REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous dafYoma 14
(a) We just established that Rebbi Yehudah forbids a Kohen to carry on with
the Avodah that he begun, when he is an Onan Yom, because we are concerned
that he may eat the Korbanos.
Then why does he say in our Mishnah that the
Kohen Gadol must marry another wife before Yom Kipur because of the fear
that his wife may die. According to Rebbi Yehudah, if his wife dies, he
ought to be stopped even in the middle of an Avodah, just like a Kohen
Hedyot during the rest of the year?
(b) The Gemara queries the initial Kashya by pointing out that, even if his
wife *does* die, we learned earlier that before she dies, she will be
divorced retroactively (when he enters a Shul). Consequently, he will not be
an Onan anyway.
What is the answer? Why would we have decreed, had it not
been Yom Kipur?
(a) Throughout the seven days of Hafrashah the Kohen Gadol sprinkled the
blood and brought the Ketores.
Which other two Avodos did he perform" What
is the reason for this?
(b) The Kohen Gadol did not belong to any Mishmar. When did he perform the
Avodah (during the rest of the year), and what portions (of Kodshei
Mizbe'ach) did he receive?
(a) We learned in our Mishnah that the Kohen Gadol performed the major
Avodos throughout the seven days of Hafrashah.
Why can the author not be
(b) Rebbi Akiva's source is the redundant words "ve'Hizah ha'Tahor al
ha'Tamei" (when it should have said "Alav").
How does he learn it from
(c)What do the Rabbanan learn from "al ha'Tamei"?
(d) What are the ramifications of this Derashah?
(a) Is a live animal subject to Tum'ah?
(b) Does one need to dip the hyssop into the Mei Chatas a second time, if,
the first time, the Kohen ...
- ... meant to sprinkle on an animal, but, by mistake, he sprinkled on a person?
- ... meant to sprinkle on a person, but, by mistake, he sprinkled on an animal?
(a) The Rabbanan learn from a Kal va'Chomer (from the Tamei person who
became Tahor when he was sprinkled with the ashes) that the Tahor person
should certainly remain Tahor.
What does Rebbi Akiva do with the 'Kal
(b) How do the Rabbanan explain the Pasuk in Koheles "Amarti Echkamah, ve'Hi
(c) If the Kohen who sprinkles is Tahor, why does the Torah write "u'Mazeh
Mei ha'Nidah Yechabes Begadav"?
(d) Seeing as both someone who *touches* the Mei ha'Nidah and someone who
*carries* them become Tamei, what is the difference between them?
(a) How will those who hold (in Zevachim) that Haza'ah does *not* require a
specific Shiur, conform with the Chachamim of Rebbi Akiva, who learns from
Mazeh that it *does*?
Answers to questions
(b) What is the Shiur for Haza'ah?
How does Abaye reconcile the Tana of our Mishnah with Rebbi Akiva, who says
that the Haza'ah is Metamei a Tahor person who was sprinkled?
(a) According to the Tana of our Mishnah, the Kohen Gadol would bring the
Ketores during the seven days of Hafrashah, and prepare the Menorah.
is the problem with this sequence from a Mishnah in Tamid?
(b) Like whom do we attempt to establish the Mishnah (and all Stam
Mishnayos) in *Tamid*?
(a) Everyone agrees that, even when sprinkling the blood of the Korban
Tamid, the Kohen would first place the blood on the north-*eastern* corner
in one stroke (starting from the east and ending on the north).
he do when he arrived at the south-*western* corner ...
(b) How does this clash with the answer that we gave in 8b. to resolve the
contradiction between our Mishnah and the Mishnah in Tamid?
- ... according to the Tana Kama of the Mishnah in Tamid?
- ... according to Rebbi Shimon Ish Mitzpeh?
(c) So how do we amend that answer to resolve the contradiction?
(a) How do we reconcile the Tana of our Mishnah with a S'tam Mishnah in the
second Perek, which lists the preparing of the Menorah (each morning) in the
*second* Payas ('lottery'), and the Ketores in the *third*?
(b) How do we then reconcile the Tana of both Mishnayos (who hold that one
divides the preparation of the first five lamps and that of the last two,
with the *Ketores*, with Abaye, who has a tradition that it was the
*sprinkling (of the blood* of the Tamid) that divided between them?
(a) What do the Rabbanan mean when they say 'Yaktir ve'Achar-Kach Yeitiv'?
Answers to questions
(b) What does Aba Shaul learn from the sequence in the Pasuk in Ki Sisa
"ba'Boker ba'Boker be'Heitivo es ha'Neros Yaktirenah"?
(c) How do the Rabbanan interpret this Pasuk?