Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Daf 105 - Quiz

Q. What 3 things don't we swear for or about ?

A. On fields , servants or documents there are no shevuas hapikodon.

Q. What is a diskiyah ?

A. A double leather sack - du - sack.


Q. How can a person return something that is worth nothing & still be considered as if he gave something back ?

A. He stole Chometz before Pesach & gave it back after the Chag.

Q. What is the status of a Nozir who cut of all of his hair but left 2 hairs ?

A. He has not fulfilled the Mitzva of cutting off his hair at all.

Q. What 3 letter hebrew word ( 5 letters in english ) should one think of if he happens to see some Chomets during Pesach ?

A. Afar. Earth.

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

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Daf 104 - Quiz

Q. If a shliach agent is appointed in the presence of witnesess , does that make it a certified Shliach?

A. Rav Chisda holds yes.
Raboh - no.

Q. What is the basic definition of a Shliach ?

A. One who was sent to represent someone & all that he does is valid. Words alone are sufficient , a Kinyan or witnesess are not required. Rambam

Q. Where is there a proof that one may rejoice upon receiving a substantial sum of money ?

A. See Rashi 104b , 17 lines from the top.
Q. Is it permitted to also go out of your way to get the money ?

A. Yes. See Gemara

Q. What is the common denominator between

A deposit for safekeeping
& something he found ?

A. The Torah refers to all 4 in one verse 5:23 , as to the need to return them.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Daf 103 - Quiz

Q. One who stole money & than swore to deny it , he now has to deliver the money back even to china. Can he give the money to a messenger ?

A. Not unless it is a Shliach Beis Din.
Q. What else is he obligated to do ?

A. To pay the principal amount ,plus a fifth & a korban asham Gezelos.

Q. Whenever we tell a story of a certain Chosid who are we reffering to ?

A. Either R. Yehuda ben Bava or R. Yehuda ben R. Ilai.


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

Daf 102 - Quiz

Q. What is the general rule for using Shmita produce ?

A. For eating use , not for cleaning laundry.

Q. Are the 3 Mesechtos Bava Kama ,Metzia & Basra considered as one or are they seperate units ?

A. It is a matter of dispute.

Q. If someone said all of his things should become Hekdesh , what is included & what is excluded ?

A. His Tefilin are included , his wifes & childrens clothing are excluded.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Daf 101 - Quiz

Q. Is color considered Something or nothing ?

A. That is one of those Qestions !consider - how much does a painter charge ?
Q. What is orlah by trees ?

A. The first 3 years of fruits that grow from any fruit tree are forbidden for use whether for eating or any benefit.


Q. Why do we need a special inclusion not to use it for dye , isn't that just another form of benefit ?

A. Tosfos says no because we might argue that color is like nothing.
Q. If a garment was dyed with the peels of an orlah or shmita fruit , how do we deal with the garment ?

A. It needs to be burnt.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Daf 100 - Quiz

Q. What is meant by " the way " of a Jew ?

A. Acts of Kindness

Q. If we have a verse that teaches us to do more than the letter of the law , doesn't that make it obligatory ?

A. The word refers to that which they will choose to do on their own.

Q. Who is the Tana who holds that causing something is like doing it ?

A. Rebbi Meir

Q. If someone gave wool to be dyed what are the 3 things that can go wrong ?

A. Completely burnt & ruined

B. Partially discolored.

C. Wrong color.

These are the 3 cases in Mishna 100b.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

17 of 613

This week , Parshas Shmini contains 17 of the official 613 Mitzvos.

The first 4 - how Kohanim should act -

They may not enter the Mikdosh with long hair with the appearance of a mourner

This is a lesson for all of US !

We are called a nation of Kohanim. Before Pesach , before Sefira , we need to take a proper haircut as befits a king !

You are a very significant individual - the way you dress & groom yourself does make a difference !
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.