prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler of Kollel Iyun Hadaf
Rosh Kollel: Rabbi Mordecai Kornfeld
SHABBOS 98 - Two weeks of study material have been dedicated by Mrs. Estanne Abraham Fawer to honor the thirteenth Yahrzeit of her father, Rav Mordechai ben Eliezer Zvi (Rabbi Morton Weiner) Z'L, who passed away on 18 Teves 5760. May the merit of supporting and advancing Dafyomi study -- which was so important to him -- during the weeks of his Yahrzeit serve as an Iluy for his Neshamah.
(a) How does the Beraisa 'ha'Zorek me'Reshus ha'Rabim li'Reshus ha'Rabim, u'Reshus ha'Yachid be'Emtza, Arba Amos, Chayav' conclude?
(b) What does the Reisha mean?
(c) The Tana comes to teach us that 'Reshuyos Mitztarfos' (two Amos in Reshus ha'Rabim a. plus two Amos in Reshus ha'Rabim b. combine to render the thrower Chayav). Why is it necessary to teach us this? Which Tana does it come to preclude?
(d) Which second Chidush is he coming to teach us?
(a) Why does Rav Shmuel bar Yehudah ... Amar Rav exempt someone who carries in a covered street from a Chatas?
(b) What basic problem do we have with that, based on the wagons that transported the Mishkan in the Desert?
(c) What were the wagons covered with?
(d) What did Rav in the name of Rebbi Chiya say about underneath them ('Tachteihen'), between them ('Beneihen') and beside them ('Tzideihen')?
(a) What exactly, is the meaning of ...
1. ... 'Tachteihen'?
2. ... 'u'Veneihen'?
3. ... 've'Tzideihen'?
(b) How do we now reconcile Rav's statement (quoting Rebbi Chiya) that 'Tachteihen ' was considered a Reshus ha'Rabim, with his earlier statement giving a covered Reshus ha'Rabim the status of a Karmelis?
(c) What was the width of ...
1. ... each wagon - without the wheels?
2. ... each wheel?
(a) What was ...
1. ... the length of each wagon?
2. ... the width of each plank?
3. ... the thickness of each plank?
(b) What problem (based on the principle of 'Levud') will the assumption that they arranged three rows of planks (lying on their width) on each wagon, create with Rav's statement in the name of Rebbi Chiya?
(c) We answer that the planks were arranged (not width-wise, but) thickness-wise (each plank being one Amah thick). How many rows would they then have arranged on each wagon, and why does this not answer the Kashya against Rav?
(d) Why did was it necessary to arrange so many rows of planks? How was this governed by the size and the number of planks?
(a) The answer to this question we explain, might well depend on the shape of the plank. Rebbi Nechemyah in a Beraisa holds that the planks were one Amah thick at the bottom and one Amah thick at the top. What does Rebbi Yehudah say?
(b) Rav Kahana answers the Kashya on Rav according to Rebbi Nechemyah, with the word 'be'Atba'i', which some translated as 'rings'. What were the rings used for? What were they otherwise known as?
(c) What does Rav Kahana mean by this?
(d) How does it answer the Kashya on Rav?
(a) What problem do we have with this interpretation of Rav Kahana?
(b) So how do we explain 'be'Atbai'?
(c) How many wagons carried the forty-eight planks?
(d) What do we mean when we ask 'Agalah Gufa Mekurah Hava'i'?
(e) What do we answer?
(a) According to Rebbi Yehudah in a Beraisa, the planks were one Amah thick at the base, but were tapered to only one finger-breadth at the top (as we already learned). He learns this from the Pasuk in Terumah "Yihyu Samim el Rosho". How does Rebbi Nechemyah (according to whom they were rectangular shaped), then explain the word "Samim"?
(b) Rebbi Nechemyah, on the other hand, derives his explanation from the word "Yachdav". How will Rebbi Yehudah then explain "Yachdav"?
(c) What is the problem with Rebbi Yehudah's explanation, from the two corner planks of the west-wall of the Kodesh Kodshim?
(d) How do we solve this problem?
(a) What was the 'Beri'ach ha'Tichon'? What was unusual about it?
(b) The bottom covering of the Mishkan (known as 'Mishkan') - comprised ten individual curtains stitched together. What were the measurements of each curtain, and what was the total length and width of the ten curtains.
(c) After they had draped them across the top of the planks, how much of the north and the south wall was left exposed - according to Rebbi Nechemyah?
(d) And how exactly, were the forty Amos of curtains arranged along the length of the thirty Amos long Mishkan and down the back of the west wall?
(a) What was the "Ohel"? What was it made of?
(b) What were the measurements of the 'Ohel'?
(c) According to Rebbi Nechemyah, how do we account for ...
1. ... the extra two Amos (of the 'Ohel') across the width of the Mishkan?
2. ... the extra four Amos along the length?
(d) According to Rebbi Nechemyah, the Pasuk "Chatzi ha'Yeri'ah ha'Odefes Tisrach Achorei ha'Mishkan" means that the two Amos hung down lower than the curtains of the 'Mishkan', though only one Amah (a quarter of the extra curtain) actually trailed on the ground (as we just explained). What does the Pasuk mean, according to Rebbi Yehudah (in whose opinion, the tops of the planks were tapered down to one finger breadth)?
(a) In light of what we just learned, what Mashal does Tana de'Bei Rebbi Yishmael give to describe the Mishkan?
(b) How did the planks fit into the silver sockets, without leaving any spaces between them?
(c) When the Tana compares the clasps in the loops to the stars in the sky, which clasps and loops is he referring to?