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Sanhedrin 68


(a) When Rebbi Akiva paid Rebbi Eleizer a Bikur Cholim visit, they initially sat in his store-room.
Where was *he* sitting?

(b) Why was Hurkenus his son, forced to leave the room with a scolding?

(c) How did Rebbi Eliezer prove to him that ...

  1. ... he was perfectly lucid?
  2. ... if anything, it was his mother who was confused?
(d) Even assuming that Shabbos is not Z'man Tefilin, why should wearing Tefilin be forbidden?

(e) Why does one not contravene an Isur Sekilah, even if one goes out into the street with them?

(a) When the Chachamim saw that Rebbi Eliezer was indeed lucid, they entered the room and sat at a distance of four Amos.
Why was that?

(b) What did they reply when he asked them ...

  1. ... why they had come?
  2. ... why they did not come earlier?
(c) What bad news did he give them (as a result of their laxness in coming to learn from him)?

(d) What did he reply, when Rebbi Akiva asked him what was destined to happen to him?

(a) What did Rebbi Eliezer comment on his two arms after placing them on his heart?

(b) He told his Talmidim how he had learned much Torah from his Rebbes.
How much did ...

  1. ... he glean from them?
  2. ... his Talmidim glean from him?
(c) How many Halachos had Rebbi Eliezer learned in connection with a strong Baheres (the most extreme form of Tzara'as) that nobody had ever asked him about?
(a) With regard to which other area of Halachah did he issue a similar complaint?

(b) According to others, it wasn't three hundred Halachos that he had learned there.
Then how many was it?

(c) The only other difference between these two sets of Halachos was, that with regard to the latter set, there was one person who had queried him. Who was it?

(d) What did Rebbi Akiva once ask him ...

  1. ... when they were walking together?
  2. ... after he had said something and fulfilled his request?
(a) What did the Talmidim then asked him about a ball, a shoe-form, a Kamei'a, a pearl-bag and a small lead weight? What are all of these covered with?

(b) What did he ...

  1. ... reply?
  2. ... rule about Toveling them in the event that the leather covering split?
  3. ... reply when they asked him further whether a shoe that had still to be removed from the shoe-form was Tamei or Tahor? What was significant about his reply?
(c) Why did they ask him these She'eilos just then?

(d) Had he retracted? What did the Rabbanan say about ...

  1. ... the ball and the shoe-form that are still whole?
  2. ... the shoe-form whose leather covering had split?
  3. ... the shoe that has still to be removed from the shoe-form?
(a) What did Rebbi Yehoshua announce immediately after Rebbi Eliezer death?

(b) Rebbi Eliezer died in Caesaria as Shabbos entered.
When and where did they bury him?

(c) What was Rebbi Yehoshua doing all the way from Caesaria to Lod?

(d) He also delivered a Hesped that began with the Pasuk in Melachim (said by Elisha, following the departure of Eliyahu) "Avi Avi, Rechev Yisrael u'Farashav".
What else did he lament?

(a) It appears from the pervious Beraisa that Rebbi Akiva learned the Dinim of Kishuf with regard to a cucumber-field from Rebbi Eliezer.
How do we reconcile this with our Mishnah, where he is quoted as having learned them from Rebbi Yehoshua?

(b) And we reconcile Rebbi Eliezer, who actually produced a field of cucumbers, with our Mishnah 'Asah Ma'aseh Chayav', by citing Mar.
What did Mar learn from the Pasuk in Shoftim "Lo Silmad La'asos?

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(a) Why does our Mishnah insert 'ben Sorer u'Moreh' here?

(b) What is ...

  1. ... the minimum age of a ben Sorer u'Moreh?
  2. ... his maximum age?
(c) What does the Tana mean when he uses the word 'Zakan'? Why does he use this ambiguous word?
(a) Which two Dinim does our Mishnah extrapolate from the word "ben"?

(b) Seeing as 'ben' usually implies even under bar-Mitzvah, and 'Ish', from the age of bar-Mitzvah, on what grounds does the Tana interpret "ben" to mean from bar-Mitzvah, and "Ish", only three months later?

(c) We ask why we need to specifically preclude a Katan from the Chiyuv of a ben Sorer u'Moreh more that any other Mitzvah, where he is automatically Patur.
What do we answer (besides the fact that "ben" implies a Katan)?
Why might we have thought that he might be Chayav?

(d) So how do we in fact, interpret the Pasuk "ve'Chi Yiheyeh le'Ish ben Sorer ... "?

(a) How does Rebbi Chiya's Beraisa explain 'ad she'Yakif'?

(b) What does Rav Dimi add to this?

(c) What does Rav Chisda say about the son of a Katan with regard to a ben Sorer u'Moreh?

(d) How does he extrapolate that from the Pasuk "Ki Yihyeh le'Ish ben ... "?

(a) How do we reconcile this with the fact that we have already used this Pasuk for Rav Yehudah Amar Rav's D'rashah ('ben ha'Samuch li'Gevuraso shel Ish')? What could the Torah have written to teach us that Din only?

(b) And how do we know that the Pasuk does not come to teach us only Rav Chisda's Din? What could the Torah have written then?

(a) With regard to someone who steals and then swears that he didn't, the Torah writes "ve'Im Ein la'Ish Go'el".
What must this Pasuk be speaking about?

(b) What does Rabah now extrapolate from the there?

(c) What does Rabah extrapolate from here?

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