REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Sotah 23
SOTAH 21-25 - These Dafim have been dedicated by Mrs. Estanne Abraham-Fauer in honor
of the first Yahrzeit (18 Teves 5761) of her father, Reb Mordechai ben Eliezer Zvi
(Weiner). May the merit of supporting and advancing the study of the Talmud be l'Iluy
(a) The Tana of our Mishnah lists five cases where a Sotah does not drink the Mei
Sotah. She does not drink if she admits that she is guilty, or if witnesses testify
to that effect.
How else can she avoid drinking it?
(b) Neither does she drink if her husband does not want to her to.
Which is the
fifth case of a Sotah who does not drink?
(c) Why is the Minchah of a Yisre'eilis who is married to a Kohen burned and not
eaten by the Kohanim?
(d) Will the same apply to a Kohenes who is married to a Yisrael or to a Levi, or who
is divorced or widowed?
(a) The Tana lists another three distinctions between a Kohen and a Kohenes. One of
them is 'Kohenes Mis'chaleles, ve'Ein Kohen Mis'chalel'.
What does this mean?
(b) One of the two remaining distinctions concerns Tum'ah, the other, Kodshim.
(a) The Tana also lists eight distinctions between a man and a woman.
What does the
Tana mean when he says 'ha'Ish Porei'a u'Porem, ve'Ein ha'Ishah Porei'a u'Poremes'?
(b) Which two Dinim regarding ...
(c) Which Din pertains to a man but not to a woman regarding ...
- ... Nezirus pertain to a man but not to a woman?
- ... a daughter pertain to a man and not to a woman?
(d) What is the last difference listed by the Tana between a man and a woman?
- ... stoning?
- ... hanging? Who is hanged anyway?
(a) If a woman is married to a Kohen, we learned in our Mishnah that her Minchah is
Seeing as it is the woman's Minchah, why should this be so?
(b) The Minchah of a Kohen requires Kemitzah.
Does this extend to his wife's
(c) So what happens to her Korban?
(a) What is the problem with bringing the Kometz as well the rest of the Minchah on
(b) Rebbi Shimon ben Pazi initially answers this Kashya according to Rebbi Elazar.
What does Rebbi Elazar in a Beraisa Darshen from the words "le'Rei'ach Nicho'ach"
with regard to the limbs of a Chatas which became mixed up with those of an Olah?
(c) The Kashya is not answered however, according to the Rabbanan of Rebbi Elazar.
What do they say?
(d) To answer the Kashya according to the Rabbanan therefore, we explain that the
remainder of the Minchah is treated in the same way as the Minchas Chotei of a Kohen
according to Rebbi Elazar b'Rebbi Shimon.
What happens to the Minchas Chotei of a
Kohen according to Rebbi Elazar b'Rebbi Shimon?
(a) What do the Rabbanan say with regard to the Minchas Chotei of a Kohen?
Answers to questions
(b) What exactly is the Minchas Chotei of a Kohen?
(c) In that case, why will they agree with Rebbi Elazar b'Rebbi Shimon in the case of
a Minchas Kohenes?
(a) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Emor ...
(b) And what do we learn from the Pasuk in Tazri'a ...
- ... "ve'Lo *Yechalel* Zar'o be'Amav"?
- ... "Emor el ha'Kohanim *B'nei Aharon*"?
- ... "Kol Zachar bi'V'nei Aharon Yochlenah" (regarding Kodshei Kodshim)?
- ... "*ve'ha'Tzaru'a* Asher Bo he'Nega"?
- ... "Ish Tzaru'a Hu" (written in the previous Pasuk)?
(a) From where do we know that a man can ...
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(b) What do we learn from the Pasuk ...
- ... declare his son a Nazir, but not a woman?
- ... bring his deceased father's Korbenos Nazir for his own Nezirus, but not a woman?
(c) The Torah writes in Ki Seitzei (regarding Sekilah) "Ve'Hotzeisa es ha'Ish ha'Hu O
es ha'Ishah ha'Hi".
- ... in Ki Seitzei "es Biti Nasati la'Ish ha'Zeh"?
- ... in Mishpatim "Ki Yimkor Ish es Bito le'Amah"?
So what do we learn from the Pasuk ...
- ... "Ve'ragmu *Oso*"?
- ... "Ve'salisa *Oso* al Eitz"?
- ... in Mishpatim "Ve'nimkar bi'Geneivaso"?
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(a) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Naso (concerning Sotah) "Asher Tisteh Ishah
Tachas Iyshah"? Which two cases does the Pasuk come to preclude?
(b) Are they subject to Kinuy and S'tirah? Who would then warn the Yevamah?
(c) Do they receive their Kesuvah?
(d) Assuming that we do not follow the opinion of Rav Hamnuna (who forbids a Yevamah
who had committed adultery with another man to the Yavam), why should she lose her
(a) In which regard does the Tana of our Mishnah list the following: 'Almanah
le'Kohen Gadol, Gerushah va'Chalutzah le'Kohen Hedyot, Mamzeres u'Nesinah le'Yisrael,
u'Bas Yisrael le'Mamzer u'le'Nasin'?
Answers to questions
(b) Why do they not drink?
(c) Does a regular Almanah le'Kohen Gadol receive a Kesuvah?
(d) Then why does this one lose it?