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Menachos 36

MENACHOS 36 - dedicated by Rabbi Dr. Eli Turkel of Ra'anana, Israel, and his wife. May they be blessed with long years of health and happiness, and may they see all of their children and grandchildren follow them in Torah and Yir'as Shamayim!


(a) What does Rabah bar Shiloh say about someone who speaks between putting on the Tefilin shel Yad and the Tefilin shel Rosh?

(b) What can we infer from there?

(c) According to a statement by Rav Chiya b'rei de'Rav Huna, we recite 'Lehani'ach Tefilin' over the Tefilin shel Yad and 'al Mitzvas Tefilin' over the Tefilin shel Rosh.
Why is that?

(d) How do Abaye and Rava reconcile this with Rav Chisda's earlier statement?

(a) The Beraisa states that someone who speaks between the Tefilin shel Yad and the Tefilin shel Rosh has sinned.
What does he add to that? What are the ramifications of that sin?

(b) What does the Tana mean by 'sinned'?

(c) What does another Beraisa say about the order of ...

  1. ... laying Tefilin?
  2. ... removing them?
(d) If laying Tefilin follows the order that the Torah presents them ("u'Keshartam le'Os al Yadecha ... Ve'hayu le'Totafos"), how does Rabah quoting Rav Hamnuna extrapolate from the latter phrase "Ve'hayu le'Totafos ..." that one should also remove them first?
(a) What is the earliest time that one may put on Tefilin?

(b) What does the Beraisa advise someone who needs to travel earlier than that to do? Why is that?

(c) According to the Tana Kama, one may no longer put on Tefilin after Sheki'ah. Rebbi Ya'akov says 'ad she'Techaleh Regel min ha'Shuk'.
When does that occur?

(d) The Chachamim are more lenient still.
What do they say?

(a) What do all these three opinions have in common? What do they all hold?

(b) That being the case, what do the Chachamim and Rebbi Ya'akov concede to the Tana Kama?

(c) Rav Nachman rules like Rebbi Ya'akov.
What did Rav Chisda and Rabah bar Rav Huna do that conforms with that?

(d) How does what they did clash with the second Lashon of Rav Nachman, where he rules against Rebbi Ya'akov? Like whom does he then rule?

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(a) What ruling did Rabah bar Rav Huna issue regarding Tefilin in a case of Safek Chasheichah?

(b) What can we extrapolate regarding Vaday Chasheichah?

(c) How do we reconcile this with his Davenning Ma'ariv wearing his Tefilin?

(d) How do we try to refute this answer? What problem do we have with the distinction between Shabbos and Laylah

(a) The Torah writes in Bo "Ve'shamarta es ha'Chukah ha'Zos le'Mo'adah mi'Yamim Yamimah".
What does Rebbi Yossi Hagelili in a Beraisa learn from ...
  1. ... "mi'*Yamim*"?
  2. ... "*mi*'Yamim"?
(b) What does Rebbi Akiva say? How does he interpret the Pasuk?

(c) And we conclude that Rabah bar Rav Huna learns like Rebbi Akiva.
How does Rebbi Akiva learn from "Ve'hayu le'Os al Yadcha ... " that one is Patur from Tefilin on Shabbos and Yom-Tov?

(a) According to Rebbi Elazar, anyone who wears Tefilin after Sheki'ah transgresses an Asei.
What does Rebbi Yochanan say?

(b) Which Pasuk are they referring to?

(c) What did Rebbi Avin Amar Rebbi Ila'a say about "Hishamer" "Pen" and "Al"?

(d) Based on this, how do we attempt to establish the Machlokes between Rebbi Elazar and Rebbi Yochanan?

(a) We refute this suggestion however, inasmuch as even Rebbi Elazar agrees with Rebbi Ila'a regarding "Hishamer" of a La'av.
What is an example of "Hishamer" of a La'av?

(b) What is then the basis of the Machlokes? In which point does Rebbi Yochanan argue with Rebbi Elazar?

(a) Under what circumstances does Rebbi Elazar permit wearing Tefilin after nightfall?

(b) What did Ravina ask Rav Ashi when after nightfall, he did not remove his Tefilin? What did Rav Ashi reply?

(c) Ravina realized however, that this was not really Rav Ashi's reason. Then what was?

(d) And why did he decline his real reason reveal it to Ravina?

(a) Rabah bar Rav Huna rules that one is obligated to touch one's Tefilin from time to time. The source for this is a Pasuk in Terumah (in connection with the Tzitz).
Which Pasuk?

(b) How does Rabah Rav bar Huna learn this with regard to Tefilin, with a 'Kal-va'Chomer' from Tzitz?

(a) One of the three Pesukim cited by the Tana Kama of the Beraisa is the Pasuk in Yeshayah "Af Yadi Yasdah Aretz, vi'Yemini Tafchah Shamayim".
What does he learn from there?

(b) How does he refute Rebbi Yossi ha'Chorem's counter proof from the Pasuk in Vayechi "Va'yar Yosef ki Yashis Aviv Yad Yemino", from which we see that "Yad" sometimes refers to the right-hand as well?

(a) Rebbi Nasan maintains that the Tana Kama's proof is unnecessary.
What does he learn from the Hekesh "u'Keshartam" "u'Chesavtam"?

(b) What does that prove?

(c) From where does Rebbi Yossi ha'Chorem learn that Tefilim must be worn on the left arm?

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