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Kidushin 31

KIDUSHIN 31 (16 Sivan) - dedicated l'Zecher Nishmas Reb Avrohom ben Reb Shmuel Teichman by his son Mr. Sidney Teichman, by Mrs. Leah Teichman, by Mrs. Tzipora Lieber, by Mrs. Amy Kornfeld and by Mr. Berish Teichman.


(a) What does the Beraisa quoted by the Beraisa expert in front of Rav Nachman, say about people who cause their parents Tza'ar (who treat them with disdain)?

(b) What does ...

  1. ... Rebbi Yitzchak learn from the Pasuk in Yeshayah "Koh Amar Hashem, ha'Shamayim Kis'i, *ve'ha'Aretz Hadom Raglai*"?
  2. ... Rebbi Yehoshua ben Levi learn from the Pasuk there "M'lo Chol ha'Aretz Kevodo"?
(c) Why would Rav Huna B'rei de'Rav Yehoshua not walk four Amos with his head uncovered?
(a) What did Rebbi Eliezer reply to the son of a widow who asked him what he should do if both his father and his mother asked him for a drink of water?

(b) Rebbi Yehoshua concurred with Rebbi Eliezer's ruling. What strange answer did he give him when the same man repeated the question, but assuming that his mother was divorced?

(c) What did Rebbi Yehoshua really mean? Why did he answer him in such a comical way?

(d) And what did he mean when he said 'mi'Bein Risei Einecha Nikar she'Ben Almanah Atah'? How did he know that?

(a) What did Ula Rabah Darshen at the entrance to the Bei Nesi'a regarding the significance of the Pasuk in Tehilim "Yoducha Hashem Kol Malchei Eretz Ki Sham'u Imrei Ficha"? Why is "Imrei Ficha" written in the plural?

(b) What did the kings say when they heard ...

  1. ... "Anochi" and "Lo Yihyeh Lecha"?
  2. ... "Kabeid es Avicha ve'es Imecha"?
(c) What did Rava Darshen from the Pasuk there "Rosh Devarcha Emes"?
(a) Who was Dama ben Nesinah? Where did he reside?

(b) What story is related about him to answer the She'eilah as to the extent of Kibud Av va'Eim, by ...

  1. ... Rav Ula? How much money was involved?
  2. ... Rav Yehudah Amar Shmuel quoting Rebbi Eliezer in a Beraisa? What did they want to purchase?
(c) According to the text in the Beraisa, the same amount was involved here as in the first episode. Rav Kahana disagrees.
What was the purchase price, according to Rav Kahana?

(d) How did Hashem reward Dama ben Nesinah?What price did Dama fix for the Parah?

(a) A Jew who showed his parents the same respect as Dama ben Nesinah, would receive an even greater reward, based on a statement by Rebbi Chanina. What principle did Rebbi Chanina teach us with re. someone who is commanded to perform a Mitzvah?

(b) What is the reason for this (see Tosfos, DH 'Gadol')?

(c) Initially, Rav Yosef would have made a feast on behalf of whoever would rule like Rebbi Yehudah.
Why? Why particularly Rav Yosef?

(d) What made him change his mind?

(a) When Rav Dimi came from Eretz Yisrael, what did he have to add to the deeds of Dama ben Nesinah?

(b) Avimi B'rei de'Rav Avahu describes how one can feed one's father quails and be driven out of the world for it.
How is this possible?

(c) And how is it possible to earn a portion in the World to Come for increasing one's father's work-load?

(d) Avimi didn't just Darshen. He also practiced what he preached.
What testimony did his father Rebbi Avahu give to demonstrate this?

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(a) What did Avimi once do when his father Rebbi Avahu, asked him for a glass of water? What happened next?

(b) Whilst he was waiting for his father to wake up, a wonderful D'var Torah occurred to him.
What did he Darshen from the Pasuk in Tehilim (written in connection with the destruction of the Beis Hamikdash) "Mizmor le'Asaf"?

(c) What problem did Rav Ya'akov bar Avuhah have with fulfilling the Mitzvah of Kibud Av va'Eim?

(d) On what grounds did Abaye advise him to accept the service of his mother but not that of his father?

(a) How did ...
  1. ... Rebbi Tarfon used to honor his mother?
  2. ... the Chachamim respond when Rebbi Tarfon's mother (see Maharshal) boasted about her son's phenomenal Kibud Av va'Eim?
(b) What did Rav Yosef used to announce when he heard his mother's footsteps approaching?

(c) How come that Rebbi Yochanan never saw his parents?

(d) What did he comment about such a person?

(a) Which other Amora never saw his parents either?

(b) How do we reconcile this with the fact that Abaye would often declare 'Amrah Li Eim'?

(c) Rav Asi did whatever he could for his elderly mother.
What eventually made him leave her to go and live in Eretz Yisrael?

(d) When Rav Asi heard that his mother had followed him and was on her way to Eretz Yisrael, what did he go and ask Rebbi Yochanan?

(a) On what grounds did Rebbi Yochanan answer Rav Asi in the negative?

(b) What did Rebbi Yochanan tell him ...

  1. ... initially?
  2. ... when he asked him a second time?
(c) Rav Asi asked Rebbi Elazar whether Rebbi Yochanan's reply denoted anger. What was Rebbi Elazar's reply?

(d) What did Rav Asi comment when he heard that, in the meantime, his mother had died?

(a) The Tana of the Beraisa states that one is obligated to honor one's father both during his lifetime and after his death. The Tana is speaking exclusively about matters to do with speech.
What should he say to honor his father ...
  1. ... during his lifetime?
  2. ... after his death?
(b) Up to how long after his father's death does the latter apply? What does he say after that?

(c) The Tana of another Beraisa states that the translator does not change 'the name of his father or his Rebbe' (when translating what the Darshen said).
Whose father and Rebbe is the Tana referring to?

(d) Which famous Amora do we cite as an example?

(a) Besides not standing or sitting in one's father's fixed place, which two things does the Tana of the Beraisa list as examples of respecting one's father (or mother)?

(b) Besides providing him with food and drink, which four things does the Tana list as examples of honoring him?

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