REVIEW QUESTIONS ON MISHNAYOS

Prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
of Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Yerushalayim
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Mishnah 1

1)
(a) What does the Mishnah mean when it writes 've'Eilu Mafsikin le'Pe'ah'?
(b) The first six items that the Tana lists, he presents in pairs. What does he list together with ...
1. ... a river?
2. ... a private road?
3. ... a public path? What condition does he require (in both cases)?
(c) What is then the difference between a private road and a public one?
(d) Having taught us that a private road divides between the fields, why does the Tana find it necessary to add a public one?
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2)
(a) What is the definition of a private path?
(b) Why does the Tana need to insert the case of a public path, now that it has already taught us the Din of a private one?
(c) The Tana includes in the list 'Bur, Nir ve'Zera Acher'. What is ...
1. ... 'Bur'?
2. ... 'Nir'?
3. ... 'Zera Acher'?
(d) What common Shi'ur do these three share?
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3)
(a) Rebbi Meir adds 'ha'Kotzer la'Shachas'. What does this mean?
(b) What is the basis of Rebbi Meir's ruling?
(c) What do the Chachamim say?
(d) What is their reason (see Tosfos Yom-Tov)?
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Mishnah 2

4)
(a) What does Rebbi Yehudah mean when he says 'Amas ha'Mayim she'Einah Yecholah Le'hikatzer ke'Achas Mafsekes'?
(b) In what way does he argue with the Tana in the previous Mishnah?
(c) What does the Mishnah mean when it says 've'Chol he'Harim Asher be'Ma'adar Ye'adrun'?
(d) On what grounds does the Tana consider it part of the two fields on either side?
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Mishnah 3

5)
(a) What does the Tana mean when he says 'ha'Kol Mafsik li'Zera'im'? What does he come to include?
(b) What is the only thing that divides trees into two, to obligate the owner to leave two Pe'ahs?
(c) When will even that not divide the trees?
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Mishnah 4

6)
(a) Under what condition does a wall between two carob-trees not divide with regard to Pe'ah?
(b) Raban Gamliel's cites his father, who used to give one Pe'ah for all the carob-trees that one could see in this way. What did he used to do as regards olive-trees?
(c) How does Rebbi Eliezer b'Rebbi Tzadok quote him (with regard to olive-trees)?
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Mishnah 5

7)
(a) What does the Mishnah say about someone who sows his field with ...
1. ... one kind of crop, but who intends to gather two harvests?
2. ... two kinds of crops, but who intends to gather them at the same time?
(b) In which case will the number of harvests determine how many lots of Pe'ah to leave?
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Mishnah 6

8)
(a) What happened when Rebbi Shimon Ish ha'Mitzpeh sowed two types of wheat in the days of Raban Gamliel? Where did he go (see Tiferes Yisrael) to find out how many Pe'ahs he had to leave?
(b) Nachum ha'Lavlar (the Sofer), a member of the Sanhedrin, quoted Rebbi Meyasha who received the ruling from his (Nachum ha'Lavlar's) father. Where did he get it from?
(c) What ruling are we referring to?
(d) What is its ultimate source?
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Mishnah 7

9)
(a) What does the Mishnah say about a field which Kutim (Nochrim) or robbers harvested?
(b) Does it make a difference on whose behalf the Kutim harvested the field?
(c) And what does the Tana say about a field whose stalks of wheat were cut down by ants or blown down by the wind?
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10)
(a) Which is the final case cited by the Mishnah?
(b) What is the Tana's source for all this?
(c) If the owner harvested half the crops and robbers the other half, the Mishnah exempts the owner from leaving Pe'ah. Why is that?
(d) How do we reconcile this with the Halachah that if the owner cut the entire crop, he is obligated to give Pe'ah from the cut corn?
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Mishnah 8

11)
(a) What does the Tana say in the reverse case, where robbers harvested half the crops, and the owner, the other half?
(b) And what does he say in a case where the owner cut half the corn, and ...
1. ... sold the other half?
2. ... declared the other half Hekdesh?
(c) What is the reason for these two rulings?
(d) What will be the Din if the owner sold half the crops and harvested the other half himself (see Tiferes Yisrael)?
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