More Discussions for this daf
1. Interrupting Kerias Shema For Kavod 2. Bitul Mitzvas Tefilin 3. R. Hiyya bar Abba, bottom of 14b
4. Hallel on Rosh Chodesh 5. Kashe on rashi 6. Dreams Once a Week
7. Not to Interrupt Between Elokeichem and Emes 8. Questions on 14a 9. Rebbi Yonah's statement
10. Tefillin Every Day

Aaron Meir Goldstein asks:

Why is this relevant here?

Aaron Meir Goldstein, Telzstone Israel

The Kollel replies:

If the previous text that is in parentheses is correct, it is obviously relevant as another statement said by Rebbi Yonah in the name of Rebbi Zeira. However, according to those who do not have that text, I did not see anyone who explains the connection.

I think that the connection is not based on Rebbi Yonah's statement, but on what Rav Acha told Rebbi Yonah, which was that whoever learns Torah before going to sleep does not receive bad tidings. This is very similar to the statement before Rebbi Yonah that whoever prays first and then travels has his will taken care of by Hash-m. Both are regarding people who do good things before doing something else, and both receive just reward. Rebbi Yonah's teaching was mentioned only because of Rav Acha's reply (like a Reisha mentioned Agav a Seifa), which is relevant to the previous teaching.

All the best,

Yaakov Montrose