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Gitin 27

GITIN 27 - Marcia and Lee Weinblatt of New Jersey have dedicated this Daf in memory of Marcia's mother, Esther Friedman (Esther Chaya Raizel bat Gershom Eliezer) and father, Hyman Smulevitz (Chaim Yisochar ben Yaakov).

1) [line 2] L'ALTAR - immediately
2) [line 2] CHAFISAH - (O.F. bolzole) a small leather shepherd's purse
3) [line 3] DELUSKEMA - (a) (O.F. tasche) a sack (RASHI); (b) a chest (RAMBAM Peirush ha'Mishnayos to Me'ilah 6:1); (c) a basket (PEIRUSH KADMON to Me'ilah 21a)

4) [line 4] DAITIKEI - the spoken will of a Shechiv Mera (see Background to Gitin 13:8, 9). This word is a contraction of "Da Tehei l'Meikam v'Liheyos" - "This shall bee what is established and what will be"

5) [line 5] MATANOS - gifts [of a person who is not on his deathbed]
6) [line 5] SHOVARIN - receipts
7) [line 6] NIMLACH - he changed his mind
8) [line 8] SHAYAROS - caravans
9) [line 14] SHAVIREI MASA D'AL RACHIS NAHARA - a place in Bavel named Shavirei, located on the Rachis river (or canal). It was probably a caravan station ("Shavirei," related to "Shayara" - caravan)

10a) [line 16] PUK V'AYEIN BAH - Go out and study this [subject]
b) [line 17] DEL'URSA BA'I LAH MINACH RAV HUNA - since tonight Rav Huna is going to ask you about this

11) [line 17] NAFAK, DAK V'ASHKACH - (lit. he went out, checked and found) he checked into the sources and found the following Mishnah

12) [line 18] MA'ASEH BEIS DIN - a deed or document of Beis Din
13) [line 23] BEI KISNA - the Gemara below presents two explanations: (a) a place where raw flax is soaked; (b) a flax market

14) [line 23] PUMBEDISA - Pumbedisa (lit. Mouth of Bedisa, a canal of the Euphrates). The people of Pumbedisa (lit. Mouth of Bedisa, a canal of the Euphrates) were known to be thieves, as it states in Chulin 127a, "If a person from Pumbedisa escorts you, change your place of lodging (so that he does not know where to find you or your money)! They were probably sinful because they lived in luxury, since the city was a major trading station. All of the residents of Pumbedisa hated Rabah bar Nachmani because of his words of reproof (Shabbos 153a). Pumbedisa was also the location of a great Yeshiva in Bavel that existed for approximately 800 years. The scholars of Pumbedisa were known for their keen intellect (Bava Metzi'a 38b). To emphasize its importance as a Torah center, Rabah and Rav Yosef stated that just as one is prohibited from leaving Eretz Yisrael to Chutz la'Aretz, so too is one prohibited to leave Pumbedisa (Kesuvos 111a).

15) [line 24] B'DUCHTA HEICHA D'SARU KISNA - in the place where they soak the flax

16) [line 26] B'DUCHTA D'MEZABNEI KISNA - in the place where they sell the flax


17) [line 8] ALIMA - stronger
18) [line 15] ISRAMI - it should chance to happen
19) [line 18] SIMAN MUVHAK - a very specific identifying mark that is proof without a doubt

20) [line 20] SIMANIN
(a) There are certain instances where the Torah requires proof of identity, for example in order to reclaim a lost object or to identify a dead man and permit his wife to remarry. There is an argument as to whether Simanin ("signs" - identifying marks) are considered a valid poof (Simanin d'Oraisa) or not (Simanin Lav d'Oraisa or Simanin d'Rabanan) in these instances.
(b) The Simanin under discussion are not general signs (e.g. the color of the clothes of the deceased), nor very specific signs (e.g. the lost Get had a hole next to the third letter Alef). The former certainly is *not* accepted as proof, while the latter certainly *is* accepted (see Insights to Yevamos 120:1). The Simanin under discussion are signs that lie in between these extremes.

21) [line 21] IRKAS LEI GITA BEI MIDRASHA - he lost a Get in the Beis ha'Midrash (he was a Shali'ach to deliver the Get)

22) [line 23] TEVI'US EINA - the identification of an object from a general impression of its form without stating particular Simanin

23) [line 26] TZURBA ME'RABANAN - an intense Torah scholar
24) [line 29] TISHREH - encamp
25) [line 32] SHAHAH - lingered
26) [line 37] SIMANEI HA'GUF - identifying marks about the body (i.e. shape or form) [of the Get]

27a) [line 37] AROCH - long
b) [last line] GOTZ - short
28) [last line] KIS - a money bag
29) [last line] ARNEKI - a change purse or money bag
30) [last line] TABA'AS - a ring

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