prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler of Kollel Iyun Hadaf
Rosh Kollel: Rabbi Mordecai Kornfeld
(a) What does Rava learn from the Pasuk in Korach ...
1. ... "va'Yishlach Moshe li'Kro l'Dasan vela'Aviram Bnei Eli'av"?
2. ... "va'Yomer Moshe el Korach Atah v'Chol Adascha"?
3. ... "Lifnei Hash-m"?
4. ... "Atah va'Hem v'Aharon"?
5. ... "Machar"?
(b) What does 'Zimna Basar Zimna' mean?
(c) How can the Shali'ach report the litigants refusal to the Beis Din? Is that not Lashon ha'Ra?
(a) We learn the concept of a Shamta (Niduy) from the Pasuk in Shoftim "Oru Meiroz". What do we learn from the following words "Amar Malach Hash-m"? To whom does that refer?
(b) We learn the concept of a Cherem from "Oru Arur". Besides the prohibition of eating and drinking with the culprit, what else does this comprise?
(c) And what do we learn from the Pasuk "Ki Lo Ba'u l'Ezras Hash-m"?
(d) Barak placed a Shamta on Meiroz with four hundred trumpets. 'Meiroz' might have been a great man. What else might it have been?
(a) Besides declaring the property of someone who ignores the call of the Beis-Din Hefker and ostracizing him from the community, Nechemyah teaches us that Beis-Din will prevail upon him verbally, curse him, beat him, pull out his hair and bind him with an oath (if necessary). From a Pasuk in Ezra, we learn that one adds 'Asrinan, Kafsinan v'Avdinan Hardafah'. What does 'Asrinan, Kafsinan' mean?
(b) Ada Mari ... Amar Rav Yehudah interprets "li'Sherushi" in the latter Pasuk to mean 'Hardafah'. How does Rav Yehudah brei d'Rav Shmuel bar Shilas in the name of Rav interpret 'Hardafah', based on the fact that when a person refuses to comply with the Beis-Din, he is placed in Niduy immediately? What happens ...
1. ... in thirty days (if he persists)?
2. ... in sixty days?
(c) Rav Huna bar Chinena Amar Rav Chisda draws a distinction. When does one first warn the perpetrator on Monday, Thursday and Monday, and when does one place a Niduy on him immediately?
(d) What does 'money-matters mean?
(a) On what grounds did Abaye and Rava place a Niduy on a certain butcher?
(b) Why did they consider lifting the Niduy before thirty days?
(c) So why did Abaye not agree to do so?
(d) What was the problem with not lifting it then?
(a) They queried Abaye from a statement of Rav Tachlifa bar Avimi Amar Shmuel 'Tut Asar v'Tut Shari'. What does this mean?
(b) On what grounds did Abaye still refuse to lift the Niduy?
(c) What do we learn from Abaye's problem?
(a) What does the Beraisa say about someone who is Menudeh to a Rav, to the people of his town, or to the Nasi, he is automatically Menudeh to the people?
(b) How about the reverse?
(c) What does Raban Shimon ben Gamliel (in the same Beraisa) say about a Talmid who (together with others) issued someone with a Niduy and died?
(d) One of the three things that we learn from there is that if three people place someone in Cherem, only they are empowered to nullify the Cherem, and not another Beis-Din of three. What are the other two?
(a) What does Ameimar say about one Beis-Din removing the Cherem placed by another?
(b) How did Rav Ashi query him from Raban Shimon ben Gamliel?
(c) What did Ameimar reply?
(a) A Niduy lasts for a minimum of thirty days. What is the minimum period that the Beraisa gives for a Nezifah (a mild form of Niduy)?
(b) Whereabouts in Chumash is this hinted?
(c) What did Rav Chisda say about the minimum period of a Niduy in Bavel?
(a) We query the minimum seven-day Nezifah period from two episodes concerning Rebbi. What did Rebbi Shimon b'Rebbi say to bar Kapara when they came across a Kashya which stymied them?
(b) What did Bar Kapara say that caused Rebbi to place a Nezifah on him?
(c) What right did Rebbi Shimon have to inform his father of what bar Kapara had said? Why was it not Lashon ha'Ra?
(d) How did Bar Kapara discover that Rebbi had done so?
(a) The other episode (which we will discuss shortly) concerned Rebbi Chiya. What did Rebbi Chiya do that Rebbi had prohibited?
(b) What problem do both of these incidents pose on the earlier Beraisa?
(c) How do we resolve the it?
(a) What did Rebbi learn from the Pasuk in Shir ha'Shirim (concerning the teaching of Torah) "Chamukei Yereichayich Kmo Chalayim"?
(b) Rebbi Chiya contravened Rebbi's ruling and learned with two Talmidim in the market who were also his nephews. What were their names?
(c) On the thirtieth day of the Nezifah, Rebbi called Rebbi Chiya, but then changed his mind. Why was that?
(d) Why did he refer to R. Chiya as 'Aya'?
(e) What was Rebbi's reaction when Rebbi Chiya informed him that he had received the first message (to come immediately), but not the second?
(a) Rebbi Chiya derived his opinion from the Pasuk in Mishlei "Chochmos ba'Chutz Taronah". How did Rebbi interpret ...
1. ... this Pasuk?
2. ... the Pasuk in Yeshayah "Lo m'Rosh ba'Seiser Dibarti" (implying that Torah should be learned in public)?
(b) And how did Rebbi Chiya then interpret the Pasuk "Chamukei Yerichayich"?
(c) What is the minimum period of a Nezifah in Bavel?
(a) If Shmuel was greater than Mar Ukva, why did he then sit in front of him like a disciple? How would Mar Ukva then sit?
(b) Why did Shmuel place a Nezifah on Mar Ukva?
(c) How long did Mar Ukva retain the Nezifah?
(a) Why did a certain woman come before Rav Nachman?
(b) What was the problem?
(c) So what did he tell her to do?
(a) What problem did Zutra bar Tuvya have with the Pasuk in Shmuel 2 "v'Eileh Divrei David ha'Acharonim"?
(b) Why did Rav Yehudah place a Nezifah on him?
(c) What were the 'first words of David' to which the Pasuk hints?
(d) Hash-m was not very pleased with those first words. How is that described in the Pasuk in Tehilim "Shigayon l'David Asher Shar la'Hashem al Divrei Kush ben Yemini"?
(a) What do Shaul, Tziporah, Tzidkiyah ha'Melech and Yisrael have in common?
(b) "Ne'um David ben Yishai, u'Ne'um ha'Gever Hukam Ol" (Shmuel 2). Which yoke did David establish?
(c) What incredible fact do we learn from the Pasuk there "Amar Elokei Yisrael ... Tzur Yisrael Moshel ba'Adam; Tzadik Moshel Yir'as Elokim"?
(a) Who was Ira ha'Ya'iri?
(b) What is it that he used to do, and that David declined to do after his death?
(c) How did Rav explain the continuation of the Pasuk in Shmuel 2 ...
1. ... "Tachkemoni" (in the context of the reward for David's unbelievable humility)?
2. ... "Rosh la'Shalishim" (in the same context)?
3. ... "Hu Adino ha'Etzni"?
(d) How many of the enemy did David kill in one time?
(e) Why did he not merit to fulfill the Pasuk "Eichah Yirdof Echad Elef"?