Eruvin 56 – עירובין נו

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Today’s Daf Yomi Question:

The Gemara says you shouldn’t draw a line from the corner, which wouldl diminish the corner Techum area.  Why would one think we are meant to measure in this manner, which results in the city’s boundary being less than two thousand wide?  Why does it seem that the concern is strictly regarding the corner Techum area, when in reality it is reducing the width of entire the Techum all around the city as well?

 

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One thought on “Eruvin 56 – עירובין נו

  1. Since we know that areas of Shabbos are squared off, someone unaware of the fact that we gain by the hypotenuse of the corners, would think to be Machmir by the rest to make sure that the corners remain inside.

    Also, it is likely that the Tanna is trying to be clear about how the dimensions work and that we should be aware of the fact that measuring at an angle will give you less than measuring straight.

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