web analytics
July 26, 2014 / 28 Tammuz, 5774
Israel at War: Operation Protective Edge
 
 
At a Glance
Judaism
Sponsored Post
IDC Advocacy Room IDC Fights War on Another Front

Student Union opens ‘hasbara’ room in effort to fill public diplomacy vacuum.



Daf Yomi

Daf-Yomi-logo

A Sage View
‘It Needs A Partition To Divide It’
(Eruvin 47b-48a)

Our Gemara discusses two neighboring cities whose respective techumim meet in the middle of a pond. R. Chiya rules that an iron partition must be constructed to prevent the water of one city from intermingling with the water of the second city. If they do intermingle, it would be prohibited for the inhabitants of either city to draw water from the pond.

Why not? Because we are concerned that some water from side A of the pond might move (on Shabbos) to side B, and the people from city B will then draw that water on Shabbos. Now, since that water was originally within the techum of city A (at the onset of Shabbos), the water acquires shevisa (Sabbath residence) with the people of city A. If the water moves out of the boundary of city A (to side B in the pond) it may not be removed on Shabbos because objects (including water) that move beyond their techum may not be subsequently removed more than four amos for the duration of Shabbos.

Ownerless Objects

Tosafos (47b, s.v. “cherem,” following the textual reading found in our Vilna Shas at the beginning of 48a, “e’leima mishum d’tani lah k’R. Yochanan b. Nuri”) explains that a partition in the pond is required only according to R. Yochanan b. Nuri who maintains that ownerless objects acquire shevisa at the onset of Shabbos. However, according to the Sages (whom the halacha follows), no partition is necessary because the water in the pond is hefker and does not acquire shevisa until someone takes possession of it.

A Different View

The Mechaber (Orach Chayim 402) maintains that even according to the Sages a partition in the pond is necessary. The Gemara (supra 45b) had previously stated that rainwater that gathers in a pool near a city is subject to the techum of that city even according to the Sages. Such water is not considered hefker because the townspeople have already had in mind to use it. Therefore the rainwater acquires the techum of the city and may not be removed beyond the city’s boundary. Hence even according to the Sages a partition is required to ensure that the waters on opposite sides of the pond do not mingle.

About the Author: RABBI YAAKOV KLASS, rav of Congregation K’hal Bnei Matisyahu in Flatbush, Brooklyn, is Torah Editor of The Jewish Press. He can be contacted at yklass@jewishpress.com. RABBI GERSHON TANNENBAUM, rav of Congregation Bnai Israel of Linden Heights, Boro Park, Brooklyn, is the Director of Igud HaRabbanim – The Rabbinical Alliance of America.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

No Responses to “Daf Yomi”

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
John Kerry
Entire Israeli Cabinet Rejects Kerry’s Proposed Ceasefire, Talks Continue
Latest Judaism Stories
Weiss-072514

Just as the moon waxes, wanes and renews itself, so has the nation of Israel renewed itself through the millennia.

126_masei_web

Parshat Masei: Rabbi Fohrman addresses the age-old question, are we our brother’s keeper?

Hertzberg-072514

When Germany invaded neutral Belgium on August 4, England declared war on Germany. Thus, by the end of the first week of August all the major powers of Europe were at war.

Winiarz-072514

The Talmud teaches that the Beis HaMikdash was destroyed because of baseless hatred.

When taking any major step in life it is a good idea to carefully re-evaluate one’s past.

Ours is a small and intensely vulnerable people. Inspired, we rise to greatness. Uninspired, we fall

The enormity of Hiram’s accomplishments crazed him and deluded him into self-deification.

When Hashem first thought (if it could be) about creating the world, the middah of din was in operation.

Hallel On Purim?
“Its Reading Is Its Praise”
(Megillah 14a)

If the only person available to perform the milah on the eighth day is a person who is not an observant Jew, the milah should be postponed until a devout mohel is available.

It is apparent from the Maharsha that he does not see galus as atoning for killing accidentally; otherwise, this Gemara would not bother him.

It was found to be a giant deer tick living in her head – with its claws in her scalp.

While daydreaming about finding the perfect job, I never expected to be rewarded in spades for my aforementioned experience.

We are all entrusted with the mission of protecting our fellow Jews

Today, we remain Hashem’s nachal.

More Articles from Rabbi Yaakov Klass and Rabbi Gershon Tannenbaum
Daf-Yomi-logo

Hallel On Purim?
“Its Reading Is Its Praise”
(Megillah 14a)

Ancient Cities, Ancient Walls
(Megillah 3b-4a)

Birchas Kohanim On A Fast Day
‘Because of Intoxication…’
(Taanis 26b)

A Siyum Validates It
‘Thereupon The Decrees Were Annulled’
(Ta’anis 18a)

A Unique Challenge
‘Tithe, You Shall Tithe…’
(Ta’anis 9a)

Pidyon Haben In The Afternoon?
‘…The First Reads Hallel Out Loud’
(Rosh Hashanah 32b)

The Shofar On Shabbos
‘Rosh Hashanah That Fell on Shabbos’
(Rosh Hashanah 29b)

    Latest Poll

    Do you think the FAA ban on US flights to Israel is political?






    View Results

    Loading ... Loading ...

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/judaism/halacha-hashkafa/daf-yomi-75/2013/05/01/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: