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1) MANY SIN-OFFERINGS FOR ONE ACTION
(a) Question: Which Tana holds of Isur Kolel, Isur Mosif and
Isur Bas Achas?
2) CAN A GIRL GET PREGNANT FROM FIRST RELATIONS?
(b) Answer #1(Rav Yehudah): R. Meir.
1. (Beraisa): One can bring 4 sin-offerings and 1
guilt-offering for one eating - a Tamei person that
ate Chelev (forbidden fats) that was leftover (past
the allowed time) from a sacrifice on Yom Kipur;
(c) Answer #2: It suffices to say that our Tana holds of Isur
Bas Achas, as R. Shimon.
i. R. Meir says, if it was Shabbos, and he took
the food in his mouth into a public domain he
is also liable for this!
2. Question: Who is R. Meir going as?
ii. Chachamim: That is not relevant to his
liability for eating.
i. Suggestion: If as R. Yehoshua - but he says,
one who mistakenly errs while engaging in a
Mitzvah does not bring a sin-offering!
3. Answer: Actually, he can hold as R. Yehoshua.
ii. Rather, he goes as R. Eliezer.
i. R. Yehoshua exempted someone that circumcised
the wrong child on Shabbos, since he is nervous
to do it in time - in our case, he is not
4. Question: But there is no time pressure by Trumah,
and R. Yehoshua exempts!
i. (Mishnah): A man was eating Trumah, and learned
that his mother was divorced or did Chalitzah
(i.e. he is an invalid Kohen). R. Eliezer says
he pays the principle and a fifth; R. Yehoshua
says he is exempt.
5. Answer (Rav Bibi Bar Abaye): The case is, he was
eating Trumah on Erev Pesach, when there is time
1. We understand how the prohibitions of a married
woman, a brother's wife and a wife's sister come
simultaneously - the brothers made a messenger to
engage the girls, they made a messenger to receive
engagement, and both engagements were given
2. Question: How does the prohibition of Nidah come
simultaneous with the other prohibitions?
3. Answer (Rav Amram): They were Nidah when the boys
became 13 (Bar Mitzvah) - this makes the boys'
prohibitions come simultaneously;
4. They were Nidah when the girls became 12 (Bas
Mitzvah) - this makes their prohibitions come
(a) (Mishnah): We separate them (perhaps they are pregnant)
(b) Question: A woman cannot become pregnant from the 1st
time she has relations!
(c) Answer (Rav Nachman): They had relations twice.
(d) Question: But R. Chiya taught, 16 sin-offering are
brought - if they had relations twice, there would be 32!
1. Counter-question: You must admit, according to R.
Eliezer, that says one is liable for each
pleasurable action of relations, they are liable
more than 16!
(e) Answer: Rather, you must say that we are only counting
the sin-offerings brought for the 1st pleasurable act -
similarly, we are only counting for the 1st relations!
(f) Question (Rava): But Tamar became pregnant from her first
act of relations!
3) BEING UNMARRIED CAN CAUSE STERILITY
(g) Answer (Rav Nachman): She enabled this by removing her
Besulim with her finger.
1. (R. Yitzchak): All girls of Rebbi's house that did
this were called Tamar.
(h) Question: Her 1st relations were not with Yehudah - she
had previously married Er and Onan!
(i) Answer: Er and Onan had abnormal relations with her.
(j) Question (Beraisa - R. Eliezer): All 24 months (of
nursing), her husband spills the seed outside;
1. Chachamim: This is like Er and Onan!
(k) Answer: It is like them in one respect, unlike them in
1. It is like them regarding "He spilled on the
(l) Question: We know that Onan did this from the above verse
- how do we know that Er did so?
2. It is unlike them, since they had abnormal
relations, and the Beraisa speaks of normal
(m) Answer (Rav Nachman Bar Yitzchak): "(Hash-m) killed him
also" - he died the same way.
(n) We understand, Onan did this because he knew that the
child would not be considered his (but rather, as his
1. Question: Why did Er do this?
(o) (Beraisa - R. Yehudah): "With her" - to exclude a Kalah
(she does not become T'mei'ah from her first relations);
Chachamim say, to exclude abnormal relations.
2. Answer: Lest she get pregnant and become less
1. Suggestion (Hon, Rav Nachman' son): R. Yehudah holds
that the Torah was concerned for a Kalah's make-up
(and decreed that she is Tahor, so she should not
have to go to the Mikveh)!
(p) Question: What is the source of the dispute!
2. Rejection (Rav Nachman): No, rather because she
cannot become pregnant from first relations.
(q) Answer: Chachamim learn - "Semen" - to exclude Ha'arah
(the first stage of relations); "Her" - to exclude
1. R. Yehudah learns that both of these are excluded
from "Semen"; "her" excludes a Kalah.
(a) (Ravin): A woman that did not have relations for 10 years
after having being married, will not give birth.
(b) (Rav Nachman): But if she planned to remarry, she can
1. Rava (to his wife): Chachamim are suspicious of you!
(c) A woman came in front of Rav Yosef. 'I waited 10 years
before remarrying, and gave birth'!
2. Rava's wife: I was planning to marry you.
1. Rav Yosef: Do not discredit the sages' words!
(d) Version #1 (Shmuel): All women that had relations must
wait 3 months before marrying someone else (to avoid any
doubt, who fathered her child), except for a minor that
converted or was freed from slavery;
2. The woman admitted that she had had relations with a
Nachri in the interim.
(e) A minor Yisraelis must wait.
(f) Question: After what must the minor wait?
1. Suggestion #1: If she did Mi'un - Shmuel says she
need not wait!
(g) Answer: She must wait after extramarital relations.
2. Suggestion #2: If she was divorced - Shmuel already
said that she must wait!
i. (Shmuel): If she did Mi'un, she need not wait 3
months; if he gave her a Get, she must wait.