Saturday, March 14, 2009

One Mitzva

There is one more official Mitzva in Parshas Vayakhel & Pekudei.

* Beit Din Never carried out any of the death penalties on Shabos because we grant , even the wicked criminals a day off on Shabos.
This serves to teach the glory & honor of the great day of Shabos.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Daf 77 - Quiz

Q. Which is the shortest amud in this Mesechta ?

A. 77a which consists of 9 words.

Q. Why is this amud so unique ?

A. Its about the Unique Red Cow. Rambam says there were only 9 of them in History so far - corresponding to the 9 words on this amud. The tenth will be done when Moshiach comes.

Q. Do the laws of 4/5 apply to a mixbreed animal ?

A. Yes

Q. Is a mixbreed animal Kosher for a Korban / offering ?

A. No.

Q. Why are the laws of offerings more stringent ?

A. It is as if the animal has a blemish.


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

Special this week

There were only 9 of them so far in history , the tenth one will be used when Moshiach comes. What is it ?

The Parah Aduma !
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Daf 76 - Quiz

Q. Who is the one who holds that if he is responsible to replace the Hegdesh animal it is considered as his own ?

A. R. Shimon

Q. Who holds that a shlomim animal is considered his own & still in his possesion ?

A. R. Yosi Haglili.

Q. What is the implication of the phrase - it was stolen from the house of a person ?

A. But not from Hekdesh.

Q. What are 2 examples where we say that we consider the future potential as if it was already achieved ?

A. When blood is ready for Zerika & something that is ready for redemption - in a certain sense
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Daf 75 - Quiz

Q. What is the rule if someone admitted to being guilty to pay a fine , but then witnesses testified against him ?

A. Rav - he is exempt
Shmuel - he is obligated

Q. Thus how can there be a case where witnessnes came against him & he can still be exempt ?

A. If he had been Modeh first , according to Rav.

Q. But when he does not pay the fine , what about the principal amount ?

A. That he does pay

Q. When we say he pays 4/5 is the kefel included ?

A. Yes.

Q. If there are witnesses who for some reason cannot be incriminated with Hazoma , does that matter ?

A. There testimony is not valid in the first place.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Daf 74 - Quiz

Q. What is hakchasha & what is hazama ?

A. - Saying it did not happen would be hakchasha.

- saying you were with us someplace else on that day is hazama.


Q. What does tosfos say when a question is stronger than a Teima ??

A. See the last Tosfos on 74a.

Q. What are the 5 types of Lavin that Beis Din does not actually punifh with Malkus / Lashes ?

- if there is no action
- if it can carry a death penalty
- if it can be rectified by payment.

- or by an act of an aseih.
- or a collective Lav. Rambam.

Q. What are 2 requirements to define an official admission that will exempt someone from paying a kenas / fine ?

A. In the presence of beis din & in their place of judgement.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Daf 73 - Quiz

Q. By how many places in Shas do we follow Abayes opinion ?

A. 6

Q. If one of 2 witnesses was disqualified does that affect his co- witness ?

A. Yes. Their testimony is cancelled.

Q. What is considered a gap in ones speech so that we question his subsequent words to consider them seperately ?

A. If he paused to say the equivalent of Peace to you my Teacher.


Q. How should one greet a teacher /Rebbi ?

A. Sholom oleicha Rebbi. See Tosfos.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Daf 72 - Quiz

Q. At which point is a shechita considered slaughtered ?

A. Reish Lokish - at the end.
R. Yochanon - from the start to the finish.

Q. One may slaughter a chulin animal all over , besides one place ,where is that ?

A. In the Beis Hamigdosh or the Azora courtyard.

Q. May a wicked Jew serve as a witness ?

A. No.


Q. A witness who was contradicted with hazama from when is he disqualified ?

A. Abayei - retroactively from when he sinned.
Rava - from when he is caught.

Q. Why is eid zomain considered a Chidush ?

A. Because there are 2 witnesses against 2 , why listen to the second group ?

Q. Why is daf 72 the daf for Purim ?
A. Ayin beis are the first 2 letters of the word Eved. On Purim we learn to commit ourselves to serve Hashem as an eved to a Master.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.