REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Kidushin 29
KIDUSHIN 24-30 (9-15 Sivan) - This week's study material has been dedicated
by Mrs. Rita Grunberger of Queens, N.Y., in loving memory of her husband,
Reb Yitzchok Yakov ben Eliyahu Grunberger. Irving Grunberger helped many
people quietly in an unassuming manner and is dearly missed by all who knew
him. His Yahrzeit is 10 Sivan.
(a) The Beraisa lists all the cases of a Hedyot purchasing from Hekdesh, the
first of which is 'Moshcho be'Manah ve'Lo Hispik li'Fedoso ad she'Amad
What does the Tana mean by 'li'Fedoso'?
(b) Why does he pay two hundred Zuz ...
(c) How much is he obligated to pay if he redeemed the article for two
hundred Zuz, but by the time he made the Meshichah, the price had dropped to
- ... in this case?
- ... in the reverse case, where at the time of the Meshichah the article was worth two hundred Zuz, and the price dropped to a Manah before he managed to pay for it?
(d) In the reverse case, where he redeemed the article for a Manah and the
price rose to two hundred Zuz before he managed to make a Meshichah, he only
pays a Manah.
Why is that? Why do we not apply the principle 'Lo Yehei
Ko'ach Hedyot Chamur me'Hekdesh'?
(a) The Tana of our Mishnah states 'Kol Mitzvos ha'Ben al ha'Av, Anashim
Chayavin, ve'Nashim Peturos'.
Why can the Tana not be referring to the
Mitzvos of a son towards his father?
(b) Does the Tana comment on the Mitzvos of a son towards his father?
(c) From which Mitzvos Asei is a woman exempt?
(d) From which three Mitzvos Lo Sa'aseh is she also exempt?
(a) From where do we know that a woman is obligated to respect her parents?
(b) According to the Tana Kama of the Beraisa, which three obligations does
a father have towards his son, besides the Mitzvos of Milah and Pidyon
(c) 'Yesh Omrim (Rebbi Nasan), Af Lehasito ba'Mayim'.
Why should Chazal
have obligated a father to teach his son to swim?
(d) What does Rebbi Yehudah say about someone who does not teach his son a
(a) What do we learn from the Pasuk ...
(b) If neither the father nor Beis-Din circumcised him, then he becomes
obligated to circumcise himself when he grows up.
- ... in Vayeira "Vayamal Avraham es Yitzchok B'no"?
- ... in Lech Lecha "Himol Lachem Kol Zachar"?
- ... in Vayeira "Ka'asher Tzivah *Oso* Elokim"?
What is the difference
between their obligation and his?
(c) We know that this set of Halachos was not confined to Avraham Avinu, but
applies to all generations from the Lashon "Tzivah", and from Tana de'Bei
What does Tana de'Bei Rebbi Yishmael say about the word
(d) What does he learn from the Pasuk ...
- ... in Devarim "ve'Tzav es Yehoshua ve'Chazkeihu ve'Amtzei'hu"?
- ... in Sh'lach-Lecha "Min ha'Yom Asher Tzivah Hashem va'Hal'ah le'Doroseichem"?
(a) We learn that a father is obligated to redeem his firstborn son from the
Pasuk in Ki Sisa "Kol Bechor Banecha Tifdeh".
Answers to questions
What do we learn from ...
(b) And from where do we know that a father is not obligated to redeem his
- ... the Pasuk in Korach "Ach *Padoh Tifdeh* es Bechor ha'Adam"?
- ... "Tifdeh" "Tipadeh" (from the fact that "Tifdeh" is written without a 'Yud' [see Rashi 18b. DH 'li'Mesores'])?
- ... "Tipadeh" "Tifdeh"?
(a) According to the Tana Kama of the Beraisa, if a man is faced with the
Mitzvah of redeeming both himself and his son, then redeeming himself takes
What does Rebbi Yehudah say? What reason does he give for
(b) Rebbi Yirmiyah qualifies this Machlokes.
In which case does even Rebbi
Yehudah concede that the father's redemption takes precedence?
(c) Then how does he establish the Machlokes? What is its basis?
(d) Why , according to ...
- ... the Rabbanan, is precedence given to himself?
- ... Rebbi Yehudah, is precedence now given to his son?
(a) If someone is confronted with the Mitzvah of redeeming his son and
going to Yerushalayim for Yom-Tov (together with his Olas Re'iyah), and he
can only afford one of them, the Tana Kama of another Beraisa obligates him
to give precedence to redeeming his son.
What does Rebbi Yehudah say? What
reason does he give?
(b) How do the Rabbanan counter this?
(c) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Ki Sisa "*Kol* Bechor Banecha
(d) Why is this not obvious, bearing in mind that the Torah in Bo refers to
Bechor as "Peter Rechem"?
(a) What do we learn from the Pasuk ...
(b) And from where do we know that a father is not obligated to learn with
- ... in Eikev "ve'Limadtem Osam es Beneichem"?
- ... in Va'eschanan "u'Lemadtem Osam, u'Shemartem La'asosam"?
- ... "ve'Limadtem" 'u'Lemadtem' (from the fact that the Torah omits a 'Yud')?
(c) The Tana Kama of the Beraisa rules that where both the father and the
son wish to learn, and there is only sufficient sustenance to allow one to
go, then the father takes precedence.
What does Rebbi Yehudah say?
(a) What happened when Rav Acha B'rei de'Rav Ya'akov sent his son Rav
Ya'akov to Abaye's Yeshivah to learn and he returned for Bein ha'Zemanim?
What gave Rav Acha second thoughts?
(b) Why did Abaye instruct the Talmidim not to invite Rav Acha bar Ya'akov?
(c) What happened that night?
(d) What was Rav Acha's reaction to this?
(a) The Sugya discusses the order of priorities between learning Torah and
marriage. The Tana of the Beraisa give precedence to Torah study.
he himself qualify this?
(b) Rav Yehudah Amar Shmuel gives precedence to marriage.
On what grounds
does Rebbi Yochanan seemingly object to Shmuel's ruling?
(c) We conclude however, that they do not argue, because 'Ha Lan, ve'Ha
What does this mean?
(a) What was Rav Huna's response when Rav Chisda boasted to him about Rav
(b) Why did Rav Hamnuna not cover his head with a Sudar?
(c) How did Rav Huna react when Rav Hamnuna told him that he was not
married? What did he subsequently tell him?
(d) Rav Huna follows his own reasoning.
What does Rav Huna say about
someone who reaches the age of twenty and is not yet married?
(a) Rava corroborates this with a statement from Tana de'Bei Rebbi Yishmael.
Answers to questions
What does Tana de'Bei Rebbi Yishmael say about someone who reaches the age
of twenty and does not marry?
(b) To what did Rav Chisda attribute the fact that he was superior to his
(c) What did he mean by that?
(d) What did he say would have happened had he married at fourteen?