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MA'ASER SHENI PEREK 2

Mishnah 1

1)
(a) What are the three possible things that one is expected to do with Ma'aser Sheni?
(b) From where do we learn that drinking Ma'aser Sheni is permitted?
(c) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Tehilim "va'Tavo cha'Mayim be'Kirbo, ve'cha'Shemen be'Atzmosav"?

2)
(a) Why can one anoint oneself with oil of Ma'aser Sheni, but not with wine or vinegar?
(b) And why can one not ...
1. ... add herbs and spices to the Ma'aser Sheni oil?
2. ... purchase spiced oil with Ma'aser Sheni money?
(c) How about adding spices to Ma'aser Sheni wine?

3)
(a) What does the Mishnah say about Ma'aser Sheni ...
1. ... wine outside Yerushalayim, into which honey and spices fell? How does one assess its value regarding redemption?
2. ... leek outside Yerushalayim which was cooked together with fish?
(b) Assuming then, that the Ma'aser Sheni was worth two Sela'im and the honey that fell into it, one, and the wine now rose to the value of six Sela'im, how much will the owner have to now pay to redeem it?
(c) Then why does the Tana rule that Ma'aser Sheni dough that improved after baking all goes to Ma'aser Sheni?

Mishnah 2

4)
(a) We already learned that Ma'aser Sheni oil is subject to anointing, and this is the opinion of the Chachamim. What does Rebbi Shimon say?
(b) What 'Kal-va'Chomer' do the Chachamim Darshen to prove that Sichah is permitted by Ma'aser Sheni?
(c) How does Rebbi Shimon counter their argument? Where do we find that Ma'aser Sheni is more stringent than Terumah?

Mishnah 3

5)
(a) Fenugreek (Tilsan) of Ma'aser Sheni must be eaten when it is still young and edible (see Tos. Yom-Tov and Tiferes Yisrael). What about fenugreek of Terumah?
(b) Why are the Kohanim permitted to eat fenugreek be'Tum'ah?
(c) Nevertheless, according to Beis Shamai, whatever they do with it must be done be'Taharah except for one thing. What are the ramifications of the ruling that it must be done be'Taharah?
(d) What is the exception?
(e) According to Beis Hillel, there is only thing that the Kohanim need to do be'Taharah. What is it?

Mishnah 4

6)
(a) What does 'Karshinim' mean? What makes them different than other fruit?
(b) Like Tilsan, they must be eaten when they are young and edible. What distinction does the Tana draw between Karshinei Ma'aser Sheni and Ma'aser Sheni of other fruit?
(c) The Chachamim permit redeeming Karshinei Ma'aser Sheni that became Tamei in Yerushalayim. What does Rebbi Tarfon say?
(d) On what basis does he argue with the Chachamim?

7)
(a) Beis Shamai require a Kohen who soaks Karshinei Terumah and rubs it in his skin to wash his hands. What does he permit a Kohen to do with Karshinei Terumah without washing his hands?
(b) Beis Hillel is more lenient than Beis Shamai. With which of the above rulings does he disagree?
(c) As opposed to the above opinions, Shamai requires Karshinei Terumah to be eaten dry. What does Rebbi Akiva say?
(d) Like whom do we rule?

Mishnah 5

8)
(a) What does the Mishnah say about mixed Ma'aser Sheni and Chulin money that fell on the floor, and he picks up the coins one by one?
(b) What must he do to ensure that all the money that he has now designated for Ma'aser Sheni does indeed have the Kedushah of Ma'aser Sheni, and the remainder of whatever he finds is Chulin?
(c) And what must he do if instead of picking them up one by one, he picked up handfuls at a time (see Tos. Yom-Tov) and there a few missing from the combined total, assuming the Ma'aser had originally been one Manah, and the Chulin, two?
(d) What is the significance of the Tana's dual principle 'ha'Mislaktin le'Ma'aser Sheni, ve'ha'Nivlalin L'fi Cheshbon' (see Tiferes Yisrael)?

Mishnah 6

9)
(a) What would be the best thing for someone whose Ma'aser Sheni Sela coin got mixed up with a Chulin one outside Yerushalayim?
(b) What must he do if he wants to spend the Chulin Sela outside Yerushalayim?
(c) What does he then do with the copper Ma'aser coins?
(d) Why is that?
(e) Why did the Tana not simply permit taking one of the two Sela coins and stipulating that if it is the Ma'aser coin all well and good, and if not then the Kedushah of the other coin should be transferred on to it?

Mishnah 7

10)
(a) Beis Shamai forbid transferring one's Ma'aser Sheni Sela'im into golden Dinrim (in order to lighten his load). Why is that?
(b) What do Beis Hillel say?
(c) What did Rebbi Akiva say he did on behalf of Raban Gamliel and Rebbi Yehoshua?

Mishnah 8

11)
(a) The Mishnah now discusses someone who wishes to transfer Ma'aser Sheni Perutos for a silver Sela. Why would he want to do that?
(b) Beis Shamai permit him to transfer the entire amount. What do Beis Hillel say?
(c) What is Beis Hillel's reason?

12)
(a) Rebbi Meir forbids transferring half a Dinar plus half a Dinar's worth of fruit on to a Dinar. What do the Chachamim say? Why is that?
(b) In which case do the Chachamim concede that it is forbidden?
(c) Like whom is the Halachah?

Mishnah 9

13)
(a) Beis Shamai permits the owner to exchange an entire Sela of Ma'aser Sheni money for Perutos in Yerushalayim (to cover his day to day expenses). What do Beis Hillel say?
(b) Why is that?
(c) The 'Danin Lifnei Chachamim' permit changing one Dinar's worth of a Sela into Perutos. Who are the 'Danin Lifnei Chachamim'?
(d) Rebbi Akiva and Rebbi Tarfon are even more stringent than 'Danin Lifnei Chachamim'. Rebbi Akiva permits him to change only a quarter of a Dinar into Perutos at a time (one sixteenth of a Dinar). What does Rebbi Tarfon mean when he says four Aspri of silver?

14)
(a) Shamai does not permit exchanging a Sela for Perutos at all. Why not?
(b) Then what does he do if he needs to purchase food?
(c) Like whom is the Halachah?

Mishnah 10

15)
(a) What problem does our Mishnah discuss with regard to someone with Ma'aser Sheni wine outside Yerushalayim and some of whose sons are Tamei?
(b) What can he do about it?

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