REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous dafEruvin 82
ERUVIN 82 - was generously dedicated by an anonymous donor in Los Angeles
in honor of his son, Sam, who lives and teaches in Yerushalayim.
(a) Why is someone who lends on interest or who deals with Shemitah-
produce disqualified from testifying in Beis-Din?
(b) According to Rebbi Yehudah, a gambler is disqualified only when he has
no other occupation.
Why is he disqualified?
(c) What does the Tana Kama, who disqualifies a gambler from testifying
without qualifying it, hold?
(a) The Beraisa explicitly disqualifies a gambler even if he *has* another
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Who is the author of the Beraisa, and why according to him,
is a gambler disqualified from testifying?
(b) Rebbi Tarfon's statement is based on what he said with regard to a
case of two Safek Nezirim.
What is the case, and what does Rebbi Tarfon
(c) How does his statement there reflect on what he says here?
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(a) Is it necessary to specify on whose behalf the Eruvei Techumin is
(b) May one add to the list of participants once Shabbos has already
(c) Rav Yosef permits making an Eruv Techumin only if it is for a Mitzvah.
Is there a proof for that from our Mishnah, which specifically mentions a
case of Beis ha'Avel or Beis ha'Mishteh?
(a) Why does Rav Ashi change the wording of our Mishnah from 'Kol
*she'Kibel* Alav mi'be'Od Yom, Mutar' to 'Kol *she'Hodi'uhu* mi'be'Od
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(b) Rav Asi gives the maximum age of a child who will automatically go
after his mother's Eruv as six.
What is the maximum age given for a child
to be Patur from Sucah, and why is that?
(c) Bei Rebbi Yanai describes a minor who is no longer tied to his
mother's apron strings as one whose mother no longer needs to clean him
when he goes to the bathroom.
How does Resh Lakish describe him?
(d) How does Rav Yehoshua brei de'Rav Idi reconcile this Sugya with Rav
Asi, who gives the Katan's age as six?
(a) We refute Rav Yehoshua brei de'Rav Idi's answer from the Beraisa
'Katan she'Tzarich le'Imo, Yotze be'Eruv Imo ad ben Shesh'.
Why can we
not answer that the Beraisa too, speaks when his father, as well as his
mother, made an Eruv?
(b) How will ...
- ... Rav Asi (in whose opinion a six-year old is still included in the Eruv) explain the Beraisa?
- ... Rebbi Yanai and Resh Lakish (who give the age of a minor in this regard as four or five explain the Beraisa?
(a) Can one make an Eruv on behalf of ...
(b) If a man makes an Eruv on behalf of his wife, and she does not
protest, can she say on Shabbos that she never intended to go by his Eruv?
- ... one's wife or grown-up son, or of one's Jewish servants - against their will?
- ... one's small children or one's non-Jewish slaves - against their will?
(c) Besides by way of a verbal protest, how could she demonstrate her
(d) Does this also apply to one's grown-up son or Jewish servant?
(a) Rebbi Meir holds that the Shiur of two Se'udos for each person is
gauged by weekday-meals; Rebbi Yehudah, by Shabbos-meals.
What is the
basis of their Machlokes?
(b) Does one gauge the two meals by one's own appetite and eating habits,
or are they fixed?
(c) Why did Rabah rule in our Mishnah like Rebbi Meir, in spite of the
general principle 'Rebbi Meir ve'Rebbi Yehudah, Halachah ke'Rebbi
(a) 'Rebbi Yochanan ben Berokah Omer, mi'Kikar be'Pundi'on me'Arba Sa'in
be'Sela'. How many ...
(b) If a loaf made of four Sa'ah costs one Sela, what size loaf would one
receive for a Pundi'on?
- ... Pundi'onin are there in a Sela?
- ... Kabin are there in a Sa'ah?
(c) Rebbi Shimon gives a slightly smaller Shiur; according to him, a Kav
of bread provides nine meals. The amount required for the two meals of an
Eruv is two thirds of a loaf that is one third of a Kav (i.e. two ninths
of a Kav).
What does 'Chetzyah le'Beis ha'Menuga' mean?
(d) Half that Shiur is the amount a Kohen needs to eat to attain the
status of 'Pesul Gevi'ah'.
What exactly is Pesul Gevi'ah?
(a) The Beraisa states that the Shiur of Rebbi Yochanan ben Berokah and
that of Rebbi Shimon are close. But that is impossible, asks the Gemara,
because the one is four, and the other nine!
How does the Gemara reconcile the two statements of Rav Chisda, one where
the store-keeper deducts a third, and the other, a half.
What does this mean? What is
(b) Take off a third, answers the Gemara.
A third for what purpose? And
how does this answer the Kashya?
(c) The Gemara however, is not satisfied with this answer, since the
difference between six to a Kav and nine to a Kav can still not be termed
So how much *do* we need to deduct for the baker, and how close
are the two Shiurim?
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