REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Nedarim 48
(a) 'Hareini Alecha Cherem, ha'Mudar Asur'.
Bearing in mind that by
'Cherem', the Tana of our Mishnah means Cherem shel Bedek ha'Bayis, is he
referring to the people of Yehudah, or of Galil?
(b) 'Harei At Alai Cherem, ha'Noder Asur. Hareini Alecha va'At Alai,
Sh'neihem Asurin'. This refers to municipal property.
What is the Din
regarding things belonging to the Olei Bavel?
(c) 'Municipal property' comprises the main square of the town, the
bathhouse, the Shul, the Bimah and the Sifrei-Torah.
Which three items
does 'things belonging to the Olei Bavel' comprise?
(d) Why does the Halachah in the two cases differ? What is the basic
difference between 'municipal property' and 'things belonging to the Olei
(a) What does the Tana Kama mean when he says 've'ha'Kosev Chelko le'Nasi'?
How do we amend this statement?
(b) Rebbi Yehudah permits writing out his portion to anyone.
So why did
Chazal then specify 'Nasi'?
(c) According to the Rabbanan, both the Nasi and anyone else require a
In that case, why does the Tana Kama specify 'Nasi'?
(d) And why does he need to tell us this, seeing as we have already learned
that the Mudar is permitted to benefit from the property that he receives
from a third person?
(a) On what grounds do we not rule like our Mishnah, which forbids the Mudar
to benefit directly from the Shul?
(b) What problem do we therefore have with the Rambam's ruling?
(c) What does Rebbi Yehudah say about the Anshei Galil with regard to
writing out their share for the Nasi?
(d) Why did their fathers do that?
(a) We have already discussed the episode of Beis Choron, where the man gave
his Chatzer as a gift, to enable his father to participate in his son's
What did the Chachamim rule there?
(b) Why did they not just say 'Kol Matanah she'Im Hikdishah ... '? Why did
they need to add the word ('Kol Matanah) she'Einah (she'Im Hikdishah ... )'?
(c) What problem do we have with the Mishnah, which begins with the
concession to benefit through a third person, and then tells the story of
the episode of Beis Choron? Why is the story not really a contradiction to
the initial Halachah?
(d) How do amend the Mishnah in order to answer the Kashya?
(a) What do we infer from the Lashon 've'Einan Lefanecha Ela Kedei she'Yavo
Aba ve'Yochal ... '?
(b) What does the second Lashon say?
(a) What is the Halachah when one man says to another 'Give four hundred Zuz
to so-and-so and let him marry my daughter'?
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(b) Then why, according to the second Lashon, do we not say the same with
regard to the case under discussion?
(c) According to the Rashba this speaks only if he made the condition at the
time that he gave the man the gift, but if he only said it afterwards, it
will not override the gift that was already valid when he gave it to him.
What does the Rambam say?
(a) How did that man (who was on his deathbed) react to the fact that his
son used to steal bundles of flax?
(b) And what did he reply when they asked him what would happen should his
grandson turn out to be a Talmid-Chacham?
(c) But did we not learn earlier that the grandson inherits his
grandfather's property anyway? Why is that?
(d) In that case, why might he not do so here?
(a) On what grounds did the Pumbedisa'i rule that the grandson should not
inherit the property?
(b) How does this case differ from 'Matanah al-Menas Lehachzir', which is
also no more than a Kinyan in order to return the article?
(c) Rav Nachman disagrees.
What does he prove from a Kinyan Sudar?
(d) Rav Ashi argues with Rav Nachman on two scores. One of them, because 'If
the recipient wishes to keep the Sudar, who says that he is not permitted to
What is the other one?
(a) Rav Nachman disagrees with Rav Ashi's first query, because he maintains
that the recipient is not permitted to retain the Sudar.
On what grounds
does he refute his second argument (that the Kinyan only comes into effect
(b) Why does Rav Ashi disagree with that?
(c) On what basis do we disagree with the Rashba, who maintains that Rav
Ashi will only argue with Rav Nachman with regard to Kinyan Meshichah or
Chazakah, but not in the case of a Kinyan Sh'tar (provided the Sh'tar was
still there when the grandson became a Talmid-Chacham?
(a) What did Rava ask Rav Nachman from the case of Matnas Beis Choron in our
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(b) On one occasion, Rav Nachman replied that that was different because
'Se'udaso Mochachas Alav'.
What did he mean? What is the difference
between the two cases?
(c) On another occasion, he replied 'Rebbi Eliezer Hi, de'Amar Vitur Asur
What did he mean by that? What does the case of 'Matnas
Beis Choron' have to do with 'Vitur'?
(d) Regarding the case of 'Matnas Beis Choron', our Mishnah concludes 'Amru
Chachamim, Kol Matanah she'Einah, she'Im Hikdishah, Tehei Mekudeshes, Einah
On what grounds do we reject the proof from the Lashon 'Kol'
(which usually comes to include something) that it comes to include a case
of 'K'ni al-Menas Lehaknos', teaching us that it is not effective'? What
else might 'Kol' come to include?
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