REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Chagigah 17
(a) According to Beis Shamai, one may bring Shalmei Simchah. See Tosfos DH
'Yom Tavo'ach' and Maharsha) on Yom-Tov, but not Olos Re'iyah or even
What do Beis Hillel say?
(b) They also argue about Semichah. Beis Shamai forbid Semichah to be
performed on the Olos Re'iyah that one brings; Beis Hillel require Semichah
on both the Olos and the Shelamim.
What is the basis of their Machlokes?
(c) What do Beis Shamai mean when they say that, when Shavu'os falls on
Friday, the Yom Tavo'ach is on Sunday?
(d) What do Beis Hillel say?
(a) When do Beis Hillel concede to Beis Shamai that Yom Tevo'ach falls on
(b) The Tana forbids the Kohen Gadol to wear his Yom-Tov clothes.
does this apply?
(c) Is he referring to the Bigdei Kehunah that the Kohen Gadol normally wore
during the Avodah?
(d) What is the reason for this Halachah?
(a) What do we learn (with regard to Tashlumin on Shavu'os) from the Pasuk
in Re'ei "be'Chag ha'Matzos, u've'Chag ha'Shavu'os u've'Chag ha'Sukos"?
What does 'Pezer Keshev' stand for?
(b) We initially contend that we learn seven days of Tashlumin on Shavu'os
from Pesach rather than eight days from Sukos, because Shemini Atzeres is an
In how many respects is Shemini Atzeres independent?
(c) On what grounds do we reject this contention?
(d) Then on what basis *do* we learn Shavu'os from Pesach rather than from
Answers to questions
(a) In what regard do we learn Sukos from Pesach (in the Pasuk "be'Chag
ha'Matzos, u've'Chag ha'Shavu'os u've'Chag ha'Sukos")?
(b) We learn Linah by Pesach from the Pasuk in Re'ei "u'Fanisa va'Boker
How do we know that the Torah is not referring
to the morning of Yom-Tov itself?
(c) How do we initially interpret the Mishnah, which writes with regard to
Shavu'os which falls on Erev Shabbos 'Beis Hillel Omer, Ein Lah Yom
Tavo'ach'? What problem does that raise?
(d) Then what *does* the Tana mean?
(a) We just explained that when Beis Hillel say 'Ein Lah Yom Tavo'ach', they
mean to say that one is permitted to bring (even) the Olas Re'iyah on
Yom-Tov, and Beis Shamai forbid it. This appears to be exactly the same
Machlokes as we learned at the beginning of our Mishnah.
Having taught us
1. ... there that even the Olas Re'iyah is forbidden on Yom-Tov, why did
Beis Shamai find it necessary to repeat it here by Shavu'os that falls on
(b) What does the Beraisa mean when it says 'Mi she'Lo Chag Shiv'as Yemei
Pesach ... *ve'Yom-Tov shel Atzeres*, Shuv Eino Chogeg'?
2. ... here by Shavu'os that falls on Erev Shabbos that one is permitted to
bring the Olas Re'iyah on Yom-Tov, why did Beis Hillel find it necessary to
repeat it by Yom-Tov that falls on another day of the week?
(c) How do we amend the new Lashon 've'Yom Tavo'ach shel Atzeres'?
(a) In a Beraisa learned by Rabah bar Shmuel, the Torah compares Shavu'os to
Rosh Chodesh with regard to the number of days on which one brings the
Korbanos of the day.
What does 'Maneh Yamim ve'Kadesh Chodesh' mean? How
many days does one therefore have on which to bring the Korban Musaf of Rosh
(b) How do we initially understand the Hekesh of Shavu'os to Rosh Chodesh?
How many days do we think one has on which to bring the Korbanos of
(c) Rava refutes that contention on the basis of Abaye's Derashah.
does Abaye learn from the Pasuk in Re'ei "Shiv'ah Shavu'os Tispar Lach"?
(d) On what grounds is it even more logical to consider the weeks of
Shavu'os (and to therefore give a week of Tashlumin) rather than to give a
day (like Rosh Chodesh, as we thought at first)?
(a) How does Rebbi Eliezer ben Ya'akov in a Beraisa learn Tashlumin on
Shavu'os from the Pasuk in Emor "u'Kerasem ... u've'Kutzrechem"?
Answers to questions
(b) How do we know that this is not speaking about Yom-Tov itself?
(c) We now have two sources for Tashlumin. In fact, we need both.
we need ...
- ... the Beraisa, seeing as we have Rebbi Elazar Amar Rebbi Oshaya (the Hekesh of Shavu'os to Pesach)?
- ... Rebbi Elazar Amar Rebbi Oshaya, seeing as we have the Beraisa ("u'Kerasem ... u've'Kutzrechem")?