More Discussions for this daf
1. Emes v'Yatziv d'Oraisa 2. Ba'al Keri and reciting Torah 3. Berachos mid'Oraisa
4. Difficult Kal v'Chomer 5. Tevillah for Ba'alas Keri 6. Interrupting in Middle of Tefilah
7. Davening long 8. Rebbi Yochanan 9. Rebbi Yochanan's Kal va'Chomer
10. Correction to Point by Point 11. Emes at the end of Keri'as Shema 12. Praying twice, twice
13. Using a Verse for Multiple Purposes 14. Anusas Aviv 15. Bending when the Tzibur gets to Modim
16. Tefilah on Shabbos 17. Tefilas Nedavah 18. Semuchim
19. Malchus 20. Shemoni Esrei with Tzibur 21. shema or emes viyatziv being derabanan or deoraysa

Reuven Kasierer asked:

when the gemora says that shema is d'rabonon and emes viyatziv is min hatorah because of yetzias mitzraim, but shema has that too. whats the reason that emes... is better than shema?

Reuven Kasierer, Silver Spring, MD

The Kollel replies:

If you look carefully at Tos. you will see that they actually ask your Kashya (i.e. Seeing as he is not sure whether he even said the Sh'ma [otherwise he wouldn't have a Safek in the first place], why not just say the Sh'ma, which contains Yetzi'as Mitzrayim [as you point out], and which is even preferable, since it also contains Kabalas Ol Malchus Shamayim?).

And they answer that the advantage of saying 'Emes ve'Yatziv' is that by doing so, he might just complete the Mitzvah of saying both the Sh'ma (which he may already have said) plus 'Emes ve'Yatziv', which he will not achieve if he says the Sh'ma.

be'Virkas Kol Tuv

Eliezer Chrysler.