REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Shevuos 42
SHEVUOS 42 - Marcia and Lee Weinblatt have dedicated this Daf towards the
full recovery of Mrs. Gerti (Gitl bas Golda) Kornfeld, and in honor of the
recent births of their grandchildren: Gabriela Esther (to Jodi & Jacob
Mugrabi), Esther Rifka (to Tal & Aylon Brandwein), Mordechai (to Aliza &
Kenny Weinblatt) and Meir Yaakov (to Roni & Yehuda Blinder). MAZEL TOV!
(a) In a case where Shimon claimed that he had already repaid the debt that
Reuven was claiming with a Sh'tar, what did Reuven counter?
(b) Rav Nachman rules 'Isra Sh'tara'.
What does he mean by that?
(c) What does Rav Papa say?
(a) We cite a similar case, but where Reuven claimed 'Sitra'i Ninhu' only
after Shimon had countered that Reuven had given him the money for a
(b) And what did he mean when he added 've'Asivas a'Mischasa'?
(c) What does Rav Papa rule there?
(d) How do we reconcile the two 'contradictory' rulings of Rav Papa?
(a) Rav Papi rules 'Lo Isra Sh'tara' (like Rav Papa), Rav Sheishes b'rei
de'Rav Idi rules 'Isra Sh'tara' (like Rav Nachman).
What is the Halachah?
(b) We restrict this ruling to where Shimon paid Reuven in the presence of
Why is that?
(c) What would be the Din if he paid him privately?
(a) What happened in a case where Shimon stipulated that he would believe
Reuven whenever the latter claimed that he had not yet paid?
(b) On what grounds did Rav Papa object to Abaye and Rava's ruling that
Shimon must now abide by his own condition and pay?
(a) In which case are three witnesses an advantage over two?
(b) What did Rav Papa therefore rule in a case where Shimon stipulated that
he would believe Reuven like two witnesses, should he claim that he had not
yet paid, and then went and paid him in front of three witnesses?
(c) On what grounds did Rav Huna b'rei de'Rav Yehoshua disagree with that?
(d) In a second Lashon, Rav Huna b'rei de'Rav Yehoshua again maintained that
there is no difference between two witnesses and a hundred.
What did he
add this time with regard to a case where Shimon stipulated that he would
believe Reuven like three witnesses ... ?
(e) What is the difference between the two cases?
(a) We learned in our Mishnah 'Ein Nishba'in al Ta'anas Cheresh, Shoteh
Seeing as a Cheresh cannot speak, how can he present a claim?
(b) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Mishpatim (in connection with the Din
of Shevu'as ha'Dayanim) "Ki Yiten *Ish* el Re'ehu Kesef O Keilim Li'shemor"?
(c) From where do we learn the Din by Cheresh and Shoteh?
(d) Rav reconciles the above with the Seifa of our Mishnah 'Aval Nishba'in
al Ta'anas Katan', by establishing the latter like Rebbi Eliezer ben
What does Rebbi Eliezer ben Ya'akov say?
(a) Rebbi Eliezer ben Ya'akov actually refers to the case as 'Nishba al
Answers to questions
Why is that?
(b) On what grounds do the Chachamim therefore argue with him?
(c) What problem do we now have with Rebbi Eliezer ben Ya'akov?
(d) We reject the suggestion that it is a real Katan who is claiming from
him, because of the principle 'Ein Nishba'in al Ta'anas Katan' (see
Maharshal). So we establish it when the claimant is a Gadol.
Then why does
the Tana refer to him as a Katan?
(a) With regard to the Kashya why Rebbi Eliezer ben Ya'akov refers to it as
'Ta'anas Atzmo', why do we reject the answer 'Ta'anas Acherim ve'Hoda'as
(b) So we establish the Machlokes Tana'im when in fact it is a Katan who is
claiming from him, and they argue over Rabah's explanation of 'Modeh
be'Miktzas'. What makes this claim subject to a Shevu'ah any more than the
regular claim of a Katan?
(c) Why does Rebbi Eliezer ben Ya'akov then refer to it as 'Ta'anas Atzmo'?
