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@YisroelKatz posted on Thu Nov 18, 32 days ago

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HOW MANY IS A CUBIT OF MEDIUM SIZE RABBI YOCHANAN SAYS SIX HANDBREADTHS RABBI YOSEI BAR AVIN SAYS WE HAVE ALSO LEARNED THE SAME RABBI MEIR SAYS THE TABLE ITS LENGTH IS TWELVE HANDBREADTHS AND ITS WIDTH IS SIX HANDBREADTHS IT FOLLOWS THAT THERE WAS A CUBIT LARGER THAN THIS THERE WAS AS WE HAVE LEARNED THERE WERE TWO CUBITS IN THE CHAMBER OF THE PALACE OF SHUSHAN ONE IN THE NORTHEAST CORNER AND THE OTHER IN THE SOUTHEAST CORNER THE ONE IN THE NORTHEAST CORNER WAS LONGER THAN THE CUBIT OF MOSES BY HALF A FINGERBREADTH AND THE ONE IN THE SOUTHEAST CORNER WAS LONGER THAN THE OTHER BY HALF A FINGERBREADTH THUS IT WAS ONE FINGERBREADTH LONGER THAN THE CUBIT OF MOSES AND WHY DID THEY SET UP A LARGE CUBIT AND A SMALL CUBIT SO THAT THE ARTISANS WOULD RECEIVE PAYMENT ACCORDING TO THE MEASURE OF THE SMALL CUBIT AND DELIVER ACCORDING TO THE MEASURE OF THE LARGE CUBIT THEREBY AVOIDING ANY POSSIBLE GUILT OF SACRILEGE AND WHY TWO CUBITS ONE (SHORTER) CUBIT WAS FOR GOLD AND SILVER AND THE OTHER (LONGER) CUBIT WAS FOR BUILDING CONSTRUCTION
(BOTH WERE LONGER THAN THE CUBIT OF MOSES)
EXODUS (SHEMOS) 25 23-30
MENACHOS 98
DAF YOMI

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