REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Kesuvos 96
KESUVOS 96 - Dedicated by Gerald (Gedalia) Ziering in honor of Rabbi
Elimelech Kohn, leader of the Daf Yomi shiur at Telshe Yeshiva Alumni of
(a) The Anshei Galil used to write in their Kesuvos 'At Tehei Yasvas
be'Veisi u'Miszana mi'Nechasai Kol Yemei Meigar Armelusech'.
What did the
Anshei Yehudah used to write in place of 'Kol Yemei Meigar Armelusach'?
(b) What are the implications of the Anshei Yehudah's text?
(a) How will this help explain the She'eilah whether the correct text in our
Mishnah is 'Almanah Nizones min ha'Achin', or 'Almanah ha'Nizones min
How do the two texts fit the two customs?
(b) We try to resolve the She'eilah from a statement of Rebbi Zeira Amar
What does Rebbi Zeira Amar Shmuel say regarding the findings of a
(c) What initially causes us to think that Shmuel's statement fits better
with the text 'Almanah ha'Nizones ... '?
(d) We conclude however, that Shmuel might well have had the text 'Almanah
Nizones ... '.
Why, in spite of that, would the findings of an Almanah go
to herself and not to the orphans?
(a) Rebbi Yossi b'Rebbi Chanina says that any Melachah that a woman was
obligated to do for her husband, she is obligated to do for his heirs,
except for three.
What are the three exceptions?
(b) Rebbi Yehoshua ben Levi says that any Melachah that a slave is obligated
to do for his master, a Talmid is obligated to do for his Rebbe except for
one (which he forbids his to do).
(c) Rava permits even that one in a place where the Talmid is known.
further concession does Rav Ashi add?
(d) Is a slave forbidden to wear Tefilin?
(a) What does Rebbi Chiya bar Aba Amar Rebbi Yochanan learn from the Pasuk
in Iyov "la'Mas me'Re'eihu Chesed"?
(b) What does Rav Nachman bar Yitzchak add to this, based on the phrase that
follows it "ve'Yir'as Shakai Ya'azov"?
(a) What does Rebbi Elazar say about an Almanah, whose claim for Mezonos is
confined to Karka, but who seized Metaltelin?
(b) Rebbi Elazar's ruling is substantiated by a Beraisa and by Rav Dimi.
What did Rav Dimi testify about the daughter-in-law of Rebbi Shabsi?
(c) According to Ravina, this concession does not extend to a woman who
claimed her Kesuvah from Metaltelin.
On what grounds did Mar bar Rav Ashi
object to Ravina's ruling?
(d) The Halachah is generally like Mar bar Rav Ashi.
Whose opinion did Rav
Yitzchak bar Naftali Amar Rava corroborate?
(a) What did Rebbi Yochanan Amar Rebbi Yossi ben Zimra say about an Almanah
who waited two or three years before claiming her Mezonos from her husband's
Answers to questions
(b) Having said that she loses it after two years, he nevertheless mentions
three, because there might be a difference between a wealthy woman and a
What is meant by that?
(c) What is the alternative distinction that we make between two and three
(d) Does this mean that a widow who fails to claim for two or three years,
has lost her right to claim any more?
(a) Rebbi Yochanan asked what the Din will be if the Yesomim claims that
they paid the Almanah's Mezonos, and she counters that she did not receive
it; whether the property is in the Yesomim's possession or in the possession
of the Almanah.
Assuming the former side of the She'eilah to be correct,
what would the Almanah have to do to prove her claim?
(b) On what grounds might the property be considered to be in the possession
of the Almanah?
(c) We resolve the She'eilah from a Beraisa quoted by Levi.
distinction does the Tana make there between the period before the Almanah
remarries and afterwards?
(a) Based on another Beraisa, Rav Shimi bar Ashi suggests that this is in
fact a Machlokes Tana'im. Rebbi Yehudah requires an Almanah who sells some
of her deceased husband's property, to record all the details of her sales
in writing: 'These I sold for Mezonos and these for my Kesuvah'.
Rebbi Yossi say?
(b) How does Rav Shimi bar Ashi try and connect this Beraisa with our
She'eilah (whether the property is in the possession of the Yesomim or the
Almanah)? Which opinion holds which side?
(c) According to Rebbi Yehudah, what would happen if she failed to write
details of her sale? What will the Yesomim counter when she comes to claim
her Kesuvah and her Mezonos?
(d) According to Rebbi Yossi, how will not writing down the details be to
her advantage? What will she now be able to claim?
(a) We reject this proof however, on the grounds that even Rebbi Yehudah
might agree that the property is in the possession of the Almanah.
case, why does he require her to record in writing all the details of what
(b) How do we support this explanation from the Mishnah later in this Perek,
which writes 'Mocheres li'Mezonos she'Lo be'Veis-Din, ve'Koseves, Eilu
(c) Why is this proof stronger than the one from Rebbi Yehudah in the
(a) Alternatively, even Rebbi Yossi might hold that the property is in the
possession of the Yesomim, only he holds like Abaye Keshisha.
Answers to questions
Abaye Keshisha say about a man on his death-bed who orders his heirs to give
two hundred Zuz to so-and-so his creditor?
(b) What would the creditor gain by taking the money as a gift?
(c) How will this tie up with our case? What will the Almanah gain by not
recording all the details of her sales in writing?
(d) If Rebbi Yossi really holds that the property is in the possession of
the Yesomim, why can they not simply counter that she sold it for her
Kesuvah (in which case, she will lose her Mezonos)?