REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Sanhedrin 92
SANHEDRIN 92 (7 Teves) - Dedicated by Josh Daniel of Efrat, Israel, in
memory of his brother, Yitzchok Yisroel [ben Refael Noach Yosef] Daniel, on
his Yahrzeit (7 Teves).
(a) What does Rav Sheishes say about someone who teaches Torah in this
(b) He learns this from the Pasuk in Mishlei "u'Marveh Gam Hu Yoreh".
are the two possible meanings of this phrase?
(c) Rava learns Techi'as ha'Meisim from the Pasuk in Vayechi.
Ravina learn from the Pasuk in Daniel "ve'Rabim mi'Yeshenei Admas Afar
Yakitzu, Eileh le'Chayei Olam ve'Eileh la'Charafos ... "?, and Rav Ashi from
the Pasuk there "ve'Atah Lech le'Keitz, ve'Tanu'ach ve'Ta'amod le'Goralcha
(a) What does Rebbi Elazar say ...
(b) What did Rebbi Elazar reply when Rav Ada Karchina'ah queried him from
the Pasuk in Tehilim "Keil Nekamos Hashem ... " (and what is so great about
- ... about a leader who leads the community in a gentle manner in this world?
- ... the greatness of "De'ah (Da'as)"?
- ... the greatness of the Beis-Hamikdash"?
(c) How does Ula explain the Pasuk "Keil Nekamos Hashem, Keil Nekamos
Hofi'a" (as if "Hofi'a" was written twice, once with each Nekamah)?
(d) And what does Rebbi Elazar say, based on the fact that both De'ah and
the Beis-Hamikdash are placed between two names of Hashem?
(a) What does Rebbi Elazar learn from the Pasuk in Mishlei "u've'Da'as
Chadarim Yimle'u Kol Hon Yakar ve'Na'im"?
(b) And what did he say about someone who ...
(c) What does Rebbi Elazar say will happen to someone who does not ...
- ... does not have De'ah?
- ... gives of his bread to someone who does not have De'ah?
(d) How do we reconcile this with Rebbi Elazar's own statement that if
someone leaves bread on the table, it is as if he had served idols? What is
the reason for that?
- ... have De'ah?
- ... study Torah at night-time (see Agados Maharsha)?
- ... benefit Talmidei-Chachamim with his money?
- ... leave bread on the table after eating?
(a) When Rivka ordered Ya'akov to go into Yitzchok for the B'rachos, he
initially declined on the grounds that his father would discover his real
identity "ve'Hayisi be'Einav ki'Mesa'te'a" (Toldos).
Based on the Pasuk in
Yirmiyah "Heel Heimah, Ma'aseh Ta'atu'im", what does Rebbi Elazar
extrapolate from "ve'Hayisi be'Einav ki'Mesa'te'a"?
(b) And he says 'Kol ha'Mistakel be'Ervah, Kashto Nin'arah'. He might be
referring to someone who looks at a woman's Ervah.
What else might he
(c) According to the first explanation, 'Kashto Nin'arah' means that his
Eiver Tashmish will become weak, and he will not be able to have children.
What does it mean, according to the second explanation?
(d) What good advice was Rebbi Elazar giving when he said 'Le'olam Hevei
(e) Rebbi Zeira substantiated this with a Mishnah in Nega'im.
the Tana there say about examining Tzara'as in a dark room? What is the
source for this Halachah?
(a) The Pasuk in Mishlei lists the grave, the womb and the earth.
Answers to questions
these three have in common?
(b) What deeper connection does Rebbi Tavi Amar Rebbi Yashiyah discover
between the grave and the womb? What does he prove with this?
(c) What 'Kal va'Chomer does he Darshen in this connection? What does this
have to do with the Pasuk in Yeshayah "Yitaka be'Shofar Gadol"?
(a) How does Tana de'Bei Eliyahu explain the Pasuk in Yeshayah "ve'Hayah
ha'Nish'ar be'Tziyon ve'ha'Nosar bi'Yerushalayim Kadosh Ye'amar Lo"? What
are the connotations of the word "Kadosh" (see Rif in Ein Ya'akov)?
(b) On the other hand, what do we learn from the Pasuk there "ve'Nisgav
Hashem Levado ba'Yom ha'Hu"?
(c) What will then happen to the Tzadikim who will remain alive at that
(d) Does this mean that they will suffer in the process?
(a) What do we mean when we ask why not learn from the dead whom Yechezkel
brought back to life?
(b) What do we answer?
(c) During which period did Yechezkel prophesy? Where was he the Navi?
(d) According to Rebbi Eliezer in that Beraisa, they sang 'Hashem Meimis
be'Tzedek, u'Mechayeh be'Rachamim', whereas according to Rebbi Yehoshua,
they sang part of Shiras Chanah.
What did they sing?
(e) What did Rebbi Yehudah really mean when he said about the episode with
Yechezkel 'Emes Mashal Hayah'?
(a) The most interesting explanation of all is that of Rebbi Eliezer the son
of Rebbi Yossi Hagelili.
What does he say? What did those who came back to
life do following their revival?
(b) What did Rebbi Yehudah ben Beseira stand up and declare when he heard
(c) According to Rav, the dead that Yechezkel brought back to life were the
Which B'nei Ephrayim?
(d) Who mourned for them for a long time?
(a) Shmuel is of the opinion that the dead that Yechezkel revived were
people who had not believed in Techi'as ha'Meisim, and who said "Yavshu
Atzmoseinu ... ".
What does Rebbi Yirmiyah bar Aba, based on the Pasuk
"ha'Atzamos ha'Yeveishos Shim'u D'var Hashem", say?
(b) Rebbi Yitzchak Nafcha explains that they were people who had filled the
Heichal with Shekatzim u'Remasim (vermin and insects). The final opinion is
that of Rebbi Yochanan.
What does *he* say?
(c) What special feature marked those young men who had been killed in the
valley of Dura?
(d) Why did Nevuchadnetzar ...
- ... kill them?
- ... trample them after they were already dead?
(a) When exactly, according to the Beraisa, did Hashem instruct Yechezkel to
revive the dead of Bik'as Dura?
(b) The first thing the bones did was to tap Nevuchadnetzar on his face.
How does the other version put it?
(c) What did they tell Nevuchadnetar when he asked what was going on?
(d) Why do we refer to Nevuchadnetzar as 'Shachik Tamya'?
(a) What did an angel come and do, when Nevuchadnetzar began relating
Hashem's miracles and praising His Kingdom?
(b) What does Rebbi Yitzchak say Nevuchadnetzar would he have done if the
angel had not stopped him?
(c) The Beraisa lists six miracles that occurred on that day. The first of
them was that the sunken furnace floated to the surface, and the last,
Yechezkel's revival of the dead. Besides the breaching of the furnace's
walls and the depleted pride of Nevuchadnetzar, which other two miracles
(a) How else might we read and interpret 'Humak Suro' (the depletion of
Answers to questions
(b) What was the purpose of ...
(c) How many kings were burned together with their retinue? How do we know
- ... the breaching of the walls of the furnace?
- ... the lime melting?
(d) What do we learn from the way Chananel, Mishael and Azaryah dressed
before being cast into the furnace?