REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Kesuvos 22
KESUVOS 21-23 (Seder night, and Chol ha'Moed Pesach) - have been anonymously
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(a) What must the survivng Dayanim write in a Sh'tar if one of the three
Dayanim who substantiated it died before he had a chance to sign his name?
When is a woman believed and when is she not, when she claims in front of
Beis-Din that ...
(b) Rebbi Zeira heard this from Rebbi Aba.
What would have happened had
Rebbi Aba from Acco not reminded him about it?
(c) Rav Nachman bar Yitzchak's qualifies this. If they stated in the
document that it had appeared before Beis-Din, it was no longer necessary to
word it the way Rebbi Zeira said.
On what grounds do we object to his
(d) We conclude that what Rav Nachman bar Yitzchak meant is that they added
've'Amar Lana Rabana Ashi'. Why is this acceptable? Why would it not suffice
to add 'de'Bei Dina de'Rabana Ashi'?
- ... she was married but is now divorced?
- ... she was captured but that her captors did not violate her?
(a) What do we initially attempt to learn from the Pasuk in Ki Seitzei "es
Biti Nasati *la'Ish ha'Zeh*"?
(b) On what grounds do we reject this D'rashah?
(c) In fact, we use the Pasuk for the D'rashos of Rav Huna Amar Rav and of
Rebbi Yonah (respectively).
What do they learn from ...
- ... "la'Ish"?
- ... " ha'Zeh"?
(a) Why is a woman who first claims that she is married, and then says that
she is available for marriage not believed?
(b) When is she nevertheless believed?
(c) What did that woman reply, when they asked her why she told the first
batch of potential suitors that she was betrothed and subsequently accepted
Kidushin from other suitors?
(a) What did Rav rule when Shmuel asked him about a wife who first informs
her husband that she is Tamei and then, on the same night, she tells him
that she is Tahor?
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(b) How did Shmuel react to Rav's ruling?
(c) What did Shmuel do when it came to the crunch?
(a) The Tana of the Beraisa states that if two witnesses testify that a man
died and two others testify that he did not, his wife is not permitted to
marry, but that, if she did, she may remain with her husband.
the Tana say in a similar case, where two witnesses testify that a woman is
divorced and two others testify that she is not?
(b) Rebbi Menachem b'Rebbi Yossi argues with the Tana Kama in both cases.
What does he say?
(c) When does Rebbi Menachem be'Rebbi Yossi agree with the Tana Kama?
(a) What is the problem with allowing the woman to remain with her husband?
(b) How does Rav Sheishes answer this Kashya?
(c) Then why is *she* not Chayav an Asham Taluy?
(a) Rebbi Yochanan echoes the Beraisa in all respects, except that in the
Seifa (the case where two witnesses testify that a woman is divorced and two
testify that she is not) he concludes that, even if they married, she must
leave her husband.
How does Abaye amend Rebbi Yochanan's initial
statement, in order to reconcile the Reisha with the Seifa?
(b) To explain his words, he establishes him like Ula. What does Ula say?
How does Abaye now explain ...
(c) In the Reisha, why is she not permitted to marry him Lechatchilah?
- ... the Reisha?
- ... the Seifa?
(a) Rava reestablishes Rebbi Yochanan by two witnesses against two, and the
reason that the woman is obligated to leave her husband in the Seifa, is
because he holds like Rebbi Menachem b'Rebbi Yossi by Gerushin, but not by
Answers to questions
Why is that?
(b) Rav Hamnuna rules that if a woman says to her husband that he divorced
her, she is believed.
Why is that?
(c) Then how can Rava in the name of Rebbi Yochanan contend with the
possibility that a woman will confront her husband and claim that he
divorced her? What happened to the Rav Hamnuna's S'vara of 'Ein Ishah
Me'izah Panehah ... '?
(d) Rav Asi establishes Rebbi Yochanan by two against two, like Rava, and he
is speaking when the witnesses testify that the man had just died or that he
just divorced his wife.
Why is that a reason to differentiate between
Misah and Gerushin?