Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Daf Yomi - Megillah 6 - Food for Thought

1. The Gemora states that Zevulun complained about their portion and Hashem answered them that they should be appeased because of the chilazon that is in their portion. Rashi in Devarim [33:19] says that it can be found in Yisachar and Zevulun's portion.
(Maharsha, Igros Moshe (Y"D 4:37:1)

2. The Gemora states regarding Teveria that it is referred to as Rakas because even the sinners amongst them are full of mitzvos like a pomegranate has seeds. Why is this unique to Teveria? It states this regarding all of Klal Yisroel in Sanhedrin 37a? What was unique about Teveria more than any other city in Eretz Yisroel?
(Turei Even, Pesach Einayim, Mitzapeh Eisan)

3.If a person has yahrtzeit in Adar,in which Adar does he conduct the yahrtzeit? (Maharil, Terumos Hadeshen, Shulchan Aruch 668, Chasam Sofer 163)

4. Rabbi Yitzchak said: If someone tells you, "I labored (studying Torah) but I did not succeed," don't believe him. If he tells you "I haven't labored, yet I did succeed," don't believe him. If, however, he tells you "I have labored and did succeed," you may believe him. What is the meaning of "believe him" or "don't believe him"?


Velvel said...

The Kotzker should say that yagati v'lo matzasi al ta'amin - don't believe he that he tried for if he would have, he would have been successful.


Danny said...

Can it be that their partnership makes it like one - Yissachor and Zevulun? Perhaps it's a start........

Rabbi Nisenbaum said...

Shalom. I would imagine that it depends on the crop. The Mishna in Bikkurim, for example, says that dates can't grow well on the mountains, and other fruits can't grow well in the valleys. For fruits that grow well on mountains, it's much better than the plains, since you can grow them on the sides too. For fruits that don't grow well there, it's better to have plain lands.

Anonymous said...

perhaps taamin does not mean believe the person. Rather, believe in hashgacha that haba letaheir mesayin oso.

Anonymous said...

regarding Rekes, perhaps the next line of the Gemara alludes to the idea that Tevaryia was unique because it was the center of the world. Even an empty Jew has a connection to Eretz Yisroel. keep the questions coming!