REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
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***** Perek Yesh Nochlin *****
(a) What does our Mishnah mean when it writes 'Yesh Nochlin u'Manchilin'?
(b) In that case, why does the Tana not simply say 'Nochlin Zeh es Zeh'?
(c) What do the following pairs have in common ...
(d) What is strange about the Tana's insertion of the second and third
- ... a father and sons, and paternal brothers?
- ... a man and his mother, a man and his wife and a man and his maternal aunt?
- ... a mother and her sons, a woman and her husband, a woman and her sister's son?
(a) Who belongs to the group that is neither Nochel nor Manchil?
(b) We just learned that a man inherits his mother's sister.
Will it make
any difference whether the sisters are paternal or maternal?
(c) What is the Tana referring to if the text reads 'B'nei Achos' instead of
(a) Which principle governs the distinction that cuts through the Mishnah
between paternal relations and maternal ones?
Answers to questions
(b) In which case does a father not inherit his son?
(a) We ask why the Tana first lists 'ha'Av es ha'Banim' and then 'ha'Banim
Besides the opening Pasuk in Pinchas "Ish Ki Yamus u'Vein Ein
Lo" (which gives precedence to the son inheriting his father), what logic
prompts us to ask this Kashya?
(b) Why does the Tana nevertheless do so?
(a) What does the Pasuk in Acharei-Mos "She'er Avicha Hu" teach us with
regard to the Pasuk in Pinchas "u'Nesatem es Nachalaso li'She'eiro ha'Karov
(b) What does this teach us concerning the order of precedence in the realm
(c) And how do we know that the father does not also precede the deceased
(a) On what grounds do we include a son but exclude a brother from the above
two D'rashos, and not vice-versa? In which two areas does the Torah give
precedence to a son over a brother?
(b) In this context, what are the ramifications of ...
(c) On what grounds do we reject the counter argument that a brother makes
Yibum and not a son?
- ... "le'Ya'adah"?
- ... "le'Sadeh Achuzah"?
(d) Why do we need to give this answer? Why can we not simply say that a son
has precedence in two areas (Yi'ud and Sadeh Achuzah) whereas a brother has
precedence in only one area (Yibum)?
(a) Why do we need to prove the fact that a son takes precedence over a
brother? Why is it not evident from the order of the Pesukim, which place a
Answers to questions
(b) We do not query the D'rashah "ha'Karov".
How do we know that a son is
considered a closer relative than a father?