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Sukah 3

SUKAH 3 - Mrs. Rachelle Potack with Marsha and Larry Wachsman are dedicating this Daf in friendship and support of the Dafyomi Advancement Forum and Dafyomi study.


(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 the Sukah.
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?
2. ... the latter Beraisa with another Beraisa which gives the Shiur as one that holds most of him (even without his table)?
(b) Rebbi argues in both Beraisos.
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 subject to Tum'as Nega'im?

(b) What does 've'Eino Nechlat be'Batei Arei Chomah' mean? What Din does it then have?

(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 ...

  1. ... 've'Ein Me'arvin Bah'?
  2. ... 've'Ein Manichin Bah Eruv'?
  3. ... 've'Ein Mishtatfin Bah'?
(d) How do we initially interpret 've'Ein ha'Achin ve'ha'Shutfin Cholkin Bo'?
5) Is it possible to establish the above Beraisa like the Rabbanan of Rebbi, who validate a Sukah of less than four Amos?

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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.
Why do all of these not apply to a house that is less than four Amos by four Amos.

(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 ...

  1. ... 'Eruvei Chatzeros be'Chatzer'?
  2. ... 'Shitufei Mavo'os be'Mavoy'?
(d) What is this Beraisa coming to teach us?
(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 eligible?

(a) What is the minimum size courtyard that one partner can force the other to divide?

(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?

10) 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?

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