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1) CAN MILI BE TRANSFERRED TO ANOTHER AGENT?
(a) (Shmuel citing Rebbi): The law is as R. Yosi, that Mili
cannot be transferred to another agent.
(b) Question (R. Shimon b'Rebbi, to Rebbi): Why did you rule
as R. Yosi - both R. Meir and R. Chanina of Ono argue on
(c) Answer (Rebbi): Had you seen R. Yosi, you would
understand - he was able to justify everything he said.
1. (Beraisa - Isi ben Yehudah): R. Meir was a Chacham
and a scribe; R. Yehudah was a bigger Chacham when
he deliberated; R. Tarfon would bring an avalanche
of answers to a single question; R. Yishmael was
always prepared to teach; R. Akiva was a storehouse
of teachings wondrously organized;
(d) (Rav Huna): A man asked 2 people to ask a scribe to write
a Get, and to ask 2 witnesses to sign it - the Get is
Kosher, but this should not be done.
2. R. Yochanan ben Nuri was prepared to answer
questions from so many different fields; also, R.
Eliezer ben Azaryah; the teachings of R. Eliezer ben
Yakov are few but clean (wherever his opinion is
brought, the law is as him); R. Yosi - his reasoning
is with him.
3. R. Shimon - he learned much, and yielded a small
i. R. Shimon: You should follow my teachings -
they are refinements of R. Akiva's teachings.
(e) Question (Ula): If the Get is Kosher, why shouldn't it be
(f) Answer (Rav Nachman): We are concerned lest the wife hire
false witnesses (that will ask the scribe and other
witnesses to make a Get, claiming that they (themselves)
are speaking on behalf of the husband.
(g) Question: But we are not concerned for this!
1. (Beraisa): Witnesses signed on a document of sale or
a Get of divorce - Chachamim are not concerned that
they are signed falsely!
(h) Answer: Witnesses would not do a false act (signing), but
they would say a false matter (that the husband asked
(i) (Rav Chisda, Rav Nachman and Rabah): A man asked 2 people
to ask a scribe to write a Get, and they themselves
should sign it - it is Kosher, but this should not be
(j) (Rabah bar bar Chanah, Rav Sheshes and Rav Yosef): The
Get is Kosher; this may be done Lechatchilah.
2) MUST ALL THE AGENTS PARTICIPATE?
1. Some versions switch the opinions of Rabah and Rav
(a) (Mishnah): A man told 10 people to write a Get...
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(b) (Beraisa): A man told 10 people to write a Get and give
it to his wife - 1 of them writes it on behalf of all of
1. If he asked all of them to write it - 1 writes it in
front of all of them.
(c) If he said 'Take this Get to my wife' - 1 of them takes
it on behalf of all of them;
1. If he asked all of them to take it - 1 takes it in
front of all of them.
(d) Question: What is the law if he counted the people?
(e) Answer #1 (Rav Huna): Counting them is not as saying 'all
(f) Answer #2 (R. Yochanan): Counting them is as saying 'all
1. (Rav Papa): They don't argue - 1 speaks when he
counted all of them, the other, when he counted only
some of them.
(g) Rav Yehudah enacted: when a man appoints many agents to
write a Get, he should say, 'All of you will write, or
only 1 of you; all of you will sign, or any 2 of you; all
of you will give it, or only 1 of you'.
2. Some explain Rav Papa's resolution to say that when
he counts all of them, this is as saying 'all of
you' (since we see that he wants all to sign), if
3. Others explain just the opposite (if he only counts
some - we see, he is insistent that each of the ones
he counted sign; if he counts all of them, we have
no such indication).
(h) Objection (Rava): It is possible that a person will
intend to say this, but will only say 'all of you',
causing the Get to be invalid!
1. Rather, he should say: 'All of you will write, or
only 1 of you; all of you will sign, or any 2 of
you; all of you will give it, or only 1 of you'.
3) KORDAIKUS AND OTHER MALADIES
(a) (Mishnah): A man was seized by Kordaikus (an evil spirit)
and appointed agents to write a Get for his wife - his
words are void;
(b) A man appointed agents to write a Get for his wife, then
was seized by Kordaikus, then said that the Get should
not be written - his latter words are void.
(c) A man became unable to speak. Others asked him - should
we write a Get for your wife? He nodded his head. We test
him 3 times - if he answers properly no and yes, we write
and give the Get.
(d) (Gemara) Question: What is Kordaikus?
(e) Answer (Shmuel): A sickness caused by drinking wine
straight from the winepress.
1. To cure it, one eats lean meat roasted on coals, and
drinks diluted wine.
(f) Rav Yosef would turn a mill when he was chilled. Rav
Sheshes would carry beams until he sweated - "Work is
great, it warms those that do it".
2. (Abaye): To relieve a sunstroke on the first day -
one drinks a cup of water; for a 2 day old sunstroke
- one lets blood; 3 days old - lean meat roasted on
coals and diluted wine;
3. The remedy for an old sunstroke requires a black hen
or leeks, and standing in water until he grows weak,
and coming up from the water.
4. Lean meat roasted on coals, and diluted wine helps
for sunstroke (of 3 days) - fatty meat roasted on
coals and undiluted wine helps for chills.
(g) Rav Sheshes would not eat by the Reish Galusa - he
explained, this was because of sinful servants in the
1. He showed that these servants would rather serve a
limb of a living animal than admit to negligence.
(h) Rav Sheshes (who was blind) agreed to eat if he himself
would supervise. The servants put in Rav Sheshes' portion
a bone which can make one choke; he sensed this and
wrapped his portion in his garment.