Monday, October 11, 2021


 התחלת מס' ראש השנה                   

רב שרירא גאון was asked regarding the order of ש"ס.

Why מס' ר"ה comes after -מס' כיפורים (יומא)-שקלים-
(סוכה - יו"ט (ביצה?

רב שרירא גאון answered that 
it was done randomly with no rhyme or reason.

The (רמב"ם (הקדמה לס' זרעים disagrees and attempts
to give a reason for each מסכתא as to why it follows the
previous one. (Some are complicated & difficult to

R Reuvain Margolis זצ"ל  in his יסוד המשנה ועריכתה 
has a simple solution to the order.

He says that we always start with the
largest מסכתא (most פרקים)
down to the smallest (least פרקים)
For example in סדר מועד
שבת 24
ערובין-פסחים 10
שקלים-יומא 8
סוכה-ביצה 5
ראש השנה- תענית -מגילה 4 
מועד קטן- חגיגה 3

This holds true in five of the six סדרים (considering
the 3 בבות as one מסכתא also סנהדרין & מכות are
considered as one מסכתא)

R. Margolis does have a problem explaining
סדר זרעים. He attempts to come up with a difficult
& complicated דוחק פשט

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