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Shabbos 98

1) Why is one not Chayav for carrying in a covered street? If a covered Reshus ha'Rabim is not classified as a Reshus ha'Rabim, then how *is* it classified?


(a) Rav quotes Rebbi Chiya as saying 'Agalos Tachteihen, u'Veineihen ve'Tzideihen Reshus ha'Rabim'. What is the meaning of ...
  1. ... 'u'Veineihen'?
  2. ... 've'Tzideihen'?
(b) Since Rav himself (quoting Rebbi Chiya) has said that 'Tachteihen ' was considered the Reshus ha'Rabim, how could he then give a covered Reshus ha'Rabim the Din of a Karmelis - considereing that the floor of the wagons was covered with rows of planks?

(c) What was the width of ...

  1. ... each wagon - without the wheels?
  2. ... each wheel?
(a) What was ...
  1. ... the length of each wagon?
  2. ... the width of each plank?
  3. ... the thickness of each plank?
(b) If we assume that they arranged three rows of planks (lying on their width) on each wagon, what problem will that create with Rav's statement in 2a.?

(c) The Gemara answers that the planks were not arranged width-wise, but thickness-wise. How many rows would they then have arranged on each wagon, and why does that still leave us with a Kashya against Rav?

(d) How might the answer to this question depend on the shape of the plank?

(a) The Gemara answers the above Kashya on Rav with the word 'be'Atba'i'.
What does that mean (according to Rashi's Rebbes), and how does that answer the question? How were the four rows of planks arranged on the wagon?

(b) What purpose did the rings serve?

(c) What problem does Rashi have with his Rebbe's explanation of 'be'Atba'i'?

(d) How does *he* explain 'be'Atbai'?

(a) How many wagons carried the planks?

(b) How many planks were allotted to each wagon?)

(c) What does the Gemara mean when it asks 'Agalah Gufa Mekurah Hava'i'?

(d) What does it answer?

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(a) According to Rebbi Yehudah, the planks were one Amah thick at the base, but were tapered to only one finger-breadth at the top. He learns this from the Pasuk in Terumah "Yihyu *Samim* el Rosho".
How does Rebbi Nechemyah describe the planks, and how does he explain Samim?

(b) Rebbi Nechemyah derives his explanation from the word "Yachdav". What does Rebbi Yehudah do with "Yachdav"?

(c) What is the problem with Rebbi Yehudah's explanation, from the two corner planks of the west-wall of the Kodesh Kodshim?

(d) What does the Gemara answer?

(a) What was the Beri'ach ha'Tichon, and what was miraculous about it?

(b) The bottom covering of the Mishkan - known as 'Mishkan' - comprised ten individual curtains stitched together.
What was the size of each curtain, and what was the total length and width of the ten curtains?

(c) After they had placed the curtains on top of the planks, how much of the north and the south wall were not covered by them - according to Rebbi Nechemyah,?

(d) And how exactly, were the forty Amos of curtains arranged along the length of the thirty Amos long Mishkan?

(a) What was the Ohel?

(b) How did the dimensions of the 'Ohel' differ from those of the 'Mishkan'?

(c) According to Rebbi Nechemyah, how do we account for ...

  1. ... the extra two Amos (of the 'Ohel') across the width of the Mishkan?
  2. ... the extra four Amos along the length?
(d) How do Rebbi Yehudah and Rebbi Nechemyah respectively, explain the Pasuk "Chatzi ha'Yeri'ah ha'Odefes *Tisrach* Achorei ha'Mishkan"?
(a) How did the planks fit into the silver sockets, without leaving any spaces between them?

(b) What is the Beraisa referring to, when it compares the clasps in the loops to the stars in the sky? Which clasps and loops?

(c) Of which materials 'Mishkan' manufactured?

(d) In what way was the Chochmah required for the manufacture of the 'Ohel', superior to that of the manufacture of the 'Mishkan'?

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