prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler of Kollel Iyun Hadaf
Rosh Kollel: Rabbi Mordecai Kornfeld
(a) Our Mishnah forbids writing Shtarei Chov on Chol ha'Mo'ed, with two exceptions; one of them is where the creditor does not trust the debtor. What is the other?
(b) The Tana Kama forbids writing Sefarim, Tefilin and Mezuzos on Chol ha'Mo'ed. Does this prohibition extend to correcting Sefer Ezra? What is the alternative reading of Sefer Ezra?
(c) What does Rebbi Yehudah say about ...
1. ... writing Sefarim, Tefilin and Mezuzos on Chol ha'Mo'ed?
2. ... spinning Techeles?
(a) Rebbi Meir in the Beraisa holds like Rebbi Yehudah in our Mishnah (who permits writing Sefarim, Tefilin and Mezuzos for oneself on Chol ha'Mo'ed). What does he say about writing them for others?
(b) Rebbi Yehudah in the Beraisa is more lenient. What does he say?
(c) Rebbi Yosi is the most lenient of all. What does he hold?
(d) What ruling did Rav or Rabah bar bar Chanah issue to Rav Chananel?
(a) Rebbi Eliezer permits spinning on one's lap but not using a stone. What does using a stone mean?
(b) The Rabanan permit even using a stone. Rebbi Yehudah quotes Rebbi Eliezer slightly more leniently than the Tana Kama quotes him. What does he say?
(c) The Chachamim are the most lenient of all. What do they hold?
(d) How do both Shmuel and Rebbi Yochanan both rule ...
1. ... in this case?
2. ... in the previous case?
(a) According to our Mishnah, how long before Yom Tov must one have buried one's dead for Yom Tov to negate ...
1. ... the Shiv'ah?
2. ... the Sheloshim?
(b) Which three Dinim does the latter incorporate?
(c) With regard to the Dinim of mourning, in which way is ...
1. ... Yom Tov more lenient than Shabbos?
2. ... Shabbos more lenient than Yom Tov?
(a) What does Rebbi Eliezer say about Shavu'os after the Churban Beis Hamikdash, when it no longer has seven days of Tashlumin?
(b) What does Raban Gamliel say about Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur?
(c) What compromise do the Chachamim make between Rebbi Eliezer and Raban Gamliel?
(d) What do Rav and Rav Huna mean when they say 'Gezeiras Batlu, Yamim Lo Batlu'?
(a) Rav Sheshes holds 'Afilu Yamim Nami Batlu'. What does he mean?
(b) What do we prove from the Beraisa, where the Tana Kama appears to support the opinion Rav and Rav Huna, and Aba Shaul, that of Rav Sheshes (see also Tosfos DH 've'ha'Tanya')?
(c) Why does Aba Shaul say that the Mitzvah of seven days negates the Sheloshim, when our Mishnah requires eight?
(d) What is the meaning of 'v'Yom ha'Shevi'i Oleh Lo l'Kan ul'Kan'?
(a) Like whom does Rav Chisda Amar Ravina bar Shilo rule, the Chachamim or Aba Shaul?
(b) In which case do the Chachamim agree with Aba Shaul that the Avel may shave on the seventh day?
(c) Which basic leniency regarding the seventh day of every Avelus, emerges from Aba Shaul's ruling?
(a) Abaye rules like Aba Shaul ('Miktzas ha'Yom k'Kulo') with regard to the seventh day, and, he maintains, the Chachamim agree with him with regard to the thirtieth (that 'Miktzas ha'Yom k'Kulo'). What does Rava say?
(b) The Neherda'i disagree with both Abaye and Rava. What do they say?
(c) On what do they base their ruling?
(a) What do we learn from ...
1. ... the Pasuk in Naso "Kadosh Yih'yeh Gadel Pera"?
2. ... the 'Gezeirah-Shavah' "Rosheichem Al Tifra'u" (Shemini) from Nazir "Gadel Pera Se'ar Rosho" (Naso)?
(b) According to Rav Huna Brei d'Rav Yehoshua, even Aba Shaul does not always hold 'Miktzas ha'Yom k'Kulo'. In which case does he in fact agree that the Avel has to wait for nightfall before being permitted to wash?
(c) What do Rav Papa and Rav Papi say about this?
(a) Abaye asked Rabah whether, if they buried a Mes on Yom Tov, Yom Tov will negate the Sheloshim or not. Why did he not ask him the same She'eilah regarding the Shiv'ah?
(b) What did Rabah answer him?
(a) The Beraisa maintains that, if someone buries his deceased relative two days before Yom Tov, 'Nichum Avelim' does not apply after Yom Tov, because people already performed it during Yom Tov. Then in which regard does the Tana say that he counts another five days after Yom Tov?
(b) If he buried him three days before the end of Yom Tov, the same distinction applies. What is the Din regarding 'Nichum Avelim'?
(c) The Beraisa ends with 've'Regel Oleh Lo', referring to the Din of Sheloshim. Why do we initially think that this poses a Kashya on Rabah?
(d) How do we refute the Kashya?