REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Nazir 65
(a) The Tana of our Mishnah said 'ha'Motzei Meis ... Mushkav ke'Darko Notlo
What is the reason of the Tana in the Beraisa quoted by Ula, which exempts
from both the Din of 'Notlo ve'es Tefusaso' and of 'Shechunas Kevaros' ...
What does Rav Yehudah preclude from ...
(b) What is the reason for these exceptions?
- ... 'ha'Motzei'?
- ... 'Meis'?
- ... 'Mushkav'?
- ... 'ke'Darko'?
(c) What constitutes 'Tefusaso'?
- ... a corpse that is incomplete?
- ... two corpses that are buried side by side, one from north to south and the other, from south to north (see Rosh)?
(a) The Tana also exempts all three corpses that one finds from both the Din
of 'Notlo ve'es Tefusaso' and of 'Shechunas Kevaros', if one of them was
known and the two were not.
Will the same apply if two of them were known
and one was not?
(b) According to the Rashbam, this is a Halachah le'Moshe mi'Sinai.
does the Ri say?
(c) What did Rebbi Akiva tell Rebbi Yeshevav, who wanted to make a Shechunas
Kevaros out of the area where he discovered one unknown corpse, in addition
to the two that were already known to be there?
(a) What does Rav Yehudah learn from the Pasuk in Vayechi (concerning
Ya'akov's request from Yosef not to bury him in Egypt) "u'Nesasani
(b) How much earth comprises 'Tefusaso' according to Rebbi Elazar (ben
P'das)? What is the reason for this Shiur?
(c) According to Rebbi Elazar b'Rebbi Tzadok in a Beraisa, one takes the
Kismin and the K'sasos. The Kismin are the shards that remain from the
What are the K'sasos?
(d) He throws away those clods of earth that are definitely not from the
What does he do with those that are ...
- ... a Safek?
- ... definitely from the corpse?
(a) Why can K'sasos not refer to spices that were placed in the coffin
together with the Meis?
Answers to questions
(b) Why does this Beraisa pose a Kashya on Rebbi Elazar (who gives the Shiur
of Tefusah as the soft earth plus three Tefachim of virgin soil)?
(c) How do we resolve Rebbi Elazar with Rebbi Elazar b'Rebbi Tzadok?
(a) What does Rava say about a case where they have already discovered and
moved two single corpses, when they discover a third one? May they move it
(b) Must they then return the first two corpses?
(c) What do some add to the text?
(a) According to others, seeing as the first two corpses were removed
be'Heter, they are permitted to move the third one too.
Why is that?
(b) On what grounds is this second opinion so lenient?
(c) If they searched twenty Amos in one direction and did not find any more
graves, Rav (or Rav Mesharshaya) is quoted as saying, they are not obligated
to search in the other directions. Why not?
(d) What is the second version of Rav (or Rav Mesharshaya)'s Chidush?
(a) 'Kol Safek Nega'im bi'Techilah ad she'Lo Nizkak le'Tum'ah, Tahor'.
What is the case?
(b) What is the reason for the lenient ruling?
(c) 'mi'she'Nizkak le'Tum'ah, S'feiko Tamei'.
What is the case?
(d) What is the reason for the stringent ruling?
(a) Why can the reason for going le'Kula in the first case in our Mishnah
not be due to the fact that, in the Pasuk in Tazri'a "le'Taharo O le'Tam'o"
the Torah begins with Taharah, like Rav Yehudah Amar Rav initially proposes?
(b) So Rav Yehudah Amar Rav must have been referring to Rebbi Yehoshua's
What will be the Din if the Baheres (one of the four possible
marks of Tum'ah) ...
(c) If the order in which they occurred is a Safek, Rebbi Yehoshua said
- ... appeared first, and the two hairs turned white afterwards?
- ... appeared after the two hairs had already turned white?
Assuming that he means 'Kiyhah ve'Tamei', in which point will he
be arguing with Tana Kama, who also holds that he is Tamei?
(d) How does Rav Yehudah Amar Rav then extrapolate from "le'Taharo O
le'Tam'o" that Rebbi Yehoshua must have meant 'Kiyhah ve'Tahor'?
(a) What does the Tana of our Mishnah mean when he says that a Zav is
examined in seven ways?
(b) What are the other three, besides food, drink, carrying and jumping?
(c) When will this examination not make any difference?
(d) Which two other things does the Tana list together with 'O'nes' as not
making any difference?
(a) According to the Tana Kama, someone who strikes his friend who, after
being assessed by Beis-Din that he will die, improves, then deteriorates and
dies, is Chayav Misah. Rebbi Nechemyah says here the same as the Chachamim
said in the previous case (of O'nes by a Zav at his third sighting).
do they both say?
(b) Why did Rebbi insert the Mishnahs of 'ha'Motze Meis', 'Kol Safek
Nega'im' and 'be'Shiv'ah Derachim Bodkin es ha'Zav' in this Perek?
(a) The Torah writes in Tazri'a "ve'ha'Zav es Zovo la'Zachar
Answers to questions
Both Rebbi Nasan and Rebbi Elazar (or Rebbi Eliezer)
agree that the Torah is comparing a Zav at some stage to a Zavah. Which
leniency that applies to a Zav does not apply to a Zavah?
(b) What does Rebbi Nasan Darshen from ...
(c) What does Rebbi Elazar (or Rebbi Eliezer) say? In which point does he
argue with Rebbi Nasan?
- ... "ve'ha'Zav es Zovo?"
- ... "la'Zachar ve'la'Nekeivah?"