REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Kesuvos 82
KESUVOS 82 - dedicated by Mrs. Rita Grunberger of Queens, N.Y., in loving
memory of her husband, Reb Yitzchok Yakov ben Eliyahu Grunberger.
(a) A similar incident occurred in Masa Mechsaya. What did the younger
brother say to the Yavam, when he, like the Yavam in Pumbedisa, offered to
share the property with him? What did he have to say about the residents of
(b) How did the Yavam attempt to convince him not to stop him from going
ahead with the Yibum?
(c) But Mar bar Rav Ashi ruled otherwise, in spite of a statement of Rav
Dimi Amar Rebbi Yochanan.
What did Rebbi Yochanan say?
(d) Why did Mar bar Rav Ashi decide that Rebbi Yochanan's ruling was not
appropriate in our case?
(a) How do we reconcile Rebbi Yochanan's previous ruling with the ruling of
Ravin in his name (that, even when it is possible to acquire the object now,
his Kinyan now cannot have the affect of acquiring it later)?
(b) They asked Ula what the Din will be if the Yavam shares his deceased
brother's property with his younger brother *after* he has performed Yibum.
What did he reply?
(c) Then they asked him what the Din would be if he divided the property
with him *before* Yibum.
How do we respond to Rav Sheishes, who asked
that, seeing as Ula's reply to the first She'eilah was in the negative, what
was the point of the second She'eilah?
(d) What is the final ruling in this matter?
(a) The Chachamim in our Mishnah said that fruit that is attached to the
ground belongs to the Yavam.
What problem do we have with that?
(b) So how does Resh Lakish amend the Mishnah?
(a) The Tana of our Mishnah states that the moment the Yavam performs Yibum,
the Yevamah becomes his wife, teaching us that should he wish to divorce
her, she will require a Get, and that he will be permitted to remarry her.
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Why is it not obvious that ...
(b) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Ki Seitzei "u'Lekachah Lo le'Ishah"?
- ... she will require a Get?
- ... he will be permitted to remarry her?
(a) Why is the Kesuvah paid out of the estate of the Yevamah's first husband
(rather than out of the Yavam's)?
We have learned in a Mishnah later in Perek ha'Kosev, that if a man
remarries his divorcee, she receives only the first Kesuvah. In that case,
why did our Tana find it necessary to repeat this Din in the case of a
Yavam, who divorces his Yevamah and remarries her?
(b) So why did Chazal institute that, should the first husband not have left
an estate, the Yavam must write her a Kesuvah?
(c) Having informed us that the Yavam is not permitted to tell the Yevamah
that her Kesuvah is on the table, why does the Tana then need to teach us
that the same applies to a husband vis-a-vis his wife?
(d) What do we learn from the Mishnah 'Girshah, Ein Lah Ela K'suvasah? What
does this statement imply?
(a) Why did the women initially refuse to marry?
(b) What did Shimon ben Shetach do to change matters?
(a) Before Shimon ben Shetach's Takanah, they instituted placing the money
for her Kesuvah in her father's house.
***** Hadran Alach ha'Ishah she'Naflu *****
Why did that Takanah backfire?
(b) So they instituted placing the money in the husband's house.
(c) However, that Takanah did not work out either.
- ... the wealthy women begin doing with the money?
- ... the poor women begin doing with it?
Why did they think it
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