REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Yevamos 3
YEVAMOS 3 & 4 - dedicated by Dr. Eli Turkel (of Raanana) and family; may
they be blessed with much Nachas from their children and grandchildren.
(a) What do we learn from the 'Gezeirah-Shavah' ...
(b) If, as we just suggested, the Tana prefers what is learned from a
D'rashah, which case ought he then to have been placed last (but did not)?
- ... "Heinah" "Heinah" (by Bi'to me'Ishto and Bi'to me'Anusaso)?
- ... "Zimah" "Zimah"?
(c) What is wrong with saying that the Tana did not do so in order to
include it together with the other cases of 'Achvasa'?
(a) So how do we finally explain the order of our Mishnah: 1. his daughter
etc.; 2. his wife's daughter; 3. his mother-in-law etc.; 4. his sister
and mother's sister (before his daughter-in-law); 5. his wife's sister?
(b) Why ought the Tana to have placed Kalaso before Eishes Achiv she'Lo
(c) Then why does he revert the order?
(d) Why does he omit the case of Imo?
(a) Why does the Tana use the Lashon 'Potros' and not 'Osros'?
(b) May one perform *Chalitzah* with the Tzaros?
(c) Then why *does* the Tana say 'Potros' and not 'Osros'?
(d) Which Isur would someone who made Yibum with one of the Tzaros in our
Mishnah be transgressing?
(a) The Tana found it necessary to mention that they are also exempt from
Chalitzah, because we would otherwise have thought that the Chiyuv Chalitzah
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Why are they, in fact, Patur from Chalitzah?
(b) In which cases *do* we say Choletzes ve'Lo Misyabemes?
(c) Why does the Tana place Chalitzah before Yibum? Who is the author of our
(d) What do the Rabbanan say?
(a) The Tana begins with 'Fifteen women' (even though we can count them
ourselves), and ends with 'Harei Eilu Potros ... '. These two 'Mi'utim' come
to preclude Rav and Rav Asi.
What do Rav and Rav Asi say (regarding a
Tzaras Sotah and a Tzaras Aylonis respectively)?
(b) According to Rav and Rav Asi, the Mishnah comes to preclude one or both
of (depending whether they hold like each other or not) Tzaras Mema'enes and
Tzaras Machzir Gerushaso. What is the case of ...
(c) Why does our Mishnah not include them?
- ... a Tzaras Mema'enes? Why is she forbidden?
- ... a Tzaras Machzir Gerushaso?
(d) According to Rav and Rav Asi, why does the Tana not insert Tzaras Sotah
and Tzaras Aylonis in our Mishnah?
(a) What do we learn from ...
(b) We learn the other fourteen cases in our Mishnah by means of a Binyan Av
from Achos Ishah.
- ... the 'Gezeirah-Shavah' "Yevamah Yavo *Alehah*" "ve'Ishah el Achosah Lo Sikach li'Tz'ror *Alehah* be'Chayehah"?
- ... "li'Tz'ror"?
In which four points are they all similar to Achos
(a) If one of the six Arayos listed in the next Mishnah (on Daf 13a: mother,
father's wife, father's sister, maternal sister, father's brother's wife and
paternal brother's wife) married someone else (not one's brother), would one
be permitted to marry their Tzarah if their husband died?
If not for the Pasuk "Alehah", we would have said that Achos Ishah is
included in the Din of Yibum.
(b) Why is she not forbidden because of Tzaras Ervah?
(c) We now know the Isur of making Yibum with an Ervah or a Tzaras Ervah
From where do we know the punishment?
On what grounds do we immediately refute the
suggestion that this is because of the principle 'Asei Docheh Lo Sa'aseh'?
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