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Shabbos 113


(a) One may tie a bucket to a well, but not using a rope.
Why is that?

(b) Does anyone permit tying a rope in an ordinary rope that snapped?

(c) What sort of rope is the Tana of our Mishnah referring to, and why does Rebbi Yehudah permit it?

(d) Why do the Rabbanan (who decree a weaver's rope because of an ordinary one) in another Beraisa, permit making a bow in the rope of a bucket that snapped?

(a) How do we reconcile Rav, who permits tying one end of a rope to a cow, and the other end, to the stable, with the Beraisa, which prohibits it?

(b) Are weaver's-rods Muktzah on Shabbos?

(c) Rav Yehudah is uncertain whether the heavy beams of the weaving-loom are Muktzah or not; Rebbi Yehudah bar Livai declares that they *are*.

(d) One is permitted to pull beets and radishes from the ground, in spite of the fact that one moves earth in the process.
Why then does Shmuel forbid the removal of the weaver's columns - due to the fact that he moves earth in the process?

(a) May one fold clothes or make the beds on Shabbos for after Shabbos?

(b) Rebbi Yishmael permits the Chalavim of (the Korban Tamid) of Shabbos to be burnt on Yom Kipur (on Kol Nidrei night), but not vice-versa. What does Rebbi hold in this matter?

(a) Only one person is permitted to fold clothes on Shabbos, but not two.
Which other three conditions are required before folding clothes is permitted on Shabbos?

(b) What would someone who had no Shabbos clothes to wear do, in order to honor the Shabbos, and why would this not be considered conceit? What do we learn from the Pasuk in Yeshayah:

1. "ve'Chibadto"?
2. "me'Asos Derachecha"?
3. "mi'Metzo Cheftzecha"?
4. "ve'Daber (Davar)"?
5. "Davar"?
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(a) What does one do when one arrives of a pool of water that is too long to take in one's stride - wade, jump or go round?

(b) How do we then explain the Halachah of 'she'Lo Yehei Hiluchach be'Shabbos ke'Hiluchach be'Chol'?

(c) What did Rebbi Yishmael b'Rebbi Yossi reply, when they asked him whether one is permitted to take large steps or to eat earth, on Shabbos?

(d) How does one regain the eyesight that one loses through taking large steps?

(a) How do others quote Rav Ami with regard to eating the earth of Bavel?

(b) Why is Bavel also known as Shin'ar and Metzulah?

(c) What happened to that man who ate some earth, and then some dates?

(a) What did Naomi mean when she instructed Rus to put on her clothes?

(b) How did ...

  1. ... Rus ...
  2. ... Shmuel ...
... show initiative?

(c) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Rus "va'Telech, va'Tavo, va'Telaket ba'Sadeh"?

(d) Which two things did Boaz see in Rus that impressed him?

(a) What prompted Boaz to use an expression of cleaving with regard to Rus?

(b) What do we learn from the Lashon "Vayomer Lah Boaz ... Goshi *Halom*", and from David ha'Melech, who said "Mi Anochi ... Ki Haviasni Ad *Halom*"?

(c) At what time of year is it good to drink vinegar?

(d) What did Boaz hint to Rus, when he told her to dip her bread in vinegar?

(a) What was Boaz hinting to Rus when he told her to sit beside the harvesters?

(b) Which other generation might be incorporated in the three generations hinted in the Pasuk "va'Tochal, va'Tisba, va'Tosar", besides hinting at the bountiful times of David, Shlomoh and Chizkiyah?

(c) To which three worlds might this Pasuk be hinting?

(d) "ve'Sachas Kevodo, Yekad Yekod ki'Yekod Esh" (Yeshayah).

1. Rebbi Yochanan explains this to mean 've'Sachas Kevodo, ve'Lo Kevodo Mamash
(because he called his clothes 'Mechabdusau');
2. Rebbi Elazar explains 've'Sachas Kevodo, Tachas Kevodo Mamash';
3. Rebbi Shmuel bar Nachmeni explains 'Tachas Kevodo, ki'Serefas B'nei Aharon'.
What does each one mean?
(a) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Tzav "u'Fashat es Begadav, ve'Lavash Begadim Acherim" - with regard to the changing of clothes?

(b) What does Tana de'Bei Rebbi Yishmael learn from it?

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