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Sukah 6

1) [line 4] MEISEV V'OCHEL B'LIFTAN - when he is reclining and eating it with a relish

(a) The bones of a Mes are only Metamei through *Ohel* under one of three conditions: (1) they constitute a quarter of a Kav (Rova Ha'kav); (2) they consist of the majority of the body (whether they are the majority of the *build* (Rov Binyano) of the human body or the majority of the *number* (Rov Minyano) of 248 bones; (3) the bone is a complete skull or a complete spinal column.
(b) In order to be Metamei through *Maga* and *Masa*, it is enough for the bone to be the size of a Se'orah (grain of barley)

(a) a Nazir (see next entry) receives lashes for drinking a Revi'is of wine. (RASHI in our Sugya - According to this explanation, wine is the prohibited object, rather than the method of *measuring* the prohibited object)
(b) RASHI explains that a Nazir receives lashes if he eats the amount of grape leaves, stems, peels or pits that will displace a Revi'is of wine, not water. Wine is more viscous than water, and as a result, the Nazir can eat more of these grape products before he is liable to punishment.

4) [line 6] NAZIR
(a) If a person makes a vow to become a Nazir without stipulating a time period, his Nezirus lasts for a period of thirty days. During this period, the Nazir is not allowed to: (1) cut his hair; (2) become Tamei by touching or being in the same room as a corpse; or (3) consume any products of the grapevine.
(b) If a Nazir becomes Tamei through contact with or being in the same room as a corpse, on the third and seventh days he must be sprinkled with water that has the ashes of the Parah Adumah in it to become Tahor. On the seventh day of his purification he shaves off the hair of his head. On the eighth day, he brings his sacrifices and begins counting his Nazirite days anew. The sacrifices he brings are two turtle doves (Tor) or two young common doves (Yonah), one as a Chatas and one as an Olah. He must also bring a yearling sheep as an Asham. He may then start counting his Nazirite days anew. These Korbanos and this shaving are in addition to the Korbanos and shaving of every Nazir upon the completion of his Nezirus. (Sefer ha'Chinuch #368)

5) [line 7] HOTZA'AS SHABBOS
The last of the thirty-nine categories of forbidden Melachos (creative acts) of Shabbos is ha'Motzi me'Reshus l'Reshus. A person is not allowed to transfer objects from one Reshus (domain) to another on Shabbos. It is a capital offense to transfer objects from a Reshus ha'Rabim (public domain) to a Reshus ha'Yachid (private domain) or vice versa. (Mishnah Shabbos 73a). If the object transferred is food, one is only liable to punishment if the food is the size of a dried fig (k'Grogeres).

Since home owners try to make the most out of their utensils, a bowl that cracks is still useful (and therefore is still Mekabel Tum'ah) until the hole becomes so large that pomegranates may fall through. At that point the utensil will no longer be Mekabel Tum'ah.

The amount of solid food for which a person liable for eating on Yom Kippur is the size of a fat date.

8) [line 19] NIMA - a hair
9) [line 19] SHALOSH - three hairs which are folded together and tied


10) [line 9] GUD
(a) Gud Achis or (Gud Asik) is a Halachic device by which Mechitzos which are ten Tefachim tall and enclose an area of four by four Tefachim are considered to extend downward to the ground (or upward to the ship).

11) [line 10] LAVUD
(a) The Torah requires Mechitzos (partitions) for various Halachos (e.g. for Reshus ha'Yachid of Shabbos and for 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.)

12) [line 10] DOFEN AKUMAH (The Bending Wall) If invalid Sechach lies around the perimeter of Kosher Sechach, we view the invalid Sechach as though it is a horizontal extension of the vertical wall at its side. As long as the invalid Sechach is not wider than four Amos, and the Kosher Sechach measures seven by seven Tefachim, the wall may be considered to bend over to the Kosher Sechach and the Sukah is Kosher.

(a) Some words in the Torah, based on the Mesorah, are read differently from the way that they are written. There is no question how the verse is to be read when reading the Torah, since the Mesorah specifies a certain way of reading it. However, the Tana'im argue over how to learn Halachos from such verses. "Yesh Em La'masores" means that we learn Halachos from the verse based on the way it is written; "Yesh Em La'mikra" means that we learn Halachos from the verse based on the way it is read.
(b) For example, according to the Mesorah, the word "ba'Sukos" (which appears three times in the verses regarding Sukah in Parashas Emor) is written once with a "Vav," implying our pronunciation of "ba'Sukos" (plural), and twice without a Vav, implying the pronunciation "b'Sukas" (singular), which is not the way that we read it. We pronounce the word as "ba'Sukos" all three times, according to the Mesorah.

14) [line 17] HILCHESA - the above-mentioned Halacha l'Moshe mi'Sinai, regarding Mechitzin (5b)

15a) [line 27] L'GARE'A - to deduct from the third wall and require only a Tefach
b) [line 28] L'HOSIF - to add a fourth wall which is a Tefach

16) [line 30] DORSHIN TECHILOS - whether or not we can learn a Drash from the first time the word is mentioned

17) [line 35] KENEGED HA'YOTZE - at the end of the walls, where they are not connected

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