REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous dafSukah 4
(a) If a Sukah is higher than twenty Amos, it is possible to rectify it by
raising the floor of the Sukah.
Why will raising it with blankets and
pillows not help?
(b) Will nullifying them there for seven days make any difference?
(c) How about raising it with straw or earth that he was Mevatel (designated
to remain there) for seven days?
(a) What are the ramifications of the Mishnah in Ohalos 'Bayis she'Mil'ehu
Teven O Tzeroros, u'Bitlo, Batel' (with regard to Tum'ah Retzutzah)?
(b) What do we infer from there?
(c) What does Rebbi Yossi say with regard to ...
- ... straw?
- .... pebbles (which are the equivalent of earth)?
(a) In which case will a Sukah that is higher than twenty Amos become
Kasher, if some of the S'chach is protruding into the Sukah (below twenty
(b) On what grounds did Rava disagree with Abaye, who contended that if, by
the same token, by a Sukah that is exactly ten Tefachim, bits of S'chach
that allow in more *sun* than shade, protrude below ten Tefachim, it would
(c) Under what condition will a three-walled Sukah that is higher than
twenty Amos become Kasher if one raises part of the floor? How much of the
floor must be raised for the Sukah to become Kasher?
(d) Will the rest of the Sukah (the section that does not have a raised
floor) be Kasher? May one eat there?
(a) When will the Sukah be Kasher even if the raised floor is built
alongside one of the *side* walls, and not alongside the *middle* wall?
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(b) Why would we not know this already from the Mishnah later, which
validates a Sukah, part of whose roof is broken in, provided that the
section that remains intact until the wall is less than four Amos (because
of 'Dofen Akumah')?
(c) And why does the Beraisa need to add that, if in the case of a Sukah
that was higher than twenty Amos, they raised the floor in the middle of the
Sukah, the Sukah is Kasher, provided that there is less than four Amos
between the raised platform and the walls on all four sides? Why would we
not know that from the our previous case?
(a) If the Sukah is less than ten Tefachim high, and one digs in the middle
to raise its height (by lowering the floor), up to what distance from the
walls may the floor remain less than ten Tefachim, for the Sukah to be
(b) Why not up to four Amos, as in the previous case?
(a) If the Sukah was higher than twenty Amos and one built a column in the
middle of the Sukah (of at least seven by seven Tefachim) to within twenty
Amos of the ceiling, why does Abaye contend that the the top of the column
would then be a Kasher Sukah?
(b) On what grounds does Rava disagree?
(a) Rebbi Ya'akov holds that S'chach which covers four posts on the roof,
constitutes a Kasher Sukah.
What do the Chachamim say?
(b) Rav Huna establishes their Machlokes when the four posts are placed at
the four corners of the roof.
Why does Rebbi Ya'akov validate the Sukah if
the posts are on the four *corners* of the roof, and why does he concede
that the Sukah is Pasul, when they are in the *middle*?
(c) What does Rav Nachman say? Why, in his opinion, would the Sukah be
Kasher even if the posts were placed in the *middle* of the roof? How wide
would the posts have to be, according to him?
(d) According to Rav Nachman, do Rebbi Ya'akov and the Chachamim agree that,
if the posts are placed in the corners, the Sukah is Kasher, or do they
argue there too?
(a) What does the Beraisa say about a Sukah consisting of four posts that is
built on the ground, and how does this prove Rav Huna wrong?
What amendment would we have to make if we came across the two pairs of
Amora'im: Rav and Chanina, Rebbi Yochanan and Rav Chaviva? When would we
make the amendment, and when, not?
(b) How do we try to disprove even what he says with regard to such a Sukah
whose posts are placed at the four corners of the roof?
(c) How will he refute at least *that* Kashya?
(d) Rebbi Ya'akov validates a Sukah whose walls consist of four posts
because, in his opinion, they have a Din of 'Deyumad'.
What is a Deyumad?
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