12th CYCLE DEDICATION
KESUVOS 111-112 - Dedicated in memory of Max (Meir Menachem ben Shlomo ha'Levi) Turkel, by his children Eddie and Lawrence and his wife Jean Turkel/Rafalowicz. Max was a warm and loving husband and father and is missed dearly by his family and friends. His Yahrzeit is 5 Teves.

1)

Tosfos DH "Menashek"

תוס' ד"ה "מנשק"

(SUMMARY: Tosfos clarifies whether Acco is in Eretz Yisrael or Chutz la'Aretz.)

משמע דמארץ ישראל הוא וכן בשילהי מי שאחזו (גיטין דף עו:)

(a)

Observation: This implies that Acco is part of Eretz Yisrael. This is also implied by the Gemara in Gitin (76b).

ותימה דבפ"ק דגיטין (דף ב. ושם) תנן עכו כארץ ישראל לגיטין משמע דהוי מחוץ לארץ

(b)

Question: This is difficult. The Mishnah in Gitin (2a) states that a Get that arrives from Acco has the law of a Get that arrives from Eretz Yisrael. This implies that it is geographically outside of Eretz Yisrael.

ומפרש בירושל' חציה בארץ וחציה בחוץ לארץ.

(c)

Answer: The Yerushalmi explains that it is half in Eretz Yisrael and half outside of Eretz Yisrael.

2)

Tosfos DH "Rebbi Chanina"

תוס' ד"ה "רבי חנינא"

(SUMMARY: Tosfos explains what Rebbi Chanina was doing.)

פירוש שוקל אבנים ומוצאן קלות אמר עדיין לא נכנסתי לארץ ישראל כיון ששקלן ומצאן כבידות אמר כבר נכנסתי לארץ ישראל

(a)

Explanation: He would weigh the stones and when he found that they were light, he would remark that he must not yet have arrived in Eretz Yisrael. Once he measured them and found them to be heavy, he said that he must have already arrived in Eretz Yisrael.

וכן מפרש בתנחומא בפרשת שלח לך כשעלה ר' חנינא הגדול מבבל בקש לידע אם נכנס לא"י והיה שוקל אבנים כל זמן שהיו קלות אמר עדיין לא נכנסתי לארץ ישראל כיון שמצאן כבידות אמר אין אלו אלא אבני ארץ ישראל והיה מנשקן וקרא עליהן את הפסוק הזה כי רצו עבדיך את אבניה.

1.

A similar statement is made by the Midrash Tanchuma in Parshas Shelach. It says that when Rebbi Chanina the Great came to Eretz Yisrael from Bavel, he wanted to know if he had already arrived from Eretz Yisrael. He would weigh stones. As long as they were light, he said that he had not yet arrived in Eretz Yisrael. Once he found that they were heavy, he remarked that these must be stones of Eretz Yisrael. He would then proceed to kiss them, and said about them the Pasuk "for your servants have wanted its stones" (Tehilim 102:15).

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3)

Tosfos DH "Dor"

תוס' ד"ה "דור"

(SUMMARY: Tosfos explains the connection between the Gemara's teachings.)

איידי

(a)

Implied Question: [The reason that the Gemara mentions this here is] because...

דאיירי בברכת העולם הבא דהיינו לימות המשיח נקט לה נמי הכא.

(b)

Answer: Since the Gemara is discussing the blessings of Olam Haba, which will occur when Moshiach arrives, the Gemara also discusses here the characteristics of the generation that will be living when Moshiach arrives.

4)

Tosfos DH "Asidin"

תוס' ד"ה "עתידין"

(SUMMARY: Tosfos explains why the Gemara's teachings seem to be out of order.)

לפי

(a)

Implied Question: [The reason that the Gemara did not quote this earlier (111b), along with the other similar statements that were discussed there is because...

שרוצה לסיים בדבר טוב נקט לה הכא ולא קאמרה לעיל דאיירי בהני מילי.

(b)

Answer: The Gemara wants to conclude with a positive statement, and therefore it quotes this teaching here and not earlier (on Daf 111b) which would have been more in context.

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