamikdash?
- ... four Kodshei Yerushalayim?
- ... ten Kodshei ha'Gevul?
How many Korbanos does Asham Vaday incorporate? What is the
difference between an Asham Vaday and an Asham Taluy?
(c) The four Kodshei Yerushalayim incorporate Bechorah, Bikurim, ha'Moram
min ha'Todah ve'Eil Nazir and the skins of Kodshim.
What is included in
(d) The skins of which Kodshim is the Tana referring to?
- ... min ha'Todah'?
- ... ve'Eil Nazir'?
(e) The ten Kodshei ha'G'vul include T'rumah, T'rumas Ma'aser, Chalah,
Reishis ha'Gez ve'ha'Matanos, Pidyon ha'Ben, Pidyon Peter Chamor, Sadeh
Achuzah, Sadeh Charamim and Gezel ha'Ger.
What exactly, is ...
- ... Matanos?
- ... Sadeh Achuzah?
- ... Sadeh Charamim?
(a) Zivchei Shalmei Tzibur constitutes the two lambs that are brought on
Under which category of Kedushah do they fall?
(b) What is ...
(c) Why does the Tana omit the Moram min ha'Shelamim?
- ... Log Shemen shel Metzora?
- ... Mosar ha'Omer?
- ... Sheyarei ha'Menachos?
(a) What do we extrapolate from our Mishnah, which rules that if the Gazlan
gave the Gezel ha'Ger to the members of the Mishmar and died ... , his heirs
cannot reclaim the money from the Kohanim? What would the Din otherwise be?
Answers to questions
(b) In that case, why does ...
- ... a Chatas whose owner died not go out to Chulin? Why do we not say there too, that the owner did not declare his animals a Chatas for nothing?
- ... an Asham whose owner died not go out to Chulin, but is sent to graze?
- ... a Yevamah who falls to a leper need to make Chalitzah? Why can she too, not argue that, had she known that she will fall to a leper, she would never have married his brother in the first place?