(Permission is granted to print and redistribute this material
as long as this header and the footer at the end are included.)


brought to you by Kollel Iyun Hadaf of Har Nof

Ask A Question on the daf

Previous daf

Shabbos 98

***************GIRSA SECTION********************
We recommend using the textual changes suggested by the Bach, Rav B. Rensburg and the parenthetical marginal notes of the Vilna Shas. This section is devoted to any *OTHER* changes that we feel ought to be made in Gemara, Rashi or Tosfos.)

[1] Rashi 98a DH b'Darasa:
The words "*u'Menicho* Revach"
should be "*u'Meni'ach* Revach" (both times that it appears)

[2] Rashi 98b DH Amar Shmuel:
The words "Shtei Shuros Shel Shalosh *Shnayim*"
should be "Shtei Shuros Shel Shalosh *Shalosh*" (RASHASH)

[3] Rashi ibid.:
The words "shebi'Shnei Sedarim *ha'Penimis*"
should be "shebi'Shnei Sedarim *ha'Penimiyim*" (RASHASH)

1) [line 6] DIGLEI MIDBAR - the encampment of Benei Yisrael in the desert
2) [line 9] B'DARASA - in the open space between the piled rows of beams. Since the Gemara assumes that there are separate piles of a number of beams each, the uncovered space in between the piles should be a Reshus ha'Rabim.

3) [line 10] PUSYA - the width
4) [line 11] PASHA LEI - there remains uncovered

5) [line 13] K'LEVUD DAMI
(a) The Torah requires Mechitzos (partitions) for various Halachos (e.g. for Reshus ha'Yachid of Shabbos and Sukah). A Mechitzah must be ten Tefachim high and enclose an area of four by four Tefachim.

(b) A Halachah l'Moshe mi'Sinai states that even though the Mechitzah is not complete, there are times when we may consider it complete for Halachic purposes (Sukah 5b).

(c) One of these cases is Lavud (lit. a branch or connection). This Halachah states that when there are not three full Tefachim between the Mechitzah and the surface (or object)next to, above or below it, we consider it to be a complete Mechitzah in which the surfaces or objects are connected without any gaps. (The space that is provided by the Halachah l'Moshe mi'Sinai of Lavud is measured along with and as a part of the existing segment of the partition.) In our Gemara the result of the Halachah of Lavud is that the entire area underneath the wagons is considered Mekurah (covered).

6) [line 14] A'CHODAN - on their sides, which are one Amah thick
7) [line 14] SUMCHA - the thickness
8) [line 18] KALIN V'HOLCHIN AD K'ETZBA - they narrow [from the thickness of one Amah at the bottom] to the thickness of an Etzba (a fingerbreadth) [at the top]

9) [line 21] B'ATBA'EI - (a) the space between the beams had to be wide enough to accommodate the *Taba'os* (rings) of the beams, so they were placed in four piles, two piles back-to back on either end of the wagon, with the rings facing outward. The space in between the second and third pile was an Amah, which allowed room for the rings and is not Lavud;
(b) the two piles of beams on either end of the wagon were placed touching each other back-to-back like the two sides of an *Atba* [(O.F. gloon) a stick with a split in one end that was used to hold things, such as the pages of a book]. The configuration of the beams is exactly the same as in (a).


10) [line 1] YESEIDOS - the wagons were made with a bottom made of planks with spaces greater than three Tefachim between them

11) [line 4] "TAMU NICHRASU" - "The waters that came down from above stood and rose up in a heap very far from the city Adam, that is beside Tzaresan, and those that came down toward the sea of the Aravah, the Salt Sea, finished and were cut off" (Yehoshua 3:16) - The verse describes the splitting of the Jordan River when Benei Yisrael entered Eretz Kena'an. It is used to prove that the word "Tamim" means that the Kerashim were tapered towards the top.

12) [line 7] D'LEISU SHALMIN - that they should bring whole beams
13) [line 8] V'LO LEISU D'NISRA - they should not bring beams made up of planks
14) [line 9] D'LO LISHLECHOFINHU ME'HADADI - that they should not stick out one from another

15a) [line 13] PUSYA - width
b) [line 14] SUMCHA - thickness
16) [line 15] HAI AYIL V'HAI NAFIK - this one (the last beam of the northern or southern walls) [gets narrower as it] goes up, and this one (the last beam on either side of the western wall) juts out

17) [line 16] D'SHAFI LEHU KI TURYAN - he planes them (the corner beams of the western wall) to slope like mountains, (so that they do not stick out)

18) [line 20] L'IGRA - for the roof
19) [line 29] L'CHAFLA - for the part of the curtain that was folded over the front of the Mishkan

20) [line 31] "CHATZI HA'YERI'AH HA'ODEFES, TISRACH [AL ACHOREI HA'MISHKAN]" - "the extra half curtain shall extend beyond the back of the Mishkan" (Shemos 26:12) - According to Rebbi Yehudah, the two Amos (half) of the last curtain lay on the ground behind the Mishkan. According to Rebi Nechemyah, only one Amah lay on the ground.

21) [line 32] TISRACH ME'CHAVROSEHA - it shall extend beyond the other curtains. According to Rebbi Nechemyah, the verse only describes how much of the last curtain of the Yeri'os Izim extended beyond the last curtain of the Yeri'os ha'Mishkan, and does not describe how much of it lay on the ground.

22) [last line] SHIPOLEHA - her train
23) [last line] CHARUTZIM - grooved, routed [from the bottom, up to a height of one Amah. The beams were cut in the middle and all around their circumference such that two wooden Yados (prongs) stuck out, whose dimensions were 1/4 Amah wide by 1/2 Amah deep by one Amah high.]

24) [last line] CHALULIM - hollowed out in the middle
25) [last line] HA'ADANIM - the silver sockets of the beams. They were 3/4 Amah wide by one Amah deep by one Amah high. The hole in the middle was 1/4 Amah wide by 1/2 Amah deep, the size of the prongs

Next daf


For further information on
subscriptions, archives and sponsorships,
contact Kollel Iyun Hadaf,