Monday, January 15, 2007

Daf Yomi - Taanis 6 - NO LIMIT FOR REVIEW

The Gemora cites a Mishna in Peah that the wealthy are permitted to collect the leket, shic’chah and peah from the field after the nemushos have left the field. The Gemora offers two opinions as to the meaning of the nemushos. The first explanation is that these are the elderly people who walk with a cane. The second explanation given is that we are referring to those that collect after others have already collected. An example of this would be a father and a son who work together. The son picks up whatever the father leaves behind.

Reb Chaim Ozer said that the Chazon Ish has a unique perception in the words of the Rishonim. He has the ability to reach conclusions in understanding their words completely different than others who studied the same Rishonim.

The Chazon Ish said about himself that he does not possess any special talent but rather it can be explained according to our Gemora. Our Gemora states that a person can find grain left in the field even after a father and a son collected the fallen grain. It is evident from here that if one searches for something, it can be found even if other people have already looked. The Chazon Ish said that he learns the Rishonim over and over again until he is able to realize the true meaning of their words even if his predecessors did not reach the same conclusion.


ben said...

It is no wonder that it is said that the Chazon Ish said, "one could argue on a Rishon but he would be foolish to do so!"