REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Sotah 3
(a) Rav Nachman bar Yitzchak interprets 'Kinuy' according to those who
permit it even Lechatchilah, like the Pasuk in Yo'el "va'Yekane Hashem
What does the Pasuk mean?
(b) To which warning is the Navi referring?
(c) Based on the Pasuk in Pikudei "va'Yetzav Moshe *va'Ya'aviru* Kol
ba'Machaneh Leimor", how does Rebbi Meir interpret "*ve'Avar* Alav Ru'ach
(d) And what does Resh Lakish extrapolate from the Pasuk "Ish Ish ki
(a) Rebbi Yishmael substantiates what we learned earlier, that one witness
is believed by a Sotah, due to the strong evidence that they sinned. Rav
Papa asked Abaye that the brunt of that evidence lies in the fact that the
Kinuy preceded the S'tirah and the Tum'ah, when in fact, Kinuy is written
*after* S'tirah and Tum'ah ("ve'Nisterah ve'Hi Nitma'ah. ve'Avar Alav Ru'ach
Kin'ah"). What did Abaye reply?
(b) Will we also translate the Pasuk in Matos (in connection with the B'nei
Gad and the B'nei Reuven) "ve'Avar Lachem Kol Chalutz" in the pluperfect?
Does it also refer to the past?
(c) How do we know that "ve'Avar Alav Ru'ach Kin'ah ... " refers to before
the S'tirah and the Tum'ah and not to afterwards (like the way it is
(a) Tana de'Bei Rebbi Yishmael learns from the Pasuk "ve'Avar Alav Ru'ach
Kin'ah ... " that a man does not warn his wife until there passes over him a
spirit, which the Rabbanan interpret as a spirit of Tum'ah.
How does Rav
Ashi interpret it?
(b) We prove Rav Ashi right from a Beraisa, where Rebbi Akiva says that a
man is obligated to warn his wife should he suspect her of adultery.
does Rebbi Yishmael say?
(c) How does this prove Rav Ashi right?
(d) Rebbi Yishmael also says 'Reshus' with regard to the Pasuk in Emor (in
connection with a Kohen becoming Tamei for his deceased relations) "Lah
Yitama", and the Pasuk in Behar "Le'olam Bahem Ta'avodu" (in connection with
an Eved Cena'ani).
What does Rebbi Akiva say?
(a) How do we initially propose to interpret the Machlokes between Rebbi
Yishmael and Rebbi Akiva?
The source for this is a principle taught by Tana de'Bei Rebbi Yishmael.
(b) We conclude that their Machlokes is confined to these three cases, which
are all based on Pesukim. In our Sugya, Rebbi Yishmael learns like Rebbi
Eliezer ben Ya'akov.
Why, in his opinion, does the Torah need to permit a
man to warn his wife not to go with someone else?
(c) What does Rebbi Akiva learn from the additional Pasuk "ve'Avar Alav
Ru'ach Kin'ah ve'Kinei es Ishto ve'Hi Lo Nitma'ah"?
(d) How does Rebbi Yishmael explain the extra Pasuk?
(a) According to Rebbi Yishmael, the Torah writes "Lah Yitama", to permit
the relatives who would otherwise be included in the Pasuk "le'Nefesh Lo
Answers to questions
From where does Rebbi Akiva then learn that it is a
(b) What does Rebbi Yishmael then learn from "*Lah* Yitama"?
(c) Assuming that Rebbi Akiva agrees with this D'rashah, from where does he
learn the previous D'rashah?
(d) What does Rebbi Yishmael then do with "Yitama"?
(a) According to Rebbi Yishmael, the Torah writes "le'Olam Bahem Ta'avodu"
to counter "Lo Sechayeh Kol Neshamah".
Whom exactly is the first Pasuk
coming to permit?
(b) Whom do we mean by 'Cena'ani'?
(c) To whom is the Torah referring when it writes in Behar "ve'Gam mi'B'nei
ha'Toshavim ha'Garim Imachem Meihem Tiknu"?
(d) And whom is it precluding when it writes there "Asher Holidu
(a) What does Rebbi Akiva learn from the Pasuk ...
(b) What do we propose that Rebbi Yishmael learns from "le'Olam *Bahem*
- ... "Meihem Tiknu"?
- ... "le'Olam Bahem Ta'avodu"?
(c) Rebbi Akiva however, points out that we know this already from the
continuation of the Pasuk "u've'Acheichem B'nei Yisrael Lo Sirdeh Bo
Then what does Rebbi Yishmael do with the Pasuk "le'Olam Bahem
(a) What did Rav Chisda say about anger and adultery in one's home?
(b) To whom does this pertain?
(c) How does Rav Chisda correlate the Pesukim in Ki Seitzei "Ki Hashem
Elokecha Mis'halech be'Kerev Machanecha" and that of "ve'Lo Yir'eh Becha
Ervas Davar ve'Shav me'Acharecha"?
(a) What does Rebbi Shmuel bar Nachmeini Amar Rebbi Yonasan say about
someone who performs ...
(b) Rebbi Elazar goes even further.
- ... a Mitzvah in this world?
- ... a sin in this world?
What does he learn from the Pasuk in
Vayeishev "ve'Lo Shama Eilehah Lishkav Etzlah, Lihyos Imah"?
(a) We learned earlier that Tum'ah requires only one witness to forbid a
Sotah on her husband.
Answers to questions
What 'Kal va'Chomer' does the Tana in Perek Mi
she'Kinei try to learn from S'tirah to the contrary?
(b) What 'Kal va'Chomer' should we now make in reverse?
(c) The Tana cites the 'Gezeirah-Shavah' "Davar" "Davar" from money-matters,
to override the 'Kal va'Chomer', but we reject the Tana's initial D'rashah.
Why will that 'Gezeirah-Shavah' not suffice to override the 'Kal va'Chomer'?
(d) So from which Pasuk do we learn that S'tirah nevertheless requires two
witnesses and not just one?