REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Kesuvos 11
KESUVOS 11-14 - have been anonymously dedicated by a unique Ohev Torah and
Marbitz Torah living in Ramat Beit Shemesh, Israel.
What do a female convert, and a freed captive and slave-girl who are all
under three, have in common?
(a) Under what circumstances does Rav Huna permit the conversion of a Nochri
Katan 'al Da'as Beis-Din'?
(b) Rav Huna's Chidush is based on the principle 'Zachin le'Adam she'Lo
Why is this case called 'she'Lo be'Fanav'?
(c) Why do we need Rav Huna to teach us this, when we already have a Mishnah
in Eiruvin which teaches us the same principle?
(d) Why is there no proof for Rav Huna from our Mishnah, which considers the
conversion of a female convert under three to be a legal conversion?
(a) What does Rav Yosef say about a Ger Katan who is converted against his
(b) If it is as Rav Yosef says, asks Abaye, how can our Mishnah grant a girl
who converted under three to a Kesuvah of two hundred Zuz? Why are we not
afraid that she will recant ...
(c) Rava asks the same Kashya on Rav Yosef from the Mishnah in 'Eilu
Na'aros', which grants a convert (as well as a freed captive and a
slave-girl) of under three who is later raped, a fine of fifty Shekalim. And
we give the same answer as we gave to Abaye.
- ... as soon as she grows-up, and will then go on to spend her K'subah as a Nochris?
- ... even after she grows-up?
Why did ...
- ... Abaye not ask from the Mishnah in 'Eilu Na'aros'?
- ... Rava not ask from our Mishnah?
(a) Our Mishnah states 'ha'Gadol she'Ba al ha'Ketanah, ve'ha'Katan she'Ba al
ha'Gedolah ... K'subasan Masayim'.
Answers to questions
What does the Tana of our Mishnah mean
(b) Rebbi Meir includes a Mukas-Eitz in this list.
- ... 'ha'Gadol she'Ba al ha'Ketanah'?
- ... 've'ha'Katan she'Ba al ha'Gedolah'?
What do the Chachamim
(c) The Kesuvah of a Gerushah or Chalutzah min ha'Nesu'in is only a Manah (a
How much is the Kesuvah of a Besulah min ha'Nusu'in? What
*is* a Besulah min ha'Nisu'in?
(d) What are the other ramifications of a woman whose Kesuvah is only one
What two Dinim do a female convert, and a freed captive or slave-girl have
(a) According to Rav Yehudah Amar Rav, if a Gedolah has relations with a
Katan, she has the Din of a Mukas-Eitz.
What are the two ramifications of
(b) What did Shmuel retort, when Rav Yehudah subsequently told him what Rav
(c) How do others present this dispute between Rav and Shmuel?
(d) Rav Oshaya points out that our Mishnah, where the Chachamim argue with
Rebbi Meir regarding a Mukas-Eitz, but not regarding a Katan who had
relations with a Gedolah, appears to substantiate Shmuel's opinion.
does Rava establish the Mishnah even according to Rav?
(a) According to Rami bar Chama, Rebbi Meir and the Rabbanan agree that if a
man does not know that his wife is a Mukas-Eitz, she receives nothing. Why
(b) They argue, he maintains, specifically when he knows that she is. The
basis of their argument is whether she receives the Kesuvah of a Bogeres or
of a Be'ulah.
How much is the Kesuvah of a Bogeres?
(c) Why does ...
- ... Rebbi Meir prefer to compare her to a Bogeres (than to a Be'ulah)?
- ... the Chachamim prefer to compare her to a Be'ulah (than to a Bogeres)?
(a) In the Mishnah later in the Perek, Raban Gamliel and Rebbi Eliezer
declare that we believe the woman who says that her Besulim were not broken
through relations with a man.
How *were* they broken according to her?
(b) How does Rav Nachman prove Rami bar Chama (in whose opinion Rebbi Meir
and the Rabbanan agree that if the man did not know that his wife was a
Mukas-Eitz, she receives nothing) wrong from there?
(c) Rava therefore establishes the Machlokes in both cases (whether he knew
that she was a Mukas-Eitz or not). According to Rebbi Meir, she always
receives two hundred Zuz.
What do the Chachamim say?
(d) Who will now be the author of the Mishnah later in the Perek (which
quotes Raban Gamliel and Rebbi Eliezer), Rebbi Meir or the Rabbanan?
(a) How do we explain the Beraisa which states that if a man claims that a
woman was not a Besulah and there are witnesses that she committed adultery
after the Kidushin, she is entitled to a Kesuvah of a hundred Zuz? Why can
the Beraisa not be correct as it stands?
(b) What does Rav Chiya bar Avin Amar Rav Sheishes extrapolate from there?
(c) Rav Nachman asks on this from a Mishnah later which says to the
What does the Tana say regarding a man who claims that the woman
he just married is not a Besulah? What is her counter-claim?
(d) How did Rav Sheishes himself explain 'Mekach Ta'us' there to answer the
(a) On what grounds does Rava prefer Rav Nachman's question to Rav Sheishes'
Answers to questions
(b) So how did *he* answer the Kashya? When is it a Mekach Ta'us, and when
does she receive a hundred Zuz?
(c) Bearing in mind his own interpretation of the Machlokes between Rebbi
Meir and the Chachamim, what do we prove from his current statement?
(d) Who is *now* the author of the Mishnah later in the Perek (which quotes
Raban Gamliel and Rebbi Eliezer - where she claims that she is a Mukas