prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler of Kollel Iyun Hadaf
Rosh Kollel: Rabbi Mordecai Kornfeld
(a) How many Dayanim does the Mitzvah of Chalitzah require?
(b) Seeing as even Hedyotos are Kasher, why does the Mishnah refer to them as Dayanim?
(c) Why are two additional people required to join the proceedings?
(d) What is the difference between a 'Min'al' and a 'Sandal'?
(e) Why ...
1. ... should one therefore not use a Min'al Lechatchilah?
2. ... is this concern not applicable to a Sandal?
(a) What does the Tana say about using socks?
(b) Why is that?
(c) How do we learn this from the G'zeirah-Shavah "Na'alo" (by Chalitzah) from the Pasuk in Yechezkel "ve'An'alcha Tachash"?
(d) On what distinction does the Mishnah draw between a shoe that ...
1. ... has a heel and a shoe that doesn't?
2. ... is tied below the knee and a shoe that is tied above the knee?
(a) What does the Mishnah say about using a shoe ...
1. ... that does not belong to the Yavam?
2. ... that is made of wood?
(b) On what condition does the Mishnah validate the latter?
(c) And what does the Tana say about performing Chalitzah ...on a Yavam who is wearing ...
1. ... a left-foot Sandal on the right foot?
2. ... a shoe that is too large but that he is able to walk with?
3. ... one that is too small but that covers most of his foot?
(a) According to the Tana Kama, Chalitzah that is performed at night-time is Kasher. What does Rebbi Eliezer say?
(b) What do Rebbi Eliezer and the Chachamim respectively, say about Chalitzah that is performed on the left foot?
(c) What is the Halachah regarding Chalitzah that is performed ...
1. ... at night?
2. ... on the left foot?
(a) What does the Mishnah say about a Chalitzah where the Yevamah removed the Yavam's shoe and spat towards him, but failed to recite the relevant Pasuk ("Kachah Ye'asah la'Ish ... ")?
(b) From where do we know that removing the shoe is crucial to the Chalitzah?
(c) Then why does it not matter if she did not recite the Pasuk?
(d) Rebbi Eliezer learns from the same Pasuk that spitting, like removing the Yavam's shoe, is crucial. On what grounds does Rebbi Akiva disagree?
(a) What does the Mishnah say about a ...
1. ... Cheresh who does Chalitzah (where there are other brothers)?
2. ... a Chareshes who performs Chalitzah?
3. ... a Yevamah who performs Chalitzah with a Yavam who is a Katan?
(b) What are the implications of 'Chalitzah Pesulah'?
(c) Who is then the author of this Mishnah?
(d) What do the Chachamim say?
(e) Like whom is the Halachah?
(a) What must the Yavam then do if he does not want to live with her?
(b) And what about the Yevamah performing Chalitzah with a Yavam Katan?
(c) And what must the Yevamah do if she was a Ketanah when she performed Chalitzah?
(d) What if she didn't?
(a) What does the Tana Kama say about a Chalitzah that is performed in front of two witnesses or in front of three, one of whom is subsequently found to be either a relative of the Yavam or of the Yevamah or Pasul?
(b) What do Rebbi Shimon and Rebbi Yochanan ha'Sandlar say?
(a) What does the Tana relate regarding a Yavam and his Yevamah who were in prison, whose brother died?
(b) What did Rebbi Akiva (See Tos. Yom-Tov) rule there?
(c) What was his reason?
(d) Like whom is the Halachah?
(a) The Mishnah now describes the Chalitzah ceremony. Based on the Pasuk "Vekar'u lo Ziknei Iro Vedibru Eilav", what good advice do the Dayanim give the Yavam when he appear in Beis-Din together with the Yevamah?
(b) It is the Yevamah who opens the proceedings. What is the first thing she declares?
(c) What does the Yavam respond?
(d) In what language did they make these declarations?
(a) The Yevamah then approached the Yavam before the eyes of the Dayanim and did two things. What did she do ...
1. ... first?
2. ... after that?
(b) What does the Mishnah say about the spit?
(c) What does she say next?
(a) According to the Tana Kama that was all they said. Rebbi Hurk'nus disagrees. What was he doing underneath an oak-tree in K'far Eitam?
(b) According to him, Beis-Din add the remainder of the Parshah. What does the remainder of the Parshah constitute?
(c) Who has to say this and who does not?
(a) What does Rebbi Yehudah say about all the bystanders?
(b) Like whom is the Halachah?