REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Yevamos 78
(a) The Torah writes (with regard to the Mitzri'im) "Banim Asher Yivaldu
Lahem Dor Sh'lishi".
What would we have thought had the Torah written only
(b) And why does the Torah need to write both "Asher Yivaldu" and "Lahem".
- ... "Banim" and not "Dor"?
- ... "Dor" and not "Banim"?
Why could it not just write ...
(c) What do we learn from "Yavo *Lahem* bi'K'hal Hashem"?
- ... "Asher Yivaldu" and not "Lahem"?
- ... "Lahem" and not "Asher Yivaldu"?
(d) We make the same D'rashah from "Lo Yavo *Lo* by Mamzer.
Why can we
not learn ...
- ... Mamzer from Mitzri?
- ... Mitzri from Mamzer?
(a) What does Rabah bar bar Chanah Amar Rebbi Yochanan say with regard to a
Mitzri, which demonstrates that we go after the male?
(b) What advice does Rebbi Tarfon give to a Mamzer to rid his lineage of his
Pasul status? How does this present Rebbi Yochanan with a Kashya?
(c) How do we resolve Rabah bar bar Chanah Amar Rebbi Yochanan's statement,
with that of Rebbi Tarfon?
(d) And how will Rebbi Yochanan explain the Beraisa, where Rebbi Yehudah
quotes his Chaver Menimin as having said that he was a Mitzri Rishon, and
that he would marry his son to a Mitzris Sh'ni'ah, in order that his
grandson would be permitted to enter the Kahal? Why was it necesssary for
his son to marry a Mitzris Sh'ni'ah?
(a) What did Rav Dimi quote Rebbi Yochanan as saying with regard to a Mitzri
Sheini who married a Mitzris Rishonah?
When Rav Dimi remained silent, Abaye, who posed the Kashya, suggested that
maybe 'Ubar Yerech Imo' applies exclusively to a Mitzris, because the Torah
writes there "Asher Yivaldu".
(b) What did Rebbi Yochanan say about someone who designated a pregnant
animal as a Chatas and it gave birth?
(c) What did Rav Oshaya say about someone who designated two Chata'os?
(d) How does this latter ruling of Rebbi Yochanan clash with Rav Dimi's
earlier statement in his name? What is the problem, if we say 'Ubar Yerech
What did Rav Dimi retort?
(a) If, as we just concluded, 'Ubar La'av Yerech Imo Hu', why did Rava rule
that if a pregnant Nochris Toveled in order to convert, the child will not
Answers to questions
(b) On what grounds do we initially object to this explanation?
(c) How do we overcome this objection?
(a) What does Ravina Amar Rebbi Yochanan mean when he says 'be'Umos Halach
(b) What does the Pasuk mean when it writes in Behar ...
(c) Ravina's statement continues 'Nisgayru, Halach Achar Pagum
- ... "ve'Gam mi'B'nei ha'Toshavim ha'Garim Imachem, Meihem Tiknu"?
- ... "Asher Holidu be'Artzechem"? What do we infer from there?
Why can this not refer to a case of a Mitzri who
married an Amonis?
(d) Then to which case does it refer? What will be the Din if they gave
birth to ...
- ... a boy?
- ... a girl?
(a) According to Resh Lakish, a Mamzeres is permitted after ten generations.
How does he learn this from the 'Gezeirah-Shavah' "Asiri" "Asiri"?
(b) How will Resh Lakish resolve his statement with our Mishnah, which rules
that she is forbidden forever?
(c) Resh Lakish holds 'Don Minah u'Minah'.
What does that mean? How will
that explain Resh Lakish's statement?
(d) The Tana of our Mishnah holds 'Don Minah ve'Ukei be'Asra'.
that mean? How will that explain the Mishnah's statement?
(a) What did Rebbi Eliezer reply when they asked him whether one may marry a
Mamzeres after ten generations?
How did Rav Ami reassure that Safek Mamzer when he complained about Rav
Ami's publicizing the fact that he was a Mamzer?
(b) How does Rebbi Zeira quoting Rav Yehudah resolve this with our Mishnah,
which forbids Mamzeirim forever (implying even more than ten generations)?
(c) What distinction does he make between a Mamzer whose Yichus is
well-known and one whose Yichus is doubtful?
(d) Why will the lineage of a Mamzer whose Yichus is unknown not survive?
(a) There was a famine in Eretz Yisrael for three years. During the first
year, David Hamelech ascribed it to Avodah-Zarah, during the second year, to
the sin of immorality.
To what did he ascribe it during the third year?
(b) What did he do, when all these suggestions drew a blank?
(c) How does "P'nei Hashem" imply the Urim ve'Tumim?
(a) Hashem ascribed the famine to two sins.
Answers to questions
(b) Did Shaul really kill the Giv'onim?
(c) Is it not strange to ascribe the famine at one and the same time to the
fact that Shaul was not mourned properly (a fact that highlights his credit)
and to his treatment of the Giv'onim (a fact which highlights his shame)?
(d) How did King David react ...
- ... to the former reason?
- ... to the latter one?