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PESACHIM 2-5 - Two weeks of study material have been dedicated by Mrs. Estanne Abraham Fawer to honor the sixth Yahrzeit of her father, Reb Mordechai ben Eliezer Zvi (Rebbi Morton Weiner) Z'L, who passed away 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.
1. One must check for Chametz on the night of the fourteenth of Nisan.
2. Rav Yehudah explains when one should travel and when he should rest.
3. The Gemara explains the verse, "And like the light of morning will the sun shine."
4. The Gemara explains that daytime is until "Tzeis ha'Kochavim" -- "when the stars come out."
5. The Gemara discusses whether the Mishnah's terminology of "Or" means night.
A BIT MORE
1. Any place where Chametz is not normally brought does not need to be checked.
2. One should always stop traveling at sundown and start traveling again at daybreak, so that he will be guided by the light of day.
3. This means that just as we see daylight in this world, Hashem will take the righteous out of any darkness they are in and put them "in the sun" in the next world.
4. The Gemara also says that starlight is considered light. Therefore, if someone vows not to derive benefit from light, he may not benefit from starlight.
5. The Gemara proves that "Or" means night from Rebbi Yehudah's statement that we search for Chametz on "Or l'Arba'ah Asar" and on the morning of the fourteenth. It must be that "Or" means the night.
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