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by Rabbi Ephraim Becker
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Yerushalayim
Rosh Kollel: Rabbi Mordecai Kornfeld
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Previous dafYoma 16
YOMA 16 (3 Shevat) - has been dedicated by Zvi and Tamarah Sand of Har Nof,
Yerushalayim, in memory of Tamarah's grandfather, Chanan (ben Yakov)
Bromberg, on his Yahrzeit.
1) LISHKAS HATELAIM - R. ELAZAR B. YAKOV?
(a) We find R. Elazar b. Yakov in the Mishnah in Midos.
1. Three of the four Lishakos are identified.
(b) There is another indication that the Mishnah in Midos is R.
Elazar b. Yakov.
2. R. Elazar b. Yakov said that he did not recall the use
of the fourth Lishkah, thus indicating that he was the
author of the Mishnah.
3. Aba Shaul identified the 'unidentified' Lishkah.
1. All the walls were tall except for the Eastern wall.
(c) R. Ada b. Ahavah entertains the possibility that the
measurements were those of R. Yehudah.
2. This was to allow the Kohen burning the Parah to see
through the opening to the Heichal during the Haza'ah.
3. All the gates were 20 Amos tall, with wall above them.
4. By calculating the elevations of each level, we can see
that the Eastern wall, if left at its 20-plus Amos of
height, would block his view, and was thus shortened.
5. This is only true if the measurements are being given
by R.. Elazar b. Yakov, not the Rabanan.
1. R. Yehudah had taught the positioning of the Mizbeach.
(d) The difficulty involved in such a possibility establishes
the Mishnah as the teaching of R. Elazar b. Yakov.
2. The Mishnah in Midos teaches the overall dimensions of
the Azarah (187 x 135 Amos).
3. If the Mishnah in Midos were R. Yehudah, the Mizbeach
would not be in the middle, but slightly to the South.