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Gitin 2

GITIN 2 - The first Daf in Maseches Gitin has been sponsored by Alex and Helen Gross of Rechavya, Jerusalem, builders of a home molded by dedication to Torah and Torah study. May the Torah always protect them and their family!


(a) What was a Shelia'ch who brought a Get from another country obligated to declare when handing it over to the woman?

(b) Whose Sheli'ach is the Tana talking about, the husband's or the wife's?

(c) What constitutes 'Medinas ha'Yam'?

(d) The Machlokos involving the Tana Kama, Raban Gamliel and Rebbi Eliezer will be explained in the course of the Sugya.
What do the Chachamim say about a Sheli'ach who brings a Get from Chutz la'Aretz to Eretz Yisrael or vice-versa?

(a) The Tana obligates even a Sheli'ach who brings the Get from one state to another state in the same country to say 'be'Fanai Nichtav ... ". Raban Shimon ben Gamliel goes even further.
What does he say?

(b) Rebbi Yehudah lists the border towns of Eretz Yisrael in this regard as Rekem, Ashkelon and Acco.
On which respective borders (i.e. of which direction) are these towns situated?

(c) According to Rebbi Yehudah, all three towns are considered outside the borders.
What does Rebbi Meir say?

(d) Why did the Tana not include the western border?

3) What happens if a Sheli'ach brings a Get in Eretz Yisrael, in the event that, after the Get has been delivered in the correct manner, the husband ...
  1. ... claims that it is a forgery?
  2. ... does not make such a claim? Why do we not anyway suspect that the Get is a forgery?
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(a) Rabah bases the need for the witness to say 'be'Fanai Nichtav u'be'Fanei Nechtam on the fact that the Sofrim of Chutz la'Aretz are not experts in writing a Get li'Shmah.
What does Rava say?

(b) One of the ramifications of the She'eilah is in a case where two Sheluchim brought the get.
What would Rabah and Rava respectively then hold?

(c) An alternative ramification would be when a witness brought a Get from one state to another in Eretz Yisrael.
What would Rabah and Rava then hold?

(d) What is the third ramification of the Machlokes?

(a) We initially explain that, according to Rabah, one witness will suffice to bring the Get, on the basis of 'Ein Eid Echad Ne'eman be'Isurin'.
Where do we find this principle applied?

(b) What is the problem with applying it here?

(c) Why can we not prove that 'Eid Echad Ne'eman be'Isurin applies even when there is a Chazakah, from Tevel and Shechitah (which both have a Chezkas Isur).

(d) So we classify our case as a 'Davar she'be'Ervah'.
What do Chazal say about a 'Davar she'be'Ervah'?

(a) Why does Rebbi Meir (in Yevamos) forbid a Katan or a Ketanah to perform Chalitzah or Yibum?

(b) Considering that we base the Heter of employing only one Sheli'ach/witness to bring a Get on the fact that the majority of Sofrim (even in Chutz la'Aretz) are experts, will this conform with the opinion of Rebbi Meir?

(c) When all's said and done, the Rabbanan require 'be'Fanai Nichtav ... ', due to a fear that the Get may have been written 'she'Lo Li'shmah'. Then why did they not require two Sheluchim?

(d) How can we refer to this as a leniency, when we have learned that if only one witness brings the Get, the husband will subsequently be believed should he declare the Get to be forged? Why do we not require two witnesses in order to prevent this from happening?

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