Category Archives: Eruvin

Eruvin 85b – The Rabbis safeguard their rules

I have always found it curious that we find ourselves (through the prism of Jewish law) to be stricter in the observance of Rabbinic Law than Torah Law. וחכמים עשו חיזוק לדבריהם יותר משל תורה And the Sages reinforced their … Continue reading

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Eruvin 82 – When are children obligated to fulfil commandments?

Catch up time! A few days behind in the daf and months behind in the blog 😦 Eruvin 82a ותנן נמי גבי סוכה כי האי גוונא: קטן שאין צריך לאמו – חייב בסוכה And we also learned a similar [halakha in a mishna] … Continue reading

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Eruvin 15 – How to decide Halakha…go and see what the people are doing

Chag Kasher ve’Sameach to all. Thanks to Rabbi Yoni Sherizen for prompting me to blog on this topic. On a continuing theme in this blog it is fascinating to see the Talmud not only confirms that Jewish law is decided … Continue reading

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Eruvin 9 – Some things shouldn’t be learned in the Study Hall

If a certain statement of a Tanna or an Amora is not Halakha why do we learn it? I have been asked this many times. One of the classic arguments is that minority opinions are stated so that future generations … Continue reading

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Eruvin 6 – Halakhic autonomy

Why do we pasken like Beit Hillel? In fact we see in the Gemara that individuals followed the psak of their Rabbi when another individual may have followed the psak of a different Rabbi with diametrically opposed end products. The … Continue reading

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Eruvin 3 – Large and small cubits

When talking about measurements we are aware that the Rabbis over the centuries have debated the size of various measurements. To make things even more complicated the Talmud states that:- אמת סוכה ואמת מבוי – באמה בת חמשה. אמת כלאים … Continue reading

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Eruvin 2 – Exaggeration in the Talmud

Eruvin 2b בשלמא לבר קפרא – גוזמא Granted, according to bar Kapara, [the phrase: Up to a hundred, can be understood as] an exaggeration. The Koren notes An exaggeration: This term appears in several places in the Talmud. Its basic … Continue reading

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