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Megilah 32


(a) Before reciting the Berachah before Leining, what does Rebbi Meir require one to do, that Rebbi Yehudah does not? What is his reason?

(b) Why does Rebbi Yehudah not consider this necessary?

(c) Rebbi Meir's reason is similar to a statement of Ula (who says that the Ba'al Korei should not assist the translator.
Why not?

(d) How do we reconcile Rebbi Yehudah with Ula?

(a) Rebbi Zeira quoting Rav Masna rules that one opens the Sefer-Torah and Leins directly, without needing to first roll it shut.
Why then, does he not rule specifically like Rebbi Yehudah?

(b) He also rules that Luchos and Bimos have no Kedushah.
What are ...

  1. ... Luchos?
  2. ... Bimos?
Sugyos said by Rebbi Sh'fatyah Amar Rebbi Yochanan.


(a) What should the Golel (the person doing G'lilah) be careful to do?

(b) What does Rebbi Yochanan mean when he says that someone who is rolling the Seifer-Torah should ...

  1. ... roll it from the outside and not from the inside?
  2. ... tighten it from the inside and not from the outside?
(c) Who should be given Gelilah?

(d) This Halachah is based on a statement of Rebbi Yehoshua ben Levi. What did Rebbi Yehoshua ben Levi mean when he said that the Golel takes the reward of all of them?

(a) And what did Rebbi Yochanan mean when he said 'Mishtamshin be'Bas-Kol'?

(b) Before one can assume it to be a Bas-Kol, whose voice must one hear ...

  1. ... in town?
  2. ... out of town?
(c) Would one accept the advice of the Bas Kol if it said 'Yes' or 'No'?
(a) How is Rebbi Yochanan initially quoted as interpretting the Pasuk in Yechezkel "ve'Gam Ani Nasati Lahem Chukim Lo Tovim Mishpatim Lo Yichyu Bahem"?

(b) On what does Abaye object to that explanation?

(c) So how do we finally quote Rebbi Yochanan?

(a) Rebbi Yochanan is also quoted as saying that anyone who holds the (parchment of the) Sefer-Torah without a cloth is buried naked.
Since it can neither be meant literally nor that he will be buried without any Mitzvos, what *does* he mean?

(b) How should one not attach the cloth of the Sefer-Torah to the Sefer-Torah?

(a) Which Takanah did Moshe institute?

(b) From where do we learn it?

(c) What else did he institute with regard to each Yom-Tov?

***** Hadran Alach B'nei ha'Ir, u'Selika Lah Maseches Megilah *****

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