REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Yevamos 17
YEVAMOS 17 & 18 - these Dafim have been sponsored by Joseph Goldberg, of
Zichron Yakov, Israel.
The Navi in Melachim 2 lists the various towns to which Shalmaneser (alias
Sancheiriv), led the Jewish captives (from the ten tribes). What does Rebbi
Yochanan mean when he comments on this 've'Chulan li'P'sul'?
(a) Until now, we have been quoting the words of Rav Yehudah Amar Rav Asi.
What did Rav Yehudah do after Rav Asi's death?
(b) What did Shmuel comment on Rav Asi's words? What did he learn from the
Pasuk in Va'eschanan "Ki Yasir es Bincha mei'Acharai"?
(c) What is the Din of the children born to a Jewish woman who intermarries?
Why was he not concerned about *them* being Mamzeirim?
(d) In the second Lashon, Shmuel quoted the Pasuk in Hoshei'a "ba'Hashem
Bagdu, Ki Banim Zarim Yaladu".
How did he explain this Pasuk?
(a) What did Rav Kahana say about the impending destruction of Tarmud?
(b) We initially explain the misunderstanding that Tarmud had been destroyed
already, by establishing that as Tamud, and not Tarmud.
explanation did Rav Ashi give to resolve the discrepancy?
(a) What did Ula comment about Rav Hamnuna, and the fact that he came from
Harpanya, when he asked him many questions in the course of his Shiur?
(b) Was he really from Harpanya?
(c) What is Harpanya the acronym of?
(d) What did Rava mean when he said that it was deeper than Gehinom?
(a) 'P'sulei de'Harpanya Mishum P'sulei de'Mishon, P'sulei de'Mishon Mishum
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What does this mean?
(b) And what was the source of the P'sulim of Tarmud?
(c) What does 'Kaba Rabah ve'Kabah Zuta' mean?
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(a) What is the case of Tzaras Eishes Achiv she'Lo Hayah be'Olamo who is
exempt from Yibum?
Answers to questions
(b) What happens to the Tzarah if the second brother made Ma'amar with her,
but had not yet managed to perform Yibum when he died, and they then falls
to the third brother?
(c) What is the status of a Yevamah with whom Ma'amar has been done?
(a) Some refer to Eishes Achiv she'Lo Hayah be'Olamo (when she falls to the
younger brother to Yibum for the second time) as 'Rishonah', others as
'Sh'niyah'. Why is she referred to as 'Rishonah'?
(b) What is wrong with referring to her as 'Sh'niyah' because she was the
second to marry the second brother (before he died)?
(c) Why then, *is* she referred to as 'Sh'niyah'?
(d) What does Rav Yehudah Amar Rav learn from the Pasuk in Ki Seitzei "Ki
Yeishvu Achim Yachdav"?
(a) He also learns from "Yachdav" that they share their father's
inheritance, to preclude a maternal brother from Yibum. Rabah learns this
latter D'rashah from a 'Gezeirah-Shavah'.
(b) On what grounds do we reject the suggestion to *include* maternal
brothers from "Achvah" "Achvah" from the Parshah of the Arayos, where the
Torah writes "Ervas Achicha ... " (incorporating both a paternal brother and
a maternal one).
(c) On what grounds do we refute the Kashya on this rejection from the
'Gezeirah-Shavah' "ve'Shav" "u'Ba", from which we see that even different
words can form a 'Gezeirah-Shavah'.
(d) On what grounds do we reject the suggestion of learning the
'Gezeirah-Shavah' from Lot, where the Torah in Lech-Lecha also uses the word
"Ki Anashim *Achim* Anachnu"? What would we learn from there anyway?
(a) We conclude that in fact, "Achim" by Lot is also superfluous (since the
Torah could have written "Rei'im" instead), and that the Torah actually
writes "Yachdav" to preclude from the possibility of learning from Lot.
Now that we have "Yachdav" however, why do we still need the
'Gezeirah-Shavah' of "Achvah" "Achvah" (from the B'nei Ya'akov)?
(b) Seeing as the Torah connects Yibum to inheritance (inasmuch as the Yavam
inherits his brother's property), why would we have even thought that only a
brother who is both paternal and maternal can perform Yibum?
(a) What do we extrapolate from Rav, who says that if a Shomeres Yavam dies,
the Yavam is permitted to marry her mother?
(b) What does Rebbi Yehudah ben Beseirah (in Perek ha'Choletz) say about a
Yavam who betrothed his Yevamah's sister, leaving his brother to perform
Yibum with the Yevamah?
(c) We extrapolate from Shmuel, who says 'Halachah ke'Rebbi Yehudah ben
Beseira, that the Rabbanan argue with him.
What do the Rabbanan say? What
is their reason?
(d) In that case, why did Rav not simply rule like the Rabbanan?
(a) What does Rebbi Akiva (in Perek Arba'ah Achim) say with regard to a
Yavam nullifying his Yevamah's Nedarim?
(b) So why does Rav not simply rule like Rebbi Akiva?
(c) What do we initially infer from the Mishnah in ha'Choletz: 'Yevimto
she'Meisah, Mutar ba'Achosah', that poses a Kashya on Rav?
(d) We answer that the Tana writes 'Mutar ba'Achosah' (rather than
'be'Imah'), because of the Reisha.
What does the Reisha say?
(a) Rav Yehudah says 'Shomeres Yavam she'Meisah, Asur be'Imah', because he
holds 'Yesh Zikah'.
Answers to questions
What reason do we initially give for him not simply
ruling like those who say 'Yesh Zikah'?
(b) We reject that answer however, on the grounds that the Machlokes Tana'im
concerns a case where there are *two* Yevamin. So why did Rav Yehudah not
say Halachah ke'Divrei ha'Omer 'Yesh Zikah'?