POINT BY POINT OUTLINE
Prepared by Rabbi Ephraim Becker
of Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Yerushalayim
***11th CYCLE DEDICATIONS***|
YOMA 16 (3 Shevat) - has been dedicated by Zvi and Tamarah Sand of Har Nof, Yerushalayim, in memory of Tamarah's grandfather, Chanan (ben Ya'akov) Bromberg, on his Yahrzeit.
1) LISHKAS HATELAIM - R. ELAZAR B. YA'AKOV?
(a) We find R. Elazar b. Ya'akov in the Mishnah in Midos.
1. Three of the four Lishakos are identified.
(b) There is another indication that the Mishnah in Midos is
R. Elazar b. Ya'akov.
2. R. Elazar b. Ya'akov said that he did not recall the
use of the fourth Lishkah, thus indicating that he
was the author of the Mishnah.
3. Aba Shaul identified the 'unidentified' Lishkah.
1. All the walls were tall except for the Eastern wall.
(c) R. Ada b. Ahavah entertains the possibility that the
measurements were those of R. Yehudah.
2. This was to allow the Kohen burning the Parah to see
through the opening to the Heichal during the
3. All the gates were 20 Amos tall, with wall above
4. By calculating the elevations of each level, we can
see that the Eastern wall, if left at its 20-plus
Amos of height, would block his view, and was thus
5. This is only true if the measurements are being
given by R. Elazar b. Ya'akov, not the Rabanan.
1. R. Yehudah had taught the positioning of the
(d) The difficulty involved in such a possibility establishes
the Mishnah as the teaching of R. Elazar b. Ya'akov.
2. The Mishnah in Midos teaches the overall dimensions
of the Azarah (187 x 135 Amos).
3. If the Mishnah in Midos were R. Yehudah, the
Mizbe'ach would not be in the middle, but slightly
to the South.
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