Saturday, June 20, 2009

9 of 613

There are 9 Mitzvos this week in Parshas Korach.
4 regarding the Beis Hamikdosh
2 related to Pidyon Haben
3 for Leviim

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

Friday, June 19, 2009

Daf 57- Taste of Daf Quiz

Q. If there is no fraud by a field does that mean that there is no limit at all ?

A. Tosfos says the limit is up to half of its value.

Q. What is meant by bitul mekach ?

A. When the fraud is more than a sixth & the sale is cancelled.
Q. What is the best way for the builders who work for hegdesh to avoid meila ?

A. To keep everything chol until it is completed.
Q. What type of person is compared to land ?

A. Avodim.
Q. What type of money is at times not considered as having real monetary value ?

A. A document that does not have intrinsic value.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Daf 56 -Taste of Daf Quiz

Q. What is the meaning of the word dmai ?

A. Doh mia - what is this ? There is a doubt.

Q. When did these concerns begin ?
A. In the days of Yochanon Kohen Godol who was after Shimon Hatzadik.

Q. How does one deal with dmai ?
A. He needs to seperate
Terumas Maaser
& Maaser Sheini
& he also announces the Maaser oni.
Q. What are the 4 items where the laws of onoeh do not apply ?

A. By fields , servants , documents & hegdesh.
Q. Do the laws of fraud apply to a rental ?

A. Yes.
Q. By what 3 issues do we say that all mistakes , even minor ones are to be rectified ?
A. Regarding the measure , weight or number of items.
Q. Are seeds that were planted but they did not yet take root considered as movable items or as earth ?

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

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Daf-55 Taste of Daf Quiz

Q. Which 2 great Mitzvos can be performed with a peruta or the value thereof ?

A. Marriage & returning a find.

Q. What is the law by hegdesh if someone did Meilah on less than a peruta worth ?

A. He pays for the principle amount but no chomesh & no korban.
Q. What are the 5 foods that are called Terumah ?

A. Teruma Gedola
Terumas Maaser
Terumas Maaser shel demai
Chalah &

Q. How many places are there all together where we find a penalty of adding a fifth ?

A. 10.
Q. Why do the Sages at times impose guidelines that are even stricter than the Torah ?

A. Tosfos explains to impose a kenas penalty in order to form a seyok barrier for the Torah.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Daf 54 - Taste of Daf Quiz

Q. What if someone redeemed his Maaser Sheini with the equal amount but did not yet add a fifth is it edible ?

A. R. Eliezer - yes
R. Yehoshua - no.
Q. What is the hebrew word for enjoying Shabos that the Prophet says we should call out to Shabos ?

A. Oneg !
Q. Does the Chomesh have to be exactly as the original or not ?

A. Yes. It should be the same but it is not realy meakev.

Q. What are the 3 ways of consuming Teruma beshogeg that will obligate him to pay for it plus to add a chomesh ?

A. Eating , drinking or smearing it.
Q. When do we use the term pidyon for redemption or the term geulah ??
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Daf 53 - Taste of Daf Quiz

Q. When one redeems Maaser Sheini for himself how much does he need to add to it ?

A. A fifth - if it was worth 4 he gives 5.
Q. Who owns it ?

A. It is considered Hashems.

Q. If a kohen gave Teruma to a woman for marriage is it valid ?

A. Yes , but not with Maaser Sheini.
Q. What 4 items may be bought with Maaser Sheini money ?

A. Meat , wine , eggs or milk.

Q. Which 3 items may not be bought ?
A. Water , salt or mushrooms.

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

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Daf 52 Taste of daf Quiz

Q. What are the 3 opinions by a rubbed out coin to consider it fraud ?

A. R. Meir - 1/24
R. Yehuda - 1/12
R. Shimon - 1/6

Q. What does the Mishna call someone who refuses to accept a coin that is slightly rubbed out but is still a valid coin ?

A. Nefesh raah
Q. How does the gemara refer to an example of regular merchandise ?

A. A Talis ( a garment ).
Q. May one use an invalid coin for jewelry ?

A. Only if it cannot be reused to trick others.
Q. How does Rav Chisda use the term Midas Chasidus ?

A. To accept a coin that is not so usable even when he is not required to accept it halachicly.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Daf 51 Taste of daf Quiz

Q. Who is permitted to overcharge ?

A. A private person who is selling his own things which he cherishes may charge as much as he desires.
Q. Is the Torah concerned more with protecting the consumer or the seller ?

A. Both the same.
Q. What is a safsor ?

A. One who always buys & resells right away. Rashi

Q. What if someone made a deal on condition that the buyer does not complain about being overcharged ?

A. Rav- he still has rights to complain
Shmuel - no.
Q. Who do we follow ?

A. Tosfos & Rambam - we folllow Rav.

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