POINT BY POINT SUMMARY
prepared by Rabbi Yisrael Shaw
of Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Yerushalayim
Rosh Kollel: Rabbi Mordecai Kornfeld
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CHAGIGAH 2 - dedicated in honor of the birth of Yehonasan Copperman, by his
grandparents in Yerushalayim. May Hashem grant that he grow up to be a true
Yerei Shamayim and Talmid Chacham.
1) MISHNAH: WHO IS OBLIGATED IN "RE'IYAH"
(a) All are obligated in Re'iyah, with 12 exceptions.
2) WHOM THE MISHNAH IS INCLUDING IN THE OBLIGATION
(b) Beis Shamai and Beis Hillel argue about which "Katan" is
exempt from Re'iyah (must he be able to walk on his own).
(c) Beis Shamai and Beis Hillel argue what is the minimum values
of the Korban Re'iyah and Korban Chagigah (2 Me'os or 1 Me'ah).
(a) Question: Whom does the word "all" in the Mishnah include?
1. It includes either one who was lame on the first day of
Yom Tov but became well on the next day.
2. Or it includes one who is blind in one eye (in contrast to
R. Yochanan b. Dehavai's opinion).
3. Or it includes one who is half slave and half free, and is
in accordance with the Mishnah Acharonah.
(i) Beis Shamai and Beis Hillel originally argued about
whether a person who is half slave and half free must
be freed by his owner, or may be left to live in that
3) THE TYPE OF "CHERESH" WHO IS EXEMPT FROM RE'IYAH
(ii) Beis Hillel rescinded and agreed with Beis Shamai,
that one who is half slave and half free must be
completely freed so that he be able to marry and
(a) The Cheresh of the Mishnah is one who has no De'ah, like a
Shoteh and a Katan.
(b) The Mishnah implies that a partial Cheresh (who hears but
cannot speak or who speaks but cannot hear) is obligated in
(c) Question: A Beraisa states that a partial Cheresh is exempt
(e) Answer: A partial Cheresh is exempt from Re'iyah, as derived
from Hakhel, but is obligated in Simchah and all other Mitzvos.
1. The verses regarding Hakhel imply that one must be able to
teach in order to be obligated, and a person who cannot
speak is unable to teach.
2. A person who cannot speak, however, is able to learn, as
demonstrated by the two mutes who were found to have
learned all of the Torah.