REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Shevuos 13
(a) If the phrase (in Sh'lach-Lecha) "Ki D'var Hashem Bazah" refers to
someone who denies Hashem and someone who deliberately makes false D'rashos
in the Torah, to what does "ve'es Mitzvaso Heifar" refer?
(b) How does Rebbi then explain ...
(c) How does Rebbi extrapolate that "Ki D'var Hashem Bazah" refers to
- ... the double expression "Hikares Tikares"?
- ... the phrase "Avonah Bah"?
(d) How do the Rabbanan (in whose opinion Teshuvah is crucial to Mechilah)
- ... who denies Hashem?
- ... who deliberately makes false D'rashos in the Torah?
- ... "Hikares Tikares"?
- ... "Avonah Bah"?
(a) Who is the author of the Seifa of our Mishnah (regarding the Sa'ir
ha'Mishtale'ch) 'Echad Yisrael, ve'Echad Kohanim ve'Echad Kohen Mashu'ach'?
(b) Then how can we establish the author as Rebbi?
(c) Abaye asked Rav Yosef whether he established our Mishnah specifically
like 'Rebbi', who holds like Rebbi Yehudah, but not like Rebbi Yehudah
(because he does not hold like Rebbi), or whether Rebbi Yehudah holds like
Rebbi too, and he could have established the Mishnah like Rebbi Yehudah had
he so wished.
According to the second side, why did Rav Yosef prefer to
establish the author as Rebbi than as Rebbi Yehudah?
(a) With regard to the Kaparah of Yom-Kipur, what does the Sifra initially
try to prove from the Korban Chatas and Asham?
(b) How does the Tana refute the proof? What other leniency does Yom Kipur
have that Chatas and Asham do not?
(c) How can we reconcile this with the fact that three out of the five
Ashamos as well as the Chatas of Shevu'as ha'Eidus atone for a Meizid?
(a) So what does the Tana finally learn from "*Ach* be'Asor la'Chodesh ...
(b) What has Rav Yosef proved from here?
(c) What does another Beraisa Darshen from the Pasuk in Emor "Ki Yom Kipurim
*Hu*? What sort of person is the Torah referring to?
(d) Abaye establishes the first Beraisa like Rebbi Yehudah, and the second
one, like Rebbi. Rava establishes both Beraisos like Rebbi.
How does he
then explain the first Beraisa? In which case will Yom Kipur not atone
without Teshuvah even according to Rebbi?
(a) How do we try to prove the latter statement logically?
Answers to questions
(b) How do we refute this proof? What do we learn from the Pasuk in Emor "Ki
ba'Yom ha'Zeh Yechaper Aleichem"?
(c) So we try bringing an identical proof from the fact that, according to
Rebbi, Kareis would not apply to someone who transgressed Yom Kipur by day.
How do we know that this must be possible?
(d) How do we refute this proof too? How would it be possible, even
according to Rebbi (even if Yom Kipur atones without Teshuvah), to receive
Kareis on the day of Yom Kipur without the sinner attaining a Kaparah?
(a) How does Rav Yehudah reconcile the statement in our Mishnah 'Echad
Yisrael, ve'Echad Kohanim ve'Echad Kohen Mashu'ach' with the statement (that
follows it) 'Mah Bein Yisrael le'Kohanim u'le'Kohen Mashu'ach'? Who is then
the author of the Mishnah?
(b) According to Rebbi Yehudah, the Pasuk in Acharei-Mos (in connection with
the Par ve'Sa'ir) "Ve'chiper es Mikdash ha'Kodesh" refers to the Kodesh
How long would a Tamei person have to wait in the Kodesh Kodshim,
in order to render it Tamei and to be Chayav?
(c) And what does Rebbi Yehudah Darshen from ...
- ... "ve'es Ohel Mo'ed"?
- ... "ve'es ha'Mizbe'ach"?
- ... "Yechaper"?
(a) And if, according to him, ''ha'Kohanim" (in the phrase "ve'Al
ha'Kohanim, ve'Al Kol Am ha'Kahal Yechaper", "ha'Kohanim" is literal, to
what does ...
(b) Why can this latter phrase not also be referring to the Par and the
Sa'ir (where it is written)?
- ... "Kol Am ha'Kahal" refer?
- ... "Yechaper" refer?
(c) Then to what does it refer?
(d) According to Rebbi Shimon, the Viduy of the Par of the Kohanim (and not
the Sa'ir ha'Mishtale'ch) atones for the sins of the Kohanim, as we learned
in our Mishnah.
How does Rebbi Shimon then explain the Hekesh of the
Kohanim and Levi'im to the Yisre'elim, that we just quoted?
(a) What does Rebbi Shimon learn from the Pasuk "Ve'lakach es Sh'nei
(b) From where do we know that the Sa'ir Penimi does not atone for the
(c) And what Rebbi Yehudah learn from "Sh'nei ha'Se'irim"?
(a) What does the Beraisa attempt to learn from the Pasuk "Ve'hikriv Aharon
es Par ha'Chatas *Asher Lo*"?
(b) In that case, how would the Kohanim gain atonement for their sins?
(c) From where does the Tana therefore learn that either Aharon's bull or
Yisrael's Sa'ir atones for all the Kohanim?
(d) On what basis does the Tana conclude that it must be the Par (despite
"Asher Lo"), and not the Sa'ir?
(a) To answer a Kashya that will be explained shortly, what does the Tana
prove from the Pasuk in Hallel "Beis Aharon Borchu es Hashem ... "?
Answers to questions
(b) On what basis does Rebbi Yirmiyah and Rava establish the Beraisa like
(c) In that case, how can Abaye establish it even like Rebbi Yehudah?
(d) And what did the Tana mean when he said 've'Im Nafshach Lomar'? What
Kashya was he referring to, that caused him to answer with the Pasuk "Beis
Aharon Borchu es Hashem"?