prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler of Kollel Iyun Hadaf
Rosh Kollel: Rabbi Mordecai Kornfeld
(a) What does the Mishnah say about a man who wants to add a hundred Manah on to ...
1. ... the two hundred Zuz of a Besulah?
2. ... the hundred Zuz of an Almanah?
(b) Why might we have thought that this is forbidden?
(c) According to the Tana Kama, a woman is permitted to claim the full amount, irrespective of whether her husband divorced her of died after the Erusin or after the marriage. What does Rebbi Elazar ben Azaryah say?
(d) Why is that?
(e) Like whom is the Halachah (See Tos. Yom-Tov)?
(a) Rebbi Yehudah permits a Besulah to write that she has received one hundred Zuz of her Kesubah. What does he say about an Almanah?
(b) What does Rebbi Meir say?
(c) Why do we rule like Rebbi Meir in this case, in spite of the principle 'Rebbi Yehudah ve'Rebbi Meir, Halachah ke'Rebbi Yehudah'?
(a) How long after a man asks his betrothed to get ready for the wedding does the Mishnah give her to prepare herself, if she is ...
1. ... a Besulah?
2. ... an Almanah (See Tos. Yom-Tov)?
(b) What is the significance of that time period?
(c) From whom do we learn the former?
(a) And how long does the Tana give the Chasan to prepare from the time that his betrothed asks him to get ready?
(b) What is the significance of that time period?
(c) What if the fixed time arrives and the wedding is postponed, assuming the Chasan is ...
1. ... a Yisrael?
2. ... a Kohen?
(a) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Emor (in connection with T'rumah) "ve'Kohen ki Yikneh Nefesh Kinyan Kaspo"?
(b) On what grounds did the Chachamim forbid it?
(c) Why do they then permit her to eat T'rumah once the time to get married arrives?
(a) Rebbi Tarfon permits the Chasan who is a Kohen to feed his Kalah entirely on T'rumah (See Tos. Yom-Tov). What will she do during her period of Tum'ah?
(b) What does Rebbi Akiva say?
(a) The Mishnah forbids a Yavam who is a Kohen to feed his Arusah T'rumah. How does he learn this from the Pasuk in Emor "ve'Kohen ki Yikneh Nefesh Kinyan Kaspo"?
(b) What if she spent ...
1. ... six (out of the twelve) month period before her Chasan and six before the Yavam?
2. ... twelve months minus one day before her Chasan and one day before the Yavam?
3. ... one day before her Chasan and the remainder of the twelve months before the Yavam (See Tiferes Yisrael)?
(c) On what condition is she permitted to eat Terumah under the Yavam?
(a) All that we have learned until now about an Arusah eating T'rumah after twelve months goes according to the Mishnah Rishonah. According to the Mishnah Achronah - a woman is not permitted to eat T'rumah until she enters the Chupah ...
(b) ... in case the Chasan finds a blemish, which will negate the Erusin retroactively, in which case, a Zarah will have eaten T'rumah.
(a) What does the Mishnah say about a man who declares Hekdesh what his wife produces?
(b) Why is that (See Tiferes Yisrael)?
(c) According to Rebbi Meir, if he declares Hekdesh the excess (to the value of more than five Sela'aim [Meleches Sh'lomoh]), becomes Hekdesh after her death (See Tos. Yom-Tov). What does Rebbi Yochanan ha'Sandlar say?
(d) What is the basis of their Machlokes?
(e) Like whom is the Halachah?
(a) The Tana lists four Melachos that a woman is obligated to perform on behalf of her husband. Three of them are grinding, baking bread and washing his clothes. What is the fourth?
(b) Two of the three remaining obligations he lists are nursing their babies and making the beds. What is the third?
(c) If she brings in ...
1. ... one maidservant (or money to hire one), from what does she become exempt besides grinding and baking?
2. ... two maidservants, from which of the above obligations, besides cooking, does she become exempt?
3. ... three maidservants, she is also exempt from making the beds and 'working in wool'. What is she still obligated to do for her husband (See Tiferes Yisrael)?
(a) What does the Mishnah permit her to do all day, should she bring in four maidservants?
(b) From what additional chores is she exempt?
(c) Which three things does she nevertheless remain obligated to do?
(d) What is the significance of these three things?
(a) What does Rebbi Eliezer say about a woman who brings a hundred maidservants into the marriage?
(b) And what does Raban Shimon ben Gamliel say about a man who makes a Neder not to derive any benefit from whatever his wife does (effectively forbidding her to work)?
(c) Why is that?
(d) In what point is Rebbi Eliezer more stringent than Raban Shimon ben Gamliel?
