REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Moed Katan 23
MOED KATAN 22 & 23 (19-20 Cheshvan) - dedicated in memory of Chaim Mordechai
ben Harav Yisrael Azriel (Feldman) of Milwaukee by his family.
(a) During the first week of Aveilus, the Aveil may not leave his house.
Which two changes take effect during the second week, when he goes to Shul?
(b) From the fourth week and onwards, he is like everybody else.
his Din during the third week?
(c) According to Rebbi Yehudah, Chazal would not have needed to instruct an
Aveil not to leave his house during the *first* week, since people are
visiting him all the time.
In that case, what *did* they say?
(a) Until when is marriage forbidden to an unmarried Aveil whose father or
(b) According to the Tana Kama, an Aveil whose wife dies is forbidden to
re-marry until after three Yamim-Tovim have passed.
What does Rebbi
(c) He is permitted to re-marry immediately if he has no children, in order
to fulfill the Mitzvah of 'P'ru u'Revu'.
What did Yosef ha'Kohen say to
his deceased wife's sister immediately after his wife's burial?
(d) When did he actually marry her?
(a) The Tana Kama of the Beraisa forbids ironing, irrespective of whether
the clothes are old or new.
Answers to questions
What does Rebbi say?
(b) Rebbi Elazar b'Rebbi Shimon is even more lenient.
What does he say?
(c) When Abaye was an Aveil, he went out during the Sh'loshim with a n old
ironed coat (because he held like Rebbi).
What did Rava do when he was an
Aveil? Like whom did *he* hold?
(a) The B'nei Yehudah and the B'nei Galil argue over whether Aveilus (i.e.
things that are normally performed discreetly - see Tosfos DH 'Yesh')
applies on Shabbos or not. The one proves that it *does*, from the fact
that the Tana of our Mishnah says 'Shabbos Oleh'.
How does his disputant
prove that it does *not*?
(b) How does the ...
(c) In another Beraisa, the Tana Kama obligates an onen on Shabbos to Bensch
and to participate in the Mezuman.
- ... second opinion explain the Tana's statement 'Oleh'?
- ... first opinion explain the statement 'Einah Mafsekes'?
How does Rebbi Yochanan interpret Raban
Gamliel's statement: 'Mi'toch she'Nischayev be'Eilu, Nischayev be'Chulan'?
What does 'Chulan' come to include?
(d) We suggest that the Tana Kama holds 'Yesh Aveilus be'Shabbos', and Raban
Gamliel holds 'Ein Aveilus be'Shabbos'.
Why might ...
- ... the Tana Kama concede that (even though an onen is forbidden to indulge in Tashmish ha'Mitah) an Aveil is *permitted*?
- ... Raban Gamliel concede that he is *forbidden*?
(a) Where should an Onen eat?
Answers to questions
(b) What should he do if there is ...
(c) What should he not ...
- ... no other room in the house to go?
- ... no other house for him to go?
- ... nothing with which to make a Mechitzah?
(d) Does he ...
- ... do whilst eating?
- ... eat?
- ... recite a B'rachah before or after eating?
- ... participate in 'Mezuman'?
- ... recite K'ri'as Shema, Daven or put on Tefilin?
- ... perform any other (positive) Mitzvah?