REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Kesuvos 86
KESUVOS 86 - Sponsored anonymously in honor of Brian and Bailey Sigman, on
the occasion of the birth of their baby girl.
(a) We quoted earlier Shmuel's ruling that if a creditor who sold a Sh'tar
Chov (a document of debt) subsequently absolved the debtor, the latter is
Patur from paying the purchaser.
How might an astute purchaser avoid this
(b) There is a Machlokes whether Beis-Din apply 'Dina de'Garmi' or not.
What is 'Dina de'Garmi'?
(c) Those who do not hold of Dina de'Garmi say that, in our case, the
purchaser may claim the value of the paper.
What do they mean by that?
(d) Rav Ashi, it seems, did not initially hold of 'Dina de'Garmi'.
caused him to change his mind?
(a) What did Ameimar in the name of Rav Chama say about someone who died,
leaving land and money, and a wife's Kesuvah and a debt that needed to be
(b) If he only left a single field that did not suffice to pay both, it is
the creditor who gets precedence.
Why is that?
(c) In which case will the woman nevertheless come first?
(a) What did Rav Chama reply when Rav Papa asked him whether, , he had
issued a ruling in the name of Rava, that we force the debtor to sell his
land in order to pay the creditor money?
(b) Why would such a ruling have been incorrect?
(c) Then why did Rava rule like that with regard to a case that he had to
(a) Rav Papa maintains that the repayment of a loan is a Mitzvah.
Answers to questions
(b) Rav Kahana asked Rav Papa what would happen if the debtor refused to
What did Rav Papa reply?
(a) According to the first Lashon, what did Rav Chisda rule regarding a man
who gives his wife a Get that is to take effect in thirty days time,
assuming that the Get is then lying at the side of the street?
In the second Lashon, Rav Chisda begins by proving from Rav Nachman that the
sides of the Reshus ha'Rabim are similar to a meadow.
(b) From which statement of Rav and Shmuel does he derive this? What must he
assume to make such a derivation?
(c) Rav Nachman Amar bar Avuhah says that someone who makes a Meshichah on a
cow to acquire it in thirty days time, will acquire it even if it standing
in a meadow at that time.
How do we try do counter our original proof from
Rav and Shmuel with Rav Nachman?
(d) How do we refute this counter-proof?
How do we then
refute the counter-proof from Rav and Shmuel, who hold that the street does
not acquire for a person?
(a) What does the Tana of our Mishnah say about a man who places his wife in
charge of his shop or appoints her to be an administrator?
(b) Rebbi Eliezer adds that he may even make her swear on her knitting and
on her dough. Perhaps he is referring to a Gilgul Shevu'ah.
What would he
(c) What will the Rabbanan hold regarding a Gilgul Shevu'ah in this
(d) What is the alternative interpretation of Rebbi Eliezer's statement?
(a) How do we attempt to resolve the She'eilah in Rebbi Eliezer's statement
from the Rabbanan's retort 'Ein Adam Dar im Nachash bi'Kefifah Achas'?
(b) How do we reject this proof? How do we reconcile their statement even if
Rebbi Eliezer is referring to Gilgul Shevu'ah?
(c) How do we finally resolve the She'eilah from a Beraisa? How does the
Tana there cite their Machlokes?
(a) Once a husband writes for his wife 'Ein Li Neder u'Shevu'ah', he can no
longer force her to swear. He can however, demand a Shevu'ah from her heirs
or from those who come on her account (unless he specifically includes them
in the exemption).
Which Shevu'ah does he demand from her heirs?
(b) What does the Tana mean by 'those who come on her account'?
(c) Under which circumstances will even *his heirs* not be permitted to
demand a Shevu'ah from her, from her heirs or from those who come on her
(a) The Tana continues that, if she went directly from burying her husband
to her father's house or to her home without undertaking to become his
heirs' administrator, they cannot make her swear.
Answers to questions
In which case is the
(b) What will be the Din if she did undertake to administrate their affairs?
On what do they have the right to make her swear and on what do they not?