Saturday, February 28, 2009

7 of 613

In Parshas Tezaveh

1 - Lights on in the Menorah daily

3 - for special garments for Kohanim

3 - regarding offerings.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.


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

From: "akiva goldberger"
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2009 00:00:04 +0200
To: <>

Can you send this to the group? It’s my chavrusa’s brother in law.


Thank You,

Akiva Goldberger

Israel Connection





From: []
Sent: Saturday, February 28, 2009 10:21 PM



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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Daf 63 - Quiz

Q. Which halacha of the Torah applies to every item & every animal in the world with only 2 exceptions ??
A. The law of paying double if one stole those items.
An Ox can be an exception in some cases to pay 5 times.
And for a sheep - 4 times.
Q. How can someone steal something & still not be required to pay back double ?

A. If he stole it from a thief who stole it from the owner.

Q. What are 3 more entities that one is exempt from paying double for them ?

A. Servants , documents & land.


Q. How can someone be considered a thief & be obligated to pay double even though the owner had given him the item voluntarily ?

A. It was given to him for safekeeping but he lied & said it was stolen from him & he swore to that effect.

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

Low Profile

Why did Mordechai warn Esther to make sure to keep her identity a secret ?
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Daf 62 - Quiz

Q. What are the 4 ways to deal with an issue when the Gemara concludes with Teiku ( unresolved ) ?

A. Tosfos explains :
- Rav Alfas- we are lenient
- Rav Hai Gaon - swear & take half.
-R. Tam - let the victim swear to his loss & collect it all.
- R. Yitzchok - no payment.

Q. Which transgression is it if one puts pressure on someone to reluctantly sell his item for a good price ?

A. A double aveira - for the desire & the Chemda. Rambam

Q. If someone sent a spark flying to cause damage , is he responsible ?

A. Yes , as if he threw an arrow or a rock. Rambam

Q. Does a person have a right to leave his Chanuka Menorah in a place where it may cause a fire , Chas Vesholom ?

A. No. He should sit there & safegaurd it. Rambam

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

Daf 61 - Quiz

Q. Which 3 transgressions is one obligated to avoid at all costs , in general ?

A. Idol Worship ,
Immorality &
Innocent bloodshed.

Q. What if someone risked his life to discover a Torah rule ?

A. We do not say Halacha over in his name.


Q. What if a fire traveled unexpectedly over a barrier is the fire starter responsible ?

A. No

Q. What is the bottom line of how much distance one is required to arrange to safegaurd his fire ?

A. It depends on the height & size of the fire.

Q. What if he had hidden gold items in his house & someone burnt it down ?

A. If it was something that a person of his stature may have had , he can swear & collect compensation. Rambam.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Dogs Laugh

Why are dogs the animals the Talmud says who laugh when Eliyohu Hanovi comes to town ?

The word Kelev - stands for Kol libo. Its whole heart is for its Master.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Do you Know ?

The source of the teaching in Mishlei that a person can be happPy always , not only on Purim ?

It is in 15:15

One with a good attitude is always at a Party !
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Daf 60 - Quiz

Q. When do say an action with the help of wind is forbidden , & when can he be exempt because of the wind , according to Rav Ashi ?

A. By Shabos it would be forbidden , by damages it can be gramah.

Q. Where is the source that even a righteous person should avoid a danger zone ?

A. Shmos 12 :22 - Don't leave your home in a time of punishment.

Q. How can this apply to ones travel plans ?

A. It is best to travel during daylight.


Q. How do dogs react when Eliyohu Hanovi comes to town ?

A. They are in a friendly mood.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

More Joy

When Adar begins we increase our Joy.
This alone is a great lesson , Rav Miller explained that we have the capacity to choose to learn how to increase our joy.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Daf 59 - Quiz

Q. Which Sage is noted for his system of linking together earlier Sages who have said similar teachings ? ( He also does so twice on this Daf ).

A. Abayei

Q. Why are some trees evaluated as part of the field , whereas others are considered independently ?

A. Rashi some trees are very significant !

Q. What is wrong if an ordinary person decides to begin to act as a super Tzadik ?

A. He may transgress the prohibition of acting with arrogance.

Q. A ripe fruit that is ready to be harvested is it still considered to be part of the tree or not ?

A. See third Tosfos on 59b
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Daf 58 - Quiz

Q. What is the difference between an animal that slipped & fell into a field or if it went on its own ?

A. If it slipped - the owner only pays for the benefits it gained.
If it went on its own - he pays for the damages.

Q. What if the animal now wandered into another section of the field ?

A. That is already a dispute.

Q. How do we calculate the price of the damages ?

A. We figure it based on the big picture of a field 60 times the size.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Daf 57 - Quiz

Q. If you don't pick it up you may transgress a lav & fail to fulfill an aseih ,

If you take it & keep it you transgress 2 lavin , what is it ?

A. Something you find which you are obligated to return.
The 2 lavin are - don't refrain from returning it & don't steal.

Q. What if you return an item to a place where the owner will see it & find it is that sufficent ?

A. Yes

Q. Is a pickpocket in a public area considered a Kanov - sneak theif or is he a gazlon ?

A. He is a ganov , because he is concealed from the owner. Rambam

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