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Kidushin 82

KIDUSHIN 82 (Grand Siyum of Seder Nashim!) - dedicated by Rabbi Ari and Esther Maryles in profound gratitude to Hashem on the occasion of the birth of their triplets, Shimon Simchah, Mordechai Leib, and Bayla Malka Rus. May they grow up to be proud bearers of their illustrious heritage and aspire to the greatness of their ancestors, including the Rebbe of Yoruslav (Jaroslaw), Rebbi Shimon Maryles, and the Rebbe of Litovisk, Rebbi Naftali Maryles.


(a) The Tana Kama of our Mishnah forbids a batchelor to teach in Cheder. Who else does he include in the prohibition?

(b) Rebbi Yehudah forbids a batchelor to shepherd animals.
What other Chumra does he add regarding batchelors?

(c) What do the Chachamim say? What is their reason?

(a) Why does the Tana forbid ...
  1. ... a bachelor or ...
  2. ... a woman to teach in Cheder?
(b) Rebbi Elazar adds to the list someone who has no wife.
Had he meant someone who has no wife at all, what would have been the difference between him and the Tana Kama (who has already forbidden a bachelor to teach)?

(c) Then to whom does Rebbi Elazar really refer?

(a) What does the Tana of the following Mishnah mean when he says 'Kol she'Asakav im ha'Nashim, Lo Yisyached im ha'Nashim'?

(b) What is the reason for this?

(c) Considering what we learned earlier, that a man may not even be Misyached with two women, what is this Mishnah coming to teach us?

(d) And what should a person not teach his son?

(a) Rebbi Meir advises that one teaches one's son a trade which is 'Nekiyah ve'Kalah'.
What does this mean?

(b) Why is this not sufficient? Why does he add that one should also Daven to the One to whom wealth and property belong?

(c) What does Rebbi Shimon ben Elazar prove from wild animals and birds?

(d) Then how is it that we often encounter great difficulty in our efforts to sustain ourselves?

(a) What does Aba Gurion Ish Tzadyan quoting Aba Guria say in connection with teaching one's son to become a donkey-driver, a camel-driver, a potter, a sailor, a shepherd or a store-keeper? What do all these professions have in common?

(b) Rebbi Yehudah quoting Aba Guria disagrees.
What does he say about the majority of ...

  1. ... donkey-drivers?
  2. ... camel-drivers?
  3. ... sailors?
(c) What does Rebbi Yehudah say about the best of the ...
  1. ... doctors?
  2. ... butchers?
(d) Which 'profession' would Rebbi Nehora'i choose for his son? Why is that?
(a) What are the advantages of Torah-study over other professions regarding ...
  1. ... the two worlds (this world and the World to Come)?
  2. ... when one is sick, old or in suffering?
(b) What do we learn from the Pasuk ...
  1. ... in Yeshayah "ve'Kovei Hashem Yachlifu Ko'ach"?
  2. ... in Tehilim "Od Yenuven be'Seivah"?
(c) From whom do we learn this?
(a) What does the Beraisa say about someone whose occupation is mainly with women?

(b) The list includes goldsmiths (who make golden ornaments for women), teaselers (who comb women's clothes), cleaners of hand-mills (used mainly by women), peddlers, weavers, barbers (whom the women need to cut their children's hair) and laundry-men.
What are the last three on the list?

(c) The Tana also invalidates them from being crowned king (and perhaps Kohen Gadol too).
Why is that?

(a) Chazal say ten things about a blood-letter.
What do the fact that he walks with his nose in the air, that he has an air of arrogance and that he always leans backwards or sideways when he sits have in common?

(b) What is the source of his vanity?

(c) What is the meaning of ...

  1. ... 'Eino Tzarah'?
  2. ... 'Eino Ra'ah'?
(d) What is the reason that he ...
  1. ... eats a lot?
  2. ... excretes little?
(a) When the Tana says that the blood-letter is suspect on adultery, he is referring to the fact that the women need him, as we explained earlier.
But what does he mean when he adds that they are also suspect on ...
  1. ... theft?
  2. ... murder?
(b) What example does bar Kapara give of a profession that is Nekiyah ve'Kalah?
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(a) Every trade is needed.
What does the Tana of the Beraisa say about someone who sees his parents working in ...
  1. ... a reputable trade?
  2. ... a lowly trade?
(b) Why does the Tana refer to 'his parents' here (See Rashash)?

(c) What example does the Tana give of ...

  1. ... a reputable trade?
  2. ... a lowly trade?
(d) To whom else does the Tana refer as ...
  1. ... fortunate?
  2. ... unfortunate?
(a) From where does Rebbi Meir learn that, for success in one's endeavors to earn a Parnasah, one needs to Daven to the One who to whom wealth and property belong?

(b) Rebbi Shimon ben Elazar in our Mishnah stated that he never saw an animal in a profession.
Had this been Hashem's will, what sort of work might have been apt for ...

  1. ... a deer?
  2. ... a lion?'
  3. ... a fox?
***** Hadran Alach Perek Asarah Yuchsin,
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