REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Kidushin 70
(a) Which two cases in our Mishnah does the Pasuk in Nechemyah "ve'Chol
ha'Nivdal mi'Tum'as Goyei ha'Aretz Aleihem" incorporate?
(b) Sanbalat and Tuvyah made every effort to thwart Ezra and Nechemyah's
efforts to rebuild the second Beis Hamikdash in the days of Koresh the first
What was the status of ...
(c) We try to prove from the fact that Tuvyah's son Yochanan married the
daughter of Meshulam ben Berechyah that Mamzeirim also accompanied Ezra to
- ... Sanbalat?
- ... Tuvyah?
On what principle is this based?
(d) Besides the fact that not everyone agrees with this principle, nor do we
have proof that they had children anyway, what third objection do we raise
to refute this proof?
(a) So we learn Mamzer, Shesuki and Asufi from the Pasuk there "ve'Eilu
ha'Olim mi'Teil-Melach, Teil Charsha, K'ruv Adon, ve'Lo Yachlu Lehagid Beis
Avosam ve'Zar'am Im mi'Yisrael Heimah".
What do we mean when we interpret
"Teil Melach" as 'Eilu B'nei Adam she'Domin Ma'aseihem le'Ma'aseh S'dom ...
'? What do we learn from this?
(b) And what do we learn from ...
(c) From "K'ruv Adon ve'Amar", Rebbi Avahu extrapolates that even though
Hashem had declared Yisrael important like a K'ruv, they had behaved like a
- ... "Teil-Charsha"?
- ... "ve'Lo Yachlu Lehagid Beis Avosam ... "?
What is ...
(d) What is Rebbi Avahu's alternative D'rashah?
- ... a K'ruv?
- ... the significance of a leopard in this context?
(a) What does Rabah bar bar Chanah Darshen (with regard to someone who
marries a woman who is not suited for him) from the Pasuk "ve'Eilu ha'Olim
mi'Teil-Melach, Teil Charsha"?
(b) And what does Rabah bar Rav Ada Amar Rav Darshen (with re. to people who
marry women who are Pasul to them purely for money) from the Pasuk in
Hoshe'a "ba'Hashem Bagdu, Ki Banim Zarim Yaladu"?
(c) The Pasuk also informs us that they will lose all their money. We
Darshen from the use of the plural in "Chelkeihem" that he will lose Chelkah
as well as Chelko.
What is meant by ...
(d) How long will it take for them to lose everything?
- ... 'Chelko'?
- ... 'Chelkah'?
(a) If someone marries a woman who is not suitable, Eliyahu and Hashem work
together to punish him.
What is the role played by ...
(b) Hashem signs the document that Eliyahu writes.
- ... Eliyahu?
- ... Hashem?
What does Eliyahu
(a) What do we say about someone who is always insulting others, and who
cannot say a good word about anyone?
(b) What does Shmuel say about someone who always defames others by calling
them by a specific derogatory title?
(c) What did that man say when he was asked to wait at the butcher until Rav
Yehudah bar Yechezkel had been served?
(d) How did Rav Yehudah react when they informed him ...
- ... what he had said?
- ... that this man was also in the habit of calling other people slaves?
(a) What did Rav Huna advise Rav Yehudah to do when the man arranged for Rav
Nachman to issue him with a writ inviting him to a Din Torah?
(b) Rav Nachman was the Rav of Neherda'a.
What was Rav Yehudah?
(c) What did Rav Yehudah find Rav Nachman doing when he arrived?
(d) What did he reply when Rav Yehudah quoted him Rav Huna bar Idi Amar
Shmuel, who forbids an important dignitary to perform any type of manual
(a) Rav Yehudah objected to Rav Nachman's coarse terminology.
What did he
mean when he referred to ...
(b) What did he accuse anyone who referred to an Esrog (or an Esroga) as an
- ... 'Gunderisa'?
- ... 'Akarpita'?
- ... 'Anavga'?
(c) What is the difference between a Safsal, an Esrog and Ispargus, on the
one hand, and an Itztaba an Esroga and Anpac, on the other?
