REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Kidushin 24
KIDUSHIN 24-30 (9-15 Sivan) - This week's study material has been dedicated
by Mrs. Rita Grunberger of Queens, N.Y., in loving memory of her husband,
Reb Yitzchok Yakov ben Eliyahu Grunberger. Irving Grunberger helped many
people quietly in an unassuming manner and is dearly missed by all who knew
him. His Yahrzeit is 10 Sivan.
(a) Who needs to add a fifth (twenty-five percent of the amount) when
redeeming Ma'aser Sheini?
(b) According to the Tana Kama of the Beraisa, a woman is obligated to add a
fifth when redeeming Ma'aser Sheini (which we initially think belongs to her
What does Rebbi Shimon ben Elazar in the name of Rebbi Meir say?
(c) Why can the Tana not be referring to when ...
(d) So we try to establish the case when someone else gave her the money on
the express condition that she redeems her husband's Ma'aser.
- ... both the Ma'aser and the money belong to her husband?
- ... the Ma'aser belongs to her husband and the money is hers?
What is then
the basis of their Machlokes?
(a) What problem does our interpretation of the Machlokes between Rebbi
Meir and the Chachamim in our Mishnah (regarding 'be'Kesef al-Yedei Atzmo')
create on our interpretation of their current Machlokes?
(b) Abaye answers 'Eipuch'.
Why must this mean that we switch the opinions
of the current Machlokes and not the previous one?
(a) Rava retains the Machlokes as it stands, and he establishes the Beraisa
by Ma'aser that the woman inherited from her father. The basis of their
Machlokes is equivalent to an old Machlokes of theirs regarding the status
of Ma'aser Sheini.
(b) How do we establish the Beraisa? Under which category does this property
(c) How will we now explain the opinion of ...
- ... Rebbi Meir?
- ... the Rabbanan?
(a) What does the Tana of the Beraisa insert in the list of things that
enable an Eved Cana'ani to go free, besides Shen ve'Ayin?
How do we resolve this problem? Why does the Torah need to add ...
(b) From which category of principles of Rebbi Yishmael do we propose to
learn the other twenty-four main limbs?
(c) Which two characteristics do they all share?
(d) What problem do we have with learning a 'Mah Matzinu' from two sources?
Answers to questions
- ... "Ayin", after having written "Shen"?
- ... "Shen", after having written "Ayin"?
(a) How do we counter the suggestion that "Ki Yakeh" and "Shen ve'Ayin" form
a 'K'lal u'F'rat', in which case, we would not be able to include anything
(b) Which other condition is inherent in Shen ve'Ayin, that we try to
incorporate in the second K'lal ("la'Chofshi Yeshalchenu")?
(c) What did we learn in a Beraisa which proves that this is not the case?
(d) Why does the Tana ignore the contention that only wounds which negate
the use of the limb concerned send a slave to freedom? Why should that not
be included in the 'K'lal u'F'rat u'Ch'lal'?
(a) What does another Beraisa say about a master who struck and wounded his
slave's arm, which shriveled as a result, but which would later heal?
(b) If "la'Chofshi Yeshalchenu" is a Ribuy (rather than a P'rat), why should
he not go free too?
(a) Rebbi Shimon maintains that a slave who goes free in this way requires a
Is he the only Tana to hold like that?
(b) What do Rebbi Meir and Rebbi Tarfon say?
(c) What compromise do the Machri'in Lifnei Chachamim make between Shen
ve'Ayin and the other twenty-four limbs?
(d) What did they really mean when they referred to the twenty-four limbs as
a 'K'nas Chachamim'?
(a) If the master struck the Eved on his ear and deafened him or on his eye
and blinded him, he goes free.
What does the Tana of the Beraisa mean when
he adds 'ke'Neged Eino ve'Eino Ro'eh, ke'Neged Ozno ve'Eino Shomei'a, Ein
Eved Yotzei Bahem le'Cheirus'?
(b) What does ...
(c) How did Rav Ashi answer Rav Sh'man, who asked from these two rulings on
the previous Beraisa, which exempts someone who deafened or blinded a person
by making a loud noise next to him?
- ... the Tana quoted by Rami bar Yechezkel say about a rooster which smashed a glass jar by crowing into it?
- ... Rav Yosef quoting Bei Rav say about a horse that neighed or a donkey that brayed in the house and broke vessels?
(d) What does the Beraisa say about someone who causes his friend damage by
giving him a shock?
(a) What does the Tana of a Beraisa say about a master who struck the eye or
the tooth of his slave ...
(b) Having taught ...
- ... and weakened their function?
- ... which were already weak, blinding him or deafening him completely?
- ... the former case, why did the Tana find it necessary to add the latter?
- ... the latter case, why did the Tana find it necessary to add the former?
(a) What does ...
(b) The Rabbanan Darshen "ve'Shichasah" like Rebbi Eliezer.
- ... the Tana Kama of another Beraisa say about an Eved who asked his master who was a doctor, to paint his eye or to scrape his tooth, and he ended up by blinding him or by pulling out his tooth completely?
- ... Raban Shimon ben Gamliel learn from the Pasuk "ve'Chi Yakeh Ish es Ein Avdo ... ve'Shichasah"?
Rebbi Eliezer Darshen from "ve'Shichasah" (with regard to a Shifchah
Cana'anis giving birth)?
(c) Why do the Rabbanan concede in this case that the Shifchah does not go
free? In what basic way does it differ from the previous case?
(d) Raban Shimon ben Gamliel learns the two cases from "Shiches" "Shichasah"
(giving us two D'rashos from the same word).
What do the Rabbanan say to
(a) On what basis does Rav Sheishes rule that if the master removed his
slave's blind eye from its socket, he goes free?
Answers to questions
(b) We prove this from a Mishnah in Temurah.
What does the Tana learn from
the Pasuk in ...
(c) Rebbi Chiya bar Ashi Amar Rav permits an Eved whose master severed his
- ... Emor (in connection with Korbanos) "li'Retzonchem Tamim Zachar ba'Bakar ba'Kesavim u'va'Izim"?
- ... Vayikra "ve'Im *min* ha'Of Korbano"?
How does Rav Huna qualify this ruling?