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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 still alive?

(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 Yibum?

(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 Tana's words?

3) 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 died?


(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'.
What does he add with regard to his Chalitzah?

(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 ...

  1. ... Raban Gamliel, who holds 'Ein Get Achar Get'?
  2. ... the Rabbanan, who hold 'Yesh Get Achar Get'?
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(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?
2. ... (in the Seifa), the Bi'ah of the benTesha with the second Yevamah does not forbid the first one on him?
(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.
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 Yibum?

(c) What will be the Din if, after performing Yibum with the Yevamah, the ben Tesha grows up, marries a second wife and dies ...

  1. ... regarding the first woman?
  2. ... regarding the second woman?
(d) Under which condition, will this not be the case?
(a) Rebbi Shimon disagrees with the Tana Kama in the previous case.
Why 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 Esrim?

(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).
What 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 pacifying him?

(b) The source of Rebbi Yochanan's anger lay in the Pasuk in Tehilim "Agurah ve'Ohalcha *Olamim*".
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 ...
Dovev Sifsei Yesheinim"?

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