prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler of Kollel Iyun Hadaf
Rosh Kollel: Rabbi Mordecai Kornfeld
(a) What Halachah (in Hilchos Tum'ah) do we learn from the Pasuk in Yechezkel "ha'Mizbe'ach Etz Shalosh Amos Gavo'ah ... va'Yedaber Elai, 'Zeh ha'Shulchan Asher Lifnei Hashem' "?
(b) What is irregular about this Pasuk?
(c) What do Rebbi Yochanan and Resh Lakish learn from there?
(a) What does Rebbi Eliezer in our Mishnah learn from ...
1. ... the Pasuk in Yisro "Mizbach Adamah Ta'aseh Li"?
2. ... the Pasuk in Bamidbar (regarding the holy vessels carried by the Bnei Kehas) "ha'Menorah v'ha'Mizbechos"?
(a) According to our Mishnah, the Chachamim's response to Rebbi Eliezer, who precludes the two Mizbechos from Tum'ah because they are considered joined to the ground, is 'Mipnei she'Hen Metzupin'. What is wrong with this statement?
(b) How do we initially emend it?
(c) Alternatively, we answer 'Rabanan l'Rebbi Eliezer ka'Amri'. What does that mean?
(a) What 'Kal va'Chomer does Rebbi Avahu Amar Rebbi Elazar derive from the salamander (lizard)?
(b) And what does he learn from the Pasuk in Yirmeyahu "ha'Lo Koh Devarai ka'Aish"?
(c) What 'Kal va'Chomer' does Resh Lakish derive from the surface of the golden Mizbe'ach?
(d) And what does he learn from the Pasuk in Shir ha'Shirim "k'Felach ha'Rimon Rakasech? How does he interpret the word "Rakasech"?
Hadran Alach 'Chomer ba'Kodesh' u'Selika Lah Maseches Chagigah