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Kesuvos 7

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(a) Rebbi Ami permitted someone to marry on Shabbos and to perform Bi'ah. How could he allow this, considering that there was no Kesuvah (and it is forbidden to live with a woman without Kesuvah)?

(b) Rav Yehudah permitted marriage on Yom-Tov.
If, as Rav Papi in the name of Rava maintains, this ruling includes Shabbos, why did he confine his statement to Yom-Tov?

(a) According to Rav Papa in the name of Rava, Rav Yehudah did indeed confine his ruling to Yom-Tov, forbidding marriage on Shabbos.
Why is that?

(b) Rav Papi queried Rav Papa from Mugmar.
What is the Din regarding Mugmar on Yom-Tov? What was Rav Papi asking?

(c) To answer Rav Papi's Kashya, Rav Papa quoted the Pasuk in Bo "Ach Asher Ye'achel la'Chol Nefesh".
Based on that Pasuk, how does he differentiate between the two cases?

(d) Seeing as most people do not eat venison on Yom-Tov (only the very wealthy - see Maharam), why is Shechting and cooking it permitted?

(a) What problem do we have with Rav Ya'akov bar Idi's statement 'Horeh Rebbi Yochanan be'Tzaidan Asur li'V'ol bi'Techilah be'Shabbos'?

(b) The truth of the matter is however, that we do have precedents for the use of 'Horeh' le'Chumra.
Which ruling did Beis Hillel issue with regard to Queen Hilni?

(c) An animal with a broken spinal cord is T'reifah. According to Rebbi, most of the diameter must be cracked to be considered a Tereifah. However, 'Horeh Rebbi ke'Rebbi Ya'akov'.
What does Rebbi Ya'akov say?

(d) Does Rav Huna agree with Rebbi's second ruling?

(a) Rebbi Avahu was present when Rebbi Yishmael ben Ya'akov asked Rebbi Yochanan whether the first Bi'ah was permitted on Shabbos.
What was his reply?

(b) What is the ultimate ruling in this issue?

(a) How do we reconcile Rav Huna's ruling (that an Almanah does not require Birchas Chasanim [Sheva B'rachos]) with another statement of his, where, included in a string of names (ultimately headed by Rav), he ruled that an Almanah as well as a Besulah, requires Birchas Chasanim?

(b) What does Rav Nachman quoting Huna bar Nasan, learn from the Pasuk in Rus "va'Yikach Asarah Anashim mi'Ziknei ha'Ir va'Yomer 'Sh'vu Poh'! va'Yeishvu"?

(c) But did Rav Huna not just say that there is no Birchas Chasanim for an Almon who married an Almanah?

(d) What problem does this create with what we learned earlier with regard to an Almanah marrying on Thursday and consummating the marriage on Friday?

6) We establish the above Sugya (which requires three days for Simchah) by an Almon and an Almanah, who require three days for Simchah, but only *one* day for Birchas Chasanim. Alternatively, we establish it by a Bachur. How is this possible?

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(a) How many days of Sheva B'rachos does one give ...
  1. ... a Besulah?
  2. ... an Almanah who marries a Bachur?
  3. ... an Almanah who marries an Almon?
(b) Then why does the Tana of the Beraisa say 'Mevorchin li'Vesulah Shiv'ah, u'le'Almanah Yom Echad', disregarding the case of three days?
(a) We quoted earlier Rav Nachman quoting Huna bar Nasan, who learns from the Pasuk in Rus "va'Yikach Asarah Anashim mi'Ziknei ha'Ir va'Yomer Sh'vu Poh va'Yeishvu" that Birchas Chasanim requires a Minyan. From which Pasuk in Tehilim does Rebbi Avahu learn it?

(b) Rav Nachman learns from "be'Makheilos Borchu Elokim, Hashem mi'M'kor Yisrael" like Rebbi Meir in a Beraisa.
What does Rebbi Meir say?

(c) In light of Rebbi Meir's D'rashah, how does Rebbi Avahu also extrapolate from the Pasuk the Din that Sheva B'rachos requires a Minyan?

(d) And according to Rebbi Avahu, why does the Pasuk find it necessary to teach us that Bo'az collected ten people, if not for the purpose of Sheva B'rashos? Why does Rebbi Avahu prefer not to learn Sheva B'rachos from there?

(a) And how does Rebbi Avahu explain Boaz's need to teach us the Halachah of "Amoni" 've'Lo Amonis' in front of so many people?

(b) We prove this from Shmuel, who instructed Rav Chana Bagdesa'ah to gather ten people in order to issue a certain ruling in front of them. Which ruling?

(c) Do we indeed follow Shmuel's ruling in that matter?

(d) Shmuel's disciple was called Rav Chana Bagdesa'ah.
What does 'Bagdesa'ah' mean?

(a) The Tana Kama requires Birchas Chasanim when one goes under the Chupah. What does Rebbi Yehudah add to that?

(b) Abaye confines Rebbi Yehudah's ruling to the province of Yehudah.
Why is that?

(c) Which B'rachah does the Tana Kama concede that one recites at the Eirusin?

(d) What is the source for the statement (in Birchas Eirusin) 've'Asar Lanu es ha'Arusos'?

(a) According to Rav Acha Brei de'Rava, one concludes Birchas Eirusin 'Baruch ... Mekadesh Yisrael al-yedei Chupah ve'Kidushin' because he compares it to Kidush.
In which regard\s is Birchas Eirusin similar to Kidush?

(b) What is the reason of Ravin and Rabah, sons of Rav Ada, in whose opinion one does not conclude Birchas Eirusin with a B'rachah? To what do *they* compare it?

12) On which condition does one recite Birchas Chasanim all seven days?

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