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Gitin 7

GITIN 7 - sponsored by Harav Ari Bergmann of Lawrence, N.Y., out of love for Torah and those who study it.


(a) What happened to Rebbi Chanina ben Gamliel because he tended to use strong-arm tactics in his home?

(b) On what grounds do we reject the initial statement, that the members of his household actually fed him Eiver min ha'Chai?

(c) What did Rebbi Elazar reply when Mar Ukva ...

  1. ... asked him what he should do about tough guys who were causing him trouble? What did he do before quoting him the Pasuk?
  2. ... insisted that they were making his life unbearable?
(d) What was the result of Rebbi Elazar's words?
(a) Why did Mar Ukva send a message containing the Pasuk in Hoshei'a "Al Tismach Yisrael el Gil ka'Amim"? Which She'eilah had they asked him?

(b) Why did he not quote the Pasuk "be'Shir Lo Yishtu Yayin ... "?

(c) Rav Huna bar Nasan was not impressed when Rav Ashi informed him that the Pasuk in Yehoshua "Kinah ve'Dimonah ve'Adadah" were names of towns. He quoted Rav Gevihah from Argizah, who had a far more sophisticated interpretation of the Pasuk.
How did ...

  1. ... Rav Gevihah from Argizah interpret it?
  2. ... Rav Acha from Bei Chuza'a interpret the Pasuk there "Tziklag u'Madmanah ve'Sansanah"?
(a) When the Resh Galusa (the Exilarch) asked Rav Huna the source for the prohibition of Chasanim wearing crowns and the instrument called 'Eirus', he cited a Mishnah which specifically described it as an Isur mi'de'Rabbanan. When was this decree instituted?

(b) When Rav Huna left the room, Rav Chisda quoted the Pasuk in Yechezkel "Koh Amar Hashem ... Hasir ha'Mitznefes ve'Harim ha'Atarah ... ".
How did he interpret this Pasuk?

(c) What is its correct interpretation? What is the connection between the 'Mitznefes' and the crown?

(d) What was Rav Huna's reaction to Rav Chisda's interpretation?

(a) In view of Chazal's decree, forbidding Chasanim to wear crowns, how did Mar bar Rav Ashi justify to Ravina the crown that he was weaving for his daughter's wedding?

(b) Rav Avira (sometimes quoting Rav Ami and sometimes in the name of Rav Asi) explained the conclusion of the previous Pasuk "Zos, Lo Zos, Hashafalah Hagbe'ah, ve'Hagavo'ah Hashpil".
What did the angels mean when they asked Hashem "Zos"?

(c) What was Hashem's reply?

(a) What did Rav Avira (sometimes quoting Rav Ami and sometimes, Rav Asi), based on a Pasuk in Nachum, Darshen - with regard to someone whose income is tight? What 'Kal va'Chomer does he make from there?

(b) And what does Tana de'Bei Rebbi Yishmael say about someone who cuts off from his property to give Tzedakah?

(c) What parable does he give about two lambs crossing a river to illustrate this?

(d) What does he learn from the Pasuk in Nachum ...

  1. ... "ve'Chein Nagozu ve'Avar"?
  2. ... "ve'Inisicha Lo A'anech Od"?
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(a) What does the Tana Kama of the Beraisa state with regard to someone who is traveling (in a northerly direction) from Acco to K'ziv (or to Lavlevo, according to Rebbi Yishmael b'Rebbi Yossi quoting his father) regarding whatever is ...
  1. ... to the right of the path?
  2. ... to the left of it?
(b) What are the ramifications of this distinction besides that of Tum'ah?

(c) When will the Din of the Beraisa not apply?

(d) Where would Acco appear to be, according to this Tana? What is the problem then, in light of our Mishnah?

(a) How does Abaye reconcile the Tana of the Beraisa with our Mishnah which clearly considers Acco to be in the extreme north of Eretz Yisrael (as we just stated)?

(b) What problem do we have with Abaye's answer?

(c) How do we resolve this problem (from a Pasuk in Shoftim)?

(d) With regard to the path that led northwards from Beis-Eil to Sh'chem, where was ...

  1. ... Shiloh?
  2. ... Levonah?
(a) One Beraisa considers a Get that was written on a boat in Eretz Yisrael to have been brought from Eretz Yisrael.
What do others say?

(b) How does Rebbi Yirmiyah reconcile the two Beraisos?

(c) The Tana Kama of the Mishnah in Chalah writes that if one planted something in earth of Chutz la'Aretz that is being brought to Eretz Yisrael by boat, it is subject to Ma'aser and Shevi'is.
What does Rebbi Yehudah say?

(d) Abaye establishes both previous Beraisos like Rebbi Yehudah. How does he then explain the Beraisa that considers the boat to be Eretz Yisrael?

(a) Rebbi Zeira attempts to compare the Din of a holed pot placed on posts (in which one planted grain) to earth on a boat.
What will then be the Din of the grain vis-a-vis Ma'aser and Shevi'is?

(b) Abaye disagrees.
How does he differentiate between ...

  1. ... a holed pot on posts and a ship (according to Rebbi Yehudah)?
  2. ... a holed pot on posts and a ship in water (according to the Rabbanan)?
(c) Why is it that whereas the pot is only considered joined to the ground if it is holed, the boat is considered joined even if it is not?
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