REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Kesuvos 3
KESUVOS 2 & 3 - Generously dedicated by Reb A. Wolfson, a sincere Ohev Torah
and Mokir Torah and himself an example of Torah u'Gedulah b'Makom Echad.
(a) How can the Rabbanan validate a Get that min ha'Torah, is not valid?
(b) Why is this easily understood by Kidushei Kesef, but not by Kidushei
(c) How do we then explain it, even by Kidushei Bi'ah?
In the second Lashon, Rava compares Gitin to Kidushin ('Yesh O'nes be'Gitin'
). We deal with the three cases that we cited in the first Lashon using
reverse arguments (what was before a proof, is now a Kashya ... ).
will we explain the Mishnah in Gitin ...
1. ... 'Im Lo Ba'si mi'Kahn ve'ad Sh'neim-Asar Chodesh, u'Meis be'Toch
Sh'neim-Asar Chodesh, Ein Zeh Get' (implying 'Chalah, Harei Zeh Get')?
2. ... 'me'Achshav im Lo Ba'si mi'Kahn ve'ad Sh'neim-Asar Chodesh, u'Meis
be'Toch Sh'neim-Asar Chodesh, Harei Zeh Get' (and we assume, 'Hu ha'Din
(a) Rav Shmuel bar Yitzchak states that the Din in our Mishnah 'Besulah
Niseis' applies only to the era of Ezra and onwards, when Beis-Din began
convening on Monday and Thursday, but not before.
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What is the point of
telling us this? What has passed, has passed?
(b) So when may a Besulah get married nowadays?
(c) What happened to Takanas 'Shakdu'?
(d) Why do we need to ask 'Mai Shakdu?' and then to cite a Beraisa,
considering that earlier, we cited Shmuel?
(a) On which day did the people adopt the custom to get married in the time
of danger? What was the Chachamim's reaction to this?
(b) Under which circumstances did they permit them to marry even on Monday?
(c) The same Beraisa informs us that they would separate the Chasan and
Kalah (if she was a Besulah) on Friday night.
Why, and under which
circumstances did they do this?
(a) Why can the time of danger not refer to a decree that anyone who married
on Wednesday would be killed?
What made the women so certain that if they married on Tuesday, they were
safe from the decree?
(b) Then which decree does it refer to?
(c) If it is referred to as 'danger' because of the Tz'nu'os who gave up
their lives rather than acquiesce to such a terrible decree, why did they
not just teach them that O'nes is permitted? Which two types of women did
they have in mind when they preferred to let the people unofficially change
(d) Then why did they not revoke the Takanah of 'Besulah Niseis ... ' in
face of the decree?
(a) The Tana of the Beraisa permits the Besulos to marry even on Monday when
there is an O'nes.
Why can this not be referring to the decree of which we
(b) So how does Rava interpret it? Why is that a reason to permit the
Besulos to marry on Monday (What are we afraid of)?
(c) Why do we not just postpone the wedding until the following Wednesday?
(d) Why do we permit them to marry already on Monday? Why not wait until
(a) In a second explanation, we interpret O'nes to mean that the Chasan's
father or the Kalah's mother died on Monday.
Seeing as the seven days of rejoicing over-ride the seven days of mourning,
why do we obligate the Chasan and Kalah to sleep separately?
Why do we then permit them to
marry on Monday?
(b) What is then the procedure? What happens to the deceased in the interim?
(c) When do the Chasan and Kalah then begin their period of mourning?
(d) Does it make any difference whether it is the father of the Chasan and
the mother of the Kalah, or vice-versa, who dies?
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