prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler of Kollel Iyun Hadaf
Rosh Kollel: Rabbi Mordecai Kornfeld
(a) Why does the Mishnah require specifically pomegranate wood to be used to fashion spit-rods to roast the Korban Pesach?
(b) How does one fix the lamb on the spit-rod?
(c) According to Rebbi Yossi ha'Gelili, what does one do with the legs and the intestines (which were removed for washing), before roasting the lamb?
(d) On what grounds does Rebbi Akiva object to that?
(e) Where does one therefore place them, according to him?
(a) What does the Mishnah mean when it forbids roasting the Pesach on a 'Shapud'?
(b) What else does the Tana incorporate in this prohibition?
(c) In the episode cited by Rebbi Tzadok, what did Raban Gamliel instruct his slave Tavi to go and do?
(d) What do we add to the previous statement, to prevent Rebbi Tzadok's testimony from clashing with it?
(e) Like whom is the Halachah?
(a) What does the Tana say one should do if ...
1. ... the Pesach touched the side of the oven?
2. ... some gravy splashed from the Pesach on to the oven and back on to the Basar of the Pesach?
(b) Why the difference?
(a) And what does he say in a case where some of the gravy dripped on to hot flour?
(b) Why is that?
(c) Why must one then burn the flour?
(a) Is the Pesach Kasher if the owner smears it with Terumah oil?
(b) What does one do with it assuming the entire group consists of Kohanim?
(c) What do they do if some of them are Yisre'eilim, assuming the lamb is
1. ... still raw?
2. ... already roasted?
(d) What does the Tana say about a Korban Pesach that has been smeared with Ma'aser Sheini oil?
(e) What is the his reason?
(a) The Mishnah now discusses the Omer, the Sh'tei ha'Lechem, the Lechem ha'Panim, Zivchei Shalmei Tzibur and the goats of Rosh Chodesh that are brought be'Tum'ah. What are Zivchei Shalmei Tzibur?
(b) When are they brought be'Tum'ah?
(c) What does the Tana say about all the above? What do they have in common?
(a) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Beha'aloscha (in connection with the Korban Pesach) ...
1. ... "Ta'asu oso be'Mo'ado"?
2. ... "Ish Ish ki Yih'yeh Tamei la'Nefesh"?
(b) And what do we learn from the Pasuk in Pinchas (in connection with the Korb'nos Tzibur) "be'Mo'adeichem"?
(a) Why does the Mishnah see fit to say 'Five things', rather than just 'Korb'nos Tzibur? What is he coming to preclude?
(b) Why would we otherwise have thought that Chagigas ha'Regalim overrides Tum'ah?
(c) Why does the Tana omit Se'irei ha'Regalim from the list?
(d) Then why does he include Se'irei Roshei Chodashim?
(a) What is the sole exception to the rule. Which is the only Korban that is also eaten be'Tum'ah?
(b) Why is that?
(c) From which Pasuk in Bo do we learn it?
(a) What does the Mishnah rule in a case where ...
1. ... the Basar of the Pesach became Tamei and the Cheilev did not?
2. ... the Cheilev became Tamei and the Basar did not?
(b) What is the Din regarding other Korbanos? How does the Din there differ from the Korban Pesach?
(c) Why the difference?
(a) The Mishnah cites two cases where the Pesach is brought be'Tum'ah. One is where the Kahal or the majority of the Kahal are Tamei. What is the other?
(b) What kind of Tum'ah is the Tana talking about?
(c) What do the minority of people who are Tamei do in the latter case?
(d) Which principle determines this ruling?
(e) What happens if only the minority of the Kahal are Tamei?
(a) On what grounds does the Mishnah declare Kasher a Tamei Pesach whose Tum'ah is discovered only after the blood has already been sprinkled?
(b) Is it the Basar or the Dam that is discovered to be Tamei?
(c) What if it is the owner who discovers that he is Tamei?
(d) Why is that?
(a) In which case besides that of Korban Pesach do we say 'Tzitz Meratzeh'?
(b) What are the ramifications of this ruling?
(c) What happens to a Nazir who becomes Tamei Meis before having brought his Korbanos (See Tos. Yom-Tov)?
(a) The Tzitz also atones for Tum'as ha'Tehom. What is 'Tum'as ha'Tehom'?
(b) Does Tum'as ha'Tehom apply to Pesach or to Nazir?
