REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Kesuvos 53
(a) Rav Papa married off his son to the daughter of Aba Sura'a. How was
she already related to him?
(b) Rav Yehudah bar Mereimar was hesitant to accompany him when he went to
negotiate the Kesuvah, on the basis of a statement made by Shmuel. What
did Shmuel say to Rav Yehudah that caused Rav Yehudah bar Mereimar to
(c) On what grounds did he continue to decline even after Rav Papa assured
him that ...
(d) Rav Papa convinced him to go with him under protest.
- ... based on the previous Sugya, it was perfectly legitimate to write a dowry for his daughter?
- ... he did not intend to force his father-in-law to give his daughter a dowry?
How did he try to
avoid his fears from materializing?
(a) In what way did Rav Yehudah bar Mereimar's fears turn out to be
(b) What did Aba Sura'a comment when he still remained silent?
(c) What was Rav Yehudah bar Mereimar's closing comment, when Aba Sura'a,
after Rav Yehudah had explained the reason for his silence, offered to
(a) Rav Yeimar Saba asked Rav Nachman whether the Takanah of K'suvas B'nin
Dichrin would apply to a woman who sold her Kesuvah to her husband.
should it not?
(b) What did he reply when Rava asked him why he did not ask from the more
common case of a woman who was Mochel (forewent) her K'suvah?
(a) What does Rava say about a woman who ...
(b) What She'eilah did Rava then ask with regard to a woman who sold her
Kesuvah to her husband? Why might selling her Kesuvah to her husband be
worse than selling it to someone else?
- ... sold her K'suvah to others? How would such a sale be assessed?
- ... was Mochel her K'suvah to her husband?
(c) How did Rava resolve his own She'eilah?
(a) What does the Mishnah in Yevamos say about the Kesuvah of a woman who
married a second husband on the basis of the testimony of one witness, and
who died after the return of her first husband?
(b) Why can 'Kesuvah' not be understood literally? What then, does it mean?
(c) What does Rav Idi bar Avin ask from there on Rava?
(d) How do we answer this Kashya?
(a) What did Ravin bar Chin'na mi'Shmei de'Rebbi Elazar teach in front of
Rav Chisda about a woman who was Mochel her husband from paying her Kesuvah?
Why is that?
(b) What was Rav Chisda's reaction to his statement?
(c) What did Rav Chiya bar Ami instruct that man whose Arusah had died, to
do? How did he explain '*Kesuvah* Tachas 'Kevurah' that we learned above (on
(a) They proved him wrong however, from a Beraisa.
What did Abaye comment when Ravin came from Eretz Yisrael and quoted Resh
Lakish who said that an Arusah who died is not entitled to a Kesuvah?
What do we infer from
'Meis Hu, Govah K'suvasah'? What does 'K'suvasah' mean in this context?
(b) What reason did Rav Hoshaya give for this?
(c) Should one of them die, then, assuming that both of them are Kohanim ...
(d) If he were to die, would she receive her Kesuvah?
- ... would he be permitted to bury her?
- ... would she be permitted to bury him?
Answers to questions
(a) Rav's text in our Mishnah regarding the Takanah of 'B'nan Nukvan'
conforms with ours: 'ad de'Tilakchun le'Guvrin'.
What is Levi's version of
(b) Does this mean that according to ...
(c) Then in which case do they argue? How does Rav interpret 'ad
- ... Rav, a Bogeres who is not yet married still receives Mezonos?
- ... Levi, a Na'arah who marries still receives Mezonos?
(d) What does Levi mean when he quotes a Beraisa which states 'ad
de'Tebagrun ve'Yimti Z'maneihon de'Insavun'?
(a) The Tana Kama in a Beraisa states 'ad Masai ha'Bas Nizonis, ad
What does Rebbi Elazar say?
(b) Rav Yosef too, cites a Beraisa which says 'ad de'Tehavyan', though we
are not sure what this means.
What are the two possibillities? What is the
outcome of the She'eilah?
(c) According to the first Lashon, when Rav Chisda asked Rav Yosef whether
an Arusah receives Mezonos, he replied that he had not heard anything about
On what grounds did ...
(d) What do they hold according to the second Lashon?
- ... he reckon that she ought not to receive it any longer?
- ... Rav Chisda think that she ought to receive it?
(a) They asked Rav Sheishes whether a Mema'enes receives Mezonos from the
Takanah of 'B'nan Nukvan'.
What are the two sides of the She'eilah?
(b) The Tana Kama of a Beraisa says that a widow, a divorcee and a Shomeres
Yavam in her father's house all receive Mezonos.
What does the mean when
he says this about a widow and a divorcee?
(c) Rebbi Yehudah says that as long as she in her father's house she
receives Mezonos ... .
How does Rav Sheishes explain the Machlokes?
(a) Resh Lakish asks whether the daughter of a Yevamah receives Mezonos.
Answers to questions
Why should she ...
(b) How do we resolve this She'eilah?
- ... not receive it?
- ... nevertheless receive it?
(c) Rebbi Elazar asked whether the daughter of a Sh'niyah receives Mezonos.
Considering that *her mother* does not receive a Kesuvah, why might *she*