REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous dafSukah 27
SUKAH 26 & 27 (Iyar 11 & 12) have been dedicated by an anonymous talmid
chacham to the memory of his mother, Sarah Dvosya bas Rav Mordechai of
Milwaukee (Yahrzeit: 11 Iyar)
(a) How many meals is one obligated to eat in the Sukah, according to Rebbi
(b) What do the Chachamim say?
(c) What does Rebbi Eliezer then say about the night of Shemini Atzeres?
(d) And what do the Chachamim hold?
(a) What is Rebbi Eliezer's source for obligating two meals a day in the
(b) How do the Rabbanan explain "Teishvu" - 'ke'Ein Taduru'?
(c) What do the Rabbanan learn from the 'Gezeirah-Shavah' of "Chamishah-
Asar" "Chamishah-Asar" from Chag ha'Matzos?
(d) From where do we learn the obligation to eat Matzos on the first night
(a) Rebbi Eliezer then goes on to permit someone who did not eat on the
first night of Sukos, to make up for it by eating something extra on the
night of Shemini Atzeres? How does this conform with what he just said about
the obligation of eating fourteen meals *in the Sukah*? (See Tosfos DH
(b) How can one make up for not eating a meal on the first night of Yom-Tov
by eating on Shemini Atzeres, seeing as Shemini Atzeres has an obligation of
(c) What are 'Minei Targima'?
(a) What did King Agripa's custodian ask Rebbi Eliezer? What was his
Answers to questions
(b) What was Rebbi Eliezer's response?
(c) He also asked him about two Sukos and two wives.
What was his problem
(d) What was Rebbi Eliezer's response?
(a) Is it permitted to eat in one Sukah and sleep in another, according to
(b) According to him, what should a person do, if he had no Sukah on the
first day of Sukos? Should he put up a Sukah on Chol ha'Mo'ed?
(c) What is Rebbi Eliezer's source for both Halachos?
(d) What do the Chachamim say regarding both issues?
(a) How do the Rabbanan of Rebbi Eliezer interpret "Chag ha'Sukos Ta'aseh
Lecha *Shiv'as Yamim*"?
(b) Why does Rebbi Eliezer need to permit re-building a Sukah that fell down
in Chol ha'Mo'ed? Why might we have thought otherwise?
(a) What does Rebbi Eliezer learn from the Pasuk in Re'ei "Chag ha'Sukos
(b) What do the Rabbanan learn from the Pasuk in Emor "Kol ha'Ezrach
be'Yisrael Yeishvu ba'Sukos" (bearing in mind that "ba'Sukos" is written
without a 'Vav' - here too, the printer mistakenly wrote it with two
'Vavin', when there should have been none)?
(c) Then what do they do with the word "Lecha"?
(a) What does Rebbi Eliezer learn from "Kol ha'Ezrach be'Yisrael Yeishvu
(b) From where do the Rabbanan know that a child who became Bar-Mitzvah on
Chol ha'Mo'ed Sukos, or a gentile who converted then, are nevertheless
obligated to observe the Mitzvah of Sukah?
(a) What did Rebbi Eliezer ask Rebbi Ila'i, when he came to visit him in
(b) What is his source for this?
(c) What do we learn from the husband of the Shunamis, who asked his wife
why she was going to visit the Navi Elisha despite the fact that it was
neither Shabbos nor Rosh Chodesh?
(d) How does Rebbi Eliezer establish this Halachah?
(a) What did Rebbi Eliezer reply, when Yochanan ben Ila'i asked him about
extending the wall of a Sukah, by spreading a sheet, to protect him from the
(b) Why did he not answer his question?
(c) What common factor is shared by the following ...
(d) Every tribe produced prophets.
- ... Shoftim: Osniel ben K'naz, Yiftach, Shamgar, Ya'ir and Avdon?
- ... tribes: Reuven, Shimon Gad and Asher?
In which way were Yehudah and Binyamin
(a) Why could Rebbi Eliezer not have been visiting Yochanan b'Rebbi Illa'i
Answers to questions
(b) Then why was there a problem of extending the wall of the Sukah?
- ... on Sukos?
- ... on any other Yom-Tov?
(c) What does Rebbi Eliezer hold with regard to re-placing a window on
(d) Then why did he not apply his ruling (which he obviously received from
his Rebbes) in our case?