REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Kesuvos 107
(a) According to Rav, if a man travels overseas for an extended period of
time, Beis-Din will arrange for his wife to be fed from his property whilst
he is away. Shmuel (who disagrees on principle with Rav) points out that Rav
will agree with him for the initial period after her husband's departure.
Why is that? How long does this initial period last?
(b) According to Rav Z'vid, Shmuel's reason for saying that they do not
arrange for her to receive Mezonos is because we are afraid that perhaps
What does 'Tzoreri Atf'sah' mean?
(c) What reason does Rav Papa give to explain Shmuel?
(d) One of the differences between the two reasons is in the case of a
Gedolah who does not manage to produce enough to live on (where Rav Z'vid's
reason will apply but not Rav Papa's).
What is the other difference?
(a) Shmuel concedes that if we heard that her husband died, Beis-Din will
arrange for her to receive Mezonos.
Why is that?
(b) Why are we not afraid that the Yesomim (to whom she is now obligated to
provide the work of her hands) will now say to her 'Tze'i Ma'aseh Yadayich
(a) The B'nei Kohanim Gedolim argue with Chanan in our Mishnah as to whether
the woman whose husband went overseas needs to swear at the beginning. They
all agree however, that, on principle, she does receive Mezonos.
Shmuel explain the Mishnah?
(b) They repeat their Machlokes in a Beraisa, which concludes 've'Im Ba
ve'Amar Pasakti Lah Mezonos, Ne'eman'.
What is he saying, and under what
condition is he believed?
(c) How will Shmuel explain the Beraisa (seeing as the husband is clearly
(a) Another Beraisa discusses the case of Beis-Din arranging Mezonos for a
woman whose husband went overseas.
Do they also fix Mezonos for his
(b) Rav Sheishes tries to establish the Beraisa (according to Shmuel) when
her husband undertook to feed her through an agent (who subsequently
What does he gain by explaining it that way?
(c) On what grounds do we reject Rav Sheishes explanation?
(d) So Rav Papa establishes it when we heard that her husband died through
How will that explain the distinction that the Tana makes
between the Almanah and the children?
(a) When the Tana of the Beraisa stated earlier that the children are not
fed from the husband's property, he added 've'Lo Davar Acher'. According
to Rav Chisda, this refers to make-up and ornaments.
Answers to questions
What does it refer
to, according to Rav Yosef?
(b) Does ...
- ... Rav Chisda agree with Rav Yosef?
- ... Rav Yosef agree with Rav Chisda?
(a) The Tana of a Beraisa states that, for the first three months, a Yevamah
is fed from her husband's property.
In the previous case, which Shmuel establishes when they heard that her
husband died, why can she not claim her entire Kesuvah at once?
What happens after that?
(b) In which case is she fed from the Yavam's property? How will Shmuel
reconcile his opinion with this Beraisa? Why are we not worried about
'Tzareri' or that the Yavam may have said to her 'Tze'i Ma'aseh Yadayich
(c) What choice does a woman have if she returns from overseas with the news
that her husband died?
(d) Should she claim that her husband divorced her, she may only claim
Mezonos up to the amount of her Kesuvah.
Why is that?
(a) As long as a Mema'enes is living with her husband, she receives Mezonos.
Then what does the Tana of the Beraisa mean, when he says 'Mema'enes Ein Lah
(b) Would she have been entitled to reclaim the money to pay her debt had
she not made Miyun?
(c) How will Shmuel explain this Beraisa together with its inference? How
would she have been permitted to borrow at her husband's expense in the
(a) Rav Dimi cited an incident that occurred with Rebbi, who arranged for
the wife of a man who went overseas to receive Mezonos from his property.
What did Rebbi Yishmael rule when he was faced with a similar case?
(b) How did Ravin quote this Machlokes?
(c) How did Rebbi Yishmael according to Rav Dimi, and Rebbi according to
Ravin, explain our Mishnah (where both the B'nei Kohanim Gedolim and Chanan
agree that a woman whose husband went overseas does receive Mezonos)?
(d) What is the Halachah? Does she receive Mezonos or doesn't she?
(a) We also issue two more rulings (even though they are not directly
connected with our Sugya). We rule like Rav Huna Amar Rav (regarding the
work that a woman produces), and like Rav Z'vid (regarding the possibility
of Kashering earthenware vessels).
What does Rav Huna Amar Rav say about
a woman who wants to earn an independent income?
(b) Rav Z'vid permits white or black earthenware vessels that have been
covered with lead (according to Tosfos DH 'Hani', they have been glazed),
but not green ones.
Why is that?
(c) Besides Chametz on Pesach, which two areas of Halachah are affected by
(d) When will even white and black earthenware vessels be forbidden?
(a) According to Chanan in our Mishnah, if a man goes overseas and someone
voluntarily feeds his wife, he has lost his money.
Answers to questions
What do the B'nei
Kohanim Gedolim say?
(b) Rebbi Dosa ben Horkinus agreed with the B'nei Kohanim Gedolim.
did Raban Yochanan ben Zakai say?