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TERUMOS PEREK 8

Mishnah 1

1)
(a) Rebbi Eliezer rules that a woman who is eating Terumah when she is informed that her husband has died or that he has divorced her (see T. Yom-Tov), is obligated to pay Keren ve'Chomesh. What sort of woman is the Mishnah talking about? To whom was she married?
(b) And he extends this ruling to a case where the Eved of a Kohen is eating Terumah, when they inform him that his master has died (see Tiferes Yisrael). Which other three cases might have taken place in respect of the Eved?
(c) What third case does the Mishnah list in this ruling regarding a Kohen himself?
(d) Rebbi Yehoshua exempts them from paying the Chomesh. Why is that? How must the Mishnah be speaking?

2)
(a) The Mishnah also discusses a case where a Kohen is serving on the Mizbe'ach when he discovers that he is a ben Gerushah or a ben Chalutzah. What do Rebbi Eliezer and Rebbi Yehoshua respectively say with regard to all the Korbanos that he brought until that time?
(b) What is Rebbi Yehoshua's reason (see Tos. Yom-Tov)?
(c) In which case will Rebbi Yehoshua concede that his Avodah is Pasul retroactively?

Mishnah 2

3)
(a) The Mishnah now discusses what the Din will be if the Terumah is still in the mouth of one of the above, when they are told the news. In which of the above cases does Rebbi Eliezer agree with Rebbi Yehoshua that he must spit it out?
(b) What does he say in the other cases?
(c) What do Rebbi Eliezer and Rebbi Yehoshua respectively, say in a case where the person is still eating the Terumah when he is informed that either he or the Terumah just became Tamei?
(d) And what about a case where they informed him that ...
1. ... already before he began eating, the Terumah or he was Tamei?
2. ... what he was eating was not Terumah but Ma'aser Rishon from which Terumas Ma'aser had not been taken, Ma'aser Sheni or Hekdesh that had not been redeemed, or if he tasted a bug (see Tosfos Yom-Tov) in his mouth, even as he was eating the Terumah?

Mishnah 3

4)
(a) The Mishnah discusses a Zar who is walking towards the Chatzer eating Tevel grapes that he picked in the garden. What is the problem?
(b) Rebbi Eliezer says 'Yigmor'. What does he mean by that?
(c) What does Rebbi Yehoshua say?

5)
(a) And what is the problem in a case where he is eating the same grapes casually on Erev Shabbos when Shabbos arrives?
(b) What does Rebbi Yehoshua mean when he says 'Yigmor?
(c) What does Rebbi Eliezer say?

Mishnah 4

6)
(a) Why must wine that has been left uncovered be poured out?
(b) What does the Mishnah say one must do if the wine is Terumah wine?
(c) Which two liquids, besides wine, does the Tana include in the list of those that must be poured out?

7)
(a) The Mishnah permits all other liquids. What does the Gemara say about honey, Tzir (brine) and Muris (fish-hash)?
(b) Which fourth item does the Gemara add to the list?
(c) In order for any of these liquids to become forbidden, for how long must they must be uncovered?

Mishnah 5

8)
(a) Up to how much water will become Asur because of Mayim Megulim, according to the Tana Kama?
(b) According to Rebbi Yossi, more than forty Sa'ah in the ground is not subject to the stringency of 'Mayim Megulim' (see Tos. Yom-Tov). What does he say about 'Mayim Megulim in a receptacle?
(c) What will the Din be if a snake drinks from the water of a running fountain?
(d) Is one permitted to use Mayim Megulim to ...
1. ... feed one's animals?
2. ... wash one's hands, face and feet?
3. ... to mix with cement?

Mishnah 6

9)
(a) What does the Mishnah say about figs, grapes, cucumbers, pumpkins, water-melons or picked-cucumbers which have a hole in them?
(b) What does the Tana mean when he adds 'Afilu Hein Kikar'?
(c) Does it make a difference whether the fruit is ...
1. ... large or small?
2. ... detached or attached?
(d) How will the Din differ when if the hole is dry?
(e) What does the Tana say about an animal that has been bitten by a snake?

Mishnah 7

10)
(a) The Tana Kama forbids wine that has been left in an uncovered strainer, even though the vessel into which it subsequently drips is covered by the strainer. Why is that?
(b) What does Rebbi Nechemyah say?

Mishnah 8

11)
(a) The Mishnah discusses a barrel containing Terumah that is Safek Tamei. What might be the case?
(b) What does Rebbi Eliezer say assuming the barrel was ...
1. ... placed in a Hefker location?
2. ... open?
(c) How does he interpret the Pasuk in Korach "es Mishmeres Terumosai" (Why is "Terumosai" written in the plural)?

12)
(a) What does Rebbi Yehoshua say?
(b) How does he interpret the Pasuk?
(c) What does Raban Gamliel say?
(d) Like whom is the Halachah?

Mishnah 9

13)
(a) The Mishnah discusses a case where a barrel of Terumah wine lying in the upper section of the wine-press, has broken, whilst in the vat, there is Chulin wine which is Tamei. What is the problem?
(b) Why did the Kohen retain Tamei wine in the first place?
(c) What do Rebbi Eliezer and Rebbi Yehoshua agree one should do in this case?
(d) If he has no Tahor vessel into which to pour the Tahor wine, what should he do, according to ...
1. ... Rebbi Eliezer?
2. ... Rebbi Yehoshua?
(e) What is Rebbi Eliezer's reason (seeing as the Terumah wine is going to become Tamei anyway)?

Mishnah 10

14)
(a) What do Rebbi Eliezer and Rebbi Yehoshua say about a barrel of Tahor Terumah oil that is spilling, assuming that he does not have a Tahor vessel with which to collect oil that is spilling?
(b) Why is the Kohen not even permitted to catch some of the oil in his hands (see Tiferes Yisrael)?
(c) Why does the Tana not present the case of oil in the oil-press (like it did with the barrel of wine)?

Mishnah 11

15)
(a) What is Rebbi Yehoshua referring to when he says that on neither of the two cases is one warned against being Metamei it, only against eating it? Which two cases?
(b) In defining the Isur bal Tetamei, the Mishnah cites a case where a Nochri threatens a traveling Kohen that he will render Tamei all his Terumah loaves, unless he hands him one. What does Rebbi Eliezer say he should do?
(c) What does Rebbi Yehoshua hold?
(d) Which is then the Isur of 'bal Tetamei' that Rebbi Yehoshua is defining?

Mishnah 12

16)
(a) In similar vein, the Tana discusses a case where Nochrim demand that one hands them any one of a number of women (see Tiferes Yisrael), otherwise they will defile them all. What do Rebbi Eliezer and Rebbi Yehoshua both say?
(b) On what grounds does Rebbi Yehoshua concede to Rebbi Eliezer in this case?

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