REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Yevamos 116
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(a) They found a Get in Sura on which there was written 'I, Anan bar Chiya
the Neherdean divorced my wife', and there was nobody else with that name
from Sura to Neherda'a, except for Anan bar Chiya from Chigra.
the witnesses testify?
(b) Abaye said that even he would concede that, in this case, the Get would
Why was that?
(c) What did Rava say? What makes this case different?
(d) Rava contends with the possibility that he may have flown from Neherda'a
to Sura on a flying camel, or that he may have jumped.
What does 'jumped'
(a) Alternatively, 'he may have handed him words'.
What does this mean?
(b) What did Rav and Rav Huna used to tell the Sofrim to do when they were
in Shili or in Hini?
(c) Regarding the case with the sesame-seeds, Rav Yeimar does not contend
with the contents of the box having been changed, Ravina does.
What is the
(a) On what grounds do we refute Rav Yehudah Amar Shmuel, who explains the
quarrel between the husband and wife in our Mishnah as when she asks him for
(b) How do we therefore amend Rav Yehudah Amar Shmuel? What did he really
(c) Rav Hamnuna rules that if a woman claims that her husband divorced her,
she is believed.
Why is that?
(d) Then how do we explain Rav Yehudah Amar Shmuel? Why is she not believed
in our Mishnah?
(a) According to Rav Chanina, the reason that we do not believe the woman
when they have been quarreling is because she will lie.
Answers to questions
What does Rav
Shimi bar Ashi say?
(b) What does each of them mean?
(c) What is the difference between the two reasons (see Tosfos Amud b. DH
(a) We ask whether one witness is believed when the husband and wife
What are the two sides of the She'eilah?
(b) What is the outcome of the She'eilah?
(c) Rebbi Yehudah permits a woman to marry by her own testimony only if she
enters the Beis-Din weeping and with rent clothes.
On what grounds did the
Chachamim object to Rebbi Yehudah's explanation?
(d) Seeing as Rebbi Yehudah gauges whether a woman is telling the truth or
not by the way she enters Beis-Din, what was the point of instructing that
woman who was on her way to the Beis-Din of Rebbi Yehudah to put on the
whole 'Spiel'? Why was that not dishonesty?
(a) Under which condition did Beis Hillel initially restrict the concession
of believing the woman that her husband died?
(b) What did Beis Shamai say?
(c) Why is the Halachah like Beis Shamai in this particular case?
(a) How do Beis Shamai try to prove to Beis Hillel that Chazal cannot have
confined their concession to the same country?
(b) On what grounds do Beis Hillel insist that they nevertheless did? What
is the difference between testifying in the same country and testifying from
(c) How do Beis Shamai counter their argument? Why will she be afraid to lie
even from one country to another?
(d) What is the original story on which Chazal based their ruling?
(a) The author of our Mishnah, which confines the decree to Kodesh and not
to Terumah, is Rebbi Chananyah ben Akavya, who argues with the Tana Kama.
The Tana Kama of a Beraisa in Chagigah forbids carrying Mei Chatas or Eifer
Chatas even by throwing them, or handing them across a stretch of water.
Is one permitted to carry them ...
How do we reconcile ...
(b) What does Rebbi Chananyah ben Akavya say there?
- ... riding on the back of his friend or of an animal?
- ... on foot across a bridge or to throwing them?
(c) What actually happened there?
(d) Like whom do we try and establish ...
- ... the Rabbanan?
- ... Rebbi Chananyah ben Akavya?
- ... the Rabbanan with Beis Hillel? Why might Beis Hillel agree with them that all rivers are the same?
- ... Rebbi Chananyah ben Akavya with Beis Shamai? Why might Beis Shamai agree with him by Mei Chatas and Eifer Chatas?
(a) According to Beis Hillel, the woman may marry by her own testimony, but
does not receive her Kesubah. Beis Shamai disagree with them on the basis of
a 'Kal va'Chomer'.
Answers to questions
Which 'Kal va'Chomer'?
(b) How do Beis Hillel counter the 'Kal va'Chomer'?
(c) Beis Shamai have the last word however, and here too, Beis Hillel yield
to their opinion.
What do they say?