REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Kidushin 49
KIDUSHIN 49-50 - sponsored by a generous grant from an anonymous donor. Kollel Iyun Hadaf is indebted to him for his encouragement and support and prays that Hashem will repay him in kind.
In which regard does Abaye equate the opinions of Rebbi Shimon, Raban Shimon
ben Gamliel and Rebbi Elazar?
(a) What are the major differences between a Get Pashut and a Get Mekushar?
In what way is the latter different?
(b) Why did Chazal institute a Get Mekushar?
(c) The Tana Kama of the Mishnah in Bava Basra invalidates a Get Pashut
whose witnesses signed on the outside and a Get Mekushar whose witnesses
signed on the inside.
What does Rebbi Chanina ben Gamliel say?
(d) On what grounds do the Rabbanan disagree with Rebbi Chanina ben Gamliel?
(a) Raban Shimon ben Gamliel rules 'ha'Kol ke'Minhag ha'Medinah'.
problem do we have with this? Why can it not be understood literally?
(b) What will therefore be the Din in a case where the Minhag ha'Medinah is
to write a Get Pashut, and the Sheli'ach wrote a Get Mekushar, or
vice-versa, and gave it to the woman?
(c) How does Rav Ashi (or Abaye) then establish the dispute between the Tana
Kama and Raban Shimon ben Gamliel?
(d) The Tana Kama in the Mishnah in Gitin rules that if a woman asks her
Sheli'ach to receive her Get from a specified place and he received it
elsewhere, she is not divorced.
What does Rebbi Elazar say? Why do we cite
this Beraisa here?
(a) Rebbi Shimon ('Im Hit'ah li'Sh'vach, Mekudeshes'), speaks about Sh'vach
Mamon, says Ula, but not Sh'vach Yuchsin.
What is Sh'vach Yuchsin?
(b) What is the reason for this?
(c) We cite a Beraisa in support of Ula. How does Rav Ashi prove it further
from the Seifa of our Mishnah (on the following Amud) 'al-M'nas she'Ani
Kohen, ve'Nimtza Levi ... , Nasin ve'Nimtza Mamzer ... '? What ruling does
the Tana there issue?
(a) Mar bar Rav Ashi counters his father's proof from the Seifa, which also
inserts the case 'al-M'nas she'Yesh Li Bas O Shifchah Megudeles, ve'Ein Lo
... *al-M'nas she'Ein Lo ve'Yesh Lo*'.
What does he extrapolate from
(b) How do we refute Mar bar Rav Ashi's counter proof (even assuming that
'al-M'nas she'Yesh Li Bas O Shifchah Megudeles' is indeed Sh'vach Mamon, as
(c) Alternatively, we establish that case too, to be Sh'vach Yuchsin. How
is that the case?
(a) According to the Tana Kama of the Beraisa, what are the minimum
requirements for a man who stipulates that he is a 'Karyana'?
Answers to questions
(b) Why is it necessary to interpret Rebbi Yehudah's statement 'ad she'Yikra
vi'Yetargem' to mean that he must also have given Unklus' translation? What
did Rebbi Yehudah himself say about someone who translates Pesukim literally
not according to Unklus' translation ...
(c) What distinction do we draw between a 'Karyana' and a 'Kara'?
- ... but detracts from it?
- ... but adds to it?
(a) According to Chizkiyah, if he stipulates that he is 'Shoneh', he must
know Halachos le'Mosheh mi'Sinai (according to the Rif, 'Shoneh' means
What does Rebbi Yochanan say?
(b) Rebbi Meir in a Beraisa, explains 'Mishnah' to mean Halachos (le'Moshe
mi'Sinai). What does Rebbi Yehudah mean when he says Medrash?
(c) How do we reconcile Rebbi Yochanan with the Beraisa?
(d) 'Shoneh' is equivalent to 'Tanina'.
What is he expected to know if he
stipulates 'al M'nas she'Ani Tana'?
(a) What is expected of a man who stipulates that he is ...
(b) Who are quoted as being ...
- ... a Talmid?
- ... a Chacham?
- ... strong?
- ... a wealthy man?
(c) On what grounds is the woman (Safek) betrothed if the man stipulated
that he was ...
- ... the ideal Talmidim?
- ... the Chachmei Yavneh?
- ... the epitome of strength?
(d) What did Rebbi Elazar ben Charsum and Rebbi Elazar ben Azaryah have in
- ... a Tzadik, and turned out to be a Rasha?
- ... a Rasha, and turned out to be a Tzadik?
(a) Nine of the ten Kabin of wisdom that came into the world went to Eretz
Yisrael, and of beauty, to Yerushalayim. Who took nine tenths of the world's
(b) How do we reconcile this with Rebbi Yochanan, who, explaining a Pasuk in
Zecharyah, states that flattery and conceit went to Bavel?
- ... wealth?
- ... poverty?
- ... conceit?
(c) We extrapolate this from the Lashon of the Pasuk, which, speaking about
the two women, goes on to say "Livnos Lah Bayis" (in the singular, implying
that one of the two (conceit) did not remain there.
How else might we
extrapolate it from there?
(d) What do we then mean when we say 'Si'man le'Gasus, Aniyus', seeing as we
just said that poverty went to Bavel, and conceit, to Eilam?
(a) To whom does Rebbi Yochanan connect the Pasuk in Shir Hashirim "Achos
Lanu Ketanah, ve'Shadayim Ein Lah"? What do the Shadayim represent?
(b) What advantage in this respect, did Bavel enjoy over Eilam?
(c) Who were the leaders of ...
(d) If the Persians took the lion's share of strength, and the Medes, of
lice, who took the lion's share of ...
- ... Eilam, who did not teach Torah?
- ... Bavel, who did?
- ... witchcraft?
- ... leprosy?
- ... immorality?
(a) What does the Tana mean when he says that Meishan took the bulk of Azus
that came down to the world? What is Azus?
(b) And who took the bulk of ...
- ... chatter?
- ... drunkenness?
- ... sleep?
(a) Whether the man stipulated that he lived in a city or in a town, near
the bathhouse or far from it, or that he had children or that he didn't, and
the reverse is found to be true, the Kidushin is void.
Why might living in
a city be considered a disadvantage to living in a town?
(b) Will the woman be betrothed, if she subsequently declares that she had
in mind to accept him anyway?
(c) What will be the Din if it was the *woman* who stipulated and the
reverse is found to be true?
(a) What subsequently happened in the case of the man who sold his property
with the intention of going to live in Eretz Yisrael?
Answers to questions
(b) Seeing as he intended to sell it exclusively with that in mindt, Rava
did not invalidate the sale?