REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
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(a) Rav Huna permits a split Lulav.
How do we reconcile this with the
Beraisa, which invalidates it?
(b) Lulav Kafuf ve'Kavatz are both Pasul.
What is ...
(c) When is an arched Lulav Pasul and when is it Kasher?
- ... a 'Lulav Kafuf'?
- ... a 'Lulav Kavatz'?
(a) A Lulav Charus is Paul, but if it only resembles a Charusa it is Kasher.
What does this mean?
(b) What kind of Lulav does Rava declare Pasul because it is blemished?
(c) How does Rav Papa describe 'Nifretzu Alav', which our Mishnah
(a) Rav Papa asks whether a Lulav is Kasher if the Tiyomes is split.
is a 'Tiyomes'? What is the She'eilah?
(b) Initially we infer from Rav Masun quoting Rebbi Yehoshua ben Levi (who
invalidates a Lulav whose Tiyomes has been removed), that if it is split,
it is Kasher.
How does the second Lashon quote him?
(a) From where do we know that "Kapos Temarim" does not mean ...
(b) And from where do we know that "Kapos Temarim" does not mean two bunches
- ... 'Charusa' (see 2a)?
- ... 'Ufta' (the palm-leaf low down on the palm-tree, where it resembles a branch (a sort of stump)?
- ... 'Kufra' (a young Charusa about one year old which is very spiky)?
(c) So perhaps it means *one* bunch of dates?
(a) When are Tzinei Har ha'Barzel Kasher, and when are they Pasul?
Answers to questions
(b) What is the connection between Tzinei Har ha'Barzel and the valley of
Gei Ben Hinom?
(a) According to Rav Yehudah quoting Shmuel, the length of the Lulav must
be at least four Tefachim, one Tefach more than that of the Hadas. What does
Rebbi Parnach quoting Rebbi Yochanan say?
(b) How will both opinions explain the Mishnah, which gives the length of
the Lulav as '*Sheloshah* Tefachim Kedei Lena'anei'a Bo'?
(c) And how will Rebbi Parnach explain the Beraisa, which gives the length
of the Hadas and the Aravah as three Tefachim, and that of the *Lulav*, as
(a) What did Rava think Rebbi Tarfon meant when he commented on the Tana
Kama's words in the above-mentioned Beraisa 'be'Amah bas Chamishah Tefachim,
and why did he go on to criticize him?
(b) But Rav Dimi corrected him, to leave us with only a small Chumra; he
explained Rebbi Tarfon to mean 'Amah bas Shishah Tefachim, Asei Osah bas
What does this mean? How long will the Hadasim and the Aravos
now have to be?
(c) What is then the problem with Shmuel, who gave the minimum Shiur of the
Hadas as three Tefachim, and also ruled like Rebbi Tarfon? What is wrong
with the answer 'Lo Dak'?
(a) How did Ravin (who like Rav Dimi, came from Eretz Yisrael) explain Rebbi
Tarfon? What is now the minimum length of the Hadas?
(b) How will we then reconcile Shmuel's ruling that a Hadas must be at least
three Tefachim long, with the fact that he also rules like Rebbi Tarfon?
(a) Most of the Pesulim of the Lulav also apply to a Hadas.
Which Pesul is
unique to the Hadas?
(b) Why may one not reduce the number of berries on Yom-Tov, in order to
render the Hadas Kasher?
(a) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Emor "Anaf Eitz Avos"?
(b) How do we know that the Pasuk is not referring to ...
(c) The Tana Kama of a Beraisa compares the appearance of the leaves of the
Hadas to a chain.
- ... an olive tree, whose twigs are also covered with leaves?
- ... a chest-nut tree, whose leaves grow in groups of three, like a Hadas?
- ... a poisonous plant called 'Hirdof' (Abaye and Rava), which has both specifications?
How does Rebbi Eliezer ben Ya'akov learn a Hadas from
the fact that the Torah uses the word "Eitz"?
(a) Rav Yehudah describes "Avos" as three leaves growing out from the same
point of the stem.
Answers to questions
What does Rav Kahana say?
(b) How did Rav Acha the son of Rava react to Rav Kahana's ruling?
(c) What did Mar the son of Ameimar comment to Rav Ashi about that?
(d) The Beraisa rules that if most of the leaves of a Hadas fall out, it
nevertheless remains Kasher, provided there are still three leaves that
emerge from the same point.
How is this possible?