REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Kesuvos 51
(a) A young Yasom whose inheritance was in the hands of an Apotropos (an
administrator), came before Rava together with his sister to ask about
What did he rule?
(b) What is Rava's opinion with regard to claiming sustenance, Kesuvah and
clothes from Metaltelin?
(c) Then how did he justify his current ruling regarding the Yesomah?
(a) What does Rebbi say in a Beraisa regarding widows and daughters claiming
from the sons who inherited only Metaltelin?
(b) What does Rebbi Shimon ben Elazar say in this regard?
(c) Why ought we to rule like Rebbi?
(d) Why in fact, do we rule like Rebbi Shimon ben Elazar?
(a) What does Rebbi Shimon ben Elazar say about a case when a man died
leaving only ...
(b) What normally happens in a case when a man dies, leaving Nechasim
Mu'atim (insufficient property for the boys to inherit and the girls to be
fed until they become Bogros)?
- ... boys, and when the older sons took control of their inherited Karka?
- ... girls, and when the older girls took control of their inherited Karka?
(c) Still regarding Karka, what does Rebbi Shimon ben Elazar say about a
case when the father leaves ...
(d) We learned above that, if the father left Metaltelin, the girls cannot
- ... Nechasim Merubim (sufficient property), and the girls claim Mezonos?
- ... Nechasim Mu'atim, and the boys claim Mezonos?
What happens regarding the other three cases (if the older
boys took control of the property when there were only boys, or the older
girls took control of the property when there were only girls, or if the
girls took control of the property, and there were also boys)?
(a) On what grounds may a woman claim a Kesuvah even though her husband did
not write her one?
(b) What will be the Din if a man ...
(c) What must he add if she is a Kohenes?
- ... designates a field worth one Manah for his wife who is a Besulah, and then, when he divorces her, he insists that she must accept it in full settlement of her Kesuvah?
- ... fails to write in his wife's Kesuvah that he will redeem her in the event that she is captured?
(d) In the event that a woman is captured, her husband is not permitted to
present her with a Get together with her Kesuvah and with instructions that
she redeem herself.
By which obligation is he permitted to do so? Why the
(a) We initially contend that the author of our Mishnah (which requires a
Kesuvah of two hundred Zuz for a Besulah and of a Manah for an Almanah) must
be Rebbi Meir.
Answers to questions
Why is that? What does Rebbi Yehudah say?
(b) What makes us think, on the other hand, that the author of the Seifa
(which says that even if he designated in her Kesuvah a field of one Manah
for her Kesuvah, all her property is mortgaged) must be Rebbi Yehudah?
(c) Rebbi Meir disagrees with this principle.
What does he say in the case
of a person who finds a document of debt which does not have Shibud Nechasim
specifically written in it?
(d) What do the Chachamim (Rebbi Yehudah) say?
(a) What do we mean when we propose that the author of the entire Mishnah is
Rebbi Meir and that he differentiates between other documents and Kesuvos?
(b) What does Rebbi Meir say in a Beraisa about five things, among them
Kesuvas Ishah, that discounts this proposition?
(c) We finally establish our Mishnah entirely like ...
- ... Rebbi Yehudah.
How do we then resolve Rebbi Yehudah here with what he said later that 'Hiskabalti' is effective?
- ... Rebbi Meir.
How do we then resolve his opinion here with his opinion in Bava Metzi'a 'Ach'rayos La'av Ta'us Sofer Hu'?
(a) Two of the five things that one can only claim from B'nei Chorin are
Peiros and Sh'vach Peiros, for which the buyer claims reimbursement from the
thief who sold him the stolen field.
What are 'Peiros' and 'Sh'vach
(b) Why can the buyer not claim them from Meshubudim (like he does the field
(c) Besides a Sh'tar Chov which does not contain Ach'rayos and a Kesuvah,
which is the remaining one?
(d) Why can the children not claim them from Meshubadim?
(a) On what grounds did Shmuel's father maintain that the wife of a Yisrael
is forbidden to return to her husband even though she was raped?
(b) What proof did Rav bring against Shmuel from one of the T'nai Kesuvah in
(c) In spite of the Pasuk in Iyov (stating that sometimes even great men
must swallow their words), Shmuel's father remained unperturbed.
that? How did he refute the proof from our Mishnah?
(d) Then how did he explain the Pasuk in Ki Seitzei, which permits a woman
who was raped, to her husband?
(a) Rava disagrees with Shmuel's father.
What does *he* say about a case
of 'Techilaso be'O'nes ve'Sofo be'Ratzon'?
(b) Why is that?
(c) What does the Beraisa Darshen from the Pasuk in Naso "*ve'Hi* Lo
Nispasah (Asurah)" that supports Rava's opinion?
(d) What other D'rashah does a second Tana make from the same Pasuk with
regard to the wife of a Kohen?
(a) Rav Yehudah Amar Shmuel quotes Rebbi Yishmael, who makes a third
D'rashah from "*ve'Hi* Lo Nispasah (Asurah)", permitting a woman whose
Kidushin was negated retroactively to the man to whom she is currently
'married', due to a condition that was not met.
What does he say about
(b) Rav Yehudah permitted women who were kidnapped and raped by their
captors to return to their husbands.
How did he justify his ruling to the
Rabbanan, who maintained that they (the women) tended to provide them with
food, and that they should therefore be considered willing partners (who are
forbidden to their husbands)?
(c) Nor did he relent when they pointed out that they would even help them
What did they used to do? Why did he still consider them
(d) In which case would Rava concede that a woman who was captured is
forbidden to her husband?
(a) One Beraisa permits royal captives to return to their husbands, but
forbids those taken captive by robbers. Another Beraisa forbids royal
captives but permits those taken captive by robbers.
Answers to questions
Which kind of royal
captives are permitted and which kind are forbidden?
(b) When are women captured by robbers forbidden and when are they
(c) How can the Tana of one Beraisa refer to ben Netzer as a king and the
Tana of another Beraisa, as a robber.