REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Gitin 29
GITIN 29 & 30 - have been anonymously dedicated by a very special Marbitz
Torah and student of the Daf from Ramat Beit Shemesh, Israel.
(a) In the second Lashon, Rav Yosef restricts our Mishnah to a Beis-Din shel
Akum. It is only there that we give a 'Yotze Lehareg' a Chezkas Chayim.
Why is that?
(b) Why will we not do so in the case of Beis-Din shel Yisrael?
(c) Why is there no proof for Rav Yosef from the Beraisa of Bore'ach, where
we put the sentenced man to death on the testimony of the witnesses, and do
not contend with the possibility that he may have been acquitted?
(a) The Tana of our Mishnah permits a Sheli'ach ha'Get in Eretz Yisrael who
becomes sick, to appoint another Sheli'ach in his place.
Must this be done
(b) Why will the Halachah differ in the event that the husband asked the
Sheli'ach to take a specific object from his wife when handing her the Get?
(c) Should the Sheli'ach nevertheless appoint another Sheli'ach, in this
latter case), will the Get be valid?
(d) Is the Sheli'ach permitted to appoint another Sheli'ach to take the Get
to the Meshale'ach's wife ...
- ...even if he is not sick?
- ... in the case of other Onsin besides sickness?
(a) What distinction does the Tana Kama of a Beraisa make between a
Sheli'ach ha'Get to whom the Meshale'ach said 'Holech Get Zeh le'Ishti' and
one to whom he said '*At(ah)* Holech ... '?
(b) What does Raban Shimon ben Gamliel say?
(c) Assuming that Raban Shimon ben Gamliel forbids the Sheli'ach to a
appoint a Sheli'ach under any circumstances, and the author of our Mishnah
is the Rabbanan, what are the two ways of correlating the Mishnah with the
(d) Assuming that the author of our Mishnah is Raban Shimon ben Gamliel, how
will we then establish ...
- ... Raban Shimon ben Gamliel in the Beraisa and in the Mishnah?
- ... the Rabbanan in the Beraisa?
(a) What does the Mishnah later in 'ha'Omer' state about someone who asks
two people to give a Get (as yet unwritten) to his wife, or three people to
write and give it to her? What can we extrapolate from there?
(b) How do we reconcile this with our Mishnah, which permits the Sheli'ach
to appoint a Sheli'ach (even when he is not sick, according to one of the
(a) According to Rava, the Mishnah in 'ha'Omer' is different because it is
What does this mean? So what if it is?
(b) What are the ramifications of the Machlokes between Abaye and Rava? What
difference does it make whether the reason of the Mishnah in 'ha'Omer' is
because of 'Bizayon de'Ba'al' or because 'Mili Lo Mimseri li'Sheli'ach'?
(c) In fact, the Machlokes between Abaye and Rava is not a new Machlokes.
Who has already argued over the same point before?
(a) We learned in our Mishnah that if the Meshale'ach instructed the
Sheli'ach to take a certain object from his wife, he is not permitted to
appoint another Sheli'ach.
What important (dual) principle is Rebbi
teaching us here, according to Resh Lakish?
(b) What else might he have meant when he wrote 'Lo Yeshalchenu be'Yad
(a) On what grounds does Rebbi Yochanan disagree with Resh Lakish's
interpretation of 'Lo Yeshalchenu be'Yad Acher'?
Answers to questions
(b) So how does he interpret it?
(c) When does Rebbi Yochanan hold ...
(d) In this latter case (the case over which they are arguing), is there any
difference between the original Sheli'ach and the Sheli'ach whom he
appointed, according to ...
- ... that the Get is nevertheless valid (like Resh Lakish)?
- ... that it is not (as if the Meshale'ach would have instructed the Sheli'ach to hand her the Get in the house, and he went and handed it to her in the attic).
- ... Rebbi Yochanan?
- ... Resh Lakish? What is Resh Lakish's reason?
(a) Why does the Din of a Sheli'ach who is delivering a Get from Chutz
la'Aretz differ from one who is delivering it in Eretz Yisrael, with regard
to appointing another Sheli'ach?
(b) Who then makes the declaration?
(c) What does the second Sheli'ach then say when he hands the woman the Get?
(a) What did ...
1. ... Avimi the son of Rebbi Avahu extrapolate (in response to the
Rabbanan's She'eilah) from the fact that our Mishnah says 'Ein ha'Sheli'ach
*Acharon* Tzarich she'Yomar be'Fanai Nichtav ... ', rather than
(b) According to Rav Nachman bar Yitzchak, the Rabbanan asked Avimi whether
a second Sheli'ach who appoints a third Sheli'ach requires Beis-Din or not.
What was Avimi's reply?
2. ... the Rabbanan extrapolate (in response to Avimi's version of the
She'eilah) from the Seifa of the Mishnah 'Ela Omer Sheli'ach Beis-Din Ani'?
(c) The Rabbanan answered this from the Lashon 'Acharon' used by the Tana in
our Mishnah (like Avimi answered them in the first Lashon).
How did Avimi
then resolve their She'eilah?
(a) What does Rava rule with regard to a second Sheli'ach appointing a third
Sheli'ach ... in Eretz Yisrael?
(b) What did Mar bar Rav Ashi say about his father's ruling, that the moment
the first Sheli'ach dies, all the other Shelichus become nullified?
(c) When will this be the case, according to Mar bar Rav Ashi?
(a) What did a certain husband say to a prospective Sheli'ach who initially
declined to accept the Shelichus on the grounds that he would not be able to
recognize the Meshale'ach's wife?
(b) The Sheli'ach did not find Aba bar Minyumi, but he did find Rebbi Avahu,
Rebbi Chanina bar Papa and Rebbi Yitzchak Nafcha.
What did they suggest?
(c) Rava was full of praise for the young Rav Safra, who was sitting with
them at the time, and whose comment stumped them.
What did he comment?
(d) Rav Ashi disagrees with Rava.
On what grounds does Rav Ashi refute Rav
(a) In the second Lashon, Rava and Rav Ashi reverse their opinions.
(b) What advice did Rava give a certain Sheli'ach who was told not to
deliver the Get before thirty days, but who knew that he would be unable to
fulfill his Shelichus then?
- ... Rava then comment?
- ... Rav Ashi retort?
(c) What did Rava reply when the Rabbanan queried his idea, seeing as the
Sheli'ach was not a Sheli'ach for Gerushin at that moment?
(d) What is the problem with the thirty day delay?
(a) The above problem is based on a Mishnah in 'Mi she'Ochzo', 'me'Achshav
im Lo Ba'asi mi'Ka'an ve'Ad Sh'teim-Esrei Chodesh, u'Meis be'Soch
Sh'teim-Esrei Chodesh, Harei Zeh Get'.
Answers to questions
Why are we not afraid there that
the husband appeased his wife and was intimate with her, rendering the Get a
(b) Why do we not suspect by every Sheli'ach that by the time the Sheli'ach
arrives at his destination, the husband may have appeased his wife?
(c) Rava was embarrassed by the Rabbanan's Kashya (regarding Get Yashan).
What did he not initially know that ultimately vindicated him?
(d) Rava asks whether, when the second Sheli'ach appoints a third one, it
must be in the presence of the first Sheli'ach or not. His own resolution
conformed with 'Shalchu mi'Tam'.
How did Shalchu mi'Tam resolve the