REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Kesuvos 88
(a) We just concluded that the Shevu'ah in our Mishnah of 'Eid Echad Me'idah
she'Hi Peru'ah' is mi'de'Rabbanan. Rav Papa advises an astute husband to
turn it into a Shevu'ah d'Oraysa.
How would he do that?
(b) What would be (some of) the advantages of a Shevu'ah d'Oraysa over a
(c) On what basis does Rav Shisha Brei de'Rav Idi reject Rav Papa's advice?
(d) So Rav Shisha advises him to present her with her Kesuvah in front of
that witness together with a new witness, and then to reclaim the first
payment as a loan.
On what grounds does Rav Ashi reject Rav Shisha Brei
de'Rav Idi's advice?
(a) So what does Rav Ashi advise the husband to do to transform the Shevu'ah
from a Shevu'ah de'Rabanan to a d'Oraysa?
(b) How does the fact that she no longer has the support of the first
witness make any difference? Why can she still not claim that she had two
(a) We learned in a Mishnah in Shevu'os that orphans may only claim with a
Why can that not be referring to orphans claiming from their
(b) Then to what does it refer?
(c) Rav Z'rika Amar Rav Yehudah establishes that Mishnah when the defending
orphans claim that their father borrowed and paid, but if they quote their
father as saying that he did not even borrow the money, they cannot even
claim *with* a Shevu'ah.
What objection does Rava raise to that statement?
(d) Then what did Rav Z'rika Amar Rav Yehudah really say?
(a) Rebbi Yitzchak Nafcha ruled that the Din in our Mishnah, authorizing the
woman to claim her Kesuvah with a Shevu'ah is restricted to a woman, and
does not extend to a creditor who is claiming his debt in the absence of the
Answers to questions
Why is that?
(b) What did Rava Amar Rav Nachman say?
(a) Rebbi Yirmiyah assumes that Rebbi Shimon (who differentiates between
whether the woman is claiming her Kesuvah or not) is referring to the case
that preceded his statement (a woman who claims her Kesuvah in her
What is then their Machlokes?
(b) He tries to connect their Machlokes to that of Chanan and the B'nei
Kohanim Gedolim (in the last Perek).
What does Chanan mean when he says
that if a man goes overseas and the woman claims Mezonos, she swears at the
end but not at the beginning?
(c) What do the B'nei Kohanim Gedolim hold?
(d) According to Rebbi Yirmiyah, Rebbi Shimon holds like Chanan, the
Rabbanan, like the B'nei Kohanim Gedolim.
What objection did Rav Sheishes
raise to Rebbi Yirmiyah's interpretation from the Lashon of Rebbi Shimon's
statement 'ha'Yorshin Mashbi'in Osah'?
(a) According to Rav Sheishes, to which case in our Mishnah does Rebbi
Shimon's statement then refer? Which Shevu'ah are they arguing about?
(b) He connects the Machlokes with that of Aba Shaul and the Rabbanan in the
Mishnah in Gitin, where the Rabbanan obligate an administrator whom the
father of the orphans appointed, to swear, but not one who is appointed by
Why is that?
(c) Why does Aba Shaul say the reverse?
(d) Like whom will Rebbi Shimon and the Rabbanan respectively, now hold?
(a) What problem does Abaye have with Rav Sheishes' explanation (based on
Rebbi Shimon's Lashon 'Kol Z'man she'Tova'as K'suvasah ... Yorshin Mashbi'im
Answers to questions
(b) Abaye therefore concludes that Rebbi Shimon refers to the Reisha of our
Mishnah 'Neder u'Shevu'ah Ein Li ve'Lo le'Yorshai ... Ein Yachol Lehashbi'ah
Lo Hu ve'Lo Yorshav ... '.
What does Rebbi Shimon say? Like which other
Tana does Rebbi Shimon concur?
(c) What problem does Rav Papa have with Abaye's explanation (based on the
second half of Rebbi Shimon's statement)?
(d) Rav Papa therefore agrees with Abaye with regard to the first half of
Rebbi Shimon's statement. Regarding the second half, he comes to preclude
from the opinion of both Rebbi Eliezer and the Rabbanan.
of Rebbi Eliezer and the Rabbanan is he referring to? What does Rebbi Shimon