REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous dafEruvin 95
(a) Abaye validates a Sucah which instead of walls, has four one-Tefach
beams - one running along each side of the ceiling (Rashi Sucah 18b -
Note: Rashi on Daf 93a explained that the Sucah already has two regular
walls - see Daf 92b, answer to 10a, but that does not appear to conform
with our Sugya); Rava renders it invalid.
How does the Gemara initially
connect their Machlokes with that of Rav and Shmuel regarding a porch in a
(b) The Gemara concludes that Abaye and Rava both hold like Rav.
then, does Rava invalidate the Sucah?
(a) Rebbi Yossi holds that one cannot differentiate between this Shabbos
and the next - with regard to a courtyard whose walls were breached etc.
Does he mean to be lenient (to permit even subsequent Shabbasos) or strict
(to forbid even the Shabbos when it occurred)?
(b) Rav Chiya bar Yosef rules like Rebbi Yossi; Shmuel rules like Rebbi
How do we reconcile Shmuel's ruling here with what he said
elsewhere: that although he rules like Rebbi Yehudah in all matters of
Eruv, he does *not* rule like him in matters of Mechitzah, such as the
case of the Mavoy, whose Lechi or Koreh were removed, where Rebbi Yehudah
permitted carrying on that Shabbos?
(a) Rebbi Yehudah permits carrying underneath an attic that is built
between two houses, or underneath a bridge.
For which two reasons might
he permit it?
(b) How do we know that Rebbi Yehudah holds that two Mechitzos are
(c) And how do we prove Rabah (who establishes Rebbi Yehudah's reason in
the Reisha because of 'Pi Tikrah Yored ve'Sosem') correct, from the Seifa
('ve'Od Amar Rebbi Yehudah, Me'arvin le'Mavoy ha'Mefulash')?
(d) What do the Rabbanan hold in the above cases, and what is their
(a) According to the Tana Kama, what should one do if finds Tefilin lying
in a field, and why is that?
(b) Why does this not apply to new Tefilin? How will one know that they
(c) In which cases must one just stand guard over the Tefilin until
nightfall, and only then carry them home?
(d) When will this not apply?
(a) Rebbi Shimon permits carrying the Tefilin by making a human chain, and
then handing them from one person to the next.
Answers to questions
Where must this stop?
(b) What else does he permit in this way?
(c) On what grounds do the Rabbanan disagree with Rebbi Yehudah, who
permits transporting a barrel of wine from outside the Techum using this
Rebbi Meir permits saving as many clothes from a fire on Shabbos as one
Does this mean that the author of our Mishnah is not Rebbi
Meir? Does the Tana Kama hold 'Shabbos Z'man Tefilin Hu' or not?
(a) Why does Raban Gamliel permit saving two pairs of Tefilin at a time?
(b) Why just two?
(c) Is there a proof from Rav Huna (who permits wrapping the Tefilin Shel
Rosh around the arm, when he comes in from the fields carrying loads on
his head) that there is room on the arm too, for two pairs of Tefilin?
(d) So how do we know that there is?
(a) Tefilin Shel Yad should be worn on the Kibores.
What is the Kibores?
(b) And where should the Tefilin Shel Rosh be worn?
(a) The Gemara concludes that both the Tana Kama and Raban Gamliel in our
Mishnah agree that there is place on the arm, as well as on the head, for
two pairs of Tefilin.
Answers to questions
Assuming their dispute is based on whether
'Shabbos Z'man Tefilin Hu or not, why does the Tana Kama restrict the
Mitzvah of saving them to *one* pair only?
(b) Why is Raban Gamliel not concerned about that?
(c) Alternatively, they could be arguing over whether Mitzvos require
Kavanah or not.
If the Tana Kama holds that they do *not* require
Kavanah, how will we explain their Machlokes?