REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Kidushin 63
KIDUSHIN 61-65 - Ari Kornfeld has generously sponsored the Dafyomi
publications for these Dafim for the benefit of Klal Yisrael.
(a) Rebbi establishes the Pasuk in Ki Seitzei "Lo Sasgir Eed el Adonav" by
someone who buys a slave with the express intention of setting him free.
How does Rav Nachman bar Yitzchak establish the case?
(b) Why can the Tana not be speaking when he actually set him free, and now
wants to enslave him again?
(c) The Tana Kama in the Beraisa holds (like the Tana of our Mishnah) 'Harei
At Mekudeshes Li Le'achar she'Esgayer, Le'achar she'Tisgayri ... ', Einah
What does Rebbi Meir say?
(d) What have we proved from these two Beraisos?
(a) Rebbi Yochanan ha'Sandlar agrees with the Tana Kama. Rebbi Yehudah
ha'Nasi agrees in principle with Rebbi Meir, but he modifies his opinion in
two of the cases in the Beraisa.
Which two cases? What does he say?
(b) Then why did Abaye not add Rebbi Yehudah ha'Nasi to his list of those
who hold 'Adam Makneh Davar she'Lo Ba le'Olam'?
(a) Rebbi Akiva says that if a woman declares a Neder forbidding to her
husband whatever she produces (despite the fact that she is Meshubad to
produce for him a certain amount of work per week) - the husband needs to
unnul the Neder.
Why is that?
(b) Why is this no proof that Rebbi Akiva too, holds 'Adam Makneh Davar
she'Lo Ba le'Olam' (seeing as her work is not yet in the world)? How does
Rav Huna Brei de'Rav Yehoshua establish the case, in order to refute this
(a) Under what condition does the Tana of our Mishnah validate the Kidushin
in a case where a man stipulated that he would speak on her behalf to the
governor, or that he would work for her for a day?
(b) Resh Lakish establishes our Mishnah when he gave her a Perutah for the
Why is that necessary?
(c) What distinction does the Tana of the Beraisa make between a man who
betroths a woman with the benefit that a woman derived when he helped her
mount a donkey or settle in a boat on the one hand, and with the benefit
that she will derive when he helps her to do so?
(d) How do we know that the Tana there is not speaking when the man gave her
a Perutah over and above the assistance he afforded her?
(a) What does a second Beraisa rule in the case of a woman who says to a man
'If you keep me company, or laugh to me or dance before me, I will become
betrothed to you'? How do we know that here too, the Tana is not speaking
when he gave her a Perutah?
(b) How does Resh Lakish explain the Beraisa, to vindicate his
interpretation of our Mishnah?
(c) Rava explains that Resh Lakish infers his interpretation of our Mishnah
from the Lashon 'Harei At Mekudeshes Li al-M'nas she'Adaber Alayich
What should the Tana otherwise have said?
(a) What does the Tana of our Mishnah say about a man who betrothed a woman
'al-M'nas she'Yirtzeh Aba'? On what conditions is the Kidushin valid ...
(b) What does the Tana suggest in the event that the man himself dies?
- ... as long as his father remains alive?
- ... in the event that he dies?
(c) What problem do we have in establishing the Mishnah when the father ...
- ... actually gives his consent? Which section of the Mishnah will then not fit?
- ... remains silent?
(a) How does Rebbi Yanai Amar Resh Lakish finally establish the Metzi'a and
the Seifa of the Mishnah ('Meis ha'Ben ... ')?
(b) Why can 'Ratzah ha'Av' not have the same connotations in the Reisha?
(c) How else might we have explained the Mishnah to explain the discrepancy
between the Reisha and the Seifa?
(d) What can we learn from Rebbi Yanai?
(a) How does Rav Yosef bar Ami establish the Mishnah in order to avoid the
Answers to questions
(b) How will Rav Yosef bar Ami now explain ...
- ... the Reisha?
- ... the middle case?
- ... the Seifa?
(a) What does our Mishnah say in the case of a father who forgot to whom he
betrothed his daughter, and ...
(b) What sort of agreement are they permitted to reach between them?
- ... a man claims to be the Chasan?
- ... two men claim that they are the ones?
(c) Rav qualifies the Reisha of our Mishnah.
On what grounds is the sole
(d) Rav Asi disagrees with Rav.
- ... believed to give a Get?
- ... not believed to marry her?
On what grounds ...
- ... does Rav Asi believe the claimant even if he wants to marry her?
- ... do we rule like Rav Asi in this case?
(a) What does the Beraisa that we cite in support of Rav Asi say in a case
where, after the sole claimant marries her, a second claimant turns up and
claims to be the lucky man?
(b) What reason does the Beraisa give as to why he is not believed if it is
the woman who betrothed herself and forgot to whom?
(c) In which case does Rav Asi concede to Rav that the claimant is not
(d) How does Rav reconcile his opinion with the Seifa of the Mishnah, where
the Tana believes one of the two men even with regard to marrying the woman?
(a) From where do we know that a father is believed to say that his daughter
(b) According to Rav Asi, the father is even believed to the extent that,
should his daughter subsequently commit adultery, Beis-Din will sentence
the adulterer and her to stoning for adultery (even though there are no
On what grounds does Rav disagree with him?
(c) In which case does Rav Asi concede to Rav that they are not stoned?
(a) What seems strange about Rav Asi's opinion re. these two rulings?
(b) How does Rav Asi himself explain the paradox?
(c) If, on the other hand, the woman is not believed with re. to the Chiyuv
Miysah, why is she believed with re. to the fact that she is betrothed?
(d) Rav Chisda, who does not differentiate between the father and the
daughter, follows his own reasoning elsewhere.
What does Rav Chisda say
about a father who testifies that his son is nine years old, and his
daughter three? What is the significance of these ages?
(a) The Beraisa supports Rav Chisda.
Answers to questions
What does the Tana say about a man
who testifies that his son is thirteen or his daughter twelve? In which two
regards is he ...
(b) Does the Beraisa speak when they have produced Simanei Gadlus or not?
- ... believed, besides validating their Nedarim and regular Hekdesh?
- ... not believed?
(c) What is the significance of Simanim that appear before they reach the
age of Gadlus?