(a) What was Rav Yehudah's reaction when Rav Nachman ...
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(b) And what was his reaction when Rav Nachman suggested that ...
- ... called Dunag to serve them? Who was Dunag?
- ... pointed out that she was a Ketanah?
(c) What message did Yalsa then send Rav Nachman?
- ... he (Rav Yehudah) greet Yalsa? Who was Yalsa"
- ... he could do so via a Sheli'ach?
- ... if he did it through her husband (i.e. himself) there should be no problem?
(a) Rav Nachman was clearly not aware of Rav Yehudah's greatness. What was
his response when Rav Yehudah explained that he was there, because he (Rav
Nachman) had sent him a writ?
(b) Why did Rav Nachman not then send Rav Yehudah home immediately? What
made him proceed to cross-examine him?
(c) What did Rav Yehudah reply when Rav Nachman asked him why he did not
give the culprit Malkos (as Rav prescribed for someone who insults a
(d) What objection did Rav Nachman nevertheless raise with Rav Yehudah's
having announced that the man was an Eved?
(a) What statement did the culprit then make that would incriminate him?
(b) To prove his point, Rav Yehudah then quoted Shmuel.
What did Shmuel
say re. this matter?
(c) Rav Nachman then tried to repudiate this on the basis of Rav Aba Amar
Rav Huna Amar Rav.
What did he say?
(d) How did Rav Yehudah counter this argument?
(a) Who walked through the door at that moment?
(b) What did ...
(c) The families that became Pasul as a result of Rav Yehudah's (and Rav
Masna's) testimony, wanted to stone him.
- ... Rav Yehudah ask him?
- ... he answer? From whom is the ultimate testimony that anyone who claims that he is from the family of the Chashmona'im, is an Eved?
What did Rav Yehudah say that
caused them to throw the stones in the river? What was the result of this
(d) What is the significance of the two Neherda'i families de'Bei Yonah and
(a) Rav Yehudah sorted out the Avadim and the Mamzeirim in Pumbedisa.
did he say about ...
(b) And what did Rav Yehudah Amar Shmuel say about the four hundred (or four
thousand) Avadim belonging to Pashchur ben Imar?
- ... Bati bar Tuvyah, in his vanity?
- ... the residents of Guva'i?
- ... Darnunisa?
(c) Rebbi Elazar disagrees with this.
What does he learn from the Pasuk in
Hoshe'a "ve'Amcha ki'Merivei Kohen"?
(a) What does ...
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(b) What basic distinction does Rabah bar Rav Huna extrapolate from the
Pesukim in Yirmiyah "ve'Heimah Yih'yu Li le'Am" (pertaining to Yisra'el) and
"Mi Hu Zeh Areiv es Libo Lageshes Eilai" (pertaining to Geirim)?
- ... Rav Ada bar Avin Amar Rav learn from the Pasuk in Tehilim "Shivtei Kah Eidus le'Yisrael"?
- ... Rebbi Chama b'Rebbi Chanina learn from the Pasuk in Yirmiyah "ba'Eis ha'Hi, Ne'um Hashem, Eh'yeh l'Elokim le'Chol *Mishpechos* Yisrael"?
- ... Rebbi Chelbo learn from the Pasuk in Yeshayah "ve'Nilvah ha'Ger Aleihem *ve'Nispechu* Al Beis Yisrael"?
(c) The Pasuk in Mal'achi writes "ve'Yashav Metzaref u'Metaher Kesef,
*ve'Tihar es B'nei Levi, ve'Zikek Osam ka'Zahav ve'cha'Kesef, ve'Hayu
la'Hashem Magishei Minchah bi'Tzedakah".
What does ...
- ... Rebbi Chama bar Chanina learn from "ve'Tihar es B'nei Levi"?
- ... Rebbi Yehoshua ben Levi learn from "ve'Yashav Metzaref u'Metaher Kesef"?
- ... Rebbi Yitzchak learn from "ve'Hayu la'Hashem Magishei Minchah bi'Tzedakah"?