REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Meilah 16
(a) What does our Mishnah say about all Neveilos and all Shekatzim?
(b) What Shi'ur do they combine to complete?
(c) Rav qualifies the ruling in the Mishnah regarding Neveilos, confining it
to the realm of Tum'ah, but as far as Achilah is concerned, Tehorin and
Temei'in do not combine.
Why is that?
(d) Whereas according to Levi, they even combine regarding Achilah as well.
Why is that?
(a) Rav Asi says 'Tehorin le'Atzman, u'Temei'in le'Atzman'. Some say that he
argues with Rav, and others say that he doesn't.
What does he mean,
assuming that he ...
(b) We query Rav Asi from a Beraisa, which states that half a k'Zayis of a
dead cow and half a k'Zayis of a live camel do not combine.
- ... argues with Rav?
- ... concurs with him?
What can we
extrapolate from the Beraisa?
(c) Why the difference?
(a) What is now the Kashya on Rav Asi? On which version of Rav Asi's ruling
are we asking?
(b) Why is there no Kashya on Rav?
(c) What do we answer? If the Tana does not intend to preclude where both
half-k'Zeisim come from a dead animal, then what does he come to preclude?
(d) And we establish the Beraisa like Rebbi Yehudah.
What does Rebbi
Yehudah say about Eiver min ha'Chai?
(a) What problem do we have with this interpretation of the Beraisa? What
ought the Tana to have said if he held 'Misas Sheneihem Ein Mitztarfin'?
(b) We also query Rav Asi from the Seifa of the first Beraisa.
the Tana there say about half a k'Zayis from a cow and half a k'Zayis from a
camel 'Bein be'Chayehah Bein be'Misasah'?
(c) What is now the problem? What will have to say?
(d) How will Rav Asi then answer the Kashya? What does the Tana hold? What
does he hold?
(a) Alternatively, we initially think that 'Bein be'Chayehah Bein be'Misasah
Mitztarfin' refers to where one of the animals is alive and one of them
Answers to questions
What is then the Kashya? With which Reisha does it create a
(b) How do we therefore reinterpret 'Bein be'Chayehah Bein be'Misasah'?
(c) How does this then pose a Kashya on Rav Asi?
(a) What is the Shi'ur of Tum'as Sheratzim?
(b) What does Rav Yehudah Amar Rav therefore learn from the Pasuk in Shemini
(in connection with Sheratzim) "Lo Sochlum ki Sheketz Heim"?
(a) Rebbi Yossi b'Rebbi Chanina cited a Beraisa in front of Rebbi Yochanan
which discusses the Pasuk in Shemini "ve'Hivdaltem Bein ha'Beheimah
ha'Tehorah la'Temei'ah ... ve'Lo Seshaktzu es Nafshoseichem ba'Beheimah
u'va'Of ... Asher Hivdalti Lachem Letamei".
To what is the Tana referring
when he says that the Pasuk begins with Achilah?
(b) And what does he then extrapolate from the fact that the Pasuk begins
with Achilah and ends with Tum'ah?
(c) What was Rebbi Yochanan's reaction to that?
(d) How do we now reconcile Rav Yehudah Amar Rav with Rebbi Yossi be'Rebbi
(a) Abaye queries our interpretation of Rav Yehudah Amar Rav, from the fact
that Rav himself was referring to our Mishnah.
So what if he was? What
does it prove?
(b) What leads Abaye to believe that to be the case?
(c) What did Rav Yosef retort?
(a) We query Rebbi Yochanan's praise of Rebbi Yossi b'Rebbi Chanina's
Beraisa from his own comment on another Beraisa, which renders Tamei
complete limbs that do not have the Shi'ur Tum'ah.
To which two Tum'os
does the Beraisa specifically refer?
(b) What is the Tana's reason?
(c) What does Rebbi Yochanan comment on this Beraisa, that appears to
contradict his praise of the Beraisa quoted by Rebbi Yossi b'Rebbi Chanina?
(d) Rava answers that Rebbi Yossi b'Rebbi Chanina's Beraisa is talking about
'Muvdalin', whereas here Rebbi Yochanan is speaking about 'Einan Muvdalin'.
What does 'Muvdalin' and 'Einan Muvdalin' mean? How does this answer the
(a) Rav Ada bar Ahavah asked Rava why Rebbi Yochanan did not draw a similar
distinction by Beheimah.
Answers to questions
If he had, what would he mean by a 'Beheimah
Muvdeles' and a 'Beheimah she'Einah Muvdeles'?
(b) What would then be the Shi'ur Tum'ah of a Beheimah Temei'ah?
(c) On what basis did Rav Ada bar Ahavah suggest comparing Beheimos to
(d) Rava replied by qualifying the Hekesh.
What (exclusively) does the
Hekesh then come to teach us?