REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Yevamos 62
YEVAMOS 46-65 - Ari Kornfeld has generously sponsored the Dafyomi
publications for these Dafim for the benefit of Klal Yisrael.
(a) On what grounds did Moshe separate from his wife after Matan Torah (in
spite of the fact that he had not yet fulfilled the Mitzvah of Piryah
ve'Rivya, according to Beis Hillel)?
On which day of the week did Yisrael ...
(b) How do we know that Hashem agreed with him?
(c) On what grounds did he ...
(d) And how do we know that Hashem agreed with him regarding ...
- ... break the Luchos?
- ... add a day to Matan Torah?
- ... his breaking of the Luchos?
- ... adding a day to Matan Torah?
- ... separate from their wives?
- ... receive the Torah?
(a) What does Rebbi Nasan learn from a combination of the Pesukim in
Bereishis "va'Tosef la'Ledes es Achiv es Hevel" and "Ki Shas Li Elokim Zera
Acher Tachas Hevel Ki Harago Kayin"?
(b) How do the Rabbanan of Rebbi Nasan explain the Pasuk "Ki Shas Li Elokim
(c) In another Beraisa, Rebbi Nasan explains the opinion of Beis Shamai like
we explained Beis Hillel until now (one boy and one girl).
What do Beis
Hillel learn from the Pasuk in Yeshayah "Lo Tohu Bera'ah, Lasheves Yetzarah"
according to Rebbi Nasan?
(a) According to Rebbi Yochanan, a Ger who had children before he converted,
has fulfilled the Mitzvah of "P'ru u'Revu", and is not obligated to have
On what basis does Resh Lakish disagree with him?
(b) They also argue about whether his first son has the Din of a Bechor or
not, and for similar reasons.
Why did they need to argue this Halachah
twice? What might we have thought had they confined their Machlokes to ...
(c) How will Resh Lakish explain the Pasuk in Melachim 2 which specifically
refers to "Morach B'ladan ben B'ladan", indicating that the son of a Nochri
is considered his son?
- ... "P'ru u'Revu" and not to Nachalah?
- ... Nachalah and not to "P'ru u'Revu"?
(a) What does Rav derive from the Pasuk in Vayeira "Sh'vu Lachem Po im
(b) Rav Acha bar Ya'akov reconciles Rav's statement with the Pasuk in Shmuel
2 "u'le'Tziva (the slave of Mefivoshes, Yonasan's son) Chamishah-Asar Banim
ve'Esrim Avadim", by comparing this to a 'Par ben Bakar'.
In that case,
why can we not say the same by the son of a Nochri, which we learned from
"Morach B'ladan ben B'ladan"?
(c) Alternatively, we answer this Kashya with the Pasuk "va'Yeshal'chem
ha'Melech Asa el ben-Hadad ben Tavrimon ben Chezyon Melech Aram ... ".
does that answer the Kashya?
(a) According to Rav Huna, if someone's children died, he has nevertheless
fulfilled the Mitzvah of "P'ru u'Revu".
Answers to questions
On what grounds does Rebbi
Yochanan say that he has not?
(b) Rav Huna's reason is based on a statement by Rav Asi.
What did Rav Asi
say? How did he learn from the Pasuk in Yeshayah "Ki Ru'ach mi'Lefanai
(c) The Beraisa 'B'nei Banim Harei Hein ke'Banim' suggests that if the child
who died did not have a son, he would not fulfil the Mitzvah, even though he
had a child who died.
How does Rav Huna explain the Beraisa?
(d) What does the Tana of another Beraisa say that finally refutes Rav Huna?
(a) Rava learns from "Lasheves Yetzarah" that 'B'nei Banim, Harei Hein
ke'Banim' incorporates any combination of child and grandchild (e.g. a son
to a son and a daughter to a daughter).
Which combination did Abaye
initially think is not acceptable?
(b) In which case do Abaye and Rava both agree that even though he has two
grandchildren, he will not have fulfilled his obligation?
(c) How will they then explain Rav Sheishes, who told the Rabbanan (who
suggested that he gets married and has children) that he had fulfilled the
Mitzvah with his daughter's children?
(d) How did Rav Sheishes become sterile?
(a) How did Rava suggest that we might learn from the Pasuk in Vayeitzei
"ha'Banos Benosai ve'ha'Banim Banai" that 'B'nei Banim Harei Hein ke'Banim'?
(b) On what grounds did he nevertheless decline to learn it from there? So
what does the Pasuk really mean?
(c) How does Rava finally learn 'B'nei Banim ... ' from the two Pesukim
"Mini Machir Yardu Mechokekim" (Shoftim) and "Yehudah Mechokeki" ( Tehilim)?
Who, according to the Pasuk in Divrei ha'Yamim, initially married whom?
(a) The author of our Mishnah, which permits a person to refrain from having
children once he has fulfilled the basic Mitzvah, cannot be Rebbi Yehoshua.
What does Rebbi Yehoshua learn from the Pasuk in Koheles "ba'Boker Z'ra es
Zar'acha, ve'la'Erev al Tanach Yadecha"? Like whom is the Halachah?
(b) What is the reason for this?
(c) How many Talmidim did Rebbi Akiva have 'from Geives till Antipras'? Why
and how did they all die (see Agados Maharsha)?
(d) What were the names of the five Talmidim whom he later raised in the
south who reinstated Torah?
(a) What does Rebbi Tanchum bar Chanila'i learn from the Pasuk ...
(b) In Eretz Yisrael, they added to the list, Torah and protection (a wall).
What did Rava bar Ula add from the Pasuk "ve'Yada'at ki Sh'lom Ohalech
u'Fakad't Navech ve'Lo Secheta" (Iyov)?
- ... "ve'Samachta Atah u'Veisecha" (Re'ei)?
- ... "Lehani'ach B'rachah el Beisecha" (Yechezkel)?
- ... "Lo Tov Heyos ha'Adam Levado" (Bereishis)?
(a) What does Rebbi Yehoshua ben Levi learn from the Pasuk in Bereishis
"ve'El Ishech Teshukasech"?
(b) And what does he then add to that from the Pasuk in Iyov "ve'Yada'at ki
Sh'lom Ohalech? What does "ki Sh'lom Ohalech" imply?
(c) Why will this not apply to someone who is about to leave for a D'var
(d) What is the Din of Samuch le'Veses regarding a man who is not setting
out on a journey? What is the Shiur of Samuch le'Veses?
(a) Based on yet another Derashah from the Pasuk in Iyov, the Tana in the
Beraisa advises a man how to treat his wife and his children.
Answers to questions
What does he
say about loving one's wife and honoring her?
(b) Why should he honor her more than himself?
(c) What does he say about ...
(d) Based on the Pasuk in Yeshayah "Az Tikra va'Hashem Ya'aneh Teshava,
ve'Yomar Hineini", what does the Tana add with regard to ...
- ... educating his children?
- ... marrying them off?
- ... one's neighbors?
- ... one's relatives?
- ... one's sister's daughter?
- ... a poor man who is hard-pressed?