REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous dafSukah 26
SUKAH 26 & 27 (Iyar 11 & 12) have been dedicated by an anonymous talmid
chacham to the memory of his mother, Sarah Dvosya bas Rav Mordechai of
Milwaukee (Yahrzeit: 11 Iyar)
(a) Why is a Chasan and his retinue Patur from ...
(b) Then why is he Chayav to recite the Shema?
- ... Tefilah?
- ... Tefilin?
(c) Rebbi Shilo differentiates between the Chasan himself and his retinue
(regarding the Shema).
Why is that?
(d) Why are they not Patur from all the Mitzvos, because of 'ha'Osek
ba'Mitzvah, Patur min ha'Mitzvah'?
(a) Rebbi Chananya ben Akavya exempts Sofrim from all the Mitzvos as well as
'Tagreihen ... '.
Who are 'Tagreihen'?
(b) Whom does he come to include when he adds 've'Chol ha'Oskin bi'Meleches
(c) Who is the author of the statement 'ha'Osek ba'Mitzvah, Patur min
(a) Why are travelers Patur from Sukah?
(b) But they are not always Patur.
When are travelers Chayav Sukah?
(c) The town guards are Patur under exactly the same circumstances as
travelers. People who guard fields and orchards (presuming that they remain
there twenty-four hours a day) are Patur both by day and by night. According
to Abaye, they are not obligated to put up a Sukah and sit there, because of
"Teishvu" - 'ke'Ein Taduru'.
What reason does Rava give for their being
(d) What is the difference between the two reasons?
(a) Is someone who only has a headache, Chayav Sukah (if he is more
comfortable in the house)?
(b) Rebbi Yossi B'rivi once granted Raban Shimon ben Gamliel, together with
his servants, permission to sleep in the house because his eyes were hurting
Who was Rebbi Yossi B'rivi? What does B'rivi mean?
(c) May one go and sleep in the house on account of flies or an unpleasant
odor (e.g. that comes from the ground)?
(d) Seeing as both a sick person and someone who is 'Mitzta'er' (in pain or
disturbed) are Patur from Sukah, why does the Mishnah mention only the
(a) Rav Yosef suggested that 'Achilas Ara'i' (that is permitted outside the
Sukah) means two or three k'Beitzim (which is the equivalent to two or three
mouthsful - see Tosfos DH 'Tarti T'las').
On what grounds did Abaye object
to that Shiur? How does *he* subsequently assess 'Achilas Ara'i'?
(b) What is the difference between the obligation of *eating* in the Sukah,
and that of *sleeping* there?
(c) Why can the reason for the stringency by sleeping not be because one may
come to extend one's sleep into a 'Shinas Ke'va'?
(d) What is wrong with the contention that sleeping in one's Tefilin is
permitted as long as one gets someone to wake him up (before his sleep turns
into a 'Shinas Ke'va')?
(a) Rabah bar bar Chanah quoting Rebbi Yochanan, permits sleeping a Shinas
Ara'i ('forty winks') in one's Tefilin, provided one places one's head
between one's legs.
Answers to questions
Why is that?
(b) Rava is more stringent.
What does he say?
(c) Three Beraisos appear to dispute whether sleeping in one's Tefilin is
permitted or not.
How do we explain the Beraisa which ...
(d) What is the Shiur of Shinas Ara'i, according to Rami bar Yechezkel's
Beraisa (and others)?
- ... permits sleeping a Shinas Ara'i in one's Tefilin, but not a Shinas Ke'va?
- ... permits even a Shinas Ke'va?
- ... forbids sleeping even a Shinas Ara'i?
(a) If someone who is sleeping in his Tefilin sees Keri, what must he do,
according to Rebbi Ya'akov in the Beraisa?
(b) What do the Chachamim say?
(a) Why does Rav forbid sleeping during the day? What Shiur does *he* give
for Shinas Ara'i?
(b) What did Rabah, Rav and Rebbi have in common?
(c) From whom did Rebbi learn this?
(d) Why did Rav Yosef once apply the Pasuk from Mishlei "Ad Masai Atzel
Tishkav ... " to Abaye?
(a) Under which *condition* does Rebbi Nasan permit sleeping in one's
Tefilin by day? On what grounds does he permit it?
If someone forgot and went to bed with his wife wearing his Tefilin, what
must he do? Does he remove the Tefilin via the straps, like someone who saw
Keri (as we learned above in 7a)?
(b) What does he hold by night? Does he permit sleeping in one's Tefilin if
one just intends to sleep a Shinas Ara'i?
(c) Rebbi Yossi argues with him, regarding youngsters.
What does he say
(d) Does this mean that Rebbi Yossi is of the opinion that a Ba'al Keri is
forbidden to wear Tefilin?
(a) What did Rebbi Yochanan ben Zakai and Raban Gamliel both say when they
brought the former a cooked dish and the latter two dates and a bucket of
Answers to questions
(b) Why did Rebbi Tzadok take the food that they brought him in a cloth
(without washing his hands), eat it outside the Sukah and then did not
Bensch over it?
(c) The story with Rebbi Yochanan ben Zakai and Raban Gamliel follows the
Mishnah which exempts eating Ara'i outside the Sukah. Why does Rebbi (who
wrote the Mishnah) cite a story that appears to *contradict* the previous
Halachah, instead of one that *supports* it, as he tends to do throughout
(d) How will Rav Yosef (who exempted even *more* than a k'Beitzah from
Sukah) and Abaye (who exempted exactly a *k'Beitzah*) explain our Tana, who
implies that Rebbi Tzadok exempts *less* than a k'Beitzah from Sukah, but
not a *k'Beitzah*?