REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Bechoros 60
(a) What should one do if, in the process of taking Ma'aser Behemah, two
lambs emerge simultaneously?
(b) What happens if the owner did not do that, but instead, he counted them
(c) What happens if both the ninth and the tenth lambs emerge together?
(d) What will be the Din if the owner called the ninth lamb 'the tenth', the
tenth, 'the ninth', and the eleventh, 'the tenth'?
(e) What is the Machlokes between Rebbi Meir and Rebbi Yehudah with regard
to the Temurah of Ma'aser?
(a) What is the Machlokes between Rebbi Yochanan and Rav Kahana regarding
counting the lambs in pairs?
Answers to questions
(b) How does Rebbi Yochanan reconcile his opinion with the Mishnah which
says that the owner is obligated to call each one separately, and that, if
he does not, the ninth and the tenth lambs are upset?
(c) And how does Rav Kahana reconcile his opinion with the Beraisa, which
says that, if he called their numbers backwards, the tenth lamb (which he
called 'the first') is nevertheless Ma'aser?
(a) From where do we know that, if he called the ninth lamb 'the tenth', the
tenth, 'the ninth', and the eleventh, 'the tenth', that all three are
(b) In that case, why are the eighth and the twelfth lambs not Ma'aser, if
he calls them the 'tenth'?
(c) How do we explain the Beraisa, which holds that only one of the mistakes
is Ma'aser, not both (the ninth and the eleventh)?
(a) If the ninth and the tenth lambs emerged simultaneously, what is the
difference whether the owner called them both 'the ninth', or 'the tenth'?
(b) Why does Rava need to add that if the tenth and the eleventh emerged
simultaneously, and he called them both 'the eleventh', that they have the
same Din as when he called both the ninth and the tenth 'the ninth'? But
is that not obvious?
(c) What does 'Zeh ha'Klal' (in our Mishnah) come to include, if not to
teach us that even if the tenth and the eleventh lambs emerged at the same
time, the eleventh is nevertheless not Ma'aser unless he has removed the
title of 'tenth' from the tenth?
(d) How does the Gemara attempt to prove that the Beraisa must hold that if
the tenth and the eleventh lambs emerged simultaneously, the eleventh does
not require the removal of the title 'tenth' from the tenth , for it to
(e) How does the Gemara reject this proof?
(f) Why then, does the Beraisa say 'Lo Kadam', since it really was Kadam?
(a) Why did the Gemara think that the Beraisa could not go like Rebbi?
Answers to questions
(b) How does it reconcile the Beraisa with Rebbi?