Sukah Chart #1
Chart for Sukah Daf 4a
WHEN ARE THE FOLLOWING ITEMS "BATEL" TO THE GROUND
PILLOWS AND SHEETS
DIRT AND PEBBLES (1)
|1||WHEN ONE VERBALLY
NULLIFIED THEM (2) (3)
|Not Batel (4)||Batel||Batel|
|2||ONE DID NOT
THEM, BUT HE HAS
NO INTENTION TO
|Not Batel||Not Batel||Machlokes|
|4||ONE INTENDS TO
|Not Batel||Not Batel||Not Batel|
(1) Pebbles are considered like dirt, as Rashi writes (DH Teven).
(2) Bitul must be done verbally, as Rashi writes a number of times in our Sugya.
(3) According to RASHI, it is enough to be Mevatel the items for the seven days of Sukos in order for them to be considered Batel and to the ground. With regard to Tum'ah, one must be Mevatel the items for the entire time that the Tum'ah is in the house (RAN, DH Teven). The RAN cites another opinion which holds that one must be Mevatel the items forever in order for them to be Batel to the ground, both with regard to Sukah and with regard to Tum'ah.
(4) This is because "Batlah Da'ato Etzel Kol Adam," and since no one leaves pillows and sheets to become Batel to the ground, neither can he.