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Sukah 46

SUKA 36-56 (End of Maseches) have been dedicated by the wife and daughters of the late Dr. Simcha Bekelnitzky (Simcha Gedalya ben Shraga Feibush) of Queens N.Y. Well known in the community for his Chesed and Tzedakah, he will long be remembered.


(a) According to the Tana of the Beraisa, when does one recite 'Shehechiyanu' over ...
  1. ... the Lulav?
  2. ... the Sukah?
(b) And how often does one recite the Berachah ...
  1. ... over the Lulav?
  2. ... over the Sukah?
(c) This Beraisa goes perfectly with Shmuel's opinion.
But how will Rabah bar bar Chanah (whose opinion is the exact opposite of Shmuel's) reconcile the Beraisa's opinion of ...
  1. ... Lulav ...
  2. ... Sukah ... with his own?
(a) According to Rebbi, one recites a Berachah each time one puts on Tefilin.
What do the Chachamim say?

(b) How will the same Machlokes apply to Sukah?

(c) *Abaye* rules like Rebbi.
What does *Rava* say initially?

(d) How did Rava go on to disregard his own ruling?

(a) Mar Zutra saw Rav Papi recite a Berachah whenever he put on Tefilin. What did he see the Rabbanan of Bei Rav Ashi do?

(b) According to Rav Yehudah Amar Shmuel, the Mitzvah of Lulav is d'Oraysa all seven days; according to Rebbi Yehoshua ben Levi, only the *first* day is d'Oraysa (outside the Beis Hamikdash).
What does Rav Yitzchak hold?

(c) From where do we know that Rav will obligate a Berachah throughout Sukos, despite the fact that the last six days are only mi'de'Rabbanan (like Ravin Amar Rebbi Yochanan)?

(d) When, on the first night of Chanukah, would one recite only *two* Berachos and not *three*?

4) What are the two possible sources for reciting a Berachah over a Mitzvah de'Rabbanan, even though the text contains the word 've'Tzivanu'?


(a) We learned earlier that one recites 'Shehechiyanu' when erecting one's Sukah.
When does one recite 'Shehechiyanu', according to the Tana of another Beraisa, if the Sukah has already been built?

(b) And what does one do if there is nothing to add to the Sukah?

(c) What did Rav Ashi see Rav Kahana do?

(a) According to the Tana Kama, someone who is about to perform a number of Mitzvos, recites 'Asher Kideshanu ... al ha'Mitzvos'.
What is the text of the Berachah, according to Rebbi Yehudah?

(b) How does Rebbi Yehudah learn this from the Pasuk in Tehilim "Baruch Hashem Yom Yom"?

(c) Why can we not interpret this Pasuk literally?

(d) Like whom does Rebbi Zeira (and some say Rav Chanina bar Papa) rule?

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(a) What does Rebbi Zeira (and some Rav Chanina bar Papa) learn from the double Lashon in the Pasuk in Ki Savo "ve'Hayah Im Shamo'a Tishme'u"?

(b) What does he also learn from there and from the Pasuk "ve'Im Yifneh Levavecha Shuv Lo Tishma"?

(a) According to Resh Lakish, an Esrog is permitted as soon as one has performed the Mitzvah with it on the seventh day.
What does Rebbi Yochanan say, and what is his reason?

(b) Our Mishnah permits grown-ups to eat the children's Esrogim as soon as the Mitzvah is over on the seventh day.
What objection does Rashi raise to those who explain that the children would immediately eat their own Esrogim?

(c) How does Resh Lakish try to prove Rebbi Yochanan wrong from Our Mishnah?

(d) And how does Rebbi Yochanan reject the Kashya?

(a) According to Rebbi Yochanan, why is there a difference between the Esrog of a grown-up and that of a child?

(b) According to Resh Lakish (who does *not* differentiate between the two), why does the Tana specifically speak about the Esrog of a child?

(a) What is Rebbi Yochanan's reason for permitting an *Esrog* on the eighth day, but of forbidding a *Sukah*?

(b) Levi forbids even an Esrog (even) on the eighth day.
Why is that?

(c) Shmuel's father initially held like Rebbi Yochanan, and then changed his mind to hold like Levi.
How does Rebbi Zeira hold? What statement did he make?

(a) Rebbi Zeira forbids giving one's Lulav to a child on the first day. Why is that?

(b) Still in connection with a child, what did Rebbi Zeira learn from the Pasuk in Yirmiyah "Limdu Leshonam Daber Sheker"?

(c) Rav holds that if one designated seven Esrogim for the seven days of Sukos, he may eat each Esrog the day after he has been Yotze with it.
What does Rav Asi say?

(d) Which one holds like Rebbi Yochanan in the previous Sugya, and which one, like Resh Lakish? What will be the Halachah (according to this text)?

(a) In Chutz la'Aretz, Abaye permits the Lulav on Simchas Torah, but forbids it on Shemini Atzeres (even though it is permitted in Eretz Yisrael - see Tosfos DH 'Esrog').
What does Mereimar say?

(b) Like whom is the Halachah?

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