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Kesuvos 66


(a) In the Beraisa quoted in front of Rava by the Beraisa expert, the Tana Kama holds that a woman retains what she finds.
What does Rebbi Akiva say?

(b) The Tana Kama of a Mishnah in Af-al-pi rules that if a woman declares a Konem, forbidding on her husband whatever she produces, her Neder is invalid.
What does Rebbi Akiva say there (in connection with the Ha'adafah of Ma'aseh Yadehah) that clashes with his ruling here?

(c) What amendment do we make to the Beraisa quoted by the Beraisa expert, to reconcile the two rulings?

(a) When Ravin arrived from Eretz Yisrael, he quoted Rebbi Yochanan, who restricted the Machlokes between Rebbi Akiva and the Rabbanan to Ha'adafah she'Al Yedei ha'Dechak. What will they both hold in the case of Ha'adafah she'Lo al-Yedei ha'Dechak? What is the definition of Ha'adafah she'Lo al-Yedei ha'Dechak?

(b) Why does this create a problem with the amendment that we just made to explain Rebbi Akiva?

(c) How does Rav Papa resolve this problem?

(d) Rav Papa asked about two in one go, and Rav Papa about three or even four. Both She'eilos remain unanswered.
What were they asking?

(a) Rava bar Chanan asked whether according to Rebbi Yehudah ben Beseira in our Mishnah, one would also be obligated to pay Boshes for embarrassing a person's horse.
Why is this Kashya senseless?

(b) So what he really meant to ask was from a person who spat on someone's clothes. What does Rav Papa say about someone who did that?

(c) How do we then answer Rava bar Rav Chanan's Kashya? Why is one not Chayav to pay the owner Boshes there, even though he is Chayav to pay in Rebbi Yehudah ben Beseira's case?

(d) According to Rebbi Yehudah ben Beseira, why do the family of a poor man from good stock not receive some of the Boshes, when *he is shamed*, like the husband does when *his wife* is shamed?

(a) What might the father of a Yevamah who fell before her Yavam reply, if the latter now claims the dowry that he promised to his brother?

(b) What could his brother have done, had he not died and his father-in-law refused to keep his word (assuming that they were betrothed but not yet married)?

(a) How much must the Chasan enter into the Kesuvah (besides whatever Tosefes he wants to give the Kalah), assuming the father gives a dowry of ...
  1. ... a thousand Manah cash? Why?
  2. ... a thousand Manah in clothes and ornaments? Why?
(b) How much must he enter if the Kalah brings in a thousand Zuz worth of goods, with an assurance that that is its real value?

(c) How much must the Kalah give if the Chasan already entered clothes or ornaments to the value of ...

  1. ... one Manah?
  2. ... four hundred Zuz?
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(a) Does the father's argument 'I was willing to give your brother, but not to you' hold water in a case where his brother was an Am ha'Aretz and he is a Talmid-Chacham?

(b) Having taught us the Din of ...

1. ... 'Shuma Rabah' (the fifth that he deducts from her assessment of a thousand Dinar), why does the Tana need to repeat the Din in the case of Shuma Zuta (the fifth that he deducts from thirty one Sela and a Dinar)?
2. ... Shuma Zuta, why does the Tana need to repeat the Din in the case of Shuma Rabah?
(c) Is there any difference whether the Kalah brings in the dowry first, and the Chasan assesses it, or whether the Chasan entered it into the Kesuvah first and the Kalah assessed it afterwards?
(a) What obligation does the husband take upon himself for a dowry of ...
  1. ... a Manah? What is the 'Kupah'?
  2. ... two Manah?
(b) What does Raban Shimon ben Gamliel say?

(c) Does this apply everywhere?

(a) What does the Tana mean when he writes 'Paskah Lehachnis Lo Kesafim, Sil'ah Na'aseh Shishah Dinrim'?

(b) Having taught us this ...

  1. ... in the previous Mishnah (with regard to a thousand Dinar), why did the Tana find it necessary to repeat it here?
  2. ... here, why did the Tana see fit to repeat teach it to us in the previous Mishnah?
(a) Rav Ashi asked whether the ten Dinar per Manah means Manah ha'Nishum or Manah ha'Miskabel.
What does he mean?

(b) Neither is Rav Ashi sure whether this obligation is a daily one or applies to the first day only.
Assuming that it applies every day, which other She'eilah does this give rise to?

(c) Assuming that the obligation extends to the following weeks, which other two She'eilos follow on from there?

(d) How much did the Chachamim fix for the Kupah shel Besamim of the daughter of Nakdimon ben Guri'on? What blessing did she give them? How did they respond?

(a) What did Raban Yochanan ben Zakai once find the daughter of Nakdimon ben Guri'on doing, when he was riding his donkey outside Yerushalayim accompanied by his Talmidim? What did she ask of him?

(b) What did she mean when she answered his question as to what happened to her father's wealth with 'Melach Mamon Chaser' or 'Chesed'?

(c) And what happened to her father-in-law's wealth?

(d) How much was her Kesuvah worth?

(a) What did Rebbi Yochanan ben Zakai say as he wept?

(b) Why did he refer to the Arabs as a lowly nation?

(a) What did Nakdimon ben Guri'on used to do on his way from his house to the Beis Hamedrash?

(b) What problem does this present?

(c) Some answer that he did indeed give plenty of Tzedakah, but that he did it for his own esteem.
What do others say?

(d) Rebbi Elazar b'Rebbi Tzadok too, found the daughter of Nakdimon ben Guri'on in Ako.
What was she doing there?

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