REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Nazir 12
(a) Rav Yitzchak bar Yosef Amar Rebbi Yochanan that if someone asks his
Sheli'ach to betroth a woman on his behalf, and the Sheli'ach dies, he is
forbidden to all women in the world.
Why is that?
(b) In that case, we ask, why should anyone subsequently be permitted to
marry any woman at all, seeing as she may be the one whom the Sheli'ach
Why can we not answer, using Rabeinu Tam's ruling, that a woman
is believed to say that she is not betrothed?
(c) So what do we answer? What is the underlying reason of the basic ruling?
(d) We just said that mi'd'Oraysa, even the Meshale'ach is permitted because
we go after the majority of women? Why do we not apply the principle 'Kol
Kavu'a ke'Mechtzah al Mechtzah'?
(a) A Zav, a Zavah and a Yoledes are obligated to bring a pair of birds.
What is the difference between a Kan S'tumah and a Kan Mefureshes?
(b) What must the owner do if one of the birds flew away or died?
(c) What would be the Din if it was a Kan Mefureshes and one of them flew
away or died (and he did not know which one - Tosfos [DH 'Kan S'tumah] is
speaking when he did)?
(a) Resh Lakish asked Rebbi Yochanan how, if the bird flew away, anyone
would be permitted to use any birds for a Kan? Why are we not afraid that it
came from Reuven's Kan, so how can Shimon use it.
What did he answer him?
(b) But did we not learn earlier that Chazal restricted the penalty to the
owner for his carelessness, so why do we not go after the majority and
permit Shimon to use the bird?
(c) Why, at the end of the day, is a woman more Kavu'a than a bird?
(a) In which case does Rebbi Yochanan concede that the Meshale'ach is
subsequently permitted to get married?
(b) And when does he permit him to marry even a woman who has a sister who
may just be the woman that the Sheli'ach betrothed to him? Why is that?
(c) We learned in our Mishnah that if a man declared Nezirus and that he
would shave another Nazir, and his friend said 'va'Ani ve'Alai Legale'ach
Nazir, that, if they are smart, they should shave each other ... .
problem does this present with what we just learned?
(d) How do we amend Rebbi Yochanan's reason (for permitting the Meshale'ach
to marry the woman who had a married sister at the time when he appointed
(a) How do we then justify appointing a Sheli'ach to separate Chalah from
flour before it has been kneaded with water to become a dough, since he
himself would not be able to separate Chalah from it now?
Answers to questions
(b) On what grounds is he able to do this?
(c) Then why do we not permit it purely on the basis of 'be'Yado'?
(a) According to Rebbi Yonasan in a Beraisa, if someone asks his agent to
annul all the Nedarim that his wife declares up to the time that he returns
from a trip, the agent may do so, on the basis of 'Shelucho shel Adam
What does Rebbi Yashiyah say?
(b) What does another Beraisa say about a husband upholding (himself) all
the Nedarim that his wife declares up to the time that he returns from a
(c) As for annulling those Nedarim, Rebbi Eliezer holds 'Harei Hein
What do the Chachamim say?
(d) What problem does this now create with Rebbi Yochanan's principle (that
whatever one cannot do oneself, one cannot appoint a Sheli'ach to perform)?
(a) How do we resolve the above problem?
(b) If Rebbi Yashiyah holds like Rebbi Eliezer, why does the husband bother
to appoint a Sheli'ach to annul the Nedarim that his wife is going to
declare? Why does he not just do it himself before leaving the house?
(c) Then why does he not annul the Nedarim that she is going to declare ...
- ... from now on, immediately?
- ... after his departure, immediately?
(a) 'Harei Alai Legale'ach Chatzi Nazir, ve'Shama Chaveiro ve'Amar 'va'Ani
... .', Rebbi Meir holds that each one of them must shave a whole Nazir (and
bring all his Korbanos).
What do the Chachamim say?
(b) What does Rava say regarding a case where the Noder said ...
(c) What is the reason for the latter Din?
- ... 'Chatzi Korbanos Nazir Alai'?
- ... 'Korbenos Chatzi Nazir Alai'?
(d) What is the reason of ...
- ... Rebbi Meir (in our Mishnah)?
- ... the Chachamim?
(a) If someone declares that he will be a Nazir if he has a son and his wife
then gives birth to a son, he is a Nazir.
Answers to questions
Is he a Nazir if she gave birth
(b) According to the Tana Kama (Rebbi Yehudah), he is not a Nazir if his
wife has a still-born son who may have been a ninth month baby.
- ... a daughter?
- ... a Tumtum or Androginos?
Rebbi Shimon say he should do?
(c) Should she give birth to another son later, according to the Tana Kama
(Rebbi Yehudah), he is then a Nazir.
What does Rebbi Shimon say?
(d) What is the basis of their Machlokes?