REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Chagigah 11
CHAGIGAH 11 - sponsored by a donation from Heshy Follman of New York.
(a) The Beraisa describes Nega'in and Ohalos as 'Mikra Mu'at and Halachos
What is wrong with this description as far as Nega'im is
(b) How does Rav Papa amend the Beraisa to answer this Kashya?
(c) Why do we need to know this?
(a) Dinin, the first in the list to be described in our Mishnah as 'Yesh
Lahen al Mah she'Yismochu' (in the form of a broad hint, but are not
mentioned explicitly), are certainly clearly spelled out in the Torah. So
the Tana must be referring to Rebbi's interpretation of the Pasuk in
Mishpatim "ve'Nasata Nefesh Tachas Nafesh".
What is the case?
(b) What does Rebbi mean when he Darshens 'Nesinah from Nesinah'? What does
"ve'Nasan bi'F'lilim" mean?
(a) The second in this list is Avodos. These too, are well described in many
Which major aspect of the Avodas ha'Korbanos is not clearly
mentioned in the Torah?
(b) Which Avodah is contained in the Pasuk in Vayikra "*ve'Hikriv ha'Kohen
es ha'Kol* ve'Hiktir ha'Mizbeichah"?
(c) What does "ve'Hikrivu B'nei Aharon ... " (written after "ve'Shachat es
ben ha'Bakar) refer to?
(d) Why can it not refer to 'Holachas ha'Dam', as it implies?
(a) Taharos is also spread out over many Pesukim.
Which aspect of Tahoros
is not clearly written in the Torah?
(b) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Metzora ...
(c) What *is* the volume of a Mikvah?
- ... "ve'Rachatz *ba'Mayim*"? How is this inherent in the word?
- ... "es Kol Besaro"?
(a) The fourth in the current list is Tum'os, which, like the previous
three, are not short of ample Pesukim in the Torah.
Which aspect of Tum'as
Sheretz is not written explicitly?
(b) Why does the Torah write in Shemini ...
(c) Why does the Tana Kama of the Beraisa interpret the combination of
*Bahem* and *Meihem* to mean the size of a lentil?
- ... "Kol ha'Nogei's *Bahem*"?
- ... "Kol Asher Yipol Alav *Meihem* ... "?
(d) How does Rebbi Yossi b'Rebbi Yehudah interpret it? What is the minimum
size for Tum'as Sheretz, according to *him*?
(a) Last on this list is Arayos, which are clearly spelled out in
Acharei-Mos and Kedoshim.
Answers to questions
Which case of incest is not expressly written?
(b) Rava, quoting Rav Yitzchak bar Avdimi, learns it from a combination of
two sources, in Acharei Mos and Kedoshim: "Heinah" "Heinah" and "Zimah"
What is written explicitly with regard to this case, and what do
we learn from the 'Gezeirah-Shavah'?
(c) Why do we need two sources?
(d) Why can we not learn the prohibition by his *daughter* from that of his
*granddaughter* with a Kal va'Chomer?
The Tana concludes 'Hein Hein Gufei Torah'.
Is this confined to the latter
group, or does it extend to the first two as well?
***** Hadran Alach 'ha'Kol Chayavin'! *****
***** Perek Ein Dorshin *****
(a) What is the exact meaning of 'Ein Dorshin ...
(b) What is then the problem with the continuation of the Mishnah ' ... Ela
im Kein Hayah Chacham u'Meivin mi'Da'ato'?
- ... ba'Arayos bi'Sheloshah'?
- ... ve'Lo be'Ma'aseh Bereishis bi'Shenayim'?
- ... ve'Lo be'Merkavah be'Yachid'?
(c) How do we therefore amend the Mishnah?
(d) If someone delves into one of four things, it would be better had he not
been born ('Rasuy Lo Ke'ilu Lo Ba le'Olam').
What else might 'Rasuy Lo'
(a) What is the meaning of ...
(b) On what grounds do Tosfos reject Rashi's explanation of 'Mah Lefanim'
(what lies outside the sky's limit to the east)?
- ... 'Mah le'Ma'alah u'Mah le'Matah'?
- ... 'Mah Lefanim u'Mah le'Achor'?
(c) On what grounds do we reject the initial contention that the source for
the prohibition of Darshening Arayos to three people is the Pasuk in
Acharei-Mos "*Ish Ish* (two) el Kol *She'er Besaro* (one)"?
(d) What *do* we learn from the double Lashon "Ish Ish" (here, as well by
Kilelas Hashem and by the Isur of Molech)?
(a) On what grounds do we then reject the contention that the source for
'Arayos bi'Sheloshah' is the Pasuk "u'Shemartem (two) es Mishmarti" (one) -
(b) How do we finally establish the prohibitiion of teaching 'Arayos' to
three people? What is the reason behind the Isur?
(c) Then why can we not apply the same logic to learning in depth ...
- ... the rest of the Torah?
- ... the laws of theft?
(a) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Va'eschanan ...
Answers to questions
(b) Now that we know the prohibition of delving into what existed beyond the
boundaries of space and time from the latter Pasuk, we learn from "le'Min
ha'Yom Asher Bara Elokim Adam al ha'Aretz" Rebbi Elazar's Derashah.
- ... "Ki She'al Na le'Yamim Rishonim"?
- ... "le'Min ha'Yom Asher Bara Elokim Adam al ha'Aretz" (initially)?
- ... "le'Yamim ha'Rishonim Asher Hayu Lefanecha"?
- ... "u'le'Miktzeh ha'Shamayim ve'Ad K'tzei ha'Shamayim"?
does Rebbi Elazar Darshen that Pasuk?
(c) And what does he learn from the Pasuk in Tehilim ...
- ... "chor va'Kedem Tzartani"?
- ... "va'Tashes Alai Kapecha"?