Saturday, April 18, 2009

Mitzvos this week

We have 7 in Sazria
& 11 in Metzora.

The first one is
Separation time after childbirth.

This teaches us how to view various opportunities in life & how to deal with each situation with the right approach.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Daf 112 - Quiz

Q. Is a heir considered like a new buyer or not ?

A. That is a dispute.

Q. If a person borrowed an item for 30 days but than died after 5 days , can the children still use the item for 25 days ?
A. Yes.
Q. What is the meaning of a claim, I want to go to the big Beis Din ?

A. In Eretz Yisroel , Rashi.
Q. Who is believed at times as 2 witnesess ?

A. An agent sent by Beis Din.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Daf 111 - Quiz

Q. Who was the first one who said - It is not good for a person to be unmarried ?

A. Hashem in Breshis 2:18.

Q. How did Reish Lokish teach this message ?

A. It is better to be together than alone.

Q. Did they ever bring any offerings before the morning Tamid ?

A. No.
Q. What about after the afternoon Tamid offering ?

A. Yes. The korban Pesach.

Q. Does the Mitzva of honoring Parents apply even after they depart this world ?
A. Yes.
Q. What can be expected if someone toils a lot to utilize the teachings of a Sage that had passed away ?
A. He will come to greet him when he will depart.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Daf 110 - Quiz

Q. What is retirement age for a Kohen ?

A. There is none , unless he is infirm.

Q. What type of eating is not considered eating ?

A. Achila gasoh - excessive overeating.
Q. If someone stole from someone who has no heirs & that person died , does the thief get away with it ?

A. No. He must pay for the principal plus a fifth to the Kohanim & bring a korban asham.

Q. What are some of the unique rules of how one must pay back for stealing from a convert ?

A. No payment at night.

No installment payments.

How many gifts does the Torah obligate us to give to Kohanim ?

A. 24
Q. How can they be divided into categories ?

A. 10 to eat in the Mikdosh
4 in the city of Yerusholayim

10 in all of Eretz Yisroel
Q. Is there another method to categorize them ?

A. The Rambams way -
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Daf 109 - Quiz

Q. How is it possible for a Jew to have no relatives at all ?

A. By a convert.
Q. What can be another name for a heir ?

A. A Redeemer / goel.

Q. What is another name for the principal amount of payment / Keren ?

A. Asham

Q. Who has the right to bring his korban any time he desires to ?

A. A Kohen.

Q. If you happen to meet a kohen by an entranceway , who should go in first ?

A. We are obligated to always give honor & respect to kohanim.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Daf 108 - Quiz

Q. Is it the monetary double payment that exempts one from paying an extra fifth or is it the oath that makes him pay Kefel that does it ?

A. Its the money. ( Like breeds like ).
Q. When is stealing considered unavoidable / " oness " ?

A. Rashi & Tosfos both explain when the robber was armed.

Q. If a stole from b & than b died , what should a do ?

A. Pay to the heirs.

Q. What if a had also made an oath ?

A. He pays the principle & a fifth more to the heirs.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Daf 107 - Quiz

Q. The first word of this Daf can mean to mix or to make sweet as we say in our daily prayer for Torah study : please make the Torah sweet in my mouth. What is the connection between the 2 meanings ?

A. When something is sweet we are eager to absorb it & allow it to mix in.

Q. Why would the Torah mix together 2 issues ?

A. Because there are connecting messages to both areas.
Q. Why does the Torah obligate one who seems honest , for he made a partial admission , to swear ?

A. Because he may be a partial lier to stall for time.

Q. Who are the 4 Watchmen ?

A. Unpaid.
Paid ,
One who borrowed &
One who rented.
Q. What are the 3 oaths we impose on an unpaid watchman who claims it was stolen ?

A. That he was not negligent ,
That he did not misuse it ,
& that it is not still in his possession.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Daf 106 - Quiz

Q. What is the logical difference between a loan & a deposit for safekeeping ?

A. The loan is meant to be spent.

Q. What is the difference between an oath in the presence of Beis Din or one sworn outside ?

A. The first is stronger and thus it can obligate a monetary payment.
Q. How many types of people are obligated by the Torah to swear ?

A. 3.

What are they ?
A. One who admitted partially ,
A single witness testified against him , or a Shomer.

Q. How are they similar ?
A. They all are exempt from paying if they swear.

Q. Who is one of Rav s most famous disciples who is usually referred to as " it was said Bei Rav " ?

A. Rav Hamnuna.

Q. What is the difference between a Kal Vechomer & a Hekesh ?
A. A person can deduce his own Kal Vechomer & it may be refuted , a hekesh however is transmitted from Sinai & it is irrefutable.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Seder Secret

Why do we use the term Seder ? Why is the root of the word Sod which means a secret ?

Maharal explains the secret of evrything is that there is a pattern. Hashem is running the world in a precise organized , most methodical manner !
We need to study His Torah to learn more & more about it. Chag Someach.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.