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Sukah 39

SUKA 36-56 (End of Maseches) have been dedicated by the wife and daughters of the late Dr. Simcha Bekelnitzky (Simcha Gedalya ben Shraga Feibush) of Queens N.Y. Well known in the community for his Chesed and Tzedakah, he will long be remembered.

1) The Beraisa says 'Rebbi Kofel Bah Devarim', meaning from 'Ana Hashem ... ' and onwards.
What does 'Rebbi Elazar ben Perata Mosif Bah Devarim' mean?


(a) Our Mishnah ascribes the Berachah over Hallel to Minhag.
Does this pertain to the Berachah *before* Hallel or the Berachah *after* it?

(b) Abaye learns this from a statement by Rav Yehudah Amar Shmuel. What does Rav Yehudah Amar Shmuel say?

(c) What do we learn from any of the three Pesukim "va'Yaratz Achima'atz ... va'Ya'avor es ha'Kushi" (Shmuel); "ve'Hu Avar Lifneihem" (Vayeira); "va'Ya'avor Malkam Lifneihem, va'Hashem be'Rosham" (Michah)?

(a) If someone purchased a Lulav from an Am ha'Aretz during the Shmitah year, what should he ask of him? Why is that?

(b) What textural change do we need to make in the wording 'ha'Loke'ach Lulav me'Chaveiro'?

(c) What does the Talmid-Chacham do if the Am ha'Aretz refuses to give him the Esrog free?

(d) Why may one not pay the Am ha'Aretz directly for the Esrog?

(a) Up to how much is one permitted to pay an Am ha'Aretz for his wares? Why did Chazal permit even that?

(b) What does one do if he forgot and paid the Am ha'Aretz more than that?

(c) When is one forbidden to pay an Am ha'Aretz even up to three meals for his wares?

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(a) The Mishnah in Shevi'is lists various types of plants that are Patur from Ma'aser (during the other six years) and which one may purchase from anyone in the Shemitah year.
Why are they all Patur from Ma'aser?

(b) What is the source for this Halachah?

(c) How do we reconcile the Seifa of this Mishnah with the previous Beraisa, which permitted the purchase of three meals worth from an Am ha'Aretz during the Shemitah year, but no more?

(d) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Daniel "va'Yiman Lahem Hamelech"?

6) If one is forbidden to buy an Esrog from an Am ha'Aretz in the Shemitah year, then how can one buy a Lulav from him? Why is this?

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