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Sukah 34


(a) Aba Shaul learns from "Arvei Nachal" (in the plural) the two Mitzvos of Aravah.
Which two Mitzvos?

(b) From where does the Tana Kama learn the *second* Mitzvah of Aravah?

(c) Which other Mitzvah of Sukos does the Kama learn from 'Halachah le'Moshe mi'Sinai'?

(d) 'Eser Neti'os' too, is 'Halachah ... '.
What is Eser 'Neti'os'?

(a) Where does a Tzaftzafah grow?

(b) What does Rebbi Zeira learn from the Pasuk in Yechezkel "Kach al Mayim Rabim, Tzaftzafah Shemo"?

(c) How does Rebbi Avahu explain this Pasuk?

(d) How do we know that the Pasuk is not simply telling us that a 'Tzaftzafah' is another name for a 'Kach' (an Aravah)?

(a) What are the three signs that distinguish an Aravah from a Tzaftzafah?

(b) A 'Chilfa Gilah' is a Kasher species of Aravah.
What kind of notches will invalidate an ordinary Aravah, but not a Chilfa Gilah?

(c) What kind of notches will invalidate even a Chilfa Gilah?

(d) Arvei Nachal (in the plural) teaches us that even a Chilfa Gilah is Kasher as a Hadas.
Why might we have thought otherwise?

(a) What is a 'Chilfesa'?

(b) After the destruction of the Beis Hamikdash, says Rav Chisda, three things switched their names.
It is obvious why we need to know that an Aravah and a Chilfesa switched their names, but what difference does it make whether they call it ...

  1. ... a Shofar or a Chatzotzeres?
  2. ... a Pesora or a Pesorta?
(c) Abaye adds Beis Hakosos and Huvlila, and Rava bar Yosef, Bavel and Bursif.
What difference does it make whether they called it ...
  1. ... Beis Hakosos or Huvlila?
  2. ... Bavel or Bursif?
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(a) Rebbi Yishmael requires one Lulav, one Esrog, three Hadasim and two Aravos.
What is then the problem with his next statement, 'even if two of them are cut'?

(b) What does Rebbi Tarfon say about cut Hadasim?

(c) How many Hadasim and Aravos does Rebbi Akiva require?

(a) Rebbi Yishmael learns one Esrog, because "P'ri Eitz Hadar" implies a single fruit, but from where does he learn ...
  1. ... one Lulav (seeing as the Torah writes "*Kapos* Temarim")?
  2. ... two Aravos?
  3. ... three Hadasim?
(b) From where does Rebbi Eliezer learn that the Esrog is not tied together with the other three species?

(c) And from where do we learn that all four species are required in order to perform the Mitzvah?

(a) How do we reconcile the contradiction in Rebbi Yishmael (who first requires three Hadasim and then writes that two of them may be cut)?

(b) Like which Tana does Rav Yehudah Amar Shmuel rule?

(c) How does that explain his warning to the Hadas salesmen? What was the context of that warning?

(d) If he wanted to be lenient, why did he not warn them that he would rule like Rebbi Akiva (who requires only *one* whole Hadas)?

(a) May one use an Esrog ...
  1. ... of Orlah?
  2. ... of Terumah Temei'ah?
  3. ... of Terumah Tehorah?
(b) Which Tana'im argue over an Esrog of Demai?

(c) What is the difference in this regard whether an Esrog of Ma'aser Sheini is *inside* Yerushalayim or *outside*?

(a) Is an Esrog that is covered with spots, that has lost its Pitum (the stalk that grows at the pear-shaped end of the Esrog), is peeled or split, Kasher?

(b) Which kind of hole invalidates the Esrog?

(c) Is an Esrog that is slightly spotted or that has lost its Ukatz (the stalk that grows at the other end of the Esrog) Kasher?

(d) Is a black Esrog Kasher?

(a) Rebbi Meir validates an Esrog that is as green as a leek, and one that is as small as a nut.
What does Rebbi Yehudah say ...
  1. ... about an Esrog that is as green as a leek?
  2. ... about an esrog that is as small as a nut? What is the minimum size of an Esrog according to him?
(b) Rebbi Yehudah validates a large Esrog, provided one can hold two in one hand.
What does Rebbi Yossi say?
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