REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
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SUKAH 3 - Mrs. Rachelle Potack with Marsha and Larry Wachsman are dedicating
this Daf in friendship and support of the Dafyomi Advancement Forum and
(a) Queen Helen sat in a Sukah that was Kasher according to Rebbi Yehudah.
What is the problem with that, according to the Amora'im above, who learned
that Rebbi Yehudah and the Rabbanan argue by a small Sukah?
(b) Why is there no problem according to Rav Yoshi'ah, who establishes the
Machlokes by a Sukah whose walls do not reach the S'chach?
(c) We therefore conclude that she must have been sitting in a small room in
What then, is the Machlokes between the Rabbanan and Rebbi
Yehudah (as to why the elders did not object)?
(d) Why will this answer not work according to Rav Chanan bar Rabah, in
whose opinion the Machlokes Rebbi Yehudah and the Rabbanan is by a small
Sukah that only holds most of a person plus his table?
(a) According to the Halachah, what is the minimum size Sukah?
(b) Like which Tana does this go?
(c) What does Beis Hillel say?
(d) The Gemara asks how we know that Beis Shamai and Beis Hillel argue by a
*small* Sukah, perhaps they argue by a *large* one.
What would their
Machlokes then be?
(a) How do we reconcile ...
1. ... the Mishnah (on 28a) which states the Machlokes between Beis Shamai
and Beis Hillel by someone most of whom *was* in the Sukah and his table in
the house, with the Beraisa which states the Shiur Sukah by one which can
*hold* most of him plus his table?
(b) Rebbi argues in both Beraisos.
2. ... the latter Beraisa with another Beraisa which gives the Shiur as one
that holds most of him (even without his table)?
What does Rebbi say?
(c) What does the Gemara prove from the Lashon of the Mishnah later, whose
wording is 'Beis Shamai Poslin, Beis Hillel Machshirin'?
(d) According to the Gemara's conclusion, do Beis Shamai and Beis Hillel
argue by the minimum size of a small Sukah, or by a large Sukah, if one's
table is in the house?
(a) According to the Beraisa, a room which is less than four Amos by four
Amos is Patur from a Mezuzah and from a parapet.
Is it possible to establish the above Beraisa like the Rabbanan of Rebbi,
who validate a Sukah of less than four Amos?
Is it subject to Tum'as
(b) What does 've'Eino Nechlat be'Batei Arei Chomah' mean? What Din does it
(c) A soldier does not return from the battle-front if he just built a house
of less than four by four Amos.
What is the meaning of ...
(d) How do we initially interpret 've'Ein ha'Achin ve'ha'Shutfin Cholkin
- ... 've'Ein Me'arvin Bah'?
- ... 've'Ein Manichin Bah Eruv'?
- ... 've'Ein Mishtatfin Bah'?
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(a) What do Mezuzah, Ma'akeh, Tum'as Nega'im, Batei Arei Chomah and someone
who built a new house returning from the battle-front have in common.
do all of these not apply to a house that is less than four Amos by four
(b) Why is a house that is less than four by four Amos not obligated to
participate in an Eruv Chatzeros, nor does it need to participate in a
Shituf Mavo'os, nor is it eligible to house the bread of an Eruv?
(c) Then why is it eligible to house the food of a Shituf Mavo'os?
(a) Does someone who lives in a gate-house, a stoep or a public balcony
(that has an area of more than four by four Amos) prevent the other people
in the Chatzer (who made an Eruv) from carrying?
(b) Is an Eruv Chatzeros Kasher if it is placed in any of these three?
(c) Then what does the Mishnah in Eruvin mean when it says ...
(d) What is this Beraisa coming to teach us?
- ... 'Eruvei Chatzeros be'Chatzer'?
- ... 'Shitufei Mavo'os be'Mavoy'?
(a) What is an Ibur between two towns, and what is the maximum distance that
the Ibur may be?
(b) What is a Burganin?
(c) Is a Burganin eligible to serve as an Ibur between two towns?
(d) Then why is a house that is less than four Amos by four Amos not
(a) What is the minimum size courtyard that one partner can force the other
Why does a brother or a partner who has a house that is less than four by
four Amos not receive a corresponding portion in the Chatzer?
(b) Then what does the Beraisa mean when it writes that brothers and
partners do not divide a Chatzer that is less than four by four Amos?
(c) According to Rav Huna, the Chatzer is divided up into as many equal
portions as there are entrances, and each partner receives as many portions
as he has entrances.
What does Rav Chisda say?
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