Thursday, January 26, 2006

Are There Rishonim Who Require a Daily Shishim Ribo?

The Mishnah Berurah notes (345:24) that he searched all of the Rishonim who maintain that shishim ribo is a criterion of a reshus harabbim and could not find any who mention that it is a daily requirement (see also Aruch HaShulchan, 345:26).

However, this statement by the Mishnah Berurah is puzzling since there are Rishonim whom the Mishnah Berurah knew of and they clearly state that the requirement is daily (albeit they don’t agree that shishim ribo is a criterion at all).

This is a list of Rishonim who clearly mention daily as part of the requirement of shishim ribo: Bahag, (Berlin edition) p. 131; Ran, Shabbos 26a; Ramban, Shabbos 57a; Ritva, Shabbos 57a; Meiri, Shabbos 57a; Rabeinu Pertz, Eruvin 6a; Rabeinu Yerucham, Toldot Adom V’Chavah 12:4, 12:17; Shiltei Giborim, Shabbos 2a, note 3; Sefer HaNeyar, Hilchos Eruvin p. 51.