Friday, July 17, 2009

Daf 85. Taste of Daf Quiz

Q. Who said - how precious & beloved are suffering & he accepted them ?
A. Rebbe.
Q. What can a person do to avoid & to be saved from suffering ?

A. Helping & caring for others so that measure for measure Hashem will help you.
Q. What did Rebbe do to bring back an individual who had strayed from the right path ?

A. The first thing was he gave him Semicha !
Q. How does Rashi explain the cause of the destruction of the Beis hamigdosh ?
A. They not showing sufficent appreciation for the gift of Hashem's Torah.

Q. How can a person become great for the World to Come ?

A. By being humble over Torah in this world.
Q. In what way was R. Chiya so super great ?

A. The way he taught Torah to children.
Q. Who assists the Avos when they prepare for prayer ?

A. Eliyohu.

Q. Who was Rebbe's physician ?

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

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Daf 84. Taste of Daf Quiz.

Q. Which 2 of the greatest of Sages were obese ?
A. R. Yishmoel b. R. Y.
R. Elozor b. R. Shimon
Q. Which part of the face is called the glory of the face ?

A. The beard.
Q. Which great Sage did not have a beard ?
A. R. Yochanon.
Q. What were the words R. Yachanon used to get Reish Lokish to change his ways ?

A. Your great strength should be devoted to Torah.
Q. How many questions did Reish Lokish ask on each teaching of R. Yochanan ?

A. 24.
Q. What the did the Sage say when he invited sufferrings to afflict him ?

A. Come my friends.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Daf 83. Taste of Daf Quiz

Q. Where do find a case when the Torah says one should pay , but the Sages say he can swear & be exempt ?
A. One who was hired to transport a barrell which broke enroute , he should pay , but the Sages were concerned that people would refrain from such jobs thus he can swear.
Q. When do we say that we do not allow him to swear. ?
A. If its a place where witnesses are usually available we insist on that.

Q. For how many barrells of wine do we say it would be known to many if they turned sour ?

A. 400.

Q. Where is a source that one should not collect payment from a worker who messsed things up & also pay them a sallary ?

A. Mishlei 2:20
Q. Which part of the day is this world compared to ?

A. The nighttime.
Q. What type of words indicate that a person is wicked ?
A. Words of chutzpa.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Daf 82. Taste of Daf Quiz

Q. Who is the author of a stam Mishna ? R. Meir.

Stam Sifra - R. Yehuda

Stam Sifri - R. Shimon.

Q. What is the meaning of machavarta ?

A. It is clear.

Q. Who owns an item that is being held to secure a loan ?

A. The one who is holding it is koneh it & he is responsible for it.
Q. May he rent it out to use the income to deduct from the debt ?

A. Yes.
Q. If someone' s jar broke on the street & someone slipped on the liquid or got cut on the glass who is responsible ?

A. By law of man - he is exempt.
By law of Hashem - he is responsible for not cleaning up the mess.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Daf 81. Taste of Daf Quiz

Q. If someone borrowed an item but it was then stolen or captured from the user at a time when he wasn't actually using it , is he responsible ?
A. Yes.
Q. If someone took merchandise on consignement but could not sell them & thus he was on his way to return it when it was stolen , is he responsible ?
A. Yes. Because he can still sell it on his way back.
Q. If 2 people each borrowed something from the other at the same time & then either item was stolen is there an obligation to pay ?
A. No.

Q. What can be the equivalent as if witnesses had testified ?

A. Rashi - when we all know the facts.
Q. What if someone is asked to watch something & he says - put it in front of you , is that a yes ?
A. No.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Daf 80. Taste of Daf Quiz

Q. Which is heavier 100 lbs of wheat or of feathers ?

A. They may be of equal weight but the bulkiness of the feather load may harm the animal thus he is liable.

Q. If a boss gave a worker an extra heavy load what are the consequences ?

A. The boss may have to pay for injuries & to pay more for the delivery.
Q. What are the 3 ways of measuring an item ?
A. Heaping measure - godush
Regular - medium - tafuf
Packed down - mochuk.
Q. What is the status of a worker who has an item that he is repairing ?
A. He is responsible for it as a paid watchman.
Q. Why we try to fit the Mishna according to R. Meir ?

A. Because of the general principle that a stam Mishna is from R. Meir.

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

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Daf 79. Taste of Daf Quiz

Q. What is considered similar to renting a donkey in order to ride on it ?

A. To transport glass items.

Q. When does a field that was sold not go back at Yoveil ?
A. If it was sold for 60 years.

Q. What can be the meaning of "full payment " ?

A. As a worker who does less would get , see tosfos.
Q. What is the difference between a kar & a kasas ?

A. Tosfos explains that
Kar - is a type of blanket
Kasas - is a type of pillow.
Q. What is the concern about buying a large fresh fish with a big belly ?
A. If paying by weight have the belly emptied first.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

2 and 6

Of 613.
Parshas Matos has 2 official Mitzvos
406- to have the Sages cancel his vow.

407 - when it is proper , he should keep his word.

Parshas Masei has 6 Mitzvos.
* we provide cities for Leviim

* we don't punish without Beis Din
* we punish some with exile.

* a witness only reports facts

* No pardon from punishment
* no pardon from exile.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.