(a) What does Rabah say to explain why every 'Modeh be'Miktzas' is not Patur
from a Shevu'ah with a 'Migu' of 'Kofer ba'Kol'?
(b) If, as Rabah goes on to say, the debtor really wants to admit to the
entire claim, then why doesn't he?
(c) Why does Rabah need to add that he really wants to admit to the entire
(d) We finally establish the basis of the Machlokes on the She'eilah whether
'Ein Adam Me'iz Panav bi'Fenei Ba'al Chovo' extends to the creditor's son
(from whom the debtor did not actually borrow) or not.
What is then the
reasoning behind ...
- ... Rebbi Eliezer ben Ya'akov's ruling, who holds that it does?
- ... the Chachamim's ruling, who holds that it doesn't?
(a) What does the Reisha of our Mishnah rule in the case 'Manah le'Aba
be'Yadcha; Ein Lecha be'Yadi Ela Chamishim Dinar'?
(b) Why does this not contradict the Seifa, which we just established like
Rebbi Eliezer ben Ya'akov?
(a) Shmuel establishes the Seifa when a claimant claims from the property of
Yesomim (unconnected to Rebbi Eliezer ben Ya'akov).
What is the source of
(b) To answer the Kashya that we have already learned this in a Mishnah in
'Kol ha'Nishba'in', we cite a Beraisa quoted by Abaye Keshisha.
Abaye Keshisha's Beraisa say to explain why we need two Mishnos regarding
(c) What other specific aspect of claiming from Yesomim does the Beraisa
(a) Our Mishnah concludes 'Aval Nishba'in ... le'Hekdesh'.
How does Shmuel
establish this ruling?
(b) What do we ask on this from the same Mishnah in 'Kol ha'Nishba'in'?
(c) How do we answer this Kashya? Why might we have thought that Hekdesh is
different and does not therefore require a Shevu'ah?
(d) What does Rav Huna say about a Shechiv-Mera who declares 'Manah
li'Peloni be'Yadi' after declaring all his property Hekdesh? Why is that?
(e) How do we reconcile this with our Mishnah, which holds 'Adam Oseh
Kenunyah im Hekdesh'?
(a) Our Mishnah lists four things over which one does not swear. The first
three are Avadim, Sh'taros and Karka'os.
What is the fourth?
(b) What else are these four things not subject to?
(c) A Shomer Chinam does swear over them.
Does a Shomer Sachar have to
(d) According to Rebbi Shimon, one does swear over Kodshim she'Chayav
What does this mean?
(a) To what is Rebbi referring when he says 'Yesh Devarim she'Hein ke'Karka,
(b) What do the Chachamim say?
(c) What principle governs the Tana's ruling 'Bayis Malei Masarti Lach ...
ve'ha'Lah Eini Yode'a, Ela Mah she'Hinachta Atah Noteil, Patur'?
(d) What does the Tana rule in the case 'Zeh Omer ad ha'Ziz, ve'Zeh Omer ad
(a) What does the Beraisa learn from the Pasuk in Mishpatim (in connection
with Kefel) ...
Answers to questions
(b) What is the source to exempt Avadim, Sh'taros, Karka'os and Hekdesh from
'Tashlumei Arba'ah va'Chamishah'?
- ... "Al Kol D'var Pesha ('Klal') al Shor al Chamor ... (P'rat), al Kol Aveidah' (K'lal)?
- ... "Yeshalem Shenayim *le'Re'eihu*"?
(c) What do we learn from the Pasuk ...
- ... (in connection with the Shevu'ah of a Shomer Chinam) "Ki Yiten Ish el Re'eihu (K'lal) Kesef O Keilim (P'rat) Lishmor (Klal)"?
- ... (in connection with the Chiyuv Geneivah va'Aveidah of a Shomer Sachar) "Ki Yiten Ish el Re'eihu (K'lal) Chamor O Shor O Seh (P'rat) ve'Chol Beheimah Lishmor (K'lal)"?
- ... "Re'eihu" in both cases?