REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Nedarim 61
NEDARIM 61 - has been dedicated to the memory of Yedidya ben Simcha Gedaliah, who
completed his mission on this world in but a few weeks.
(a) What She'eilah do we ask with regard to someone who says 'Yayin she'Ei'ni To'em
(b) In view of what we just learned, how will we have to amend the wording of this
(a) We conclude that the previous She'eilah involves a Machlokes Tana'im.
Answers to questions
the Rabbanan learn from the Pasuk in Behar "ve'Kidashtem es Sh'nas ha'Chamishim
(b) What does Rebbi Yehudah say?
(c) The Chachamim query Rebbi Yehudah from the Pasuk there "Sheish Shanim Tizra
Sadecha", implying that one should be able to work one's field for six years of the
Why does that pose a Kashya on Rebbi Yehudah?
(d) How did Rebbi Yehudah counter the Rabbanan with the Pasuk "ve'Asas es ha'Tevu'ah
li'Shelosh ha'Shanim"? What does he prove from there?
(a) Rebbi Meir says in a Mishnah in Kidushin that someone who has two sets of
daughters from two wives, and who says 'Kidashti es Biti, ha'Gedolah, ve'Eini Yodei'a
... ', that all his daughters are betrothed except for the youngest one.
mind that he said 'ha'Gedolah', why is this so?
(b) What does Rebbi Yossi say?
(c) What is the basis of their Machlokes?
(d) How does Rebbi Chanina bar Avdimi Amar Rav reconcile this with their Machlokes in
our Mishnah (with regard to 'ad P'nei ha'Pesach'), where they say the opposite?
(a) How is the previous answer borne out?
According to the above, what is the Halachah with regard to someone who is 'Noder min
ha'Yayin ad P'nei Pesach'?
(b) Why do we specifically rule like Rebbi Yossi?
(c) How does the Gemara in Kidushin explain the Machlokes between Rebbi Meir and
Rebbi Yossi in our Sugya, in order to reconcile the two Sugyos?
(d) For which two reasons do we choose to rule like our Sugya rather than the Sugya
(a) 'ad ha'Katzir, ad ha'Batzir, ad ha'Masik, Eino Asur ad she'Yagi'a'.
Why is the
fig harvest (and subsequently the summer) called 'Kayitz'?
(b) What is ...
(c) Will it make any difference whether he said 'ad she'Yehei' or 'ad she'Yeitzei'?
- ... 'ha'Batzir'?
- ... 'ha'Masik'?
(d) What is the basis for this? Why is that?
(a) What marks the beginning of the 'Kayitz'?
(b) 'ad she'Ya'avor ha'Kayitz', the Mishnah concludes, 'ad she'Yakpilu ha'Miktzo'os'.
What does this mean?
(c) What else are referred to as 'Miktzo'os'?
(a) In a Beraisa, the Tana restricts the 'Kalkalah' in the Seifa of our Mishnah to
one of figs, but not of grapes.
Why is that? What is the basic difference between
the fig-harvest and the grape-harvest?
(b) This distinction is also the basis of the Tana Kama's ruling in another Beraisa
'ha'Noder min Peiros ha'Kayitz, Ein Asur Ela bi'Te'einim'.
Why then, does Raban
Shimon ben Gamliel include grapes in 'Peiros ha'Kayitz'?
(a) We learned in our Mishnah 'ad she'Ya'avor ha'Kayitz, ad she'Yakpilu
Answers to questions
Does this mean that the Neder extends until all the knives have been
(b) This stage is also a sign for two other things.
Why is one then permitted ...
- ... to take them without fear of being called a thief?
- ... to eat them without having to Ma'aser them?