prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler of Kollel Iyun Hadaf
Rosh Kollel: Rabbi Mordecai Kornfeld
(a) What did the Kohen Gadol do following the Sa'ir la'Az'azel's arrived in the desert?
(b) What did he wear whilst performing it?
(c) What does 'Bigdei Butz' mean?
(d) On what basis was he allowed to wear his own clothes?
(e) Then why was he given the option of wearing the Bigdei Butz?
(a) The Chazan ha'Keneses took the Seifer-Torah. Who was the Chazan ha'Keneses?
(b) He handed it to the Rosh ha'Keneses who handed it to the S'gan (deputy Kohen Gadol). Who was the 'Rosh ha'Keneses'?
(c) What did the S'gan do with the Seifer Torah?
(d) Why was all this necessary?
(a) What can we extrapolate from the Mishnah's statement that the Kohen Gadol received the Seifer Torah standing?
(b) How does that determine the location where the Kohen Gadol read?
(c) Who was the only person permitted to sit in the Azarah?
(a) What did the Kohen Gadol then read, besides the current Parshah in Acharei-Mos?
(b) On what basis was he permitted to roll the Seifer-Torah from Acharei-Mos to Emor?
(c) Why would it otherwise be forbidden to do so?
(a) After rolling the Seifer-Torah shut and placing it in his bosom, what did the Kohen Gadol announce?
(b) Why was it necessary to do that?
(c) He then read Maftir from Chomesh ha'Pekudim by heart. What is 'Chomesh ha'Pekudim'?
(d) Why did he read it by heart?
(e) Why did he not read from a second Seifer?
(a) How many B'rachos did the Kohen Gadol then proceed to recite (besides the regular B'rachah before and after Leining)?
(b) The first three of these B'rachos were 'al Mechilas ha'Avon (S'lach Lanu) al ha'Avodah ve'al ha'Hoda'ah'. Which B'rachah was ...
1. ... 'al ha'Avodah'?
2. ... 'al ha'Hoda'ah'?
(c) The next two B'rachos comprise 'al ha'Mikdash' & 'al ha'Kohanim'. What was the gist of the B'rachah ...
1. ...'al ha'Mikdash' (Se Pirush ha'Mishnayos le'ha'Rambam),?
2. ... 'al ha'Kohanim'?
(d) And what is the gist of the eighth B'rachah ('al Yisrael ve'al Sha'ar ha'Tefilah' (Rambam)?
(e) How did the Kohen Gadol then conclude his Tefilah?
(a) What could one not see if one was...
1. ... listening to the Kohen Gadol reading the Parshah?
2. ... watching the burning of the Par and the Sa'ir?
(b) If there was no prohibition against doing so, why was it not possible?
(c) Based on which principle might one have thought that it is prohibited?
(d) Which Mitzvah does this refer to?
(e) Then why isn't it?
(a) If he read the Parshah still wearing the Bigdei Butz, what did he have to do before changing into the Bigdei Zahav?
(b) After the (fifth) Tevilah, he brought the Tamid shel bein ha'Arbayim and the two rams (his ram and the ram of the people [both Olos). According to Rebbi Eliezer, what did he also bring at that stage?
(c) What does Rebbi Akiva say about the Korban Musaf?
(d) How does he learn this from the Pasuk in Pinchas (in connection with the Korban Musaf) "Mil'vad Olas ha'Boker asher le'Olas ha'Tamid?
(e) Based on the Pasuk there "Mil'vad Chatas ha'Kipurim", why did he then bring the goat of the Musaf after the Tamid shel bein ha'Arbayim?
(a) According to Rebbi Akiva, after which Tevilah did the Kohen Gadol ...
1. ... bring the Tamid shel Shachar and those Korbanos that we just discussed?
2. ... take out the Kaf and the Machtah?
3. ... bring the Tamid shel bein ha'Arbayim together with the goat of the Musaf?
(b) According to Rebbi Eliezer, why did he bring the Musaf together with the Tamid shel bein ha'Arbayim (and not with the Tamid shel Shachar)?
(a) The Kohen Gadol then performed the fourth Tevilah (incorporating two Kidushei Yadayim ve'Raglayim. What did he have to do after each Tevilah before getting dressed?
(b) Which Avodah did he then perform after changing into the Bigdei Lavan?
(a) Which Begadim did he change into after performing the fifth Tevilah?
(b) Which Avodah did he perform before Hatavas ha'Neiros (the last Avodah of the day)?
(c) What does 'Hatavas ha'Neiros' mean?
(d) Before changing into his own clothes, what did he ...
1. ... still have to do?
2. ... not have to do?
(a) What does the Mishnah say about his journey home?
(b) Why did he make a party?
(c) Whom did he invite to his party?
(a) If a Kohen Hedyot wore four Bigdei Kehunah, how many extra Begadim did the Kohen Gadol wear?
(b) Which four Begadim did they both wear?
(c) Two of the extra Begadim that the Kohen Gadol wore were the Choshen and the Eifod. What was the 'Eifod'?
(d) Which two additional garments did he wear?
(a) What did the Kohen Gadol wear when he consulted the Urim ve'Tumim?
(b) On whose behalf, besides a king and Sanhedrin did the Kohen Gadol consult the Urim ve'Tumim?
(c) We learn all this from the Pasuk in Pinchas "ve'Lifnei Elazar ha'Kohen Ya'amod ... Hu ... ". Who is meant by ...
1. ... "Hu"?
2. ... "ve'Chol B'nei Yisrael Ito"?
3. ... "Acharav"?
4. ... "ve'Chol ha'Eidah"?
(a) When consulting the Urim ve'Tumim, where did ...
1. ... the questioner stand?
2. ... Kohen Gadol stand?
(b) What would the questioner say?
(c) In what sort of voice did he say it?
(a) Upon looking at the Choshen, what did he see?
(b) What was engraved on the stones of the Choshen besides the names of the twelve tribes?
(c) Why was this necessary? What did the Kohen Gadol have to experience in order to answer the questioner?
(d) How did the Kohen Gadol how to unravel the letters that lit-up (not necessarily in the correct order)?