REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous dafYoma 25
(a) The Tana in Tamid describes how the Shamashim would dress the Kohanim
each morning for the Avodah. They would first undress them, leaving them
only in their pants.
How does Rav Nachman interpret this Mishnah (and use
this Mishnah to prove that the Kohanim would perform the Terumas ha'Deshen
in their weekday clothes)?
(b) Rav Sheshes establishes the Mishnah by those Kohanim who did not merit
to perform the Terumas ha'Deshen in the first Payis.
How does he prove
(c) How does Rav Nachman counter that proof (to explain the Mishnah even if
he is referring to those who *did* merit in the Payis)?
(a) The Lishkas ha'Gazis, in whose east-side the Payisos were held, was also
known as the Basilki.
What is a 'Basilki'?
(b) What was the procedure of the Payis up to the time that the official
counted the Kohanim's fingers? What was the role of the elder who sat in the
(c) What did Rav Sheshes try to prove from this Beraisa?
(d) How did Rav Nachman counter his proof?
(a) How do we prove from the above procedure that the Lishkas ha'Gazis was
at least partly ...
(b) And how do we prove from there that it must have had two entrances?
- ... in the Chol?
- ... in the Kodesh?
(a) The second Payis determined the Avodos of thirteen Kohanim. Nine of
these carried the various parts of the Tamid on to the ramp.
did the remaining four merit?
(b) Six of the nine carried the actual limbs of the lamb, the remaining
three, the flour, the Chavitin and the wine respectively.
What exactly, is
meant by ...
(c) Three of the six carried the head and the hind-leg, the two forelegs and
the tail respectively.
- ... the flour?
- ... the Chavitin?
- ... the wine?
(d) The other three carried the chest and the neck, the two flanks and the
- Which of the hind-legs did the first one carry?
- What did the Kohen carry together with the tail?
What did the neck incorporate?
(a) If they only made one Payis for all the Avodos mentioned in our Mishnah,
how would they determine the other twelve Avodos?
Answers to questions
(b) How does the Gemara try to prove this interpretation?
(c) How do we resolve the four Payisos of our Mishnah even if they made a
separate Payis for each Avodah?
(a) If a separate Payis was required for each Avodah, how do we explain
Rebbi Yehudah, who explains in a Beraisa that the Kohen who merited the
Ketores (in the third Payis) would ask a second Kohen to go with him with
the shovel? Why was he not chosen by means of a separate Payis?
(b) What did the Avodah of the shovel entail?
(c) On what two grounds do we reject the contention that it is only the
Ketores and the shovel that require a combined Payis because they are part
of the same Avodah (but that other Avodos each require an individual Payis)?
Why would we have thought that the shovel requires a separate Payis more
than other Avodos?
(d) How do we prove conclusively from a Beraisa that one Payis covered many
(a) What causes the Gemara to doubt which Kohen had to receive the blood in
a bowl, the Shochet or the Zorek?
(b) Why would it be better for ...
(c) Ben Katin manufactured *twelve* taps for the Kiyor (the basin from which
the Kohanim would make Kidush Yadayim ve'Raglayim each morning).
Considering that *thirteen* Avodos are listed in our Mishnah, why did he not
manufacture *thirteen* taps?
- ... the Shochet and not the Zorek to receive it?
- ... the Zorek and not the Shochet?
(d) How do we finally resolve from here that it must have been the Zorek who
received the blood?
(a) Ben Azai quoting Rebbi Yehoshua, told Rebbi Akiva that the order in
which they brought the limbs on the Mizbe'ach followed the order that the
animal walked. According to Rebbi Yossi, it was the way the animal was
From which end did they strip the animal, from the legs or from
(b) What does Rebbi Akiva hold?
(c) Rebbi Yossi Hagelili holds 'Derech Iluyav Hayah Karev'.
What does that
(d) How do we reconcile Rebbi Yossi Hagelili (which places the shoulder
before the thigh) with the Pasuk in Yechezkel "Kol Netach Tov, *Yerech
(a) If our Tana follows the order of the limbs' value - lust like Rebbi
Yossi Hagelili - what is the difference between them?
Answers to questions
(b) What do all the above Tana'im learn from the Pasuk in Vayikra "es Rosho
ve'es Pidro ve'Arach"?
(c) The Torah writes a second time "es ha'Nesachim es ha'Rosh ve'es
Why does the Torah find it necessary to mention separately ...
- ... the head?
- ... the Pader?