More Discussions for this daf
1. The Time Of Kerias Shema of the Morning 2. Kerias Shema after midnight 3. Hash-m sefasei tiftach
4. The time for reading Shema 5. Be'chipazon - 6. Burning Kodshim on Yom Tov?
7. Vatikin versus Daf Yomi shiur 8. Contradiction within Rashi 9. Hanetz Hachamah
10. Sharp questions 11. Time the Malchei Umos ha'Olam Arise in the Morning 12. Lo Sechanim and Paskening Like Your Rebbi
13. Following the Ruling of your Rebbi 14. Earliest Time To Daven Shacharis 15. Saying Shema with Sunrise
16. Makas Bechoros 17. Vatikin and Acherim 18. Oso Tzadik
19. They "borrowed" from the Egyptians 20. Zman Krias Shema 21. Various questions (Leaving Egypt, Eliyahu, Ge'ulah l'Tefilah)
22. The sons of Raban Gamliel and their question 23. Achilas Korban Pesach 24. Vasikin
25. כדאי הוא ר' פלוני לסמוך עליו בשעת הדחק

David asked:

I don't understand their question: Can we still say K. Shema, even after hatzot? What is the nafka mina if they do say it, i.e., there is no issur - the quest- tion is whether they are yotze yedi hova? But because it is a din d'orita, and safek d'orita l'hachmir - there shouldn't be any doubt at all whether they should recite K. Shema. However, that does not seem to be the question, rather, should we, or shouln't we, recite K. Shema. Can you explain? Yashar Koach.

David, Hebron, Israel

The Kollel replies:

As Rashi (DH Kavasi) explains, Raban Gamliel's sons asked not if they were allowed to read Keri'as Shema after Chatzos, but if they were obligated to do so.

It is true that had Raban Gamliel not known the answer to his children's question, his children would have had to recite Shema mi'Safek because of the rule that Safek d'Oraisa l'Chumra. However, this principle only applies if one has not been able to clarify the Halachah. In the Gemara's case, Raban Gaamliel did know the Halachah, and therefore there was no need to apply the rule of Safek d'Oraisa l'Chumra.

Kol Tuv,

E. Chrysler