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DAF DISCUSSIONS - PESACHIM 94

George Applegrad asked:

Question:tHE FIRST OPINION RE: THE TIME IT TAKES TO WALK ONE MIL CALCULATES

A TIME OF 24 MINUTES. HOWEVER THE QUOTED GEMARA (ULA 93B) AND RASHI THEREON SEEM

TO SAY THAT THE 40 MIL ARE WALKED IN A TWELVE HOUR DAY HENCE A MIL IS (720/40) = 18

mINUTES

The Kollel replies:

Rashi is saying that one can walk 30 (and not 40) Mil in 12 hours (from sunrise to sunset) plus one can walk and additional 5 Mil from dawn (Amud ha'Shachar) until sunrise, and an additional 5 Mil from sunset until nightfall (Tzeis ha'Kochachim). Thus, one can walk 40 Mil in 16 hours (the 12 hours from sunrise to sunset, plus 2 hours from dawn to sunrise, and 2 hours from sunset to nightfall), or one Mil in 24 minutes. (See Insights to Daf 94)

Yisrael Shaw