REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Kidushin 80
KIDUSHIN 77-80 - Ari Kornfeld has generously sponsored the Dafyomi
publications for these Dafim for the benefit of Klal Yisrael.
(a) What distinction does Resh Lakish make regarding the Din of relying on
the children of the man who came from overseas clinging to their mother.
When do we ...
(b) What does Rebbi Yochanan say?
- ... rely on it?
- ... not rely on it?
(c) Rebbi Yochanan follows his own reasoning elsewhere.
What does Rebbi
Chiya bar Aba Amar Rebbi Yochanan say re. administering Malkos and even
Sekilah on the basis of a Chazakah? What has that got to do with Yuchsin?
(d) In which area does Rebbi Yochanan nevertheless limit the power of
(a) 'Malkin al ha'Chazakos' refers to a statement of Rav Yehudah, and
'Soklin ve'Sorfin al ha'Chazakos', to a statement of Rabah bar Rav Huna.
In which case does Rav Yehudah say 'Ba'alah Lokeh Alehah Mishum Nidah'?
(b) What does Rabah bar Rav Huna mean when he says 'Ish ve'Ishah, Tinok
ve'Tinokes she'Higdilu be'Soch ha'Bayis, Niskalin Zeh al Zeh, ve'Nisrafin
Zeh al Zeh'?
(c) Which incident did Rebbi Shimon ben Pazi Amar Rebbi Yehoshua ben Levi
quoting bar Kapara relate about a woman who came to Yehrushalayim with her
son riding on her shoulders? What is his punchline?
(a) We learned earlier that according to Rebbi Yochanan, one does not burn
Terumah on the basis of a Chazakah.
What does Resh Lakish say?
(b) The Mishnah in Taharos cites Rebbi Meir, who rules that, if a child is
playing beside a large dough, a piece of which he is found to be holding in
his hand, the large piece of dough is Tahor.
On what basis do the Rabbanan
declare it Tamei (despite the Chezkas Taharah of the dough)?
(c) On what grounds does Rebbi Meir disagree?
(d) In which point then, do the Rabbanan argue? What is their bone of
(a) How do Resh Lakish Mishum Rebbi Oshaya and Rebbi Yochanan respectively,
interpret the Rabbanan's ruling 'Metam'in'?
(b) What is the major Halachic difference between a dead frog and a dead
(c) What does the Tana of the Beraisa say about a large dough in a house
which is infested with frogs and toads, and the dough contains small pieces
of one or the other (we do not know which)?
(d) What ruling does Rebbi Yochanan issue there in a case where the house
contains a majority of toads? What is the problem with that ruling?
(a) How do we resolve the discrepancy between Rebbi Yochanan's two rulings
regarding burning Terumah on the basis of a Chazakah?
(b) How do we know that in his Machlokes with Resh Lakish, Rebbi Yochanan is
(a) In the Beraisa that supports Rebbi Yochanan, what does the Tana remark
about the above-mentioned case of the child playing beside a dough? Why
ought the dough to have otherwise been Tahor, even if there were a majority
of toads (and even in the Reshus ha'Yachid)?
(b) In a second ruling. the Tana of the Beraisa discusses the Din re. a
dough inside a house.
What is the significance of the chickens and the
Tamei liquid? What leads us to believe that the dough is probably Tamei?
(a) How does Rebbi Yehoshua ben Levi qualify the current ruling of the
Beraisa, depending on the color of the liquid?
Answers to questions
(b) On what grounds do we query this leniency?
(c) Rebbi Yochanan (who concedes that Rebbi Yehoshua ben Levi was the Gadol
ha'Dor), maintains that he did not grasp the reasoning behind the
How does *he* therefore limit the qualification?
(a) The Tana Kama of our Mishnah prohibits Yichud (the seclusion of a man
and a woman in an enclosed area) even one man with two women.
What is the
Din re. one woman with two men? Why the difference?
(b) What does Rebbi Shimon say (see Hagahos ha'Gra)?
(c) Our Mishnah also permits a young boy to sleep with his mother, and a man
with his young daughter.
What does he say in the event that they are
'grown up' (which will be explained later)?
(a) How does Rebbi Yochanan extrapolate Yichud from the Pasuk in Shoftim (in
connection with a Meisis) "Ki Yesischa Achicha ben Imecha"?
(b) How does Abaye explain the Torah's choice of Lashon in the context of
(a) How does one bury a baby that died within thirty days? How many people
are required for the ceremony?
(b) In this context, the Tana Kama of the Beraisa permits one woman and two
men, but forbids one man and two women (as we just learned in our Mishnah).
What does Aba Shaul say?
(c) How do we reconcile Aba Shaul with our Mishnah?
(d) The Rabbanan disagree because they concur with Rebbi Yitzchak.
does Rebbi Yitzchak interpret the Pasuk in Eichah "Mah Yis'onen Adam Chai,
Gever al Chata'av"?
(a) How does Aba Shaul explain the Pasuk "Mah Yis'onen ... "?
(b) The Rabbanan counter this with an incident which actually took place.
(c) Alternatively, it is not the Rabbanan who respond with an incident, but
Aba Shaul, who proves his point with an incident that is cited in Mo'ed
Katan, about a woman whose first child died.
(a) What does Rav Yehudah Amar Rav, backed by an incident that actually
occurred, say about concession of more than one man secluding themselves
with one woman? What was the incident?
Answers to questions
(b) What does Rav Yosef prove from the fact that sometimes, heavy beams are
(c) We learned in the Mishnah in Sotah that the Beis-Din would send two
Talmidei-Chachamim with a man taking his Sotah wife to Yerushalayim.
did they do that?
(d) Why can we not infer from there that ordinary people are not eligible,
in keeping with Rav Yehudah Amar Rav's statement? Why is this Mishnah not a
proof for Rav Yehudah Amar Rav?