REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Nazir 38
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(a) To which Isurim might Rebbi Avahu Amar Rebbi Yochanan be referring when
he states 'Kol Revi'iyos she'ba'Torah Ein Heter Mitztaref le'Isur'?
(b) He concludes 'Chutz me'Revi'is she'be'Nazir'.
In which point does he
disagree with Rebbi Avahu Amar Rebbi Yochanan, who said the same thing with
regard to all Isurim in the Torah?
(a) Rebbi Elazar lists ten 'Revi'iyos'.
How does Rav Kahana categorize
(b) The Si'man for the five red ones is 'Nazir, ve'Oseh Pesach, she'Horu,
ba'Mikdash, u'Meisu'. 'Nazir' refers to a Revi'is wine for which a Nazir is
Is this unanimous?
(c) What is meant by the Si'man of ...
(d) The last of the five refers to one Revi'is of blood that drained from
two dead people.
- ... 've'Oseh Pesach'?
- ... 'she'Horu'?
- ... 'ba'Mikdash'?
How do we extrapolate this from the Pasuk in Emor "ve'Al
Kol Nafshos Meis Lo Yavo"?
(a) And the Si'man for the white ones is 'Chalas, Nazir, u'Metzora,
she'Nifselu, be'Shabbos'. The first of these is 'Revi'is Shemen le'Chalah',
referring to the three kinds of Chalos of a Todah: regular Chalos, bread
scalded in boiling water and wafers.
What is meant by the Si'man of ...
How many loaves were there of each
(b) How was the half-Log of oil divided among the three kinds of loaves?
(c) 'Nazir' refers to the Revi'is Shemen le'Nazir'.
How many kinds of
loaves did the Nazir have to bring?
(d) How much oil was used for each kind of loaf?
- ... 'u'Metzora'?
- ... 'she'Nifselu'?
- ... 'be'Shabbos'?
(a) What does the Mishnah in Yadayim 'me'Revi'is Notlin le'Yadayim le'Echad
va'Afilu li'Shenayim' mean?
(b) Why did Rebbi Elazar not include it in his list?
(c) Then why did he include 'Nazir' ('Revi'is Yayin le'Nazir'), even though
Rebbi Akiva disagrees?
(d) For the same reason, he does not include the Mishnah in Sotah, where,
according to Rebbi Yehudah, the Kohen placed a Revi'is of water into an
earthenware cup for the Sotah to drink, and the Mishnah in B'rachos, where
Rebbi Zakai requires a Revi'is of water in a chamber-pot in order to Daven.
What does the Tana Kama say ...
- ... in the Mishnah in Sotah?
- ... in the Mishnah in B'rachos?
(a) What is the case of Mikveh which Rebbi Elazar appears to have omitted?
Answers to questions
(b) Why did he omit it?
(c) Why did he omit the Din of a fountain comprising a Revi'is of water,
which is fit to Tovel small objects?
(d) Was a person initially permitted to Tovel in a fountain that contains
less than forty Sa'ah?
(a) The Tana Kama of our Mishnah states 've'Eino Chayav ad she'Yochal min
ha'Anavim k'Zayis'. We initially establish this statement like Rebbi Akiva
(whose opinion is mentioned later).
What will be the Shiur by liquids
according to him?
(b) And what will the Rabbanan say?
(c) How does one measure ...
(d) On what grounds do we reject the contention that the Tana Kama holds
like Rebbi Akiva?
- ... a k'Zayis of liquid?
- ... a Revi'is of solid?
(a) How do we finally establish the Tana Kama's statement 've'Eino Chayav ad
she'Yochal min ha'Anavim k'Zayis'? Like whom does he hold?
(b) In which case do Rebbi Akiva and the Rabbanan then argue?
(c) What does Rebbi Akiva learn from the Pasuk "va'Anavim Lachim
vi'Yeveishim Lo Yocheil"? How does he learn it from there?
(a) The Torah writes "va'Anavim Lachim vi'Yeveishim Lo Yocheil".
(b) The Torah could have written just "va'Anavim Lo Yocheil".
What do we
learn from the excessive Lashon?
(c) We extend this to all Isurei Nazir, including fresh wine and grapes.
What is the Chidush? Why is this any different than grapes and raisins?
(d) But surely this too is explicit in the Pasuk "mi'Yayin ve'Sheichar Yazir
(which Unklus translates as 'fresh and old wine') ... va'Anavim ... Li
Yocheil"? So why does the Tana find it necessary to include it?
(a) According to Abaye, a Nazir who ate either grape-pits or grape-skins
receives two sets of Malkos; one for "me'Chartzanim (or ve'ad Zag) Lo
What is the other one?
(b) How many sets of Malkos will he then receive for eating grape-skins and
(c) What does Rava say?
(a) According to Abaye, how many sets of Malkos will someone receive for
eating a k'Zayis of grapes, of raisins, of pits, of skin and of fresh
grape-juice all within one warning?
(b) In that case, why does the Tana of the Beraisa state 'five'?
(c) We then search for at least one additional omission.
Why can we not
consider old wine and vinegar, which the Tana omitted, as that additional
(d) Which La'av does the Tana omit according to Abaye?
(a) We then conclude that this is not really an omission at all, seeing as
we are only concerned with La'avin that are peculiar to Nezirus, whilst "Bal
Yacheil" pertains to other Nedarim as well.
Why is it necessary to make
this point in order to ask on Abaye?
(b) Ravina mi'Parzika asked Rav Ashi from Bein ha'Beinayim, which the Tana
On whom is he asking?
(c) If Bein ha'Beinayim means small grapes (like Rabeinu Tam maintains), the
Kashya is clear, seeing as the Tana does indeed omit these sort of grapes
from his list (though it is then unclear how this differs from old wine and
vinegar which, as we explained earlier, is not considered a Shiyur anyway).
But if it pertains to the flesh between the skin and the pits (which is
included in 'Anavim'), what is the Kashya?
(a) On account of the previous Kashya (from 'Bein ha'Beinayim'), we amend
the text of the Beraisa ('Lokeh Chamesh').
Answers to questions
How does the Beraisa now read?
(b) Then on what basis did Rav Papa read it as 'Lokeh Chamesh' when querying
(c) What is the meaning of ...
(d) Then like whom does Unklus translate "me'Chartzanim ve'Ad Zag"
'mi'Purtzanin ve'Ad Itzurin' hold?
- ... 'Purtzanin'?
- ... 'Itzurin'?