More Discussions for this daf
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4. Rava and Bar Hedya 5. Simanim of RYb"L 6. Bar Hedya
7. Sus Lavan

Julian Hurwitz asks:


Is the Sus Lavan refered to on daf 56b a zebra ?

If not what is a zebra in gemora terminology ?

Tzei gezund

Tizku lemitzvot

Yehuda hurwitz

The Kollel replies:

A Sus Lavan is a white horse. The zebra was not endemic to the Middle East and would not be mentioned by Babylonian sages. (Besides, logically, why would a zebra be called a white horse anymore than a black horse?) Also, it is not a domesticatable animal so it would not have even been imported.

B'Virchas Kol Tuv,

Eliezer Chrysler