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Kesuvos 10


(a) Rav Nachman too, cites Shmuel like Rav Yehudah did (with regard to 'Pesach Pasu'ach'.
What do we mean when we ask 'im-Kein, Mah Ho'ilu Chachamim be'Takanasan'?

(b) How does Rava answer this Kashya?

(c) According to the Tana Kama in the Tosefta, a woman may only claim her Kesuvah from Ziburis (inferior quality property).
Why is that?

(d) What does Raban Shimon ben Gamliel say?

(a) What does the Torah mean when it writes in Mishpatim (in connection with a man who seduces a woman) "Kesef Yishkol ke'Mohar ha'Besulos"?

(b) What does the Tana Kama of a Beraisa learn from the fact that the Torah uses the word "Mohar"?

(c) What does Raban Shimon ben Gamliel say?

(d) To resolve the contradiction between the two statements of Raban Gamliel, we switch the opinions in the second Beraisa.
How do we know to switch the opinions in the *second* Beraisa, and not the first?

(a) What does Raban Shimon ben Gamliel's statement in the Mishnah in Sh'nei Daynei 'Nosen Lah mi'Ma'os Keputki', imply? What does the Tana Kama say?

(b) Alternatively, we avoid switching opinions by amending the second Beraisa, establishing it all like Raban Shimon ben Gamliel.
How do we do that? What do we add to the Beraisa?

(c) How did Rav Nachman react to that man who claimed 'Pesach Pasu'ach Matzasi'? What is 'Kufri'?

(d) Some explain that, although Rav Nachman himself rules that he is believed, that does not preclude us from giving him Malkos (because the fact that he was an expert in these matters indicated that he was a man of loose morals.
How does Rav Achai resolve the apparent contradiction in his two statements? Then why did Rav Nachman give him Malkos?

(a) What did Raban Gamliel mean when he responded to that man who claimed 'Pesach Pasu'ach Matzasi', 'Shema Hitisa'?

(b) What did he say to him according to the second Lashon?

(c) And how did Raban Gamliel uphold a certain woman's claim that *she was a Besulah*, despite the lack of bloodstains, which seemed to substantiate the man's claim that she was *not*?

(d) Huna Mar Brei de'Rava asked Rav Ashi why they did not employ that method in Bavel.
What did Rav Ashi reply?

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(a) Using a barrel of wine, how did Raban Gamliel bar Rebbi uphold a certain woman's claim that she was a Besulah, in spite of the fact that there was no Dam Besulim?

(b) Why did he not place the woman on the barrel immediately?

(a) In another incident involving Raban Gamliel ha'Zaken, the woman was a Besulah, even there was no Dam Besulim.
How did Raban Gamliel ascertain that?

(b) What does 'Durteki' stand for?

(c) What did Rebbi Chanina comment with regard to Raban Gamliel's statement (expressing how fortunate the man was to get a woman from such a family)?

(d) How did Rebbi Chiya compare Dam Besulim to yeast? Which Tana agrees with this principle?

(a) There are two opinions as to whether Raban Gamliel ha'Zaken considered marrying such a woman a 'Z'chus' or a 'Chov'. He would consider it a Chov, because of Rebbi Chiya's statement.
But in which regard would he consider it a Z'chus?

(b) What did Rebbi do when a certain woman claimed she was still a Besulah, and that the lack of Dam Besulim was due to starvation?

(c) What did he mean when he quoted the Pasuk in Eichah "Tzafad Oram al Besaram, Yavesh Hayah ke'Eitz"?

(a) How much is the Kesuvah of ...
  1. ... a Besulah?
  2. ... an Almanah?
  3. ... an Almanah or a Gerushah from the Eirusin, should she marry again?
(b) In the latter case, does her second husband have a Ta'anas Besulim? What happens if he employs it?
(a) How does Rav Chana Bagdesa'ah explain the word Almanah?

(b) How about ...

  1. ... an Almanah from the Eirusin (whose Kesuvah is two hundred Zuz)?
  2. ... the Almanah about which the Torah speaks (seeing as the Kesuvah is a Takanas Chachamim)?
(c) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Bereishis "ve'Sheim ha'Nahar Shelishi Chidekel, Hu ha'Holech Kidmas *Ashur*"?
(a) What did Rav Chana Bagdesa'ah describe as 'something that waters, fertilizes, makes the fruit delicious and brings it out'?

(b) How does Rava bar Rebbi Yishmael or Rav Yeisar bar Shalmaya learn all of these from the Pasuk in Tehilim "Telamehah Ravei Nacheis Gedudehah bi'Revivim Temogagnah, Tzimchah Tevarech"?

(c) And what did Rebbi Elazar describe as something that 'removes (Meizi'ach), feeds, endears and removes sins (Mechaper - atones)?

(d) What is the difference between 'Meizi'ach' and 'Mechaper', seeing as both mean to remove?

(a) What was Rav Chana Bagdesa'ah referring to when he described something that they 'heats the body, satisfies, causes diarrhea, strengthens and prevents finnickiness'.

(b) Why does the Tana say that dates are healthy in the morning and in the evening, but bad in the afternoon?

(c) Why are they best of all in the early afternoon?

(d) They prevent three things; two of them, worries and stomach- sickness. What is the third?

(a) How do we initially reconcile Rav, who ruled that one should not issue rulings after having eaten dates, with the above-mentioned Beraisa, which clearly maintains that dates are healthy after a meal?

(b) To what are dates similar in this regard?

(c) Alternatively, it is only before the meal that dates intoxicate (when they are also unhealthy), but not after it.
To what did Abaye's foster-mother compare dates ...

  1. ... before the meal?
  2. ... after the meal?
(a) Dasha means a door, Darga a ladder and Puri'ah, a bed. However, they are also acronyms.
What is ...
  1. ... Dasha ...
  2. ... Darga ...
  3. ... Puri'ah ...
the acronym of?

(b) Rav Nachman bar Yitzchak adds (to the previous list of Rava and Rav Papa) Aylonis.
What is Aylonis the acronym of?

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