REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Yevamos 96
YEVAMOS 96, 97 - These Dafim have been sponsored through the generous
donation of Reb Uri Wolfson of Yerushalayim, a true Ohev Torah.
(a) A man was told that his wife died, so he married her paternal sister;
she too, died, and he married her maternal sister; when she died, he married
her paternal sister, and finally, her maternal sister.
Which of these
women remain permitted to him, if it is then discovered that his wife is
(b) And why does the Bi'ah with the second and fourth sisters not forbid him
on the third and the fifth sister respectively?
(c) What does the Tana mean when he says 'u'Potros Tzaroseihen'?
(d) And how will the Din change if he made Bi'ah with the second woman after
the death of his wife?
(a) From which age is the Bi'ah of a Katan considered Bi'ah as regards
What does the Tana mean when he writes that if the second brother had
relations with the second sister after the death of the first, then it is
the second and the fourth sisters who become Asur? Did the Reisha not also
speak when he married the second sister after he heard that the first one
(b) Is he Koneh the Yevamah completely?
(c) What is the difference between the Bi'ah of a Katan vis-a-vis the
brothers and the Bi'ah of the brothers vis-a-vis him, according to the
(a) How do we reconcile the statement 'Ela Hu Posel Techilah, ve'Hein Poslin
Techilah ve'Sof' with the Beraisa of Rav Z'vid bar Oshaya which states that
the Bi'ah of a nine-year old *does* invalidate the Yevamah on the older
brother who made Ma'amar before him?
(b) But does our Mishnah not follow its statement with the example of the
latter brother performing Bi'ah?
(c) Then why does the Beraisa say that the Katan only invalidates the
Yevamah in *one* way - with Bi'ah?
(d) Does a nine-year old invalidate the Yevamah with a Get or with Ma'amar?
(a) Rebbi Meir in a Beraisa too, says that the Get of a ben Tesha
invalidates the Yevamah on the brothers. The Tana Kama of a Beraisa says
'Asu Bi'as ben Tesha ke'Ma'amar be'Gadol'.
Answers to questions
What does he add with regard to
(b) Why did he not say that they made his Chalitzah like his own Get?
(c) In which regard is the Get of a Katan less effective than that of a
Gadol according to ...
- ... Raban Gamliel, who holds 'Ein Get Achar Get'?
- ... the Rabbanan, who hold 'Yesh Get Achar Get'?
(a) What will be the Din, according to the Tana Kama if two nine-year old
brothers both perform Bi'ah with the Yevamah one after the other?
(b) If a ben Tesha performs Bi'ah first with one of the Yevamos and then
with her Tzarah, both Yevamos become forbidden to him.
Why is that?
(c) Why is it that according to Rebbi Shimon ...
1. ... (in the Reisha), the Bi'ah of the second Katan does not forbid the
Yevamah on the first one? Does it make any difference whether the Yevamah
was Shogeg or Meizid?
(d) The author of our Mishnah, which holds 'Yesh Ma'amar Achar Ma'amar,
regarding both two Yevamin with one Yevamah and two Yevamos with one Yavam,
cannot be ben Azai.
2. ... (in the Seifa), the Bi'ah of the benTesha with the second Yevamah
does not forbid the first one on him?
Why not? What does ben Azai say?
(a) What happens to a Yevamah if a ben Tesha performed Yibum with her and
died, leaving other brothers?
(b) Bearing in mind that the Bi'ah of a ben Tesha acquires his Yevamah (like
Ma'amar), why is it that, if he married a woman and died, she is Patur from
(c) What will be the Din if, after performing Yibum with the Yevamah, the
ben Tesha grows up, marries a second wife and dies ...
(d) Under which condition, will this not be the case?
- ... regarding the first woman?
- ... regarding the second woman?
(a) Rebbi Shimon disagrees with the Tana Kama in the previous case.
does he permit Yibum with either of the two?
(b) Why, according to him, does the second wife require Chalitzah?
(c) Then why not Yibum?
(d) In which regard does the Tana equate the Din of a ben Tesha and of a ben
(a) What does Rava extrapolate from our Mishnah, which requires the brother
of a ben Tesha who performed Yibum and died to make Chalitzah and not Yibum,
even though she is the only wife?
(b) The Din or our Mishnah, which invalidates the Kidushin of a Katan, is
repeated in a Beraisa.
Whom else does the Tana of the Beraisa list
together with a Katan?
(a) The Tana of our Mishnah permits the Tzarah to make Yibum in spite of the
Bi'ah of the ben Tesha with her Tzarah (before he became a Gadol).
does Rav extrapolate from there?
(b) Our Mishnah (which permits Yibum with the Tzarah), clashes with the
Mishnah in Arba'ah Achin.
What does the Mishnah in Arba'ah Achin say about
three brothers who married three women who were not related?
(c) How do Shmuel and Rebbi Yochanan, who both hold 'Asu Bi'as ben Tesha
ke'Ma'amar be'Gadol', reconcile the two Mishnos? Over which point are they
arguing (see Tosfos end of 31b. DH 'mi'de'Rabbanan')?
(a) Why was Rebbi Yochanan angry with Rebbi Elazar?
(b) Rebbi Ami and Rebbi Asi cited him an incident where a Sefer-Torah was
torn in the Shul in Teverya, as a result of anger. What was the incident?
What did Rebbi Yossi ben Kisma comment?
(c) What was Rebbi Yochanan's reaction at their attempt at pacifying him?
(d) Why did Rebbi Ya'akov bar Idi quote the Pasuk in Yehoshua "Ka'asher
Tzivah Hashem es Moshe Avdo Kein Tzivah Moshe es Yehoshua ... "? What did he
extrapolate from there?
(a) How did Rebbi Yochanan react to Rebbi Ya'akov bar Idi's attempt at
Answers to questions
(b) The source of Rebbi Yochanan's anger lay in the Pasuk in Tehilim "Agurah
What was David ha'Melech saying?
(c) And the crux of that Derashah lies in the statement of Rebbi Yochanan
himself quoting Rebbi Shimon bar Yochai.
What did he say?
(d) How does Rebbi Yitzchak bar Ze'iri or Shimon Nezira connect this with
the Pasuk in Shir ha'Shirim "ve'Chikech ke'Yein ha'Tov ...