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THOUGHTS ON THE DAILY DAF
brought to you by Kollel Iyun Hadaf of Har Nof
Rosh Kollel: Rav Mordecai Kornfeld
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1) TWO "EDIM"
OPINIONS: BEIS SHAMAI require two cloths for each Tashmish.
rule that two cloths are enough for the entire night. What is done with
these "two cloths?"
(a) RASHI explains that the two cloths are needed for Bedikos *before* and
*after* each Tashmish. (Beis Shamai require them for each Tashmish of the
night, while Beis Hillel contend that one is used before the first Tashmish
and the other one after the last Tashmish.)
(b) TOSFOS (DH Beis Shamai) and the other Rishonim suggest that both cloths
are needed for Bedikos after Tashmish, but one is for the *husband's*
Bedikah and the other one for the *wife's* Bedikah.
2) THE "BEDIKOS" OF BEIS HILLEL
QUESTION: On Daf 16b, Rav Zeira states that a meticulously observant person
should not have Tashmish twice without a Bedikah in between. How does he
arrive at this ruling? Beis Hillel do not require a Bedikah until after the
*last* Tashmish of the night. Does Rav Zeira follow Beis Shamai in this
(a) RASHI learns that Rav Zeira infers from the opinion of Beis Hillel that
there is a *Midas Chasidus* to check for blood in between each Tashmish.
(b) RAMBAM (Hil. Isurei Bi'ah 4:17) states that even Beis Hillel agree that
one must check after each Tashmish. They only argue with Beis Shamai as to
whether the *same cloth* may be used for all Bedikos.
(c) TOSFOS (ibid.) claims that even Beis Hillel agree that one must check
both *before* and *after* every Tashmish. According to Beis Shamai, they
must prepare enough cloths in order to have two each after every Tashmish.
According to Beis Hillel, however, the *same cloth* may be used for all
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