REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
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(a) When is even a person permitted to draw water 'Pasei Bira'os'
and drink it there?
(b) 've'Lo Yemale Adam Mayim ve'Yiten Lifnei Behemto, Aval Memale Hu
ve'Shofech Lifnei Beheimah ve'Shosh Me'elehah'. What does the Gemara mean
when it asks 'Mah Ho'il Roshah ve'Rubah shel Parah?'
(c) How does the Gemara answer this question?
(a) What are 'Burganin' and what is their Halachic significance?
(b) Why did the Halachah of 'Burganin' not apply in Bavel?
(c) Why did 'Pasei Bira'os' not apply in Chutz la'Aretz?
(d) What does 'Aval Ipcha, Avdinan' mean?
(a) In the second Lashon, Rav is quoted as saying that neither Burganin nor
'Pasei Bira'os' were applicable either in Bavel or in Chutz la'Aretz.
According to this Lashon, why did ...
What is the source for the Shiur of seventy and two thirds' Amos of
(b) How far was it from Barnash to the Shul in Daniel?
- ... 'Burganin' not apply in Chutz la'Aretz?
- ... 'Pasei Bira'os' not apply in Bavel?
(c) Having just ruled that 'Burganin' does not apply in Bavel, on what basis
was it permitted to walk from one to the other on Shabbos?
(a) What is it that David ha'Melech, Iyov and Yechezkel failed to explain?
Answers to questions
(b) Yechezkel spoke of 'Kinim' and 'Hegeh'.
What do these mean?
(c) Zecharyah ben Ido (the prophet) eventually explains the extent of the
Mitzvos (though it is obvious that his explanation cannot be understood
literally). He describes Torah as a folded scroll of twenty Amos by ten,
written on the back as well as on the front. Considering that Yeshayah
describes Heaven and Earth as a Zeres, what fraction of Torah does that make
(a) Mari bar Mar (the author of the last statement) also explained the Pasuk
in Yirmiyah, that speaks of two copper pots, one containing high-quality
figs, the other, rotten ones.
What do these two pots represent?
(b) What does he learn Pasuk in Shir ha'Shirim "ha'Duda'im Nasnu
(c) If, according to Rava, "ha'Duda'im Nasnu Re'ach" refers to young men
who have not sinned, to whom does "ve'Al Pesachenu Kol Megadim" refer?
(d) And what does the continuation of the Pasuk "Chadashim Gam Yeshanim Dodi
Tzafanti Lach" mean?
(a) How does Rava explain the Pasuk in Koheles "ve'Yoser Meheimah Be'ni,
Hizaher Asos Sefarim Harbeh"?
(b) What do we learn Pasuk in Koheles "u'Poretz Geder Yishchenu
Nachash" which conforms with this?
(c) Why then, were these Mitzvos not included in the Torah?
(a) How does the Gemara attempt to explain the Pasuk in Koheles "ve'Lahag
Harbeh Yegi'as Basar"?
(b) Why does the Gemara reject this explanation?
(c) How does the Gemara finally explain the Pasuk?
(a) What happened that day, to the daily cup of rationed water allotted to
the captive Rebbi Akiva by his Roman captors?
(b) What was Rebbi Akiva's reaction to this, and why did he make that
(c) What did his contemporaries say about him when they heard what he had
(a) Which two Takanos did Shlomoh ha'Melech institute?
(b) What was Hashem's reaction to them?
a) What does the Pasuk in Shir ha'Shirim mean when it describes how Yisrael
asked Hashem to go out with them into the fields? Why the fields and not the
(b) "Nalinah ba'Kefarim".
Who are meant by the Kefarim, and what were
Yisrael saying to Hashem with these words?
(c) To whom was Shlomoh referring, when (he continued 1. "Parchah ha'Gefen";
2. "Pasach ha'Semadar"; 3. "Henetzu ha'Rimonim"?
(a) What do we learn Pasuk in Melachim ...
(b) And Pasuk in Koheles "Od Limed Da'as es ha'Am"?
- ... "Vayedaber Sheloshes Alafim Mashal"?
- ... "Vayehi Shiro Chamishah va'Alef"?
(c) Which third Takanah, besides the two Takanos mentioned earlier, did
(d) What do Chazal mean when they say that, until Shlomoh ha'Melech, Torah
was like a basket without handles?
(a) What does Rav Chisda, quoting Mar Ukva, learn Pasuk in Shir
Answers to questions
(b) Rabah explains it 'be'Mi she'Mashchir Panav ke'Orev'.
- ... "Kevutzosav Taltalim"?
- ... "Shechoros ke'Orev"?
How does Rava
explain it? Why the analogy to a raven?