REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
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YOMA 59-88 have been dedicated to the memory of the late Dr. Simcha
Bekelnitzky (Simcha Gedalya ben Shraga Feibush) of Queens N.Y. by his wife
and daughters. Well known in the community for his Chesed and Tzedakah, he
will long be remembered.
(a) What is meant by 'Pirkan' ...
(b) What is the problem inherent in our Mishnah?
- ... with regard to a girl?
- ... with regard to a boy?
- ... 'Lifnei Shanah' used by the Tana of our Mishnah?
(c) How does Rav Chisda solve that problem?
(a) According to Rav Huna, a girl of eight or nine must fast for a few
What about a girl of ten or eleven?
(b) What does Rav Huna mean by 'eight or nine', and by 'ten or eleven'?
(c) Does he also differentiate between a healthy girl of *twelve* and one
who is sick?
(d) Rav Nachman divides the ages into two groups of nine and ten, and eleven
Does this mean that he disagrees with Rav Huna?
(a) In which two points does Rebbi Yochanan disagree with Rav Huna and Rav
(b) How do Rav Huna and Rav Nachman interpret 'Mechanchin Osan *Lifnei
Shanah* ... '?
(c) What is the problem with Rebbi Yochanan from there?
(d) How will Rebbi Yochanan amend the Mishnah?
(a) The Beraisa quoted by Rabah bar Shmuel says 'Mechanchin Osan Shanah O
Shetayim Samuch le'Pirkan'.
Why is this Beraisa a Kashya on Rav Huna and
(b) They answer that Mechanchin here means the obligation to fast all day.
How do they then reconcile this Beraisa with another Beraisa, which
specifically describes 'Mechanchin' as feeding the child one hour later than
(a) What does it mean when a pregnant woman has a strong urge to partake
from a food that is cooking on the stove?
(b) What does one do if this occurs, even on Yom Kipur, and why?
(c) Under which circumstances does the Tana of our Mishnah permit a sick
person to eat?
(a) If during the year, a pregnant woman has a desire for meat of Hekdesh or
non-Kasher food, the Beraisa gives three stages of stilling her desire.
What are they?
(b) According to Rebbi Eliezer in the Beraisa, which are the only three
prohibitions which over-ride human life?
(c) What does Rebbi Eliezer learn from the Pasuk in va'Eschanan ...
- ... "be'Chol Nafshecha"?
- ... " u've'Chol Me'odecha"?
(a) How does Rebbi Eliezer learn ...
Answers to questions
(b) In what regard does he also compare murder to adultery?
- ... that murder as well as adultery, over-rides human life?
- ... from the Pasuk in Ki Seitzei, which compares adultery (by the rape of a girl) to murder, that adultery over-rides human life ?
(a) What did Rava tell the unfortunate man whom the Romans warned that
either he kills the mayor of the town in which he lived or they would kill
(b) Why did the man initially think that *his* life should come first?
(c) What was his mistake?
(a) What did Rebbi instruct that woman to do, when she had the problem of
her unborn baby wanting to eat on Yom Kipur?
(b) Was his advice effective?
(c) Who did the baby subsequently turn out to be?
(d) Which Pasuk in Yirmiyah did Rebbi attribute to the baby?
(a) Who was Shabsa'i Otzar Peri?
Answers to questions
(b Why was he called by that name?
(c) Why is it forbidden to stockpile fruit in Eretz Yisrael?
(d) Why did Rebbi Chanina quote the Pasuk from Tehilim "Zoru Resha'im
me'Rechem" with regard to him?