Eruvin 41- עירובין מא

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Today’s Daf Yomi Question:

The Gemara relates that Rebbi Akiva ate the egg for no reason other than to demonstrate the halacha for his talmidim (that one does not complete a fast Erev Shabbos).   But since that is the halacha, why would he not be required to eat the egg regardless of the talmidim?


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  1. According to the Tosafos Shanz (on Amud Beis) that according to Rebbi Yosi you must complete the fast, perhaps Rebbi Yehuda holds that you don’t must but are still allowed.

    Otherwise, the description given is that Rebbi Akiva grabbed the egg, ate it and didn’t even wait for salt, and didn’t wait for an opportunity to eat something before Shabbos. Rebbi Yehuda is saying that Rebbi Akiva wasn’t actually hungry. He ate publicly to show the Halacha.

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