REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous dafShabbos 60
(a) Our Mishnah rules that a woman who carries a needle which has no eye in
it is not Chayav Chatas. In that case, it must serve some ornamental
Why can that purpose not be - to roll with it the locks of
her hair that protrude from under her hat, and tuck them in?
(b) What use then, *does* the eye -less needle (a pin) have?
(c) Since it is not used on Shabbos for that purpose (see Tosfos DH
'le'Mai'), why should she want to go out with it on Shabbos?
(a) What is a Sandal ha'Mesumar?
(b) What is a man who has no wound on the sole of his foot, not permitted
to go out with?
(c) Why is this forbidden?
(a) What sort of a Kamei'a may one wear in the street?
(b) Is one Chayav Chatas for wearing armor in the street?
(a) Why is a man not permitted to go out with a Sandal ha'Mesumar on
Shabbos (Machlokes Amora'im - three explanations)?
Answers to questions
(b) Why is the prohibition restricted to Shabbos and Tom-Tov, and not to
(c) Then why did they not extend the decree to fast-days?
(a) 'Rebbi Chanina ben Akiva says that the prohibition is restricted to the
Jordan River and to a boat, just like the episode occurred.
episode and which decree is he referring to? What do the Chachamim hold in
(b) It is permitted to wear a Sandal ha'Mesumar, if the nails are
ornamental, as opposed to serving the purpose of strengthening the shoe.
How would one know that the nails were indeed for appearance and not for
strengthening (Rebbi Yochanan and Rebbi Chanina)?
(c) How would the nails then have to be placed?
(a) There is a third opinion mentioned in a Beraisa.
What is the third
opinion (as to how many nails will be needed to permit a Sandal
(b) Why would these nails need to be fitted? What purpose did they serve?
(c) What did Eifah (from Bavel) say to Rabbah bar bar Chanah (from Eretz
(a) Why is a shoe that is stitched from the inside not included in the
decree of Sandal ha'Mesumar?
(b) Will a shoe be included in the decree if the nails ...
(c) Is one allowed to walk in the house on Shabbos, with a Sandal
- ... are bent like a crescent or shaped like a metal plate or like a peg?
- ... fill the entire sole?
(d) Rebbi Elazar b'Rebbi Shimon considers a Sandal ha'Mesumar Muktzah on
Shabbos. The Tana Kama does not.
What is the basis of their Machlokes?
(a) A Sandal ha'Mesumar becomes permitted, according to the Beraisa, if a
certain number of nails fell out: four or five, or seven.
How do we
reconcile this with the same Beraisa, which rules that, if the majority of
nails have 'fallen out', the shoe is permitted, irrespective of how many
(b) According to the Tana Kama, the shoe is permitted if four or five nails
If the shoe is permitted with *four* nails remaining, why does
he need to mention five?
(c) Rebbi permits the shoe provided seven nails remain.
But did we not
learn in an earlier Beraisa that Rebbi even permits a Sandel ha'Mesumar
when thirteen nails remain?
(d) How does the Gemara now re-assess Rebbi Yochanan's opinion? How do we
now reconcile his opinion with that of the Beraisa, which holds seven or
thirteen (when he said not more than five)?
(a) Why did the Gemara find it necessary to rule against Rebbi Elazar
b'Rebbi Shimon, who renders a Sandal ha'Mesumar, Muktzah?
Answers to questions
(b) Some say that Rebbi Chiya wanted to permit a Sandal ha'Mesumar with
twenty -*four* nails, others say with twenty-*two*.
Why was he afraid
to actually go ahead and permit it?