REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Chulin 107
CHULIN 107 (18 Iyar) - dedicated by Avi and Lily Berger of Queens, NY, in
memory of Lily's father, Mr. Benny Krieger (Chananel Benayahu ben Harav
Yisrael Avraham Aba), zt"l, after the passing of one year since his
Kevurah. Mr. Krieger exemplified Ahavas Chesed, Ahavas Torah and Ahavas
(a) What concession does Rav present that circumvents the need to wash each
time that one eats bread during the course of the day?
(b) Under what condition does he permit it?
(c) What did Rebbi Avina say to the residents of the valley of Arvos? Why
specifically to them?
(d) Some say that he said it specifically in case of emergency (where no
water was available [not like Rav]). What do others say?
(a) Rav Papa forbids washing in Arita de'Davla.
What is 'Arita de'Davla'?
(b) Why is this not valid because of ...
(c) Under which circumstances would it be possible to perform (in the water
in the pipe) ...
- ... Netilah?
- ... Tevilah?
(d) On what grounds would such a Tevilah be invalid if it involved Tevilas
ha'Guf (see also Tosfos DH 've'I'?
- ... a valid Netilah?
- ... a valid Tevilah?
(a) What did Rava say about washing with a K'li that contains less than a
(b) What other statement did he issue that infers otherwise?
(c) How do we resolve the discrepancy? When does Rava require a Revi'is and
when does he not?
(d) And we support this with a Beraisa.
What does the Beraisa say about
using a Revi'is for two people?
(a) What did Ameimar reply when Rav Sheishes asked him whether he was
particular that a. 'Mana' (that the K'li should be complete [without any
defect]), b. the water should be identifiable as water (and not murky), and
c. 'Shiura' (the K'li should contain a Revi'is)?
(b) What did Ameimar reply, according to the second Lashon? Regarding which
of the three was he not particular?
(c) And he based this on the Beraisa 'va'Afilu li'Shenayim'.
How did he
derive from there that one does not require a Revi'is in the K'li at the
time of washing (see also Tosfos DH 've'Lo Hi')?
(d) On what grounds do we refute Ameimar's proof?
(a) Rav Ya'akov from Nehar Pakud instituted a washing vessel called 'Natla',
whilst Rav Ashi instituted one in Hutzal called 'Kuza'.
What is the
difference between them?
(b) What purpose did these two vessels serve?
(a) Rava validates the lid of a barrel that one carved into a receptacle for
What is the Chidush? Why might we have thought otherwise?
(b) And we corroborate this ruling with a Beraisa.
What does the Tana say
about using ...
(c) Why the difference?
- ... leather flasks?
- ... a sack or a box?
(a) We ask whether someone who did not wash his hands, may wrap them in a
cloth instead, and eat accordingly.
Why might this nevertheless be
(b) The Mishnah in Sukah cites Rebbi Tzadok, who ate less than a k'Beitzah,
which he held with a cloth and ate outside the Sukah.
How do we attempt to
resolve our She'eilah from there?
(c) How do we reject this proof?
(d) What did ...
(e) What does this prove?
- ... Shmuel comment when he once found Rav eating with a cloth wrapped round his hands?
- ... Rav reply?
(a) What did Rebbi Zeira comment when, upon arriving in Eretz Yisrael, he
found Rebbi Ami and Rebbi Asi eating with rags wrapped round their hands?
Answers to questions
(b) He seemed to have forgotten however, a ruling of Rav Tachlifa bar Avimi
Amar Shmuel. What did he say about ...
(c) How does this absolve Rebbi Ami and Rebbi Asi?
- ... Ochlei Terumah?
- ... Ochlei Taharos? Why the difference?
(a) What do we ask about 'Ochel Machmas Ma'achil'?
(b) What did Rav Huna bar Sechorah once do when he was standing in front of
Rav Hamnuna (see Also Tosfos DH 'Balam')?
(c) We initially interpret his statement that if it hadn't been Rav Hamnuna
(a Chacham who was meticulous in his observance), he would not have fed him,
to mean that Rav Hamnuna was a Chacham and careful (Zahir) not to touch the
food in his mouth.
What does this prove?
(d) How else might we interpret Rav Huna bar Sechorah's statement, that will
refute the proof?
(e) Why do we use the Lashon 'Zahir' in the first explanation, and 'Zariz'
in the second? What is the difference between the two expressions?
(a) We try to resolve the She'eilah from Rebbi Zeira.
What did Rebbi Zeira
Amar Rav say about one of the guests placing a piece of bread in the
(b) And what does he say about a Shamash who ...
(c) What does Rebbi Yochanan say?
- ... drinks a few cups of wine?
- ... eats a few slices of bread? Why the difference?
(a) How does Rav Papa reconcile Rav with Rebbi Yochanan?
(b) How do we refute the proof from there that someone who is fed
nevertheless needs to wash his hands? Why might a Shamash be different?
(c) Why do we not answer that the Shamash needs to wash, because he touches
the food whenever he serves it?
(a) Why does the Beraisa forbid feeding the Shamash whilst a cup of wine is
in the hand of ...
(b) And what does the Tana say about placing a piece of bread in the
Shamash's mouth at other times?
- ... the Ba'al ha'Bayis?
- ... the Shamash?
(c) What does Raban Shimon ben Gamliel say in a Beraisa about a woman who
wants to feed her baby son on Yom Kipur?
(d) What did they decree on Shamai ha'Zaken, who declined to feed his child,
because he did not want to wash even one hand on Yom Kipur?
(a) How does Abaye repudiate the proof from this Beraisa that the one who
feeds is obligated to wash his hands? If that is not why the Tana permitted
the woman to wash her hand, then what is the reason?
(b) We finally resolve the She'eilah from an episode that took place with
Shmuel and his father. Why did Avuhah di'Shmuel find his little son crying
one day, after the latter returned from Cheder?
(c) To what did Shmuel attribute the slap? Why was he upset?
(d) What was Shmuel's father's response?
(e) What is the final ruling with regard to ...
- ... Ochel Machmas Ma'achil?
- ... the Ma'achil himself?
(a) Under what condition does our Mishnah permit wrapping meat and cheese
together in the same cloth?
(b) What does Raban Shimon ben Gamliel say about two guests at the same
guest- house eating at the same table, one meat, the other, cheese?
(c) Bearing in mind that the meat and the cheese are both cold, why should
the Tana care whether they touch each other or not?
(d) How does Rav Chanan bar Ami Amar Shmuel qualify the ruling in our
Mishnah, permitting two guests to eat at the same table, one meat and the
Under which circumstances will this be forbidden?
(a) We support Shmuel's statement with a Beraisa.
What does Raban Shimon
ben Gamliel say there that condones it?
(b) What does the Tana mean when he adds 've'Lo Amru Ela bi'Tefisah Achas'?
(c) He cannot possible mean this literally.
So how do we amend it?
(a) What did Abaye reply when Rav Yeimar bar Shalmaya asked him whether two
brothers who are cross with each other may eat at the same table, one, meat,
the other, cheese?
Answers to questions
(b) It is forbidden to wash clothes on Chol ha'Mo'ed.
What does Rav Asi
Amar Rebbi Yochanan say about someone who possesses only one shirt?
(c) How does Mar bar Rav Ashi reconcile this with the principle 'Yomru
ha'Sarikin Asurin, ve'Sarikei Baytus Mutarin'?
(d) Why will that not apply ...
- ... to our case?
- ... to the case of 'Kol ha'Sarikin Asurin?