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1. During the generation of Rebbi Yehudah Bar Ilai, six students would have to cover themselves with one Talis.
2. A king may not participate in a funeral.
3. If the Minhag is for women to walk behind the bier at a funeral, they are permitted to do so.
4. Avner's death was a punishment for an Aveirah.
5. A mourner must turn over his bed.
6. There is a Machlokes regarding whether everything that the Torah describes in the Parshas ha'Melech is permitted.
7. Rebbi Yehudah says that there were three Mitzvos that Klal Yisrael were commanded to perform when they entered Eretz Yisrael.
8. At first, Shlomo ha'Melech had sovereignty even over the upper spheres. Eventually he came to rule only over his staff.
9. There is a dispute between Rav and Shmuel regarding whether Shlomo ha'Melech was reinstated as king.
10. A king is given half of the spoils of war.


1. During Rebbi Yehudah Bar Ilai's generation, the rampant poverty was so intense that a single Talis would have to suffice for six students. The students occupied themselves with Limud ha'Torah despite their utter poverty.
2. The Chachamim rule that if a king's relative dies, the king is not permitted to leave his palace in order to participate in the funeral. Rebbi Yehudah maintains that a king may participate in a funeral if he desires. Rebbi Yehudah adduces proof to his ruling from the fact that David ha'Melech participated in the funeral of Avner, but the Chachamim explain that David participated in Avner's funeral only in order to pacify the people and demonstrate that he didn't approve of Avner's murder. Consequently, David ha'Melech's actions do not prove that a king is allowed to participate in a funeral under ordinary citcumstances.
3. The Chachamim rule that women at a funeral are permitted to follow whatever the Minhag is, and they may walk in front of the bier or behind it. Rebbi Yehudah, however, maintains that women always must walk in front of the bier since David ha'Melech walked behind the bier at Avner's funeral, and he would not have walked there if that had been the place for women to walk. The Chachamim maintain that the women did, in fact, walk behind the bier at Avner's funeral as well, and David walked back and forth between the men and the women in order to make sure everyone realized that he did not approve of the murder of Avner.
4. Rav maintains that Avner was punished because he did not protest when Sha'ul killed all the Kohanim in the city of Nov. Rebbi Yitzchak maintains that Avner did protest the murder of the Kohanim but Sha'ul did not heed his protest. According to Rebbi Yitzchak, Avner's death was a punishment because he appointed Ish Boshes as king and thereby delayed the beginning of Malchus Beis David for two and a half years.
5. A mourner must turn over every bed in his house with the exception of a bed which is used for utensils.
6. When Klal Yisrael asked for a king, Shmuel ha'Navi described various powers that a king has, such as the right to take the sons and daughters of the people as servants. Rebbi Yosi maintains that a king is permitted to do all of the things that Shmuel described. Rebbi Yehudah argues and maintains that all these things are really forbidden, and Shmuel mentioned them only so that the people would fear the king.
7. Rebbi Yehudah says that when Klal Yisrael entered Eretz Yisrael, they were commanded to appoint a king, then to wipe out Amalek and then to build the Beis ha'Mikdash. Rebbi Nehorai argues with Rebbi Yehudah and maintains that there was never a Mitzvah to appoint a king. According to Rebbi Nehorai, the Parshah that describes the appointment of a king was included in the Torah only because Hashem Yisbarach knew that Klal Yisrael would one day ask to have a king like all the other nations.
8. Shlomo ha'Melech initially ruled over both the lower and upper spheres, but then the scope of his rulership diminished progressively. First his sovereignty was limited to the lower spheres and he lost his dominion over the upper spheres. Then he became the ruler over Klal Yisrael only. After that he ruled only over Yerushalayim, and then he ruled only over his own bed. There is a debate between Rav and Shmuel regarding the final stage of his rulership; one maintains that he ruled only over his staff, and the other maintains that he ruled only over his Talis.
9. Rav and Shmuel have a Machlokes regarding the ultimate fate of Shlomo ha'Melech. One maintains that Shlomo was originally a Melech but he ended his life as a Hedyot, while the other maintains that he was first a Melech, then he became a Hedyot, and he ultimately became a Melech again.
10. During a war, if Klal Yisrael captures a royal treasure, it is given to the king. The king also receives half of any other spoils of war, and the remaining half is given to the people.

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