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Kesuvos 104


(a) What did the Rabbanan announce regarding anyone who would declare Rebbi dead?

(b) Rebbi's (wise) maidservant went on to the roof and prayed that the wishes of the creatures on earth who wanted Rebbi to live, should prevail over those in heaven, who wanted him to die.
What made her change her mind?

(c) What did she then do to stop the people from Davenning for Rebbi to survive?

(a) They sent Bar Kapara to see whether Rebbi was still alive.
What was the first thing he did upon discovering that he was dead?

(b) He then proclaimed 'Er'eilim u'Metzukim Achzu Aron ha'Kodesh. Nitzchu Er'eilim es ha'Metzukim ve'Nashvah Aron ha'Kodesh'.
Whom did he mean by the Er'eilim and the Metzukim?

(c) Who subsequently announced that Rebbi was dead?

(a) Before he died, Rebbi raised his ten fingers heavenwards.
What did he then declare?

(b) What role did the Pasuk in Yeshayah "Yavo ve'Shalom Yanuchu al Mishkevasom" play at Rebbi's death?

(c) What is the significance of the fact that "Yanuchu" is written in the plural?

(a) According to Rebbi Elazar, this is said by the third group of angels who comes to greet *every* Tzadik. The first group says to him 'Bo be'Shalom'. What does the second group say?

(b) There are also three groups that come to greet a Rasha. The first one says to him "Ein Shalom, Amar Hashem la'Resha'im"; the second, "le'Ma'atzeivah Tishkevun" (both in Yeshayah). The third group quotes him a Pasuk in Yechezkel.
What is it?

(a) In the opinion of Rebbi Meir quoting Raban Shimon ben Gamliel, as long as the Almanah resides in her father's house, she may claim her Kesuvah at any time.
Until when may an Almanah who resides in her husband's house claim it?

(b) What do the Chachamim say?

(c) What is the basis of their Machlokes?

(d) Should she die, how long do her heirs have, to claim her Kesuvah?

(a) Abaye asked Rav Yosef whether, according to Rebbi Meir, a wealthy woman like Marsa bas Baytus will also lose her Kesuvah after twenty-five years, just like a poor one.
Why should there be a difference between a poor woman and a wealthy one?

(b) What did Rav Yosef reply?

(c) He also asked him whether this meant that, if she came before sunset of the twenty-five year period, she would still receive her Kesuvah, whereas if she came after sunset (only a few minutes later) she would not.
What did Rav Yosef answer him?

(d) They asked (according to Rebbi Meir) 'Mahu she'Teshalesh'?, and remain with a 'Teiku'.
What is the She'eilah?

(a) According to Rav Yehudah Amar Rav quoting ... Rebbi Yossi, the Chachamim (according to whom the twenty-five year period is because of Mechilah) only said their Din when the Almanah does not have a Sh'tar Kesuvah, but when she does, she may claim forever.
Why is that?

(b) What does the Tana of the Beraisa mean when he says that a creditor may claim she'Lo be'Hazkarah'?

(c) What does Rav Sheishes infer from there, and what does he then go on to ask on Rebbi Elazar, who disagrees with Rav Yehudah Amar Rav, and does not differentiate between an Almanah who has a Sh'tar Kesuvah and one who doesn't?

(d) We establish the Beraisa when the creditor does not have a Sh'tar. Then on what basis does he claim?

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(a) Rav Yehudah bar Kaza quotes a Beraisa that corroborates Rav Yehudah Amar Rav quoting ... Rebbi Yossi.
What does the Tana also say about the twenty-five year limit, in the case of an Almanah who claimed her Kesuvah in the middle, and did not yet receive it?

(b) Rav Nachman bar Ya'akov also corroborated Rav Yehudah Amar Rav quoting ... Rebbi Yossi.
What did he answer Rav Nachman bar Rav Chisda, when he asked him whether the Halachah was like Rebbi Meir quoting Raban Shimon ben Gamliel or like the Chachamim?

(a) When Rav Dimi came from Eretz Yisrael, he quoted Rebbi Shimon ben Pazi ... in the name of bar Kapara, who qualifies the Almanah's Mechilah.
Which part of her Kesuvah will she still receive?

(b) What does Rebbi Avahu Amar Rebbi Yochanan say?

(c) On which principle quoted by Rebbi Ayvu Amar Rebbi Yanai is this ruling based?

(d) Rebbi Aba Amar Rav Huna Amar Rav also ruled like Rebbi Shimon ben Pazi ... in the name of bar Kapara.
What did ...

  1. ... Rebbi Aba mean when he asked Rav Huna whether Rav really said it?
  2. ... Rav Huna think that he may have meant?
(a) Rav Chiya Aricha was the sole heir of his brother, who had married his mother-in-law and died leaving no children.
On what grounds ...
  1. ... did he refuse to feed her and to give her her Kesuvah, when, after twenty-five years, she claimed them from him?
  2. ... did Rabah bar Shiloh obligate him to pay her Kesuvah?
(b) What did Rav Chiya Aricha do when, after his refusal to comply, Rabah bar Shiloh wrote an Adrachta? What is an Adrachta?

(c) How did the Almanah react when Rava confirmed Rabah bar Shiloh's ruling?

(d) How did that claim boomerang on her, causing her to lose her previous claim too? What was wrong with the Adrachta?

(a) On what grounds did Rava refuse to uphold even her claim to the Peiros that Rav Chiya Aricha had eaten from the field that she had chosen and which Beis-Din had already announced thirty days earlier?

(b) How did the learned Almanah query Rava's ruling (based on Rava's own principle)?

(c) Why did Rava not accept her argument?

(d) What was Rabah bar Shiloh's mistake?

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(a) Admon and Chanan ben Avishalom were two Daynei G'zeiros in Yerushalayim. Chanan said two things with which the Chachamim disagreed.
How many did Admon say?

(b) What does Chanan mean when he says (with regard to someone who went overseas) 'Tishava be'Sof, ve'Lo Tishava ba'Techilah'?

(c) What do the B'nei Kohanim Gedolim say?

(d) Rebbi Dosa ben Horkinas agrees with the B'nei Kohanim Gedolim.
What does Raban Yochanan ben Zakai say?

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