REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous dafSukah 49
SUKA 36-56 (End of Maseches) have been dedicated by the wife and daughters
of the late Dr. Simcha Bekelnitzky (Simcha Gedalya ben Shraga Feibush) of
Queens N.Y. Well known in the community for his Chesed and Tzedakah, he will
long be remembered.
(a) We just learned that if the Mizbe'ach is lacking in its squareness, it
Which other three things will render the Mizbe'ach Pasul, if
they are missing, according to the Tana Kama?
(b) All of them are derived from the same word (used by the Torah by each of
(c) Rebbi Yossi b'Rebbi Yehudah adds the Sovev.
What is the Sovev,
according to Rebbi Yossi b'Rebbi Yehudah?
(d) He learns it from the Pasuk in Tzav "Karkov *ha'Mizbe'ach*".
"Karkov ha'Mizbe'ach", according to the Tana Kama?
(a) The Pasuk in Shir ha'Shirim reads "Chamukei Yerechayich, Kemo Chala'im,
Ma'aseh Yedei Aman". "Chamukei Yerechayich" refers to the Shitin.
(b) What is the meaning of ...
(c) What is the acronym of "Bereishis", according to Tana de'Bei Rebbi
- ... "Kemo Chala'im"?
- ... "Ma'aseh Yedei Aman"?
(a) When Yeshayah spoke of "Ashirah Na li'Yedidi Shiras Dodi le'Karmo", he
was referring to singing about the Beis Hamikdash of Hashem. What did he
mean by ...
(b) What did he mean when he spoke of ...
- ... "be'Keren Beis Shemen"?
- ... "va'Ye'azkeihu"?
- ... "va'Yesakleihu"?
- ... "va'Yat'eihu Sorek"?
- ... "a tower"?
- ... "a wine-press"?
(a) According to Rebbi Elazar b'Rebbi Tzadok (who disagrees with the
Rabbanan, who hold that the Shitin went right down to the depths of the
earth), how did they clear away the congealed wine from the Shitin of the
What do we learn from the 'Gezeirah-Shavah' "ba'*Kodesh* Hasech Nesech
Sheichar la'Hashem" - "ve'Sarafta es ha'Nosar ba'Eish ... Ki *Kodesh* Hu"
(the Nesachim from Nosar)?
(b) Why was this necessary?
(c) Who did it and how often was it done?
(d) Why did it then have to be burned?
Answers to questions
(a) The Mishnah in Me'ilah writes that, once the Nesachim have gone down to
the Shitin, they are no longer subject to Me'ilah. We initially think that
the author of this Mishnah must be Rebbi Elazar b'Rebbi Tzadok.
even the Rabbanan agree, that, in spite of the fact that, in their opinion,
the wine went right down to the depths of the earth, Me'ilah might still be
(b) On the other hand, since, according to Rebbi Elazar b'Rebbi Tzadok, the
wine is still obtainable, why should Me'ilah *not* apply to it?
(c) The Torah writes in Pinchas "ba'Kodesh Hasech Nesech Sheichar
What are the three meanings of "Sheichar", and what Halachic
implications does that have with regard to the Mitzvah of Nisuch ha'Yayin?
(d) What does this teach us with regards to the way in which one should
drink wine, especially if one is short of wine?
(a) The Pasuk "Mah Yafu Pa'amayich" (in Shir ha'Shirim) refers to the
footsteps of Yisrael when they go to Yerashalayim on Yom-Tov. Who is "Bas
*Nediv*"? Why is he called by that name?
(b) Why is particularly Avraham singled out? Why not Yitzchak and Ya'akov?
(c) If "Chamukei Yerechayich" (which we Darshened differently on the
previous Amud) refers to words of Torah, why are they compared to a thigh?
(a) In the Pasuk in Michah, " ... Asos Mishpat" refers to justice, "Ahavas
Chesed" to acts of kindness.
How do we know that "Hatznei'a Leches im
Elokecha" incorporates Hotzo'as ha'Meis and Hachnasas Kalah?
(b) How can one perform these two things discreetly?
(c) How does this prove the statement that we made in the previous question
(a) What is Tzedakah greater than?
(b) How do we learn from the Pasuk in Hoshei'a "Zir'u Lachem li'Tzedakah,
ve'Kitzru le'Fi Chesed", that Chesed is greater than Tzedakah?
(c) Tzedakah is performed with one's money, Chesed even one's body.
other two advantages does Chesed have over Tzedakah?
(d) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Tehilim "Ohev Tzedakah u'Mishpat,
Chesed Hashem Mal'ah ha'Aretz"?
(a) What does Rebbi Elazar learn from the Pasuk in Tehilim ...
Answers to questions
(b) What does Rav Chama bar Papa say about someone who possesses Chein?
- ... "Mah *Yakar* Chasdecha Elokim"?
- ... "ve'Chesed Hashem Me'olam ve'Ad Olam *al Yere'av*"?
(c) Some say that "Toras Chesed" (Mishlei) refers to the study of Torah
'li'Sh'mah, and Torah she'Einah shel Chesed is that of Torah she'Lo
How do others explain the difference?