(e) Like whom is the Halachah?
(a) The Mishnah now discusses a man who makes a Neder forbidding intimacy on his wife. What would he have to say for such a Neder to be effective?
(b) What is the source for the ruling that a direct Neder of this nature is not effective?
(c) According to Beis Shamai, this is permitted up to two weeks. What is the source for this?
(a) What is Beis Hillel's source for saying one week?
(b) Why do they prefer to learn Neder from Nidah than from birth?
(c) And why do Beis Shamai then prefer to learn it from birth?
(d) What will be the Din regarding Neder, after more than two weeks, according to Beis Shamai or more than one week, according to Beis Hillel (See Tos. Yom-Tov)?
(e) What will be the time-period that is allowed for a camel-driver, whose Onah is only once every thirty days
(f) And the same applies to a sailor. How often is his Onah?
(a) The Mishnah permits Torah-scholars to stay away from home to study Torah without their wives consent for thirty days. This is the opinion of Rebbi Eliezer. What do the Chachamim say?
(b) What does the Tana say about laborers?
(c) Rebbi Eliezer presents the Torah's Shi'ur Onah for different groups of people. The Onah for Tayalin is every day. What are 'Tayalin'?
(d) What is the Shi'ur Onah for laborers?
(a) What is the Shi'ur Onah for ...
1. ... donkey-drivers?
2. ... camel-drivers?
3. ... sailors? What is the reason for the divergence of the Shi'urim?
(b) What is the Din regarding someone who wants to change his job from one with a shorter Ona'ah to one with a longer one?
(c) What is the sole exception?
(a) What does the Tana mean when he talks about a woman who rebels against her husband?
(b) What does the Mishnah rule with regard to such a woman?
(c) The Tana Kama maintains that she loses seven Dinrim per week. According to Rebbi Yehudah, it is seven Tarp'ikion. How much is a Tarp'ik (See Tos. Yom-Tov)?
(d) What if she refuses to work?
(a) How long does this go on for?
(b) What happens after that?
(c) According to Rebbi Yossi, the husband may continue to deduct even beyond the value of her Kesubah? What does he mean by that?
(a) What happens to a man who rebels against his wife?
(b) The Tana Kama maintains that he has to add three Dinrim a week. What does Rebbi Yehudah say?
(c) Why is the wife's K'nas larger than that of the husband?
(a) The Gemara points out that the Chachamim retracted from the above Halachah. How and for how long do they publicize a Moredes to induce her to recant?
(b) This is the Halachah if she is married. What if she is ...
1. ... betrothed?
2. ... a Nidah or sick?
3. ... a Shomeres Yavam?
(c) What do they inform her?
(d) What if she stands her ground?
(a) The Mishnah now discusses a man who is Mashreh es Ishto through an agent. What does 'Mashreh es Ishto' mean?
(b) If the agent provides her with wheat, he must give her not less than two Kabin per week. How much barley must he give her, according to the Tana Kama?
(c) Rebbi Yossi maintains however, that it was only Rebbi Yishmael who authorized a woman to receive so much barley. Why is that?
(a) The Mishnah goes on to prescribe half a Kav of legumes. How much oil does he obligate the agent to give her?
(b) The agent must also give her a Kav of dried figs and a Manah (the weight of a hundred Dinrim) D'veilah. What is 'D'veilah'?
(c) What if the husband doesn't own figs?
(d) And he also has to provide her with a bed, a Machtzeles (a kind of matting that is used to lean on) and a Mapatz. What is then a Mapatz?
(a) He gives her a hat, a belt and shoes. How often must he provide her with new shoes?
(b) Besides the above, how much must he spend annually on new clothes?
(c) Why should he not buy her new clothes in the summer and second-hand clothes in the winter?
(d) Then what should he do?
(e) And the Tana concludes that when he buys her new clothes, the worn-out clothes belong to her. What does she do with them?
(a) How much does the Tana obligate the agent to give the woman for trinkets?
(b) How often must he do this?
(c) What if he fails to fulfil this obligation (See Tos. Yom-Tov)?
(d) How often is her husband obligated to eat together with her?
(e) Why is that?
(a) For her part, a wife is obligated to produce five Sela'im-worth of Sh'si in Yehudah. What is Sh'si?
(b) What is the equivalent in the Galil?
(c) How much does she have to produce if she manufactures Areiv (the woof)?
(a) How will the fact that she is nursing a baby affect the above rulings?
(b) How does the Tana finally qualify the above-mentioned amounts that a woman receives from her husband? On what condition will he be obligated to increase them?
(c) Based on what other conditions might the amounts differ from those specified by the Mishnah?