Eruvin 36 – עירובין לו

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Today’s Daf Yomi Question:

The Gemara states that the Eruv (‘Seudah’) needs to be suitable (edible) from daytime (‘Mib’od yom); why would it not suffice that it is suitable at the very moment of the Eruv’s activation, which is Bein Hashmashos?


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  1. The Gemara says this as opposed to being permissible to eat at the true moment of nightfall. The whole Bein Hashmashos is a Safek and the Eiruv has to be there when night actually falls. Since nightfall might be in the beginning the EIruv must be set up then. However, the Takana is that even if the true nightfall is at the end, the food must be set up at the beginning.

    The difference would be in our case, where he declares that it should be Teruma at night. It can’t be eaten throughout the Bein Hashmashos because it might not be night yet. Although truthfully, assuming it is still day this shouldn’t be a problem, the Takana of Eiruv was that it must be set up at the beginning, and therefore this won’t work.

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