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Sukah 32


(a) Rav Huna permits a split Lulav.
How do we reconcile this with the Beraisa, which invalidates it?

(b) Lulav Kafuf ve'Kavatz are both Pasul.
What is ...

  1. ... a 'Lulav Kafuf'?
  2. ... a 'Lulav Kavatz'?
(c) When is an arched Lulav Pasul and when is it Kasher?
(a) A Lulav Charus is Paul, but if it only resembles a Charusa it is Kasher. What does this mean?

(b) What kind of Lulav does Rava declare Pasul because it is blemished?

(c) How does Rav Papa describe 'Nifretzu Alav', which our Mishnah invalidates?

(a) Rav Papa asks whether a Lulav is Kasher if the Tiyomes is split.
What is a 'Tiyomes'? What is the She'eilah?

(b) Initially we infer from Rav Masun quoting Rebbi Yehoshua ben Levi (who invalidates a Lulav whose Tiyomes has been removed), that if it is split, it is Kasher.
How does the second Lashon quote him?

(a) From where do we know that "Kapos Temarim" does not mean ...
  1. ... 'Charusa' (see 2a)?
  2. ... 'Ufta' (the palm-leaf low down on the palm-tree, where it resembles a branch (a sort of stump)?
  3. ... 'Kufra' (a young Charusa about one year old which is very spiky)?
(b) And from where do we know that "Kapos Temarim" does not mean two bunches of dates?

(c) So perhaps it means *one* bunch of dates?

(a) When are Tzinei Har ha'Barzel Kasher, and when are they Pasul?

(b) What is the connection between Tzinei Har ha'Barzel and the valley of Gei Ben Hinom?

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(a) According to Rav Yehudah quoting Shmuel, the length of the Lulav must be at least four Tefachim, one Tefach more than that of the Hadas. What does Rebbi Parnach quoting Rebbi Yochanan say?

(b) How will both opinions explain the Mishnah, which gives the length of the Lulav as '*Sheloshah* Tefachim Kedei Lena'anei'a Bo'?

(c) And how will Rebbi Parnach explain the Beraisa, which gives the length of the Hadas and the Aravah as three Tefachim, and that of the *Lulav*, as *four*?

(a) What did Rava think Rebbi Tarfon meant when he commented on the Tana Kama's words in the above-mentioned Beraisa 'be'Amah bas Chamishah Tefachim, and why did he go on to criticize him?

(b) But Rav Dimi corrected him, to leave us with only a small Chumra; he explained Rebbi Tarfon to mean 'Amah bas Shishah Tefachim, Asei Osah bas Chamishah'.
What does this mean? How long will the Hadasim and the Aravos now have to be?

(c) What is then the problem with Shmuel, who gave the minimum Shiur of the Hadas as three Tefachim, and also ruled like Rebbi Tarfon? What is wrong with the answer 'Lo Dak'?

(a) How did Ravin (who like Rav Dimi, came from Eretz Yisrael) explain Rebbi Tarfon? What is now the minimum length of the Hadas?

(b) How will we then reconcile Shmuel's ruling that a Hadas must be at least three Tefachim long, with the fact that he also rules like Rebbi Tarfon?

(a) Most of the Pesulim of the Lulav also apply to a Hadas.
Which Pesul is unique to the Hadas?

(b) Why may one not reduce the number of berries on Yom-Tov, in order to render the Hadas Kasher?

(a) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Emor "Anaf Eitz Avos"?

(b) How do we know that the Pasuk is not referring to ...

  1. ... an olive tree, whose twigs are also covered with leaves?
  2. ... a chest-nut tree, whose leaves grow in groups of three, like a Hadas?
  3. ... a poisonous plant called 'Hirdof' (Abaye and Rava), which has both specifications?
(c) The Tana Kama of a Beraisa compares the appearance of the leaves of the Hadas to a chain.
How does Rebbi Eliezer ben Ya'akov learn a Hadas from the fact that the Torah uses the word "Eitz"?
(a) Rav Yehudah describes "Avos" as three leaves growing out from the same point of the stem.
What does Rav Kahana say?

(b) How did Rav Acha the son of Rava react to Rav Kahana's ruling?

(c) What did Mar the son of Ameimar comment to Rav Ashi about that?

(d) The Beraisa rules that if most of the leaves of a Hadas fall out, it nevertheless remains Kasher, provided there are still three leaves that emerge from the same point.
How is this possible?

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