Friday, June 5, 2009

Daf 43 - Quiz

Q. If someone asks you to hold on to some money for him for awhile are you permitted to use it until they need it back ?

A. A regular person is not permitted.
Q. What is the halachic conclusion regarding one who borrows an item without notifying the owner ?

A. He is a gazlon (thief ).
Q. We have a 3 way dispute in our Mishna between Beis Shamai , Beis Hillel & R. Akiva , who do we follow ?

A. It is a dispute -
Shmuel - R. Akiva
Rava - Beis Hillel

Q. So what should we follow ?
A. Rashi - follow Rava who is the latter Sage.
Q. If he said he was going to do shlichus yad is that considered as if he did it ?
A. Beis Shamai - yes.
Beis Hillel - no

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

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Daf 42 - Quiz

Q. What are the Torahs guidelines for caring for & investing ones money ?

A. Always keep some money handy.

Q. How much ?

A. Always divide it into 3 parts-

1/3 land.
1/3 merchandise

1/3 available.
Q. How does one gain more blessings of prosperity ?

A. Keep your blessings concealed.

Q. Before Banks , where was the best place to safegaurd money ?

A. In the ground.
Q. How deep ?
A. One Tefach.

Q. What if he forgets where he buried it ?
A. He is considered negligent & he has to pay.
Q. What if he had his Mother help him watch the item ?
A. That is fine.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Daf 41 - Quiz

Q. What is the one word title of this Mishna ?

A. Chovis ( a container ).
Q. What did R. Yochanon offer to do for whoever would explain this Mishna ?
A. Carry his clothing for him.
Q. Why does R. Yochanon make such an offer ?
A. He is the one who says a persons garments give him honor, thus I will honor them.
Thought question
Why is meant by the expression
Shlichus yad - sending out ones hand ?
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Daf 40 - Quiz

Q. One who was holding produce for someone & is now returning it , how do we know how much was depleted ?

A. If it was in a separate corner , whatever is left there. If it was mixed with his , we follow a prescribed average for each type.

Q. In what way do we see mice behaving in a manner of the wicked ?
A. Tosfos explains when they see grain for the taking , not only do they eat themselves they also call their friends.
Q. How much profit may one make when selling basic foods ?

A. Up to a sixth.
Q. What is barzenaisa ?

A. Either the cost of advertizing or the cost to form an opening for the barrel.
Q. Why would it be forbidden to mix some sediment back into a container of wine or oil ?

A. One may not cheat or fool a customer.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Daf 39- Quiz

Q. What is a case of hashovas aveida where we know the owner yet we have a Mitzva to care for his property ?

A. If he was captured or had to skip town due to danger.
Q. What if someone was captured right when his crops were ready for harvesting ?

A. First Beis Din sends people to cut the grain & put it away for the owner, then they hire a relative to care for the fields.

Q. Why don't we trust a minor to take over a field ?
A. He may ruin it.

Q. Why don't we send in a relative to care for a field of a minor ?

A. He may claim it is his.
Q. Why was Yosef able to recognixe his brothers but they could not recognize him ?
A. He grew up & had a beard , they had already had beards from before.
Q. What is the difference between a pardes & a bustenai ?
A. A vineyard & a orchard of trees.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Daf 38 - Quiz

Q. What should a Shomer do if he sees the produce he is watching is getting spoiled ?

A. There is a dispute :
- Do not sell.
- Rabon Shimon b. G. - sell with Beis Din to save it.

Q. If a person could choose between one measure of his own produce or much more from others which is preferred ?

A. His own.

Q. What is a Tamchu ?

A. Food that was collected for daily distribution.
Q. What is netushim & retushim ?

A. The N is when he had no choice he was captured , the R is when one ran away on his own.
Q. Which Sage said , don't push an elephant through the eye of a needle ?
A. Rav Sheishes.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Daf 37- Quiz

Q. What is the difference between a mix up by a case of theft & one by a case of Pikodon ?

A. By theft he transgressed a prohibition thus there may be a kenas penalty.

Q. What if he wasn't caught is he exempt ?
A. If he wants to clear his account in Heaven to avoid punishments he will be urged to pay all possibilities.

Q. Who is the one who was disputing the words of R. Tarfon ?
A. R. Akiva.

Q. Was R. Akiva a talmid of Beis Hillel or Beis Shamai ?

A. Beis Shamai , Rashi.
Q. Without his awareness , can mean , he knows nothing about it , or ... ?

A. He did not see it , thus he did not see it exactly. ( The last Tosfos ).
Q. Who are we referring to when it says - these & those agree ?
A. Beis Shamai & Beis Hillel.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.