prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler of Kollel Iyun Hadaf
Rosh Kollel: Rabbi Mordecai Kornfeld
(a) The Beraisa describes Nega'in and Ohalos as 'Mikra Mu'at and Halachos Merubos'. What is wrong with this description as far as Nega'im is concerned?
(b) How does Rav Papa amend the Beraisa to answer this Kashya?
(c) Why do we need to know this?
(a) Dinin, the first in the list to be described in our Mishnah as 'Yesh Lahen al Mah she'Yismochu' (in the form of a broad hint, but are not mentioned explicitly), are in fact, clearly spelled out in the Torah. So the Tana must be referring to Rebbi's interpretation of the Pasuk in Mishpatim "v'Nasata Nefesh Tachas Nafesh". What is the case?
(b) What does Rebbi mean when he Darshens 'Nesinah from Nesinah'? What does "v'Nasan bi'Felilim" mean?
(a) The second item in the list is Avodos. These too, are well described in many Pesukim. Which major aspect of the Avodas ha'Korbanos is not clearly mentioned in the Torah?
(b) Which Avodah is contained in the Pasuk in Vayikra "v'Hikriv ha'Kohen es ha'Kol v'Hiktir ha'Mizbeichah"?
(c) What does "v'Hikrivu Bnei Aharon ... " (written after "v'Shachat es ben ha'Bakar) refer to?
(d) Why can it not refer to 'Holachas ha'Dam', as it implies?
(a) Taharos is also spread out over many Pesukim. Which aspect of Tahoros is not clearly written in the Torah?
(b) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Metzora ...
1. ... "v'Rachatz ba'Mayim"? How is this inherent in the word itself?
2. ... "es Kol Besaro"?
(c) What is the actual volume of a Mikvah?
(a) The fourth item in the current list is Tum'os, which, like the previous three, are covered by numerous Pesukim in the Torah. Which aspect of Tum'as Sheretz is not written explicitly?
(b) Why does the Torah write in Shemini ...
1. ... "Kol ha'Nogei's Bahem"?
2. ... "Kol Asher Yipol Alav Meihem ... "?
(c) Why does the Tana Kama of the Beraisa interpret the combination of Bahem and Meihem to mean the size of a lentil?
(d) How does Rebbi Yosi b'Rebbi Yehudah interpret it? What is the minimum size for Tum'as Sheretz, according to him?
(a) Last on this list is Arayos, which are clearly spelled out in Acharei-Mos and Kedoshim. Which case of incest is not expressly written?
(b) Rava, quoting Rav Yitzchak bar Avdimi, learns it from a combination of two sources, in Acharei Mos and Kedoshim: "Henah" "Henah" and "Zimah" Zimah". What is written explicitly with regard to this case, and what do we learn from the 'Gezeirah-Shavah'?
(c) Why do we need both 'Gezeirah Shavahs'?
(d) Why can we not learn the prohibition by daughter from that of granddaughter with a 'Kal va'Chomer'?
(a) The Tana concludes 'Hen Hen Gufei Torah'. What problem do we have with this?
(b) To solve the problem, how do we amend the statement?
Hadran Alach 'ha'Kol Chayavin'
Perek Ein Dorshin
(a) What does our Mishnah mean when it writes 'Ein Dorshin ...
1. ... ba'Arayos bi'Sheloshah'?
2. ... v'Lo b'Ma'aseh Bereishis bi'Shenayim'?
3. ... v'Lo b'Merkavah b'Yachid'?
(b) After permitting a Chacham who understands to study Ma'aseh ha'Mekavah on his own, the Tana states that if someone delves into one of four things (which we will now discuss), 'Rasuy Lo k'Ilu Lo Ba l'Olam' (it would have been preferable for him not to have been born). What else might 'Rasuy Lo ...' mean?
(c) What is the meaning of ...
1. ... 'Mah l'Ma'alah u'Mah l'Matah'?
2. ... 'Mah l'Fanim u'Mah l'Achor'?
(d) What else might 'Mah l'Fanim u'Mah l'Achor' mean (see Tosfos)?
(e) And what does the Mishnah finally say about somebody who is unsympathetic towards the Honor of his Creator?
(a) What is the problem with the Mishnah's statement ' ... Ela im Ken Hayah Chacham u'Mevin mi'Da'ato'?
(b) How do we therefore amend it?
(a) On what grounds do we reject the initial suggestion that the source for the prohibition of Darshening Arayos to three people is the Pasuk in Acharei-Mos "Ish Ish (two) el Kol She'er Besaro (one)"?
(b) What do we then learn from the double Lashon "Ish Ish" (here, as well by the prohibition of cursing Hash-m and by that of Molech)?
(a) And on what grounds do we then reject the suggestion that the source for 'Arayos bi'Sheloshah' is the Pasuk in Acharei-Mos "u'Shemartem (two) es Mishmarti" (one) - ibid?
(b) How do we finally establish the source of the prohibition of teaching 'Arayos' to three people? What is the reason behind the Isur?
(c) Then why can we not apply the same logic to learning in depth ...
1. ... the rest of the Torah?
2. ... the laws of theft?
(a) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Va'eschanan ...
1. ... "Ki She'al Na l'Yamim Rishonim"?
2. ... "l'Min ha'Yom Asher Bara Elokim Adam al ha'Aretz" (initially)?
3. ... "l'Yamim ha'Rishonim Asher Hayu l'Fanecha"?
4. ... "ul'Miktzeh ha'Shamayim v'Ad Ketzei ha'Shamayim"?
(b) Now that we know the prohibition of delving into what existed beyond the boundaries of space and time from the latter Pasuk, what does Rebbi Elazar learn from "l'Min ha'Yom Asher Bara Elokim Adam al ha'Aretz"?
(c) And what does he learn from the Pasuk in Tehilim ...
1. ... "chor va'Kedem Tzartani"?
2. ... "va'Tashes Alai Kapecha"?