REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous dafEruvin 60
ERUVIN 60 - Dedicated by Gerald (Gedalia) Ziering of New Rochelle in honor
of his son, David Ephraim, who studied this year in Yeshivat Sha'arei
Yerushalayim of Yerushalayim.
(a) Why might a wall between two courtyards which is made of ladders render
them as one courtyard, and not two, if it is more than ten Amos long?
(b) Why is it in fact, considered to be *two*, who have the option of making
(c) Why does this clash with the statement that Shmuel himself made earlier,
where he said 'Anshei Chatzer ve'Anshei Mirpeset, she'Shachechu ve'Lo Ervu
... Oseres' (before we give the same answer that we gave earlier - i.e. that
the wall was not ten Tefachim high all the way along)?
(a) Kakunai was an Ir shel Rabim ve'Na'asis shel Yachid. What problem did
Abaye, who was sent to be Me'arev the town, have with those houses whose
doors opened out to the river?
(b) Why did he reject the idea of ...
1. ... being Me'arev the town and leaving those houses as the 'Ir Chadashah' (like the fifty residents etc. in our Mishnah)?
(c) Why did Abaye then contend that this case was not comparable to the case
of the Mavu'os that were separated by the pits of date-stones. and that the
windows were necessary after all?
2. ... making windows which opened out to the town?
(d) How did Abaye finally arrive at the conclusion that the windows were not
(a) Are the fifty residents outside the town according to Rebbi Yehudah
confined to men, or does it include women and children?
Rebbi Shimon in our Mishnah requires three courtyards each consisting of two
houses for in Ir shel Rabim ve'Na'asis shel Yachid to be permitted to make a
collective Eruv. What is Rebbi Yitzchak's conclusion in this matter?
(b) Why is it obvious that an Eruv would be effective in Chadashah itself?
(c) What is the dispute between Rav Huna and Rav Yehudah regarding a town
(a) What is the Din of someone who, on Friday afternoon, is two thousand
Amos east of his house, and who asks his son to place an Eruv one thousand
Amos beyond his house to the west? How far is he permitted to walk from
where he is?
Answers to questions
(b) Why is this different than a traveler who fixes an unspecified point
under a tree which is two thousand Amos from where he is, who has no Eruv at
(c) What is the closest distance from the town that one can place an Eruv?
(a) 'Mi she'Hayah be'Mizrach, ve'Amar li'Veno Arev Li be'Ma'arav, Im Yesh
... le'Eruvo Alpayim Amah *u'le'Veiso Yeser Mikah*n, Asur le'Veiso, u'Mutar
What problem does the Gemara have with this statement?
(b) What are the two ways of resolving this problem?
(a) What does our Mishnah mean when it says that if one places one's Eruv
even one Amah outside *the Techum*, what he gains on one side, he loses on
(b) One Beraisa rules (in the same case as our Mishnah), that he loses the
entire town, because the town is included in the reckoning.
What does the
(c) How do we reconcile the Beraisa with our Mishnah?
(a) Rebbi Idi quotes Rebbi Yehoshua ben Levi, who distinguishes between the
measurement of a Techum which ends at the end of another town, and one which
ends in the middle (like we explained in the previous answer).
Answers to questions
What did he
mean when he added the comment 'Ein Elu Ela Divrei Nevi'us'?
(b) What did Rava have to say about this?
(c) How does Rava read and explain the Mishnah 'Anshei Ir Gedolah Mehalchin
es Kol Ir Ketanah, ve'Ein Anshei Ir Ketanah Mehalchin es Kol Ir Gedolah'?
(d) How does Rebbi Idi explain the Mishnah?