REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Chulin 21
CHULIN 21 - This Daf has been sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. Shalom Kelman of
Baltimore, Maryland, USA. May Hashem bless them with long years filled
with Torah, Chidushei Torah, and Nachas!
(a) What was Rebbi Ami's initial reaction, when Rebbi Zeira asked him that
if, as Ze'iri maintains, a bird whose Mafrekes and Rov Basar are broken, is
considered a Neveilah, how can one subsequently perform Melikah on it?
(b) His ultimate reply conformed with that of a Beraisa.
What did he
(c) The Beraisa continues 'Higi'a le'Veshet O le'Kanah, Chotech Si'man Echad
O Rubo ve'Rov Basar Imo'.
What if it is an Olas ha'Of'?
(a) What problem do we have with the Lashon of the Beraisa 'u'be'Olah
Shenayim O Rov Shenayim'?
(b) How do we therefore amend the Beraisa?
(c) Alternatively, the Beraisa goes according to Rebbi Elazar b'Rebbi
Then why does the Tana mention 'Shenayim' altogether?
(a) What does Rav Yehudah Amar Shmuel say about a person whose Mafrekes and
Rov Basar are broken?
(b) About whom does the Pasuk in Shmuel write 'Va'tishaver Mafrakto
(c) To which incident is the Pasuk referring?
(d) How will we reconcile Shmuel's ruling with this Pasuk, which refers to
Eli as dead, even though Rov Basar was not broken together with the
(e) What proof do we have that this answer is correct?
(a) What does Rebbi Shmuel bar Nachmeni Amar Rebbi Yochanan say about Reuven
tearing Shimon apart like a fish?
(b) What does Rebbi Shmuel bar Yitzchak add to Rebbi Yochanan's ruling?
(c) What does Shmuel say about 'As'ah Gist'ra'? What does 'Gist'ra' mean?
(a) Rebbi Elazar considers 'Nital ha'Yerech' (if the thigh has been removed)
(b) How does Rava define 'va'Chalal she'Lah'?
(c) What does the Mishnah in Ohalos say about an animal whose head has been
severed, even though it is still convulsing?
(d) What does the Tana learn from the tail of a lizard?
(a) According to Resh Lakish, 'severed' is meant literally. What does Rebbi
Asi Amar Rebbi Mani say?
(b) Rebbi Yirmiyah asked Rebbi Asi what he meant.
What are the two
(c) What did Rebbi Asi reply?
(d) How do we cite the Machlokes in the second Lashon? What did Rebbi Asi
(a) In the Pasuk in Vayikra "ve'es ha'Sheini Ta'aseh ka'Mishpat" (written in
connection with the Olas ha'Of of a Korban Oleh ve'Yored), to which two
Korbanos might "ka'Mishpat" refer?
Answers to questions
(b) Why does the Tana of the Beraisa initially opt to learn it from Chatas
(c) What would the Tana learn from Olas ha'Of?
(d) What does he learn from the Pasuk (in connection with Olas Of Nedavah)
(a) The Tana learns three things from the comparison to Chatas Beheimah. Two
of them are that it can only be brought from Chulin, and that it can only
brought in the day.
What is the third?
(b) Why could we not learn the same three things from Chatas ha'Of, and
still use "Vehikrivo" to preclude Olas ha'Of from "ve'Lo Yavdil" of Chatas
(a) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Vayikra (in connection with Olas
Nedavah) "u'Malak Ve'hiktir"?
(b) What would we otherwise have thought?
(c) What forces us to make this D'rashah?
(d) Seeing as the head and the body are still joined by the skin, how can
the Torah refer to this as severed?
(a) Rebbi Yishmael agrees with the Chachamim Halachah-wise, but not with
their source. What does he learn from ...
(b) How do we learn this from there?
- ... "ka'Mishpat" ('ke'Mishpat Chatas ha'Of')?
- ... "Ve'hivdilo"?
(c) If not for "Ve'hivdilo", what would we otherwise have thought?
(d) And how do we know that Rebbi Yishmael learns like the Rabbanan (that
"Ve'hikrivo" requires cutting the entire second Si'man)? Perhaps he learns
from "Vehikrivo" that one must cut the second Si'man as well, but that Rov
will suffice (like Rebbi Elazar b'Rebbi Shimon)?
(a) From where does Rebbi Yishmael know to learn 'Mul Oref' from 'ke'Mishpat
Chatas ha'Of' and the Din of Havdalah from "Ve'hikrivo", and not the other
(b) And what does he learn from the Pasuk in Tzav "Zos ha'Torah, la'Olah
ve'la'Minchah"? What does he learn from Chatas Beheimah?
(c) Why do the Rabbanan disagree with him?
(a) Rebbi Elazar b'Rebbi Shimon disagrees both with the Tana Kama and Rebbi
Yishmael, though like the latter, he compares Olas ha'Of to Chatas ha'Of.
When he said 'Mah Lehalan Ochez be'Rosh u've'Guf u'Mazeh', why can he not
mean literally what he said?
Answers to questions
(b) Then what does he mean?
(c) And what does he then learn from "Ve'hikrivo"?
(d) Why does Rebbi Elazar b'Rebbi Shimon not learn from "Vehikrivo" that the
second Si'man must be completely severed (like Rebbi Yishmael)?