prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler of Kollel Iyun Hadaf
Rosh Kollel: Rabbi Mordecai Kornfeld
(a) According to Rav Ashi's initial statement, it is only by the original fruit that Rebbi Elazar argues with Rebbi Yochanan, but as for as the second fruit, he concedes that it may even be redeemed by way of Chilul. If that is so, then why, in the Beraisa that supports him, does the Tana speak about 'Lakach' even by the second and by the third fruit (rather than 'Chilel')?
(b) If someone wishes to purchase a shirt with a Sela of Shevi'is, what problem will he encounter?
(c) So what does the Tana of another Beraisa suggest that he does?
(d) How does this Beraisa disprove Rav Ashi's previous statement? Why is it obvious that the Sela is a second fruit and not an original one?
(a) How do now re-word Rav Ashi's statement? Who concedes what to whom?
(b) Then why, in the Beraisa that supports Rebbi Yochanan, does the Tana speak about transferring Shevi'is (implying the original Kedushah) on to an animal?
(c) How do we prove this from 'Ma'aser Sheni' (which the Tana deals with in the same statement)?
(a) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Emor "u'Semachtem Lifnei Hash-m Elokeichem Shiv'as Yamim"?
(b) How about Yerushalayim?
(c) What Takanah did Raban Yochanan ben Zakai institute after the Churban Beis-Hamikdash?
(d) He also instituted that 'Yom Henef' should be completely forbidden. What does this mean?
(e) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Yirmeyahu that ends "Tziyon Hi, Doresh Ein Lah"?
(a) What is 'Chadash'?
(b) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Emor (in connection with Chadash) "Ad Etzem ha'Yom ha'Zeh"?
(c) So why did Raban Yochanan ben Zakai forbid it until the seventeenth?
(d) What is the problem with this, assuming the Beis Hamikdash will be built any time up to the fifteenth of Nisan?
(a) So the Takanah takes into account that the Beis Hamikdash will be built on the night of the sixteenth of Nisan or just before Sheki'ah of the sixteenth. What is the problem with that?
(b) How do we solve the problem?
(c) How did this concern spark off Raban Yochanan ben Zakai's Takanah?
(a) Alternatively, Rav Nachman bar Yitzchak explains, Rebbi Yochanan ben Zakai holds like his great-grand-Talmid Rebbi Yehudah. What did Rebbi Yehudah Darshen from the Pasuk in Emor "Ad Etzem ha'Yom ha'Zeh"?
(b) If Raban Yochanan ben Zakai himself holds like Rebbi Yehudah, then why does Rebbi Yehudah (in the Mishnah in Menachos) disagree with him?
(c) Then why does the Mishnah in Menachos use the expression 'Hiskin Raban Yochanan ben Zakai'?
(a) The Mishnah now discusses what they used to do with their Lulavim when the first day of Sukos fell on Shabbos. What did they used to do initially?
(b) In which way would the Halachah differ if Shabbos fell on another day of Sukos (after Raban Yochanan ben Zakai's Takanah to take the Lulav Lulav throughout Sukos)?
(c) What does Rebbi Yosi say about someone who carried his Lulav into the street on the first day of Sukos that fell on Shabbos?
(a) From where do we learn that one cannot fulfill the Mitzvah of Lulav with somebody else's Lulav on the first day of Sukos?
(b) And what do we learn from "u'Lekachtem"?
(a) Of the four Tana'im who were traveling together on the ship, only Raban Gamliel had a set of Arba Minim. How were they all Yotzei with his set on the first day of Sukos?
(b) Why does the Beraisa need to add that each of them returned it to Raban Gamliel?
(c) What important ruling does Rava add to this?
(d) Why does the Tana need to inform us that Raban Gamliel paid a thousand Zuz for his set?
(a) Why during the Amidah, is one forbidden to hold ...
1. ... a knife?
2. ... a dish of food?
3. ... a loaf?
4. ... money?
(b) Is one permitted to Daven the Amidah holding Tefilin or a Sefer-Torah?
(c) That being so, how could Ameimar inform Rav Ashi that his father used to hold the Lulav during the Amidah?
(a) What would the men of Yerushalayim do with their Lulavim when they left the house, went to Shul, or recited the Shema or the Amidah?
(b) On which other occasions would they take their Lulav with them?
(c) On which occasion would they ...
1. ... put it on the floor?
2. ... send it home with a Shali'ach?
(d) What do we learn from all this?