More Discussions for this daf
1. Keri'as Shema - biblical or rabbinic? 2. Day and then night 3. Eating in the dark
4. Temimus 5. The posuk beshochbicha uvikumecha 6. Zman Krias Shma
7. earliest time to say Shema in the evening 8. Uva Hashemesh Vetaher 9. When does a poor man eat?
10. Be'arvin 11. What to read 12. The poor man's meal
13. Being Motzi another person with Shema 14. Eating korbanot until chatzot 15. The opposite of Tahor....
16. Sitting during Shema 17. Charts 18. When does Day Begin?
19. Does the Ri agree with the Yerushalmi 20. va'Yehi Erev va'Yehi Voker Yom Echad 21. Berachos 002: Shema
22. Kri'as Shema 23. To keep a person from Aveirah 24. Night or Day?
25. mi'Sha'ah sheha'Kohanim 26. Where do the Kohanim eat Terumah? 27. "reading" ; what about Kohanim?
28. Sof Zeman Shema 29. Second Answer of the Gemara 30. Zemanim
31. Rashi's Shitah for early Ma'ariv 32. Different Shitos in Shema 33. k'Sus ha'Zeh she'Eino Nirdam
34. Sunrise and Sunset 35. Translation of the Word "mi'Chi" 36. Tzeis or Bein ha'Shemashos
37. When do the Poor Eat? 38. The Gemara's Second Answer 39. Ashkenazi Keri'as Shema at Bedtime
40. Sunrise / Sunset 41. Iy Ba'is Eima 42. Which Shi'ur is earlier?
43. Zman Shema 44. When An Ani Eats His Bread 45. Shabbos 2a: Melachah Geru'ah of Tosfos
46. Rabeinu Tam in Tosfos 47. Is there a typo in the first Tosfos? 48. Times for Keri'as Shema
49. b'Shochbecha u'v'Kumecha 50. Me'eimasai 51. Latest time
52. Time for saying Shema 53. בערבין 54. מתי אוכלים העניים
55. משעה שהעני אוכל פתו
DAF DISCUSSIONS - BERACHOS 2

Daniel Vaisrub asked:

On your page, you state that there is an opinion that qriat shma' is d'rabbanan: "There is a difference of opinion as to whether the obligation is from the Torah or mid'Rabanan." could you please cite the source, and the opinion? thanks.

Daniel

The Kollel replies:

The Gemara later (21a) records the opinion of Rav Yehudah, that Keri'as Shema is only mid'Rabanan. Tosfos (ibid. DH Hahu) adds that according to Rav Yehudah, the verse of b'Shachbecha is only an Asmachta. (This may be why the Gemara suggests its second answer to the order of "night-day" on Daf 2a.)

Halachically, most Rishonim, and Poskim (OC 61) reject this approach. However there are those who accept it, notably Tosfos (as can be seen from the places Rebbi Akiva Eiger points us to on Daf 21a), the Tosfos Rosh and Rebbi Yehudah Chasid (ibid.).

According to Sha'agas Aryeh (#1, based on Talmidei Rabeinu Yonah), even Rav Yehudah may agree that there is a biblical injunction to read something from the Torah every morning and evening. Exactly what to read is left up to the individual. (Tosfos does not seem to accept this approach.)

Gmar Chasimah Tovah,

-Mordecai