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by Rabbi Ephraim Becker
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Yerushalayim
Rosh Kollel: Rabbi Mordecai Kornfeld
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Previous dafBeitzah 32
BEITZAH 32 (13 Tamuz) has been dedicated in memory of Rebbetzin Chiena
Kossowsky A"H by the Shulman and Kossowsky families.
1) SHMUEL'S POSITION ON ROPED CLOSURES (cont'd)
(a) Question: But the cited Beraisa (which forbids cutting
the ropes on Shabbos) argues with the *second* part of
2) MISHNAH: THE PROHIBITION OF TIKUN KELIM ON YOMTOV
(b) Answer: That Beraisa is the view of R. Nechemyah, who
forbids moving Keilim for any other than their intended
use (and knives are made to cut food, not ropes).
(c) Question: Then why did that Beraisa speak only of
Shabbos (when the Isur would apply to YomTov as well)!?
(d) Answer: R. Nechemyah differentiates between Muktzah of
Shabbos versus YomTov.
(e) Question: It is not logical to differentiate between
Shabbos and YomTov, and (in the course of resolving
three Beraisos) we see that R. Nechemyah forbids
burning Keilim (and this must be speaking of YomTov)!?
(f) Answer: There is a Machlokes Tanaim as to whether or
not R. Nechemyah extended his Isur to YomTov.
(a) One may not punch a cavity into a raw piece of potter's
clay (to fill it with oil and use it as a lamp).
3) PARTIALLY COMPLETED KELIM
(b) One may not make coal (a Keli used by smiths).
(c) One may not cut a wick in two.
(d) (R. Yehudah) One may cut the wick by burning it.
(a) Question: Who holds that such an act renders the clay a
4) VILLAGE FRYING PANS
(b) Answer (R. Yosef): It is R. Meir who (argues with R.
Yehoshua and) holds a Keli Cheres is subject to Tumah
even without being fired in a kiln.
(c) Question (Abaye): Perhaps R. Meir only considers an
earthenware vessel complete when it can be used for
(d) Answer: Our Keli is already fit for small coins.
(e) (Alternate rendition of above) Answer (R. Yosef): It is
R. Eliezer b.R. Tzadok who holds that (in the Mishnah
in Eduyos) that the Kelim remain Tahor even if a Zav
moves them because they have not yet been completed.
(f) Question (Abaye): Perhaps R. Eliezer b.R. Tzadok only
considers it a Keli when it can be used for something!?
(g) Answer: It is fit for small coins.
(a) (Tana Kama) One may not make Alfasin Charaniyos on
5) THE PROHIBITION OF MAKING COALS ON YOMTOV
(b) (R. Shimon b. Gamliel) It is permitted.
(c) Question: What are Charaniyos?
(d) Answer: Iraniyos.
(e) Question: What are Iraniyos?
(f) Answer: Village frying pans.
(a) Question: This prohibition seems obvious!?
(b) Answer: We might have erroneously permitted them for
bathing on YomTov.
(c) Question: But such bathing is prohibited on YomTov (and
the prohibition is, again, obvious)!?
(d) Answer: We might have permitted their use for a Turkish
bath (prior to the Gezeirah to consider it bathing).
6) SLICING A WICK BY BURNING OR WITH A KNIFE
(a) Question: Why is slicing the wick more stringent (R.
Yehudah) than burning it in two (both are Tikun Maneh)?
7) RAV (CITED BY R. NOSON B. ABA) PERMITS MOCHETIN
(b) Answer (R. Chiya): By lighting it between two candles
it is not clear that he is doing so to split it (he may
be kindling the two lights simultaneously).
(a) Question: What is Mochetin?
8) OTHER HALACHOS OF WICKS
(b) Answer (citing Rav): Removing the charcoal from the top
of the wick.
(a) (Bar Kapara) There are a total of six Halachos
regarding wicks (as listed, three l'Chumrah and three
9) OTHER CITATIONS OF RAV BY R. NOSON B. ABA
(a) The wealthy Babylonians are doomed (owing to their un-
Jewish conduct in the cited incident).
10) MISHNAH: KEILIM ON YOMTOV
(b) The world is dark for one who relies on others for
one's food (R. Chisda adds that his life is not worth
(c) (Beraisa) There are three (or four) whose lives are not
worth living (as listed).
(a) One may not break pottery nor cut paper on YomTov to
11) THE PROHIBITION OF BREAKING POTTERY AND CUTTING PAPER
(b) One may not clear out the pieces of cement from the
oven (however, if the heap threatens to burn the bread
one may smooth them flat on the oven floor).
(c) One may not place two barrels close to each other thus
supporting a pot to cook over a fire in between them
(it resembles an Ohel).
(d) One may not support a pot with a block of wood nor a
door (explained below).
(e) (Tana Kama) One may not use a stick to lead an animal
through the street.
(f) R. Elazar b.R. Shimon) It is permitted.
(a) Question: Why are these forbidden?
12) CLEARING OUR THE RUBBLE FROM THE OVEN
(b) Answer: It constitutes making a Keli.
(a) (R. Chiya b. Yosef taught before R. Nachman) If the
pile of rubble makes it impossible to cook it may be
13) MIXING CEMENT ON YOMTOV
(b) In the cited incidents, R. Chiya and Rava indicated (to
their wife and attendant, respectively) to do so.
(a) Question (Ravina to R. Ashi): How are we to understand
the report that your servants cement your oven shut
(given the prohibition of mixing the cement)!?
14) CREATING A SURFACE WITH TWO BARRELS
(b) Answer (R. Ashi): We use clay from the banks of the
Euphrates, which does not require mixing (and then only
when properly designated before YomTov).
(c) (Ravina) One may use ashes (mixed with water) because
they do not mix properly.
(a) (R. Nachman) Stones may be brought together to form a
15) R. YEHUDAH REGARDING OTHER CONSTRUCTIONS ON YOMTOV
(b) Question (Rabah): But our Mishnah prohibits this!?
(c) Answer (R. Nachman): The case in the Mishnah creates an
Ohel (the pot).
(d) Question (Rabah Zuta): But such a structure should also
be forbidden on Shabbos!?
(e) Answer (R. Ashi): The structure you are speaking of is
permanent, while this toilet is temporary, and would be
prohibited mid'Rabanan but for the reason of Kavod
(a) A large fire (the wood was arranged in four walls and a
roof) is permitted on Yom-Tov provided one starts from
the top (arranging the sticks on top first).
(b) The same holds for Bei'asa, Kedeira, Purya and Chavita.