(c) What are the ramifications of this ruling?
(d) What is the source of Tum'as ha'Tehom?
(a) What does one do with a Pesach that became Tamei?
(b) What distinction does the Mishnah draw between a case where, on the one hand, the entire lamb or most of it became Tamei and on the other, only the minority?
(c) What is the reason for the former ruling?
(d) What is the reason for the concession allowing them to use wood from the Ma'arachah to burn it?
(a) Which other case does the Tana add to that of 'Nitma Mi'uto'?
(b) The Mishnah cites the Tzaikanin. Who were the 'Tzaikanin'?
(c) What did they used to do?
(a) The Mishnah discusses a Korban Pesach that is either Yotzei or Tamei. What does 'Yotzei' mean?
(b) What does the Tana say that one does with ...
1. ... it?
2. ... a Pesach whose owner became Tamei or died?
(c) In the latter case, when does one subsequently burn it?
(a) On what grounds does Rebbi Yochanan ben B'rokah hold that, in the previous case too, the Pesach is burnt immediately?
(b) On what condition does he concede to the Tana Kama that it requires Ibur Tzurah?
(c) Like whom is the Halachah?
(a) What happens to the bones, the Gidin (sinews) and the remains of the Basar (Nosar)?
(b) What sort of bones is the Mishnah referring to?
(c) What is the problem with the Gidin?
(d) What is the answer? Why indeed, can one not eat them?
(e) Seeing as one is forbidden to eat them, why must they be burnt?
(a) What if the sixteenth of Nisan falls on Shabbos?
(b) It is obvious that the Mitzvah to burn the above cannot be performed on Shabbos. But why can one not burn them on Yom-Tov?
(c) Why does the Asei to burn them not override the Lo Sa'aseh of Yom-Tov?
(a) What sort of Basar does the Tana consider not fit to eat on a tender kid-goat?
(b) What are the ramifications of this statement?
(c) And he gives examples of Basar that one can eat as Rashei Kenafayim ve'ha'Sechusim. What is ...
1. ... 'Rashei Kenafayim'?
2. ... 'Sechusim'?
(a) What dos the Mishnah say about someone who ...
1. ... breaks the bone of a Tahor Pesach?
2. ... leaves over part of a Tahor Pesach?
3. ... breaks the bone of a Tamei Pesach?
(b) One reason for the second of the previous rulings is because it is a La'av she'Ein bo Ma'aseh'. What is the other reason, based on the Pasuk in Bo "ve'Lo Sosiru ... ve'ha'Nosar mimenu ... ba'Eish Tisrofu"?
(c) And how do we extrapolate the third ruling from the Pasuk there "ve'Etzem Lo Sishb'ru Bo"?
(a) From which Pasuk in Mishpatim do we learn that Kodshim which leave their precincts may not be eaten?
(b) What are the ramifications of this Halachah regarding ...
1. ... Kodshei Kodshim?
2. ... Kodshim Kalim?
(c) What does one therefore do if ...
1. ... a limb of one's (Shechted) Korban Pesach leaves the precincts of Yerushalayim?
2. ... part of a limb of one's Korban Pesach leaves the precincts of Yerushalayim?
(d) What does one do if part of a limb of other Kodshim Kalim leave the precincts of Yerushalayim?
(e) Then why can one not do the same with the Korban Pesach?
(a) To define exactly where the precincts of Yerushalayim begin, the Mishnah writes 'min ha'Agaf ve'Lifenim, ke'Lifrnim ... '. What is the 'Agaf'?
(b) What status does the Tana ascribe to ...
1. ... the windows?
2. ... the thickness of the walls?
(c) What is the practical application of the latter ruling?
(a) What does the Mishnah say about a group that have split into two and that are eating their Korban Pesach in two locations in the same room?
(b) Why is there no problem with the Korban Pesach being eaten in two different locations?
(c) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Bo ...
1. ... "al ha'Batim asher Yochlu oso"?
2. ... "ba'Bayis Eched Ye'achel"?
(a) The Tana permits placing the hot kettle in between the two groups. What purpose did the kettle serve (in the day before tea and coffee were discovered)?
(b) What is the Chidush?
(a) What two things must the Shamash who is serving both groups do whenever he goes to dilute wine (during the meal, for the group to which he does not belong)?
(b) Why is that?
(c) What does the Mishnah say about a Kalah turning her face away whilst eating?
(d) What is the reason for this?