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Shabbos 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 purpose.
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)?

(b) Why is the prohibition restricted to Shabbos and Tom-Tov, and not to weekdays?

(c) Then why did they not extend the decree to fast-days?

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(a) 'Rebbi Chanina ben Akiva says that the prohibition is restricted to the Jordan River and to a boat, just like the episode occurred.
Which episode and which decree is he referring to? What do the Chachamim hold in that case?

(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 ha'Mesumar)?

(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 Yisrael)?

(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 ...

  1. ... are bent like a crescent or shaped like a metal plate or like a peg?
  2. ... fill the entire sole?
(c) Is one allowed to walk in the house on Shabbos, with a Sandal ha'Mesumar?

(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 remain?

(b) According to the Tana Kama, the shoe is permitted if four or five nails remain.
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?

(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?

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