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Sukah 29


(a) What distinction does Rava make between drinking-vessels such as cups, and eating ones?

(b) How about earthenware jars and wooden buckets?

(c) When should oil-lamps or Shabbos candles be *inside* the Sukah, and when should they *not*?

(a) What sort of food needs to spoil to permit moving from the Sukah?

(b) When bits of S'chach began falling on to his food, Rav Yosef ordered his things to be moved into the house.
On what grounds did Abaye query that?

(c) What was Rav Yosef's reply?

(a) If rain forced someone to move into his house, at which stage is he obligated to move back into the Sukah, once the rain has stopped - assuming that he moved into the house to continue ...
  1. ... *eating*?
  2. ... *sleeping*?
(b) What is the difference between 'Ad she'Ya'or' with an 'Ayin', and 'Ad she'Ya'or' with an 'Aleph'?

(c) Our Mishnah speaks about a slave diluting a cup of wine for his master, adding 'he spilt the jar of water'.
How will we explain the Mishnah, if 'he' refers to the slave?

(d) What does the Mishnah *really* mean?

(a) When the sun is smitten (i.e. when it changes color), then it is a bad omen for the world.
What parable does the Beraisa give to illustrate this?

(b) If the *luminaries* are smitten, says Rebbi Meir, it is particularly ominous for the Jewish people.
Why is that? What are the luminaries?

(c) What parable does he give to illustrate this?

(d) What distinction does another Beraisa make between the smiting of the *sun* and that of the *moon*?

(a) According to the Tana of the second Beraisa, at which stage of the sun's journey across the sky will it have to be smitten, for the people of ...
  1. ... the east to be afraid?
  2. ... the west?
  3. ... the entire world?
(b) What must they fear if the sun turns ...
  1. ... red?
  2. ... dark?
(c) What does it mean (according to the Tana Kama) if it is smitten as it ...
  1. ... sets?
  2. ... rises?
(d) What do the Yesh Omrim say?
(a) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Bo "u've'Chol Elohei Mitzrayim E'eseh Shefatim ... "?

(b) Do Yisrael need to worry when the sun is smitten (according to *this* Tana)?

(a) In a third Beraisa, the Tana informs us that the sun is smitten for any one of four reasons: for that to happen ...
  1. ... what would not have been done to an Av Beis-Din who died?
  2. ... what would have been done to a betrothed girl?
(b) The third reason is the sin of homosexuality.
What is the fourth?

(c) The moon and the stars too, are smitten for any one of four reasons: Because of people who forge documents and because of false witnesses.
What are the other two reasons?

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(a) There are also four reasons for the fact that the property of wealthy Jews is confiscated by the government: Because they retain paid documents (i.e. they fail to destroy them) and because they lend money on interest. The remaining two are connected with rebuking and with Tzedakah.
What are they?

(b) And there four reasons for the fact that the property of wealthy Jews declines: Because they failed to pay their workers on time, because they did not pay them at all or because they 'kindly' placed their own obligations at the doors of others.
Which is the fourth (and the worst) of the four?

(c) What does the Pasuk in Tehilim write about those who are humble?

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(a) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Re'ei "u'Lekachtem Lachem ba'Yom ha'Rishon"?

(b) Why is a dry Lulav Pasul?

(c) A Lulav that was picked from a tree that was worshipped and one that came from an Ir ha'Nidachas (a city that had to be destroyed because all its inhabitants worshipped idols) are Pasul.
Why is the latter, Pasul?

(a) Why is a Lulav whose top is cut off or whose leaves have been pulled loose and tied to the spine, Pasul?

(b) A Lulav whose leaves are loose but still attached to the spine is Kasher.
What does Rebbi Yehudah say?

(c) Tzinei Har ha'Barzel, too, are Kasher.
What are 'Tzinei Har ha'Barzel'?

11) The Mishnah validates a Lulav that is 'three Tefachim tall sufficient to shake it'.
What exactly does the Mishnah mean?


(a) What is the difference between the Mitzvah of Lulav on the *first* day of Sukos and on all the other days?

(b) What is the difference between the Chiyuv Lulav on the first day of Sukos and the Chiyuv Lulav on the other days?

(c) Why does the Gemara take for granted that the Pesul of Yavesh should apply even on the other days of Sukos, but not that of Gazul?

(d) What reason does Rebbi Yochanan quoting Rebbi Shimon, give for the Pesul of a stolen Lulav on the other days of Sukos?

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