REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Kesuvos 54
(a) Rava asks whether the daughter of an Arusah receives Mezonos or not.
What is the case?
(b) What are the two sides of the She'eilah?
(c) What is the alternative way of explaining it?
(d) What is the outcome of the She'eilah?
(a) Rav Papa asks whether the daughter of a woman who was raped and who
subsequently married the rapist will receive Mezonos or not.
Why is this
She'eilah restricted to the Rabbanan, but not relevant according to Rebbi
Yossi b'Rebbi Yehudah. What does Rebbi Yossi b'Rebbi Yehudah say?
(b) What do the Rabbanan hold?
(c) One side of the She'eilah is that since there is no Kesuvah, there is no
T'nai Kesuvah either.
What is the other side? Why might the daughter
nevertheless be entitled to 'B'nan Nukvan'?
(a) One of the conditions of the Kesuvah is 'At Tehei Yasva be'Veisi
What does the Tana quoted by Rav Yosef infer from
the word 'be'Veisi'?
(b) According to Mar bar Rav Ashi (whose opinion we generally follow), she
does not receive Mezonos either.
Why is that?
(c) Why does Rav Yosef then argue with him?
(d) Is the Halachah like Mar bar Rav Ashi in this case?
(a) Rav Nachman Amar Shmuel says that, from the moment that the daughter
accepts her suitor's proposal, she no longer receives Mezonos (from her
How does Rav Anan explain the inference that if she
declines the proposal, she continues to be fed?
(b) According to Rav Chisda, a girl who has relations with a man, no longer
What does Rav Yosef say?
(c) On what grounds does Rav Yosef disagree with Rav Chisda?
(d) The Halachah is not like either of them, but like Rav Yehudah Amar
What does *he* say?
(a) How do we reconcile Rav Yehudah Amar Shmuel with the Tana, who says in a
Beraisa that a woman who sells her Kesuvah, or who gives it as collateral or
as an Apotiki no longer receives Mezonos?
(b) What is an Apotiki?
(a) Bavel and the surrounding areas followed the opinion of Rav, who ruled
like the men of Yehudah in our Mishnah ('ad she'Yirtzu ha'Yorshin Liten Lach
Whose opinion did Neherda'a and its surrounding areas
(b) What objection did the Rabbanan raise when Rav Nachman told a woman from
Mechuza that, seeing as she was from Bavel, she was obligated to follow the
opinion of the B'nei Bavel (and lose her Mezonos from the moment that the
Yesomim offered to pay her Kesuvah)?
(c) How did Rav Nachman know that she was from Mechuza?
(d) How did they gauge the exact border between Neherda'a and the rest of
(a) What does Rav mean when he says that one assesses the clothes that an
Almanah is wearing?
(b) What does Shmuel say?
(c) According to Rav Chiya bar Avin, they switch their views by a Lakit.
What does he mean?
(d) And what did Rav Kahana mean by the Si'man 'Yasma ve'Armalta Shalach
(a) What does the Mishnah in Erchin (regarding someone who is Makdish his
property or is Ma'arich himself) say about the clothes that his wife and
children have already worn, the clothes that he specifically dyed on their
behalf and the new shoes that he bought them?
(b) How does this Mishnah appear to support Shmuel's opinion regarding his
Machlokes with Rav (concerning assessing the clothes of an Almanah who
claims her Kesuvah)?
(c) Then why did Rav Nachman rule like Rav?
(a) What caused the daughter-in-law of Bei bar Elyashiv to wear all the
clothes that her deceased husband had left her?
Answers to questions
(b) What did Ravina subsequently rule?
(c) What did ...
1. ... Rav Idi bar Avin rule when a father designated clothes for his
daughter's dowry, and the clothes depreciated? Did he obligate the heirs to
make up the deficiency?
2. ... Rav Yosef rule when a father designated four hundred Zuz worth of
wine for his daughter's dowry, and the price of the wine rose? Who
benefitted from the rise?
(a) A relation of Rebbi Yochanan complained to him that his dying father's
wife ate excessive amounts of Mezonos.
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What advice did Rebbi Yochanan give
him? What has this to do with a Mishnah in Pei'ah ('ha'Kosev Kol Nechasav
le'Banav ... ')?
(b) Considering that the designation was made orally and not in writing,
what was the advice worth?
(c) Resh Lakish was unimpressed with Rebbi Yochanan's ruling.
What did he
mean when he ordered them to give the woman even more?
(d) In spite of the fact that Rebbi Yochanan himself respected Resh Lakish's
opinion, Rebbi Avahu defended him.
What distinction did Rebbi Avahu draw
between 'li'Mezonos' and 'bi'Mezonos'?
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(a) The Tana of our Mishnah permits adding to the Manah u'Masayim that
Chazal instituted in the Kesuvah of a Besulah and a Be'ulah respectively.
Is there a limit as to how much one may add?
(b) Why is it necessary to tell us this? Why should it *not* be permitted?
(c) According to the Tana Kama, if her husband dies or divorces her,
irrespective of whether they were married or merely betrothed, the woman
receives her full Kesuvah.
What does Rebbi Elazar ben Azaryah say?
(d) Rebbi Yehudah permits a man to write a full Kesuvah and the woman writes
that she has already received half.
What does Rebbi Meir say?
(a) What do we infer from the Lashon of the Mishnah 'Ratzah Lehosif ... '?
Answers to questions
What should the Tana have otherwise written?
(b) This is a proof for Rebbi Yanai.
What does Rebbi Yanai say about T'nai