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Gitin 70

GITIN 70 - dedicated by Sandy and Les Wiesel in memory of Sandy's parents, Rabbi Jonah and Lena Caplan.


(a) The cure for wet boils comprises seven fat wheat kernels.
On what does he roast them? What does he then do?

(b) Rav Shimi bar Ashi used this same cure to heal a Nochri of different illness.
Which illness?

(c) Why was there no hope for someone who was pierced by a Persian spear?

(d) Then why would they administer juicy meat roasted on coal and wine to someone who was?

(a) The same is true of someone who swallowed a hornet.
What would they administer to him to prolong his life, as they did in the previous case?

(b) What does Rebbi Yehoshua ben Levi say will happen to someone who eats ox meat with turnip and sleeps out in the moonlight on the night of the fourteenth or the fifteenth of Tamuz?

(c) What else might a person do that causes the same result?

(d) Why did Rav Papa need to add that this applies even to dates?

(a) Abaye, who teaches us the cure for a fever of the bones, quotes his nurse, who taught him that it is different than all other cures in two ways. Other cures must be taken for three, seven or twelve days on an empty stomach. In contrast, how many days does one take this cure, and when does one take it?

(b) The cure consists of Shesisa di'T'lafchi (a fistful of a dish made from lentil-flour and salt).
With what does one mix it?

(c) What does he do next in order to induce perspiration?

(d) What should one ...

  1. ... not do whilst he is sleeping?
  2. ... do after he wakes up and arises?
(a) Eliyahu advised Rebbi Nasan that when he ate, he should eat a third, drink a third and leave a third free.
Why is that?

(b) What does the Tana advise one to do to avoid stomach problems with regard to ...

  1. ... how one eats one's bread?
  2. ... how much one eats?
  3. ... how one reacts after having eaten?
(c) According to Mar Ukva, what will happen to someone who drinks poor quality white wine (known as 'Tiyla'), or to someone who, according to Rav Chisda, sits by the fire on a Nisan morning, and anoints himself with oil, before going out into the sun?

(d) According to Rav Chisda, there are sixty different kinds of wine, the worst of which is Tiyla.
Which is the best?

(a) What does the Tana of a Beraisa say will happen when ...
  1. ... one of the partners lets blood immediately prior to Tashmish?
  2. ... both of them do so?
(b) When is it safe to perform Tashmish after blood-letting?

(c) What does Rabah bar Rav Huna say will happen to someone who arrives from a long journey and performs Tashmish immediately?

(d) What does the Tana of the Beraisa say will happen to someone who performs Tashmish immediately after leaving the bathroom? How long must he wait before it is safe to do so?

(a) What happens to someone who performs Tashmish ...
  1. ... standing?
  2. ... sitting?
  3. ... switching positions with his wife?
(b) The cure for Dalarya, says Abaye, is a crocus that grew on a hedge. Rav Papa would chew it and swallow it.
What did Rav Papi used to do?

(c) Abaye advises someone who is unable to perform Tashmish to take a Kapiza (a vessel holding three Lugin) of Kurtami (safflower) in earth that was manured with sheep's dung (see Rashash).
What does he then do with it?

(d) What did Rebbi Yochanan have to say about that potion?

(a) Three things make a person weak, two of which are fear and travel.
What is the third?

(b) A second list of three things that make a person weak includes someone who eats or drinks standing.
What is the third?

(c) These same three things are also contained in a list of five things that, if one stands immediately after performing them, are closer to death than to life.
What are the other two?

(a) Six things are listed as fatal: Someone who arrives from a journey and immediately performs rigorous exercises, lets blood and enters the bathhouse and drinks sufficient to become drunk.
What is the last in the list? How many of these must he perform in order to be in danger?

(b) Rebbi Yochanan insists that he performs them in the right order.
What does Abaye add to that?

(c) How do we reconcile Rebbi Yochanan with the story of Me'uras, who did only three of the six things with her slave, yet the slave died?

(a) What do the following things have in common ...
  1. ... Travel, Tashmish, wealth, work, wine and sleep?
  2. ... Salt, hunger, Tzara'as, weeping, sleeping on the ground?
(b) Which two should be added to the first list?

(c) Which two foods should be added to the second list?

(d) Blood-letting too, should be added to the second list to make up the eight things.
What distinction does Rav Papa draw between letting blood from the lower half of the body and the upper half? What is meant by the lower and the upper half of the body?

(a) We learned above that hops out of season are harmful.
When, according to Rav Papa, is considered out of season for hops?

(b) And when is it considered in-season?

(c) What is the difference between hops in-season, and the other months of the year, in this regard?

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(a) We learned in our Mishnah that if a man appointed a Sheli'ach to write his wife a Get, and after he has been seized by Kurdaikus he rescinds it, the original Shelichus stands. According to Resh Lakish, we write the Get immediately.
What does Rebbi Yochanan say?

(b) Resh Lakish explains 'Ein Devarav ha'Acharonim K'lum' literally.
How does Rebbi Yochanan interpret it?

(c) If Resh Lakish compares Kurdaikus to someone who is asleep, to what does Rebbi Yochanan compare him?

(d) Why does ...

  1. ... Rebbi Yochanan not compare him to someone who is asleep?
  2. ... Resh Lakish not compare him to a Shoteh?
(a) What does Rav Yehudah Amar Shmuel say about someone whose two pipes (the wind-pipe and the esophagus) or the majority of them, have been cut, divorcing his wife?

(b) About which similar case does the Tana of the Beraisa say the same?

(c) How is this a Kashya on Rebbi Yochanan, who maintains that, if someone is seized by Kurdaikus, one cannot give the Get that he appointed a Sheli'ach to give, until he is cured?

(d) How does Rebbi Hoshaya reconcile Rebbi Yochanan's opinion with Rav Yehudah Amar Shmuel and the Beraisa?

(a) What did Rav Yehudah Amar Shmuel say about the wife of the man in the Beraisa remarrying?

(b) If one presumes him to be dead, then how can he permit writing her a Get?

(c) Why then, does the person who inadvertently dealt the stroke not have to run into exile?

(d) What difference does it make whether it was the wind that ultimately caused his death or the dying man's gasping?

(a) We learned in our Mishnah that, if a dumb man nods his head a number of times to different questions, we acknowledge his request to write his wife a Get.
Why are we not afraid that he has adopted a tendency to ...
  1. ... say 'Yes' to everything or 'No'?
  2. ... alternate, once 'Yes' and once 'No'?
(b) Tana de'Bei Rebbi Yishmael actually specifies the questions that one asks him. What do we initially think he is referring to when he says that we ask him about 'summer things in the winter' and 'winter things in the summer'?

(c) On what grounds do we reject this suggestion?

(d) So what *does* he mean?

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