prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler of Kollel Iyun Hadaf
Rosh Kollel: Rabbi Mordecai Kornfeld
(a) We have already learned that Rebbi Yosi exempts someone who carries his Lulav into the street on the first day of Sukos that fell on Shabbos. In which case does Abaye inform us that he will still be Chayav?
(b) What basic problem do we have with Abaye's ruling?
(c) How does Abaye therefore establish Rebbi Yosi?
(d) According to Rava, Rebbi Yosi is speaking (even where he carried the Lulav the right way, but) where he carried it inside a jar. How will Rava reconcile this with his own ruling earlier (that carrying via a vessel nevertheless constitutes carrying)?
(a) Where about on the Mizbe'ach did the Kohanim make Melikah (slaughtering a Korban ha'Of by pinching its neck) on ...
1. ... a Olas ha'Of?
2. ... a Chatas ha'Of?
(b) Then how can Rav Huna say that, according to Rebbi Yosi, if a Kohen found an Olas ha'Of and ate it, thinking it was a Chatas ha'Of, he is Patur? In light of what we just said, how is such a mistake possible?
(c) On the other hand, what is Rav Huna's Chidush? Is this not inherent in the words of Rebbi Yosi?
(d) How does Rav Huna reconcile his statement with Rebbi Yosi himself, who says in a Beraisa that someone who Shechts a Tamid that was not inspected on Shabbos, thinking that it was, is Chayav?
(a) The Tana Kama of our Mishnah permits a woman to receive the Lulav from her husband or son on Shabbos, and to return it to water. Why does it mention specifically 'a woman'?
(b) How does Rebbi Yehudah differentiate between Shabbos, Yom-Tov and Chol ha'Mo'ed with regard to keeping one's Lulav fresh?
(c) From which stage is a small child obligated to perform the Mitzvah of Lulav?
(a) The Beraisa discusses the stage when a child becomes Chayav to perform various Mitzvos. What does the Tana say about Tzitzis in this regard? At which stage must a father buy his son a Talis Gadol?
(b) What must the father do when his son reaches the stage where he is able ...
1. ... to lay Tefilin?
2. ... to speak?
(c) How does Rav Hamnuna interpret 'Torah' in this context?
(a) If he is old enough to guard himself from becoming Tamei, one need not worry about Tum'ah when his body touches Taharos. What does 'Lishmor Yadav' mean, and what are its ramifications?
(b) Why the difference?
(c) Which Din comes into effect the moment the child knows ...
1. ... whether he became Tamei or not (and is able to state when he doesn't know)?
2. ... how to Duchen (if he is a Kohen)?
(a) The moment he knows how to Shecht, says the Tana, one may eat from his Shechitah. How does Rav explain this, seeing as a Katan is presumably not an expert in Hilchos Shechitah?
(b) And what does the Tana say about a child from the moment he is able to eat a k'Zayis of corn?
(c) What exactly does 'a k'Zayis of corn' mean? How fast must he be able to eat it?
(d) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Koheles "v'Yosif Da'as Yosif Mach'ov", concerning the same issue regarding a grown-up?
(a) At which stage can one include a child in the group to eat the Korban Pesach, according to the Tana Kama?
(b) What does Rebbi Yehudah say?
HADRAN ALACH, LULAV HA'GAZUL
PEREK LULAV VA'ARAVAH
(a) Our Mishnah learns 'Lulav va'Aravah Shishah v'Shiv'ah'. What does 'va'Aravah' refer to?
(b) Why did the early Nevi'im institute whole Hallel throughout Sukos, but not throughout Pesach?
(c) The Mitzvah of Simchah applies all eight days. What does this Mitzvah comprise?
(d) The Mitzvah of Sukah applies for seven days. How many days does that of Nisuch ha'Mayim apply? When was it performed?
(a) The Mishnah continues 'ha'Chalil Chamishah v'Shiv'ah'. What does 'Chalil' refer to?
(b) When is it played on five days, and when on six?
(c) When was ...
1. ... the Lulav taken seven days, and when six?
2. ... the Aravah taken seven days, and when six?
(a) When the first day of Yom-Tov fell on Shabbos, they would take their Lulavim to the Har ha'Bayis, and give them to the Shamashim. What happened to them after that? How were they distributed the following morning?
(b) How did they circumvent the problem of using someone else's Lulav on the first day?
(c) What did the elderly men do with their Lulavim, to avoid the inevitable pushing?
(d) What caused Chazal to decree that, when the first day fell on Sukos, people should rather take their Lulavim at home (and not take them to the Beis Hamikdash)?