REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous dafShabbos 26
When Nevuzeradan, the Babylonian general, exiled the Jews to Bavel, he made
sure that the 'Kormim' and the 'Yogvim' remained in Eretz Yisrael.
were the 'Kormim' and the 'Yogvim', and why did he do that?
(a) Why is it forbidden to light with ...
1. ... Tevel which is Tamei;
(b) What is Tzari?
2. ... white paraffin;
... even during the week?
(c) Why might its definition provide us with an additional reason to
disqualify it from being used for the Shabbos-lights?
(a) Why does Rebbi Yochanan ben Nuri strongly object to Rebbi Tarfon, who
forbids the use of all kinds of oil for the Shabbos-lights, except for
(b) Rebbi Yochanan therefore, permits the use of all oils - except for
those forbidden by the Rabbanan (in our Mishnah) - even fish-oil and tar!
Why does he need to specifically mention these two?
(c) Sumchus says that all meat extracts are disqualified, but fish-oil is
Is that not what Rebbi Yochanan ben Nuri says?
(a) 'Tanya: Rebbi Shimon ben Elazar Omer, Kol ha'Yotze min ha'Eitz, Ein Bo
Mishum Shalosh al Shalosh, u'Mesachechin Bo'.
Answers to questions
What is Rebbi Shimon ben
(b) What is the exception to this rule?
(c) Abaye maintains that Rebbi Shimon ben Elazar holds like the Tana de'Bei
What does *he* say, and why must Rebbi Shimon ben
Elazar hold like him?
(d) Then why does Rebbi Shimon confine his statement to what comes from a
tree? He should have incorporated everything except for wool and linen?
(a) From where does Tana de'Bei Rebbi Yishmael learn, that whenever the
Torah writes "Beged" - by Tum'ah and by Tzitzis, it refers exclusively to a
garment made of wool or linen?
(b) According to Rava, Rebbi Shimon ben Elazar agrees with Rebbi Yishmael,
that a garment of wool or linen of three by three finger-breadths is
subject to Tum'ah. In which case does he disagree with him?
(c) When does Tana de'Bei Rebbi Yishmael agree that Tum'ah applies even to
clothes made of materials other than wool and linen?
(a) From where do we know that a woolen or linen garment even as small as
three by three finger-breadths is subject to Tum'as Nega'im?
Answers to questions
(b) From where do we know that the extra 'Vav' comes to include garments of
three by three finger-breadths, and not of three by three Tefachim (since
we always learn the smallest possible Chidush from a Pasuk, not the
(c) Why should the Kal va'Chomer teach us three by three Tefachim, and not
(d) Why can the extra 'Vav' not come to include garments of other materials
which are three by three Tefachim, rather than wool and linen clothes of
three by three finger-breadths?