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prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
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(a) We just concluded that Rav and Rebbi Chiya include Eishes Achiv she'Lo
Hayah be'Olamo in our Mishnah, despite the fact that 'ha'Asurah la'Zeh
Muteres la'Zeh' regarding it, only applies according to Rebbi Shimon. Rebbi,
who does not include any case that involves Machlokes in our Mishnah,
disagrees with Rebbi Chiya's K'lalim.
(b) Rav Ada Karchina quoting Rava reconciles Rebbi with Rav and Rebbi Chiya
by explaining Rebbi's displeasure with Levi's original query (Why the Tana
did not insert a sixteenth case) differently. According to him, Rebbi was
displeased with Levi - on the grounds that either half of Rebbi Chiya's
statement (va'Achosah she'Hi Yevimtah ... ha'Asurah la'Zeh, Muteres la'Zeh')
will apply to Imo Anusas Aviv, but not both simultaneously.
(c) If Ya'akov raped ...
1. ... two sisters - then 'Achosah she'Hi Yevimtah' will apply, but not
'ha'Asurah la'Zeh, Muteres la'Zeh', since both sisters are forbidden to both
brothers, one because of Imo, the other, because of Achos ha'Eim.
2. ... two strangers - then 'ha'Asurah la'Zeh, Muteres la'Zeh' will apply,
but not 'Achosah she'Hi Yevimtah ... '.
(a) According to Rav Ashi, Rebbi disagrees with Rebbi Chiya anyway; nor is
he concerned about the Tana getting involved in a Machlokes. Rebbi
dismissed Levi's query - because Imo Anusas Aviv cannot be inserted in our
Mishnah according to Rebbi Yehudah, who is the author of our Mishnah, as we
shall now see.
(b) He (Rav Ashi) infers from the next Mishnah, which says 'Sheish Arayos
Chamuros me'Eilu Mipnei she'Hein Nesu'os la'Acheirim ... Imo', that the
author must be Rebbi Yehudah. We know that the Mishnah is speaking about Imo
*Anusas* Aviv - because the alternative would be *Eishes* Aviv, who is
mentioned there independently.
(c) He infers from there 'Mipnei she'Hein Nesu'os la'Acheirim', 'la'Acheirim
In, le'Achim Lo', proving that the author of our Mishnah is Rebbi Yehudah,
who forbids Anusas Aviv.
(a) We refute Ravina's Kashya that maybe our Mishnah speaks about his mother
whom his father had raped, and whom his brother married - illegally, in
which case the author could even be Rebbi Yehudah - with the principle 'de'I
Lo Katani' (our Tana does not deal with cases of Bedieved).
(b) Rav Ashi asked Rav Kahana that it is possible to establish Anusas Aviv
in our Mishnah according to Rebbi Yehudah, even without his brother having
performed a sin - in a case where his father raped the wife of his son
Reuven who bore a son, Shimon. Then Reuven died and his wife fell to Shimon
(c) Rav Kahana answered him - that our Mishneh is speaking about a brother
who was born be'Heter, and not one who was born be'Isur.
(d) Levi did not concede to Rebbi that it is impossible to insert Imo Anusas
Aviv in our Mishnah - as we shall now see.
(a) Levi writes in his Mishnah, that sometimes Imo does not exempt her
Tzarah from Yibum, and sometimes, she does. She does ...
1. ... not exempt her - if she was *married* to his father, before his
brother 'married' her, because his brother's Kidushin was not valid (since
'Kidushun with a Chiyuv Kareis is not valid), so she did not in fact, fall
(b) Levi lists sixteen cases, in spite of Rebbi - in the latter case, when
his brother sinned by marrying the woman that his father had raped (in spite
of the fact that she was forbidden to him, according to Rebbi Yehudah).
2. ... exempt her - if his father only raped her, because then, his
brother's Kidushin is valid, in which case, she does fall to Yibum, from
which she is exempt, and therefore exempts her Tzarah.
(c) He argues with Rebbi - inasmuch he does learn 'de'I' in the Mishnah,
whereas Rebbi does not.
(a) Resh Lakish asked Rebbi Yochanan that according to Levi, who learns
de'I, the Tana could also have inserted the case of a brother who betrothed
his Yevamah after having performed Chalitzah with her. Rebbi Yochanan
replied - that the Tana could not possibly have inserted this in our
Mishnah, because her Tzarah is forbidden to all the brothers, in which case,
it is not subject to Tzaras Tzarah.
(b) According to his personal opinion, Rebbi Yochanan could have replied -
that seeing as there is only a La'av on a Chalutzah, the brothers could even
perform Yibum with her (min ha'Torah), and is certainly obligated to perform
Chalitzah (even mi'de'Rabbanan), so it certainly does not belong in our
(c) He did not do so however - in order to answer Resh Lakish on his (Resh
(a) We learn from the Pasuk " ... Asher Lo Yivneh es Beis Achiv" - that a
Chalutzah is forbidden on the brother who performed Chalitzah with her.
(b) Resh Lakish learns from here - that the Torah exempts the brother who
performed Chalitzah from Kareis, and the Yevamah with whom Chalitzah was
performed, commuting it to an Asei, but as far as other brothers and the
Tzarah is concerned, the Isur Kareis remains.
(c) Rebbi Yochanan disagrees with Resh Lakish, both as regards the Tzarah
and as regards the other brothers vis-a-vis the Yevamah herself - on the
grounds that initially, any of the brothers could have performed Chalitzah,
with either of the women, so how can only the two who actually performed
Yibum be Patur from Kareis, and all the rest, Chayav?
(d) He views the Chalitzah of that particular brother with that particular
Tzarah - as a Sh'lichus on behalf of all of the brothers and the other
(a) The Tana of the Beraisa rules that if one of the brothers performed
Chalitzah with the Yevamah, subsequently betrothed her and died, she
requires Chalitzah from one of the remaining brothers. According to Resh
Lakish - she ought to be Patur completely.
(b) When Rebbi Yochanan asked Resh Lakish this Kashya, Resh Lakish retorted
from the Seifa, which says 'Amad Echad min ha'Achin ve'Kid'shah, Ein Lah
Alav K'lum' - which we understand to mean that Kidushin does take effect (so
she does not require a Get), because Kidushin is not effective on Chayvei
K'risus. According to Rebbi Yochanan however, this is a case of Kareis, but
just a La'av, on which Kidushin is effective.
(c) We establish the Beraisa like Rebbi Akiva - who maintains that Kidushin
does not take effect on Chayvei La'avin either; whereas according to the
Rabbanan, she would indeed require a Get.
(d) This answer is not so good, however - because then the Tana should have
said 'le'Divrei Rebbi Akiva, Ein Lah Alav K'lum'.