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Sukah 16

SUKAH 16 - Dedicated by Mr. A. Neff of New Rochelle, NY


(a) In a Mishnah in Keilim, Rebbi Eliezer holds that a bed is subject to Tum'ah, only when it is complete. He adds 'u'Metaheres Chavilah'.
What does this mean?

(b) What do the Chachamim say?

(c) What is it fit for?

(a) What was Rav Ami bar Tivyumi was referring to, when he invalidated worn out vessels/clothes that are no longer fit for use from being used as S'chach?

(b) Is the Halachah like him?

(a) Our Mishnah invalidates a Sukah that is cut out of a haystack. Under which condition would such a Sukah nevertheless be Kasher?

(b) Why is this permitted?

(c) This ruling is introduced by Rav Huna.
Is it Halachah?

4) According to the Tana Kama, what is the difference between the wall of a Sukah that begins from the top but does not reach the ground, and one which begins from the ground but does not reach the S'chach.


(a) What does Rebbi Yossi say with regard to the wall of a Sukah that begins from the S'chach, and stops at ten Tefachim, more than three Tefachim from the ground?

(b) The Tana Kama in a Mishnah in Eruvin permits the residents of two adjoining courtyards (who did not make an Eruv) to draw water from a joint well, provided they made a partition, whether it extends down to the water or not, as long as it is built inside the well (Rashi, like the Mishnah in Eruvin, does not have the text 'Bein Milema'alah').
Why is the wall that divides the two courtyards eligible for this purpose?

(c) According to Raban Shimon ben Gamliel, the above is the opinion of Beis Shamai (see Tosfos DH 'Beis Shamai').
What do Beis Hillel say?

(d) Rebbi Yehudah adopts a very lenient view.
What does *he* hold?

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(a) Rabah bar bar Chanah quoting Rebbi Yochanan, equates Rebbi Yehudah in the previous question with Rebbi Yossi, who permits a suspended Mechitzah by in our Mishnah by Sukah.
Why in fact, does ...
  1. ... Rebbi Yehudah not hold like Rebbi Yossi?
  2. ... Rebbi Yossi hold like Yehudah?
(b) Seeing as Rebbi Yossi (who does not hold of Mechitzah Teluyah by Dinei Shabbos), was the Rav of Tzipori, how come that they permitted a Mechitzah Teluyah there?

(c) Why did they keep the Sefer-Torah for Leining in a private house on Friday night, rather than in the Chatzer where they intended to Lein the next morning?

(a) The problem in Tzipori was that they forgot to make an Eruv Chatzeros to carry the Sefer-Torah into the Chatzer, or a Shituf Mavo'os to carry it into the Mavoy.
On what grounds did they then permit transporting the Sefer- Torah to wherever it was required?

(b) What is wrong with the original explanation, which states that they brought sheets and hung them up?

(a) Rav Chisda permits putting up a mat in between the ceiling and the floor to form the wall of a Sukah.
Assuming the mat goes all the way across the Sukah, what is the smallest size mat that one would need for a Sukah ten Tefachim high?

(b) The Chidush is that we apply the principle of 'Levud'.
But do we not know that already?

(c) Then how will Rav Chisda explain the Beraisa, which gives the minimum size mat as seven Tefachim and a Mashehu?

(d) What is the Chidush of that Beraisa? Who is the author?

9) What is the Chidush of the Beraisa, which permits placing a post of four Tefachim and a Mashehu within three Tefachim of an existing wall (and adjacent to it), to form the second wall of the Sukah.
What is the Chidush? Don't we already know the Din of Levud?

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