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Kesuvos 72


(a) We learned earlier that a husband who forbids his wife to visit Aveilim or to attend weddings, must divorce her immediately and pay her Kesuvah. A woman cares about not going to visit an Aveil, either because 'Ein Adam Sofdah', or because 'Ein Adam Sofnah'.
What is the meaning of ...
  1. ... 'Ein Adam Sofdah'?
  2. ... 'Ein Adam Sofnah'?
(b) What did Rebbi Meir in a Beraisa learn from the Pasuk in Koheles "Tov Laleches el Beis Aveil ... *ve'ha'Chai Yiten el Libo"*?

(c) Those who bury others will be buried, and those who eulogize will be eulogized, he says. In which other three areas will a person get repaid when he dies, if he performs them for others?

(d) Under which circumstances is a husband permitted to forbid his wife to visit an Aveil or to attend a wedding?

(a) What is the Tana of our Mishnah referring to, when he rules that if a man agrees to nullify his wife's Neder on condition that she ...
  1. ... tells so-and-so what they spoke in private between them, he is obligated to divorce her immediately and pay her Kesuvah? Why should she not simply fulfill the condition?
  2. ... fills and pours into the trash-bin? What is wrong with that, according to Rav Yehudah Amar Shmuel?
(b) The Beraisa interprets the Mishnah to mean 'on condition that she fills ten jars with water and then pours them out'? What is wrong with that?

(c) What does Rav Kahana say about a husband stipulating that he will nullify his wife's Neder only on condition that she refuses to borrow regular household articles from her neighbors or lend hers to them?

(d) The Tana in a Beraisa corroborates this.
What does he say about a woman who makes a similar Neder? What case does the Tana add to that in the case of a woman?

(a) Both a woman who transgresses 'Das Moshe' and 'Das Yehudis' goes out without a Kesuvah.
What is the difference between Das Moshe and Das Yisrael?

(b) A woman who serves her husband food that is not Ma'asered or bread from which Chalah was not separated, or one who does not observe the laws of Taharas ha'Mishpachah, fall under the category of 'Das Moshe'.
Under which category does a woman fall who fails ...

  1. ... to keep the Nedarim that she makes?
  2. ... goes in the street with her head uncovered (according to our Mishnah)?
  3. ... spins in the street or talks with any man?
(c) Aba Shaul adds a woman who curses her husband's parents (this will be explained later). Rebbi Tarfon adds a Kolanis.
What is 'a Kolanis'?
(a) We learned in our Mishnah that if a woman serves her husband un'Ma'asered food or bread from which Chalah was not taken, she goes out without a Kesuvah.
Why can the Tana not be speaking when the husband knows that what she places in front of him is not Ma'asered or that Chalah was not taken?

(b) Then how does her husband discover that what he ate was not Ma'asered or was Tevel (for Chalah)?

(c) And in the case where she does not observe the laws of Taharas ha'Mishpachah, how does he subsequently discover (in similar fashion) that she was a Nidah ...

  1. ... according to the first explanation?
  2. ... according to the explanation based on Rav Yehudah's principle? What is Rav Yehudah's principle?
(d) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Metzora "ve'Safrah Lah Shiv'as Yamim"?
5) One Pasuk writes in Koheles "Al Titen es Picha Lachti es Besarcha ... ve'Chaval es Ma'aseh Yadecha", and another Pasuk writes in Yirmiyah "la'Shav Hikeisi es Beneichem".
How do we know that ...
  1. ... the Pasuk in Koheles is referring to the death of one's children?
  2. ... the Pasuk in Yirmiyah is referring to Nedarim that were not fulfilled?
(a) What does Rebbi Meir mean when he says that a man whose wife is prone to making Nedarim and not keeping them should forbid her with a Neder whilst she is in his presence?

(b) What do the Rabbanan say?

(c) In another Beraisa, the Rabbanan say the same thing regarding a woman who serves her husband bread from which Chalah has not been taken.
What does Rebbi Yehudah say there?

(d) Why might Rebbi Meir (in the previous case) concede to the Chachamim in this one?

(a) On what basis do we query the Mishnah, which refers to a woman going in the street with her hair uncovered as having contravened 'Das Yehudis'? From where do we learn that this is not the case?

(b) We answer that our Mishnah is speaking about Kalsah.
What is 'Kalsah'? Why is it considered Das Yehudis?

(c) When Rebbi Asi Amar Rebbi Yochanan said that a Kalsah is not considered uncovered, why could he not have been referring to a Chatzer?

(d) Then under which circumstances is he speaking?

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(a) Rav Yehudah Amar Shmuel explains that 'Spins in the market' is included in 'Das Yehudis', because she inevitably uncovers her arms in the process. How does ...
  1. ... Rav Chisda Amar Avimi explain it?
  2. ... How does Rav Yehudah Amar Shmuel explain 'She talks to everyone'?
(b) What was that Arab woman doing when she saw Rabah bar bar Chanah walking behind Rav Ukva?

(c) When she saw him, what did she ...

  1. ... do?
  2. ... then say to him?
(d) Rav Ukva said something at that point. According to Ravina, he said 'Toveh ba'Shuk'.
What did he say, according to the Rabbanan?
(a) How does Rav Yehudah Amar Shmuel interpret 'Yoledes Yoladav be'Fanav'?

(b) How does he base this on the Pasuk in Vayechi "Efrayim u'Menasheh ki'Reuven ve'Shimon Yihyu Li"?

(c) What example does Rabah or Rava give to explain 'Yoledes Yoladav bi'Fnei Molidav'?

(a) How does Rav Yehudah Amar Shmuel explain 'Kolanis'?

(b) On what grounds do we refute the Beraisa's explanation (which we cited in our Mishnah), that her voice carries to all the neighbors?

(a) If a man betroths a woman on condition that she has no Nedarim and he later discovers that she has, is the Kidushin valid?

(b) What does the Tana in our Mishnah say in a case when he marries her S'tam and then discovers that she has Nedarim?

(c) What will be the Din in the equivalent cases ...

  1. ... if a man betroths a woman on condition that she has no blemishes, and he then discovers that she has?
  2. ... if he married her S'tam and then discovered that she has blemishes?
(d) What kind of blemishes will invalidate the Kidushin or the marriage?
12) Why did Rebbi find it necessary to insert this Mishnah both here and in Kidushin?


(a) Rebbi Yochanan Amar Rebbi Shimon ben Yehotzadak lists three Nedarim which our Mishnah incorporates.
Which three?

(b) Why does Rav Papa think that Rebbi Yochanan cannot be referring to the Reisha of our Mishnah (where he betrothed her on condition that she had no Nedarim)?

(c) If, as Rav Papa says, he refers to the Seifa (Kansah S'tam), how must we then understand the Seifa?

(d) Rav Ashi establishes Rebbi Yochanan on the Reisha.
How does he refute Rav Papa's proof (from the fact that the husband expressly stipulated that she was to have no Nedarim)?

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