How did Hillel know that the outcry wasn’t coming from his home – since we know that misfortunes will sometimes occur to good people for reasons known only to Hashem – if so what was the reason for Hillel’s certainty?
The Gemara challenged the use of the words ‘rov hahodaos’ (Hahem of the majority of thankfulness) but instead one should say ‘kel hahodaos’ (of all thankfulness). This led Rav Papa to conclude that indeed both terms should be combined together. But why should one say ‘rov hahodaos’ if it seems to be inappropriate?
We learn that a bracha is said upon seeing a multitude (600,000) since it contains the full spectrum of minds which equal that number, and is reflected by their dissimilarities in facial features as well. Since there certainly exist more than 6000,000 people in the world, this apparently denotes that there are duplicates as well, if so why don’t two people ever look alike?
The Gemara teaches that one recites the bracha upon sighting the lions’ den or furnace where a nes happened to tzaddikim; how does this concur with what we learned earlier (54a) that we are obligated to make a bracha only on a nes that occurred to the masses (nes rabim)?
The Gemara relates that Rava spent the day in the Beis Hamedrash, apparently to avoid receiving the blows foretold by Bar Hedya. What was the purpose of doing this; since Rava knew it would be fulfilled regardless?