Saturday, February 21, 2009

3 of 613

Are in Parshas Teruma.

* To build the Beis Hamigdosh

* To always keep the poles of the Aron in place.

* To always have the Lechem Haponim in Place.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Daf 56 - Quiz

Q. If a person is off the hook & exempt by law of Beis Din , does that mean that there are no more claims against him in Heaven ?

A. No , he may still be accountable if he dosent pay up on his own initiative.

Q. If someone scared a person out of his wits without touching him , causing the victim to become ill from the fright , is he liable to pay for damages ?

A. No & yes. This is an example of the above.

Q. If someone found an item & tried to return it to its owner by making announcements etc , but he did not yet discover whose it is , what should he do ?

A. Take it home & keep it safe until the owner contacts you.

Q. Does that mean you become like a Shomer Chinon or even a Shomer Sochor ?

A. Both answers are valid - there are 2 opinions.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Daf 55 - Quiz

Q. Why is the word Tov only mentioned in the second review of the 10 Commandments , but not in the first ?

A. Because the first ones were to be smashed.

Q. From where do we learn that we can understand the primary purpose of an entity from the first time it s used in the Torah ?

A. From the letter Tes which is used first for Tov.

Q. If 2 animals are similar to each other may we breed them together ?
A. If they are a different specie it is prohibited. Thus a wild goose may not be mated with a regular goose , but a wild ox with a regular ox is permitted. Rambam

Q. What is considered a proper closure to for sheep ?

A. That which can withstand an average wind.


Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Daf 54 - Quiz

Q. Why does the Torah specify that an ox or a donkey fell into a pit , why not just say any animal ?

A. We exclude only these types but not
- a person or
- utensils.

Q. What is the law if someones pet animal goes out on Shabos carrying a package ?

A. It is forbidden to allow it.

Q. How do we know that the the 2 sets of 10 Commandments in the Torah are considered one unit ?

A. See first Tosfos on 54b


Q. Is a person permitted to plow a field with an ox or pull a wagon with a donkey ?

A. Yes
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.


There is a fundamental Torah concept which is the basic attitude of every Jew & it is found in verse 7 of chapter 24 in this weeks Parsha.

Naaseh Venishma - which of course applies 24/7
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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Daf 53 - Quiz

Q. How can we define the term "hevel" in the context of our topic ?

A. Rashi , Yevomos 80b , says warm air like smoke.

Q. What was the unique stature of Rebbi Nosson ?

A. He was a great Tana a chaver of R. Meir & he was the Av Beis Din who would always delve into the depths of an issue.

Q. What is the basic rule if someone fell down & broke someones item by mistake or due to an accident ?

A. He is responsible to pay for all of the damages as if he were a Meizid. Rambam , chovel umazik 6:1.
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Monday, February 16, 2009

Daf 52- Quiz

Q. If someone agreed to sell his home for x amount & the buyer agreed & witnesses were present , is it a done deal ?

A. Not until a halachic act of acquisition is made. Even giving over the keys is only considered as saying - go & make a chazaka to be Koneh.


Q. If a person falls into a pit & gets hurt , the pit owner must pay , but not if the faller died. Why ?

A. It is a decree of the Torah - Gezeras Hakosuv.


Q. What if an animal fell in with a load of precious utensils on its back , & the animal died & the utensils were ruined ?

A. The pit owner pays for the animal but not for the utensils.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Daf 51 -Quiz

Q. Why is it that one who is executed by Sekila , has to be pushed off a cliff that is a certain height - twice the height of a person ?

A. So that the sinner is put to death with a Loving Touch to fulfill - Love others as yourself !

Q. If A sent B to perform a sin who is guilty of the sin ?

A. B is. Because he should not have accepted such a shlichus.

Q. When & how can 2 people become partners in a Bor ?

A. If 1 person dug 10 tefochim deep & the second person dug down to 20 , they are both liable.
However if the first only dug 9 deep & the second dug the tenth , only the second one is liable.

Q. How does Tosfos pose a question that is stronger than a Teima ?
A. See second Tosfos on 51b.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.