KESUVOS 111-112 - Dedicated in memory of Max (Meir Menachem ben Shlomo ha'Levi) Turkel, by his children Eddie and Lawrence and his wife Jean Turkel/Rafalowicz. Max was a warm and loving husband and father and is missed dearly by his family and friends. His Yahrzeit is 5 Teves.


Tosfos DH "Bavelah"

תוס' ד"ה "בבלה"

(SUMMARY: Tosfos explains how this Pasuk regarding the first exile is a proof for the second exile.)

אע"ג דהאי קרא בגלות ראשון כתיב


Implied Question: This Pasuk was stated regarding the first exile (after the destruction of the first Beis Hamikdash). [How do we know that such a prohibition to go back to Eretz Yisrael applies even after the second exile?]

י"ל דבגלות שני נמי קפיד קרא.


Answer: It is possible to answer that the Pasuk must also have been stringent that people should not go back to Eretz Yisrael (in this fashion) after the second exile.


Tosfos DH "she'Lo Yigalu Sod"

תוס' ד"ה "שלא יגלו סוד"

(SUMMARY: Tosfos explains what secret the Gemara is referring to.)

העיבור כדאמרינן (שבת דף עה.) כי היא חכמתכם ובינתכם זהו סוד העיבור.


Implied Question: [What secret is this referring to?] This is referring to the secret of arranging the calendar (making leap years, months, etc.), as the Gemara in Shabbos (75a) states "for it is your wisdom and understanding" (Devarim 4:6) refers to the secret of arranging the calendar



Tosfos DH "b'Levushei'hen"

תוס' ד"ה "בלבושיהן"

(SUMMARY: Tosfos clarifies what clothing will be worn by the righteous who arise from the dead.)

משמע בלבושיהן שנקברו דהיינו תכריכין


Implied Question: [What does this mean that the righteous will get up from the dead "in their clothes?"] This implies in the clothing that they were buried in, namely their burial shrouds.

אבל בירושלמי דהנושא אמר רבי לבניו מעטו בתכריכין שעתידין צדיקים שיעמדו בלבושיהן משמע מעטו בתכריכין אלא בלבושיהן מחיים.


Answer #2: The Yerushalmi says in the chapter of "ha'Nosei" that Rebbi said to his children that they should not spend much on burial shrouds, as the righteous will stand up (from the dead) in their clothes. This implies that they should not spend much on shrouds, but rather should spend the money on clothes when they are alive (as the righteous will wear the clothes they owned while alive when they rise from the dead).