REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Nedarim 91
(a) Rava was picking the brains of his Talmidim (among them, Rav Papa). He
asked them whether the wife of a Kohen who has been raped is still entitled
to her Kesuvah. She might have lost it, because the Torah gives an Anusah
who is the wife of a Kohen the same Din as the wife of a Yisrael who
Why might she nevertheless still be entitled to it?
(b) How did his Talmidim resolve the She'eilah from our Mishnah?
(a) What She'eilah did the B'nei Yeshivah ask concerning a woman who claims
in her husband's presence that he divorced her?
(b) Rav Hamnuna maintains that she is believed.
How does he reconcile his
ruling with the Mishnah Acharonah, which does not believe a woman who says
to her husband 'Temei'ah Ani Lecha'?
(c) And how does Rava, who holds that the woman is not believed, reconcile
this with the Mishnah Rishonah, which does believe a woman who says
'Temei'ah Ani Lecha'?
(d) How will ...
1. ... Rava reconcile his opinion with 'ha'Shamayim Beini le'Veinecha',
according to the Mishnah Rishonah (where her statement is not embarrassing
... yet she is believed)?
2. ... Rav Hamnuna reconcile his opinion with 'ha'Shamayim Beini
le'Veinecha' according to the Mishnah Acharonah, where she is not believed,
even though she knows that her husband knows, too?
(a) Like whom is the Halachah, like Rav Hamnuna or like Rava?
What distinction does the Ri make (with regard to believing the woman) as to
whether she claims a divorce or whether she claims her Kesuvah?
(b) We know that she also receives her Kesuvah, because the Sugya compares
this case to our Mishnah, where she goes out and receives her Kesuvah.
else is it obvious that she does?
(c) Does she receive her entire Kesuvah?
(d) In the opinion of Rav Hamnuna, according to the Mishnah Acharonah, will
a woman be believed if she claims that her husband is not intimate with her
How do we reconcile Rav Hamnuna here (who holds that the woman is believed
more when she knows that her husband knows too, than when she knows that he
does not, and Rebbi Ami in 'ha'Ba al Yevimto' (who says - regarding a case
where the man places the blame for their childnessness after ten years on
his wife, whilst she places it on him), that, if she claims that his Zera
does not shoot like an arrow, she is believed, *because* she knows that it
does, whereas he doesn't?
(a) What did the man comment when his wife, who would always bring her
husband water the morning after Tashmish, brought him water to wash one
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(b) And what did Rav Nachman rule when she retorted that it must then have
been one of the Nochri spice-merchants currently in town?
(c) Why must her husband have been a Kohen?
(a) What did that woman reply when her husband asked her why she seemed less
jovial than usual?
(b) What did she reply when he told her that she must have made a mistake,
since there had been no Tashmish?
(c) What did Rav Nachman rule in that case?
(a) What did that would-be adulterer do when the woman's husband arrived
(b) On what grounds did Rava then permit the woman to her husband?
(c) What did that other would-be adulterer shout out to the woman's husband,
who was about to eat some dates that were lying there?
(d) On what grounds did Rava then permit the woman to her husband?
(a) If not for Rava's ruling in the previous case, what would *we* otherwise
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(b) Can we imply that, if not for Rava's lenient rulings, the woman would
have become forbidden to her husband?
(c) Then what *would* we have ruled were it not for Rava?
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