Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Food for Thought

*** How can we (Kesuvos 47a) be discussing a case where she was delivered to the chupah on Shabbos and Yom Tov? Isn’t it forbidden to make a kinyan then?

*** Tosfos asks: How can one get married on Yom Tov; there is an obligation for simcha, and we may not intermingle one source of joy with another? Perhaps, we can answer that the Gemora is referring to Rosh Hashanah, where there is no obligation for simcha (according to some commentators)?

*** Why does Tosfos have to explain the case to be referring to one where they got married in the time that was added on to Yom Tov, and therefore, there is no obligation for simcha; couldn’t we have said that they got married on the first night of Yom Tov, and the Gemora Pesachim (71a) states that there is no obligation for simcha on the first night?