Saturday, August 29, 2009

Daf 9. Taste of Daf Quiz

Q. Who says that giving Charity is equal to all of the other Mitzvos ?

A. Rav Asi.

Q. Does that mean it is greater than Torah study also. ?

A. No. By Torah study it says it is greater than all. Here it says equal to all Mitzvos.
Q. How is Tzedaka compared a suit of armor ?
A. Every small contribution combines to a great force of protection.

Q. What can be greater than the prayers of Moshe Rabeinu ?

A. Giving charity in a secret manner
Q. How many blessings does one gain for giving money to charity & how much more for adding kind words ?

A. 6 & 11. A total of 17.


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

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Daf 8. Taste of Daf Quiz

Q. What type of 3 transgressions apply to one who charges Sages tax ?

A. From the Torah , the Prophets & Kesuvim.
Q. Which group of people are the cause of misfortune to the world ?

A. Unlearned ones.

Q. What are the 3 mitzvos for which one may even sell a Sefer Torah ?

A. To study Torah , to get married & to redeem a captive. Tosfos.
Q. Which type of charity is called the great Mitzva ?

A. Pidyon Shevuyim.

Q. Why did R. Shmuel bar Shilas stay away from his garden for 13 years ?

A. Because of his devotion to teaching his disciples.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Daf 7. Taste of Daf Quiz

Q. What is an ispelida ?

A. 4 answers -

Rashi - a fancy home
Tosfos / Aruch - a cave
Ri - an open porch
R. Gershom - a room.

Q. If a person wants a favor from another whereby he will benefit without causing any loss , can we insist that it be done ?
A. Yes. To avoid Midas Sedom.
Q. What were the names of R. Chidas 2 sons ?
A. Mar yenuka & Mar Keshisha
Q. Where did Shmuel & R. Chama live ?

A. In Nehardoeh


Q. What may be a reason why Eliyohu Hanovi would stop coming to visit someone ?
A. If he blocks the poor from listening to their needs.

Q. Which group of people are exempt from chipping in for security for the city ?

A. Torah scholars.

Q. What does - I am like a wall - refer to ?
A. The Torah
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Daf 6. Taste of Daf Quiz

Q. If someone admits to owing money but then denies the whole thing does he have to pay ?

A. Yes.
Q. How is a rachava the opposite of a front yard ?

A. It is a back yard.
Q. If someone allowed his neighbor some use of his property for Sukos may he also extend that use for during the year ?
A. Not unless he gets specific permission.
Q. When should a fence be
4 amos high ?
10 tefochim high ?
3 tefochim ?

A. 4 - to block vision

10 - to stop from stealing
3 - to stop animals.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Daf 5. Taste of Daf Quiz

Q. When Revina went to a din Torah with another Jew who did they go to ?

A. Rava.
Q. If the wall of a yard fell down do we force them to rebuild ?

A. Yes.
Q. Do people ever pay their debts early ?
A. There is a dispute.
Q. What is the halacha ?

A. Like Reish Lokish that people do not generally pay early.
Q. What can a person do if he does want to pay early ?
A. Use witnesses.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Daf 4. Taste of Daf Quiz

Q. If someone cursed a Jew what is the punishment ?

A. For a regular Jew - once Malkus.
For a Judge - twice
Nosi. - three times.

Q. Is a person allowed to give good advice to a wicked person ?

A. No.
Q. What are 2 metaphors which describe the Beis Hamigdosh ?

A. The light of the world & the Eye of the world.
Q. What was unique about the building that Hurdos built ?

A. It resembled the waves of the ocean.

Q. If someone put up a fence all around a persons field , how much do they need to chip in ?

A. R. Huna - half of all the expenses.
Chiya - half of a cheap fence.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Daf 3. Taste of Daf Quiz

Q. Does the opinion that holds that visual damage is considered damage also hold that looking at something hefker is a form of acquisition ??


Q. What is it that we never allow to split ?

A. A holy Sefer.

Q. What is the meaning of traksin ?

A. Tosfos explains - the wall which blocked off the Luchos which were from Sinai.
Q. Is it permissible to demolish a Shul when we to build a new one ?

A. No. The new one has to be built first.
Q. When can there be an exception ?

A. If the old one is falling down.

Q. Why did Hurdos spare the Sage Bava ben Buta ?

A. To serve as his advisor.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

74 of 613

Parshas Ki Seitzei has the most Mitzvos in one Sedra - 74.

It begins with going to battle because that is the plan of this world we need to battle the evil inclination to serve Hashem.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.