REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Chulin 24
CHULIN 23-24 - have been sponsored through the generous contribution of
Reb Uri Wolfson and family. May he continue to watch his children grow in
Torah and Yir'as Shamayim, following in the footsteps of their illustrious
parents and grandparents, shlit'a.
(a) What does the Beraisa learn from the Pasuk in Acharei-Mos (in connection
with the Goral between the two goats on Yom Kipur) "Ve'asahu Chatas"?
(b) What would we have otherwise learned from a 'Kal va'Chomer' from the
birds of a Zav or of a Yoledes ?
(c) What Kashya does this Beraisa pose on "Ve'shachat" and "Chukah"?
(d) How do we answer this Kashya? What do we learn from the Pasuk in Ki
Seitzei "Eglah ha'Arufah"?
(a) How do we try to prove from a 'Kal va'Chomer' from Parah that Shechitah
should be eligible by an Eglah?
(b) How do we refute this proof? What do we learn from "Ve'arfu ha'Eglah"?
(a) How does the Beraisa explain our Mishnah 'Kasher be'Kohanim, Pasul
bi'Levi'im; Kasher bi'Levi'im, Pasul be'Kohanim?
(b) Below and above which age is a Levi Pasul from performing the Avodah of
a ben Levi?
(c) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Beha'aloscha ...
(d) Why would we otherwise have thought that ...
- ... "*Zos* Asher la'Levi'im"?
- ... "Zos *Asher la'Levi'im*"?
- ... blemishes disqualify a Levi from serving?
- ... age disqualifies a Kohen from performing the Avodah?
(a) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Naso "La'avod Avodas Avodah va'Avodas
Masa" (written immediately after the age limit of the Levi'im mentioned
(b) Why does the Torah draw this distinction between the Mishkan in the
desert on the one hand, and the Mishkan in Shiloh or the Beis-Hamikdash, on
(c) And what does the Tana learn from the discrepancy between the Pasuk in
Beha'asloscha, which gives the age of a ben Levi as twenty-five, and the
Pasuk in Naso, which gives it as thirty?
(a) What does the Tana Kama learn from there regarding a Talmid succeeding
in his learning?
(b) And what does Rebbi Yossi learn from the Pasuk in Daniel "u'Legadlam
Shenayim Shalosh, u'Lelamdam Seifer ve'Lashon Kasdim"?
(c) Why does ...
- ... the Tana Kama decline to learn it from the Pasuk in Naso?
- ... Rebbi Yossi decline to learn it from the Pasuk in Daniel?
(a) Another Beraisa discusses the Pesulim of both the Kohanim and the
Levi'im. At which age does a Kohen begin to perform the Avodah?
Answers to questions
(b) When does he retire?
(c) When did a Levi become Pasul in Shiloh and the Beis-Hamikdash?
(d) Rebbi Yossi learns this from a Pasuk in Divrei- Hayamim "Vayehi ke'Echad
la'Mechatzatzrim ve'li'Meshorarim u'Lehashmi'a Kol Echad".
How does he
interpret "u'Lehashmi'a Kol Echad"?
(a) How does Rebbi Ila'a Amar Rebbi Chanina define the 'old age' (at which a
(b) We learned in a Mishnah in Mikva'os that a Ba'al Keri who Tovels without
having urinated, becomes Tamei as soon as he does.
Why is that?
(c) Rebbi Yossi restricts the Tana Kama's ruling to certain cases. Which
(d) How does Rebbi Ila'a Amar Rebbi Chanina define 'Yeled' (young) in this
(e) To what did Rebbi Chanina attribute the fact that he was still able to
do this at the age of eighty?
(a) The Beraisa permits a person to be appointed as a Sheli'ach-Tzibur from
the moment his beard is fully grown.
What is a Sheli'ach-Tzibur?
(b) Besides permitting a Kohen to Duchen (Nesi'as Kapayim) regularly, which
does communal responsibility does 'Nismalei Zikno' permit one to perform?
(c) The Tana Kama of the Beraisa permits a Kohen to perform the Avodah from
the time he turns bar-Mitzvah.
What does Rebbi say?
(d) If, as Rav Chisda explains, Rebbi learns his opinion from the Pasuk in
Ezra "Va'ya'amidu es ha'Levi'im mi'ben Esrim Shanah va'Ma'alah Lam'natze'ach
al Meleches Beis Hashem", how do the Rabbanan counter that?
(a) What problem do we have Rebbi's interpretation of the Pasuk in Ezra
(that we just quoted)? To whom does it refer?
(b) And we answer with a statement of Rebbi Yehoshua ben Levi.
Rebbi Yehoshua ben Levi say with regard to twenty-four references to
"Levi'im" throughout T'nach?
(c) And what does he say about the Pasuk in Yechezkel "ve'ha'Kohanim
ha'Levi'im b'nei Tzadok"?
(a) What does Rebbi Elazar in a Beraisa, learn from the Pasuk in Emor "*Ish*
mi'Zar'acha le'Dorosam ... Lo Yikrav Lehakriv Lechem Elokav"?
(b) What does he say about a thirteen year old Kohen serving in the
(c) Bedi'eved, however, the Beraisa clearly holds that the thirteen year
old's Avodah is not Pasul (even mi'de'Rabbanan).
Assuming the author to be
Rebbi (whom we cited earlier), what will the Rabbanan then hold?
(d) What will Rebbi hold, if the author of the Beraisa is the Rabbanan?
(a) How does the Beraisa interpret our Mishnah ...
(b) What does the Tana of another Beraisa learn from the Pasuk in Shemini
"ve'Chol K'li Cheres Asher Yipol Meihem (with reference to a Sheretz) el
- ... "Tahor bi'Chelei Cheres, Tamei be'Chol ha'Keilim"?
- ... "Tahor be'Chol ha'Keilim, Tamei bi'Chelei Cheres?
(c) And what does Rebbi Yonasan ben Avtulmus learn from the
'Gezeirah-Shavah' "Tocho" from "Kol Asher be'Tocho Yitma" ('Litamei' from
(d) What is the difference between 'Litamei' and 'Letamei')?
(a) What does Rebbi Yonasan mean when he says that we learn 'Letamei' itself
from the fact that the Pasuk speaks even about a case where the K'li is full
Answers to questions
(b) Besides the fact that each seed is less than a k'Beitzah (which cannot
be Metamei others with Tum'as Ochlin), what other two reasons are there why
the mustard seeds could not possibly all become Tamei through touching?
(c) So what does this force us to conclude?