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Yevamos 98

YEVAMOS 98 (30 Adar!) - dedicated by Rabbi Dr. Eli Turkel of Raanana, Israel. May all the members of his family be blessed with Simcha and fulfillment, throughout their lives!


(a) What is the most logical reason for saying 'Ein Av le'Mitzri'? Is this principle confined to Egyptians?

(b) How does Rava prove from the Beraisa on the previous Amud ('Sh'nei Achim Te'omim ... ') that this is not the case? What then, *is* the reason?

(c) How can we ever know for sure who his father is?

(d) Why does Rava bring his proof from the Seifa of the Beraisa (when they were born *after* their parents converted), and not from the Reisha (when they were born *before* - from the fact that they are not Chayav because of Eishes Ach).

(a) Rebbi Yossi related the story of Niftayem the convert who married his maternal brother's wife. The Chachamim there ruled 'Ein Ishus le'Ger'.
Why can that not have been what they really said?

(b) Then what *did* they say?

(c) How do we establish the relationship between Niftayem's brother and his wife? When were they married?

(d) Why does the Beraisa need to tell us this? Is it not obvious?

(a) A certain convert told ben Yosi'an the same thing in the name of Rebbi Akiva (as Rebbi Yossi said in the previous question).
How many brothers were involved in Rebbi Akiva's ruling?

(b) He also cited a second ruling of Rebbi Akiva.
What did Rebbi Akiva infer from the Pasuk in Yonah "Vayehi D'var Hashem el Yonah *Sheinis* Leimor"?

(c) What problem do we have with the timing of the convert's testimony?

(d) We give three answers to this question. The second answer is that in giving testimony, he cited a ruling from the past.
What is ...

  1. ... the first answer?
  2. ... the third answer?
(a) In his second ruling, Rebbi Akiva stated that Yonah prophesied twice, but not three times.
How does Ravina reconcile that with the Pasuk in Melachim 2. (concerning Yerav'am ben Yeho'ash) "Hu Heishiv es G'vul Yisrael ... Ka'asher Diber Hashem be'Yad Avdo Yonah ben Amitai" (which appears to be a third prophecy)?

(b) Rav Nachman bar Yitzchak explains the latter Pasuk allegorically.
How does he explain it?

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(a) The Tana of the Beraisa, explaining the Din of a Ger who was conceived she'Lo bi'Kedushah but born bi'Kedushah, elaborates on the statement 'Yesh Lo She'er ha'Eim ve'Ein Lo She'er ha'Av'.
What will be the Din if he marries his ...
  1. ... maternal sister?
  2. ... paternal sister?
(b) 'Achos ha'Av min ha'Eim, Yotzi, min ha'Av Yekayem'.
What is the reason for the stringent ruling in the former case?

(c) Why, in the case of Achos ha'Eim min ha'Av ...

  1. ... does Rebbi Meir say 'Yotzi'?
  2. ... do the Chachamim say 'Yekayem'?
(a) Why does the Tana permit Eishes Achiv and Eishes Achi Aviv (even min ha'Eim)?

(b) What does 'u'Mutar be'Sha'ar Kol ha'Arayos' come to include?

(c) How do we establish the Tana's ruling 'u'Mutar be'Eishes Achiv'?

(a) What happens if someone married a woman and her daughter when he was still a Nochri and then he converted?

(b) And what does the Tana mean when he continues 'Lechatchilah Lo Yichnos'? If he is obligated to divorce one of them, then is it not obvious that he is not permitted to marry her Lechatchilah?

(c) The Tana also cited a dispute whether he is permitted to marry his mother-in-law. This is connected with the dispute between Rebbi Yishmael and Rebbi Akiva (discussed above on Daf 94b.).
What is their Machlokes there (concerning a mother-in-law whose daughter died)?

(d) How will that explain the Machlokes here (by a convert)?

(a) What is the case of 'Chameish Nashim she'Nis'arvu V'ladoseihen'?

(b) What happens if the five sons who got mixed-up all died? How does it work out that each wife can perform Yibum?

(c) Why is it imperative for the four brothers to perform Chalitzah before the fifth brother performs Yibum?

(d) Why is it preferable to follow the instructions of the Mishnah than for one brother to acquire all five Yevamos with Yibum after the other four have made Chalitzah?

(a) The Tana in a Beraisa writes that if some of those who are not mixed-up are brothers and some of them are not, then those who are should perform Chalitzah and those who are not, Yibum.
How does Rav Safra interpret this?

(b) What will be the Din if some of them are Kohanim and the rest ...

  1. ... Yisre'eilim?
  2. ... maternal brothers?
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