REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
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(a) We just concluded that Rav and Rebbi Chiya include Eishes Achiv she'Lo
Hayah be'Olamo in our Mishnah, despite the fact that 'ha'Asurah la'Zeh
Muteres la'Zeh' regarding it only applies according to Rebbi Shimon. What
does Rebbi, who does not include any case that involves Machlokes in our
Mishnah, say about this?
(b) Rav Ada Karchina quoting Rava reconciles Rebbi with Rav and Rebbi Chiya
by explaining Rebbi's displeasure with Levi's original query (why the Tana
did not insert a sixteenth case) differently.
How does he explain Rebbi's
(c) Which half will apply and which will not, if Ya'akov raped ...
- ... two sisters?
- ... two strangers?
(a) According to Rav Ashi, Rebbi disagrees with Rebbi Chiya anyway; nor is
he concerned about the Tana getting involved in a Machlokes.
Then on what
basis did Rebbi dismiss Levi's query? Why can Imo Anusas Aviv not be
inserted in our Mishnah?
(b) He (Rav Ashi) infers from the next Mishnah, which says 'Sheish Arayos
Chamuros me'Eilu Mipnei she'Hein Nesu'os la'Acheirim ... Imo', that the
author must be Rebbi Yehudah.
How do we know that the Mishnah is speaking
about Imo *Anusas* Aviv?
(c) What does he infer from there to prove that the author must be Rebbi
(a) How do we refute Ravina's Kashya that maybe our Mishnah speaks about his
mother whom his father had raped, and whom his brother married - illegally,
in which case the author could even be Rebbi Yehudah.
Answers to questions
(b) Rav Ashi asked Rav Kahana that it is possible to establish Anusas Aviv
in our Mishnah according to Rebbi Yehudah, even without his brother having
performed a sin.
How is this possible?
(c) What did Rav Kahanah answer him?
(d) Did Levi concede to Rebbi that it is impossible to insert Imo Anusas
Aviv in our Mishnah?
(a) Levi writes in his Mishnah, that sometimes Imo does not exempt her
Tzarah from Yibum, and sometimes, she does.
In which case, does she ...
(b) When does Levi list sixteen cases, in spite of Rebbi?
- ... not exempt her?
- ... exempt her?
(c) In which point does Levi argue with Rebbi?
(a) Resh Lakish asked Rebbi Yochanan that according to Levi, who learns
de'I, the Tana could also have inserted the case of a brother who betrothed
his Yevamah after having performed Chalitzah with her.
What did Rebbi
(b) What could Rebbi Yochanan have replied, according to his personal
(c) So why did he not do so?
(a) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Ki Seitzei " ... Asher Lo Yivneh es
(b) How does Resh Lakish derive his opinion (cited in the previous question)
from that Pasuk?
(c) On what grounds does Rebbi Yochanan disagree with Resh Lakish, both as
regards the Tzarah and as regards the other brothers vis-a-vis the Yevamah
(d) So how does he view the Chalitzah of that particular brother with that
(a) The Tana of the Beraisa rules that if one of the brothers performed
Chalitzah with the Yevamah, subsequently betrothed her and died, she
requires Chalitzah from one of the remaining brothers.
Answers to questions
Why is this a
Kashya on Resh Lakish?
(b) When Rebbi Yochanan asked Resh Lakish this Kashya, he retorted from the
Seifa, which says 'Amad Echad min ha'Achin ve'Kid'shah, Ein Lah Alav K'lum'.
Why is this a Kashya on Rebbi Yochanan? What does 'Ein Lah Alav K'lum' mean?
(c) We establish the Beraisa like Rebbi Akiva.
How does that answer the
Kashya (What does Rebbi Akiva say)?
(d) This answer however, is not so good.