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Kesuvos 9

KESUVOS 6-9 - have been anonymously dedicated by a unique Ohev Torah and Marbitz Torah living in Ramat Beit Shemesh, Israel.

1) [line 1] PESACH PASU'ACH MATZASI - (lit. I found an open aperture) I found my wife not to be a virgin

2) [line 10] D'VADAI KIM LEI - in that case he is certain [that he was Mekadesh the woman]

3) [line 13] KINUY U'STIRAH (SOTAH)
(a) A Safek Sotah is a woman who is suspected of committing adultery because she was warned by her husband not to seclude herself with a certain man and she violated the warning. The process of warning her in front of witnesses is called Kinuy. The witnesses who see her seclude herself with the suspected adulterer are called Eidei Stirah. The time of seclusion must be at least for the time that it takes to roast an egg and swallow it. The woman is forbidden to her husband and the alleged adulterer until she drinks Mei Sotah (see (c), below).
(b) The husband must bring his wife to the Beis ha'Mikdash, along with a sacrifice consisting of 1/10 of an Eifah (approx. 2 quarts) of barley meal as a Minchah offering. The Kohen reads Parshas Sotah, the portion of the Torah describing the curses with which a Sotah is cursed, out loud (in any language that the Sotah understands) and makes the Sotah swear that she has been faithful to her husband.
(c) An earthenware jug is then filled with half a Lug of water from the Kiyor, and dirt from the floor of the Azarah is placed on top of the water. Parshas Sotah (that contains numerous appearances of Hash-m's name) is written on parchment and then immersed in the water, which causes the ink to dissolve. The Sotah afterwards drinks from the water. If she was unfaithful to her husband and allowed herself to become defiled, the water would enter her body and poison her, causing her belly to swell out and her thigh to rupture. If she was faithful to her husband, she remained unharmed and became pregnant (Bamidbar 5:11-31). In times when there is no Mei Sotah such as in the present day, she must be divorced and does not receive her Kesuvah.
(d) A Sotah Vadai is a married woman who committed adultery. If she committed the act after not heeding the warning of two witnesses, she is put to death by Chenek (choking), as it states in the Torah (Devarim 22:22). She is prohibited to her husband and the adulterer, and she may not eat Terumah.


4) [line 4] DEVARIM HA'ME'URAVIN BEINO L'VEINAH - (lit. the things that cause them to be attached to one another) the bond of Kidushin

5) [line 7] MISHUM IKRUREI DA'ATA - because he will calm down
6) [line 11] TA'ANAS DAMIM - the claim of the husband that his wife is a Be'ulah and not a Besulah, because he found no virginal blood after their first instance of marital relations. (See Background to Kesuvos 2:1:b.) His claim must be preceded by the verification by the Shoshvinim that both the husband and wife committed no trickery in the matter.

7) [line 14] CHAMIV - his father-in-law

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