REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous dafYoma 52
YOMA 52 - by Reb Wolfe Rosengarten of Zurich, in honor of Rav Moshe
Soloveitchik Zatzal and the Yeshiva he established in Moscow.
(a) According to Rebbi Yehudah, why did the Kohen Gadol walk between the
Mizbe'ach and the Menorah, and not between the Menorah and the wall?
(b) What was ...
(c) The 'house' was sixty Amos long.
- ... the "D'vir"?
- ... the Amah Teraksin (Why was it called by this name)?
What were the respective lengths of
the Heichal and the Kodesh Kodshim ('Lifnei ha'D'vir')?
(a) How does Rebbi Nasan initially explain the Safek of the Amah Teraksin?
(b) Which three major areas (besides the walls and the Ta [a room six Amos
long, behind the Kodesh Kodashim]) are included in the hundred Amos of the
(c) All the four walls that are included in this area were of two possible
What were they?
(a) Was the Amah Teraksin included in the hundred Amos?
(b) Then what is Ravina's problem with Rebbi Nasan's definition of the
Safek surrounding the Amah Teraksin?
(c) How do we therefore amend Rebbi Nasan's interpretation of the Safek?
(d) Yosef Ish Hutzal was uncertain how to interpret the Pasuk in Divrei
Hayamim "u'D'vir be'Soch ha'Bayis mi'Penimah Heichin, Lesitan Shamah es
Aron B'ris Hashem".
What are the two possible ways of interpreting it?
(a) What are the two possible translations (or implications) of the word
Answers to questions
(b) Why does the fact that Isi ben Yehudah presents these five Pesukim as
ambiguous, appear to contradict the uncertainty of Yosef Ish Hutzal in the
- ... "Ha'lo im Lo Seitiv *Se'eis* ve'Im Lo Seitiv" (Bereishis)?
- ... "Arba'ah Gevi'im *Meshukadim* Kaftoreha u'Feracheha" (Terumah)?
- ... "ve'Tzei Hilachem ba'Amalek *Machar* Anochi Nitzav ... " (Beshalach)?
- ... "u'vi'Retzonam Ikru Shor *Arur* Apam ki Az" (Vayechi)?
- ... "Hincha Shochev im Avosecha *ve'Kam* ha'Am ha'Zeh" (Vayelech)?
(c) How do we resolve this apparent discrepancy?
(a) Rav Chisda is uncertain how to explain the Pasuk in Mishpatim
"Vayishlach es Na'arei B'nei Yisrael Vaya'alu *Olos* va'Yizbechu Zevachim
What are the two ways of explaining "Olos"?
(b) Why then, is this case not included in Isi ben Yehudah's list?
(a) On which side did they fold open ...
(b) Once the Kohen Gadol entered the southern opening, how did he proceed
until he arrived at the Aron?
- ... the outer curtain (of the Amah Teraksin)?
- ... the inner curtain?
(c) Where did he stand, what did he do with the fire-pan and what did he
place inside it?
(d) What happened then?
(a) How did the Kohen Gadol leave the Kodesh Kodashim?
(b) What did he do when he reached the Heichal?
(c) Why did he keep his Tefilah short?
(a) What makes it difficult to establish our Mishnah ...
(b) Why (according to the Tana of our Mishnah) did Yoshiyahu ha'Melech hide
- ... in the time of the *first* Beis Hamikdash?
- ... in the time of the *second* Beis Hamikdash?
(c) How do we know that the golden box which the P'lishtim sent Yisrael was
hidden together with the Aron?
(d) Which three other objects were hidden together with it? How do we learn
each of these from the 'Gezeirah Shavah' ...
- ... "Shamah" "Shamah"?
- ... "Doros" "Doros"?
- ... "Mishmeres" "Mishmeres"?
(a) How do we know that Yoshiyah hid the Aron?
(b) So about which period does our Mishnah speak, the *first* Beis
Hamikdash or the *second*?
(c) Even this answer (that 'Higi'a la'Aron' means to the *location* of the
Aron) is insufficient.
(d) So how do we amend the words 'Nasan es ha'Machtah *le'Bein Sh'nei
(a) What do we prove from the wording of our Mishnah 'Tzavar es ha'Ketores
al Gabei Gechalim'?
Answers to questions
(b) How did he pour the Ketores into the pan, from the far side *towards*
him, or from the near side *away from* him?
(c) Why does Abaye prefer the second explanation?