prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler of Kollel Iyun Hadaf
Rosh Kollel: Rabbi Mordecai Kornfeld
SHABBOS 85 - Dedicated by Yakov and Chaya Tavin of Har Nof, Yerushalayim, in honor of the birth of their grandson Yitzchak Reuven Tavin and the engagement of their son Moshe to Ahuvah Sherman.
(a) What does Rebbi Chiya bar Aba Amar Rebbi Yochanan learn from the Pasuk in Devarim "Lo Sasig Gevul Re'acha Asher Gavlu Rishonim"? What is the connection between this Pasuk and our Mishnah?
(b) How does Rebbi Shmuel bar Nachmeni Amar Rebbi Yonasan define the "Rishonim" mentioned in the Pasuk as?
(c) What method did they use to determine which land was good for planting which trees, and how, according to Rav Papa and Rav Acha bar Yakov, is that inherent in their names, the Chori and the Chivi?
(d) What did Rav Acha bar Yakov mean when he explained that the name Chori is a hint 'she'Na'asu B'nei Chorin mi'Nichseihen'?
(a) What is an 'Arugah'?
(b) What is the meaning of Rav Asi's statement 'Arugah Tochah Shishah, Chutz mi'Gevulehah'?
(c) We support Rav Asi's ruling with a Beraisa. What does the Beraisa say?
(d) The width of the border is based on a statement of Rebbi Yehudah in the Mishnah in Kil'ayim. What does he say?
(e) On which Pasuk in Eikev does Rebbi Zeira (or Rebbi Chanina bar Papa) base this?
(a) Why does Rav establish our Mishnah in the case of one solitary patch not surrounded by other patches ('Arugah be'Churvah')?
(b) We query Rav however, by asking 've'ha'Ika Makom Keranos?' What do we mean to ask that?
(c) bei Rav in the name of Rav establishes our Mishnah 'be'Memalei es ha'Keranos'. What does this mean?
(d) How does Rashi's explanation of 'ha'Keranos' differ here from what he said in the Mishnah.
(a) What do mean to ask with our next question 've'Liz'ra me'Abra'i, ve'Lo Limli mi'Gava'i'?
(b) What is the answer to this question?
(a) What is the Heter of 'Rosh Tor'?
(b) How does the Gemara attempt to apply that Heter in our case?
(c) On what grounds is this suggestion rejected?
(a) Shmuel disagrees with Rav. According to him, our Mishnah speaks about a patch surrounded by patches. Why is he not concerned about the different species mixing when they grow?
(a) Who are the B'nei Ma'arva?
(b) What did the B'nei Ma'arva mean, when they asked: 'Hifki'a Telem Al Penei Kula, Mahu'?
(c) Rav Sheshes holds that a furrow does negate the Din of Arugah. Rav Asi holds that it does not. The Mishnah in Kil'ayim forbids single alternate rows of pumpkins and cucumbers. Why is this not a proof for Rav Asi?
(d) Why then, are two alternate rows of pumpkins and cucumbers permitted?
(a) What advice does Rebbi Yochanan offer to anyone who wishes to fill his entire field with vegetables?
(b) When he says 'his entire field', is this to be taken literally - according to Amri de'Bei Rav Yanai?
(c) Rav Ashi does take Rebbi Yochanan literally. How is this possible?
(d) How does Rebbi Yochanan explain the Beraisa, which specifies a square box, when describing an Arugah? Does this not imply that, if it is in the form of a circle, it is forbidden?
(a) We have just described the advantage of a square patch over the circlular patch of Rebbi Yochanan. What are the advantages of Rebbi Yochanan's circular patch over the square patch of our Mishnah?