prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler of Kollel Iyun Hadaf
Rosh Kollel: Rabbi Mordecai Kornfeld
(a) What does Rebbi Eliezer say about bringing the knife for the B'ris Milah via the street if one forgot to bring it before Shabbos?
(b) Why does he require that one brings it 'revealed'?
(c) He waives this requirement however, in time of danger. What does he mean by 'time of danger'?
(d) What is he then required to do instead?
(a) What does Rebbi Eliezer further permit one to do if one has no ...
1. ... knife to perform the B'ris Milah?
2. ... firewood to make a fire?
(b) Rebbi Akiva disagrees with Rebbi Eliezer. What principle does he present that counters his Rebbe's ruling?
(c) What does he mean when he adds that 'Anything that cannot be done on Erev Shabbos overrides Shabbos'?
(d) Like whom is the Halachah?
(a) Two of the three things (regarding the actual Mitzvah itself) that the Tana inserts in the list of 'Tzorchei Milah' which are permitted, are Milah and P'ri'ah. What is 'P'ri'ah'?
(b) The third thing he permits is Metzitzah. What is 'Metzitzah'?
(c) Why would it otherwise be forbidden?
(a) He also permits placing an 'Isp'lanis and K'mon on the wound. What is ...
1. ... an 'Isp'lanis'?
2. ... 'K'mon'?
(b) What is one permitted to do, in the event that one was unable to grind the cumin before Shabbos?
(c) Why is he not permitted to grind it in the regular manner?
(d) It was also customary to add a mixture comprising wine and oil. What did they do on Shabbos if they were unable to mix them before Shabbos?
(a) The Mishnah now discusses the little tight covering with which they tended to cover the Milah. What purpose did it serve?
(b) What did they do if they were unable to make it before Shabbos?
(c) And what concession does the Tana make regarding bringing it from another location on Shabbos if necessary? From which two locations does he permit bringing it?
(a) What does the Tana Kama say about bathing the above baby (which was customary in those days) on Shabbos?
(b) How does he then qualify that? What does he actually permit?
(c) How does he qualify it still further, forbidding even 'Ziluf'?
(d) What does Rebbi Elazar ben Azaryah say about bathing the baby on Shabbos?
(a) What other concession does Rebbi Elazar ben Azaryah present, even if the actual B'ris Milah did not take place on Shabbos?
(b) What if the water was heated on Shabbos?
(c) What is the reason for this leniency?
(d) What is his source for it?
(e) Like whom is the Halachah?
(a) The Mishnah forbids circumcising a Safek and an Androginus on Shabbos. What is meant by a 'Safek'?
(b) What would be the Din as regards Milah if he were definitely an eighth-month baby?
(c) What is an Androginus?
(d) With which of these does Rebbi Yehudah disagree?
(a) How does Rebbi Yehudah learn his ruling from the Pasuk in Lech-L'cha "Himol lachem Kol Zachar"?
(b) And how does the Tana Kama learn his opinion from the Pasuk there "es B'sar Orlaso"?
(a) What is the Din regarding a baby who, for some reason, was not circumcised on the eighth day, and whom the father now wants to circumcise on Shabbos?
(b) What does the Mishnah say about someone who has two babies to circumcise, one whose Milah is due after Shabbos, the other, on Shabbos, and who then forgets and circumcises the one whose time falls due only after Shabbos, on Shabbos?
(c) In a similar case, but where the first baby was due to be circumcised before Shabbos, and the father mistakenly circumcises him on Shabbos, Rebbi Eliezer rules that he is Chayav. What does Rebbi Yehoshua say?
(d) What is the basis for the distinction between the two rulings?
(a) The earliest a baby can be circumcised is on the eighth day. Notwithstanding illness, what is the latest?
(b) On what condition is he circumcised him on ...
1. ... the ninth?
2. ... the tenth?
3. ... the eleventh?
4. ... the twelfth?
(c) Why can one not circumcise him on the second day, like one can on other Yamim-Tovim?
(d) What does the Tana say about a sick baby?
(e) When does one actually circumcise him?
(a) The Mishnah now discusses Tzitzin ha'Me'akvin es ha'Milah. What are 'Tzitzin'?
(b) The Tana defines Tzitzin ha'Me'akvin es ha'Milah as 'Basar ha'Chofeh es Rov ha'Atarah'. What is ...
1. ... the 'Atarah'?
2. ... 'Basar ha'Chofeh es Rov ha'Atarah'?
(c) What are the ramifications of the fact that the baby remains an Areil, assuming that he is a Kohen?
(d) From where do we learn that a Kohen Areil is forbidden to eat Terumah?
(a) What does the Tana say about a fat baby whose Milah is completed, but who, due to his obesity, looks as if it is not?
(b) What does the Mishnah say about someone who performs Milah but not P'ri'ah?
(c) What is the Mishnah allow the Mohel to do on Shabbos whilst he is still busy with the Milah, that is forbidden once he has removed his hand from the location of the Milah?