REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous dafShabbos 74
(a) The Beraisa states 'Hayu Lefanav Minei Ochlin, Borer ve'Ochel, Borer
u'Meni'ach, ve'Lo Yivror, ve'Im Birar, Chayav Chatas'. What is wrong
with explaining that ...
(b) Rava praised Abaye for his interpretation of the Beraisa. How *did*
Abaye explain the Beraisa?
- ... one may select for the same day, but not for tomorrow, because
someone who selects for tomorrow, will be Chayav a Chatas?
- ... one may select less than a Shiur, but for more than the Shiur, one
is Chayav a Chatas?
- ... one may select with one's hands, but not using a wooden funnel or a
dish, which is forbidden, but he will be only be Chayav a Chatas if he uses
- ... one may select the good from the bad, but for selecting the bad from
the good, one is Chayav Chatas?
(a) Rav Ashi and Rav Yirmiyah mi'Difti argue whether the Beraisa should
read 'Chayav' or 'Patur Aval Asur'.
Answers to questions
In which case would he be Chayav,
and in which case, Patur?
(b) Rav Bibi emptied the basket of fruit in front of the Talmidim rather
than pick out the good fruit, and give it to them.
What was Rav Dimi's
(c) According to Chizkiyah, someone who picks Turmus-beans from their
waste, is Chayav.
Does this mean that Chizkiyah holds that one is
Chayav for picking out the good from the bad?
(a) What do the following mean, and which joint Melachah do they involve?
1. Parim Silka?
(b) Which other Melachah might one perform in the latter case?
2. Salis Silta?
(c) The Mishnah lists baking among the thirty-nine Melachos.
was not performed in the construction of the Mishkan, then what was?
(d) Then why does the Tana mention baking?
(a) If someone throws a wet peg into the oven, he is Chayav for cooking.
What is the Chidush?
(b) And what is the Chidush in telling us that one is Chayav a Korban for
heating -up pitch?
(a) Someone who makes an earthenware barrel (be'Shigegas Melachos), is
Chayav seven Chata'os: 1. grinding the lumps of earth; 2. discarding the
thick pieces (selecting); 3. sifting; 4. mixing the earth with water; 5.
smoothening the shaped barrel; 6. lighting the fire of the furnace; 7.
placing the barrel in the fire to harden.
Why is he not also Chayav for
digging the earth?
(b) Which additional Melachah will one have perform for manufacturing an
(c) If someone fabricates a reed bee-hive, he is Chayav eleven Chata'os -
beginning with pruning the reeds, and ending with cutting the ends of the
reeds that still protrude after the completion of the weaving. One of the
Melachos involves grinding.
Why could this not constitute boring a hole
in the boards of the weaving -loom, to fit the ends of the reeds which form
the warp? What then, *does* constitutes grinding?
(d) How, in the process, might he be Chayav for an additional two Melachos?
(a) Rabbah bar bar Chanah quotes Rebbi Yochanan, who says that someone who
spins wool directly from the sheep's back, has performed three Melachos.
(b) What does Rav Kahana say about this?
(c) Why can we not prove Rebbi Yochanan's opinion from the Pasuk which
describes how the women actually spun the goats' hair directly from the
backs of the goats - to manufacture the goats-skin curtains for the
(d) 'ha'Tolesh es ha'Kanaf, ve'Hakomto, ve'Hamorto - Chayav Shalosh
What are these three, and which three Melachos has
(a) Why can the source in the Mishkan for tying knots not be ...
(b) What is wrong with the suggestion that when two knots appeared next to
each other in two consecutive threads, they would untie one and leave the
- ... tying the curtain-cords to the tent-pegs?
- ... the knots that the weavers would tie, whenever a strand from the curtains would tear?
(c) What *did* they in fact, do, when this happened?
(d) So what *is* the source for tying knots for the construction of the
(a) The Gemara asks on 'Tofer Sh'tei Tefiros': 've'Ha Lo Kayma'?
Answers to questions
is the Gemara asking?
(b) What does the Gemara answer?
(c) Where was tearing performed in the Mishkan?