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Yevamos 77

YEVAMOS 76, 77 - Dedicated by Eddie and Esther Turkel in prayer for a Refu'ah Shelemah to Yitzchak ben Lanah. May the Talmud Torah d'Rabim sponsored in his honor protect him and gain him a full and speedy recovery.

1) [line 13] "KOL KEVUDAH BAS MELECH PENIMAH; MI'MISHBETZOS ZAHAV LEVUSHAH" - "All of the glory of the princess is within; her clothing is of embroidered gold." (Tehilim 45:14) - The noble princess stays in the inner rooms of the palace, not exposing her glory to the people (IBN EZRA, RADAK et. al. to Tehilim ibid.). The women of Amon and Moav likewise stayed inside their houses, not venturing forth to offer bread and water to the women of Benei Yisrael.

2) [line 20] "PITACHTA L'MOSERAI" - "You have released my bonds" (Tehilim 116:16)
3) [line 28] MEGILAS SEFER - the Scroll of the Book, the Torah

(a) A Kohen is prohibited to marry the daughter of a Chalal (see next entry), even if her mother is a Jewess of unsullied lineage. Rebbi Yehudah rules that a Kohen is likewise prohibited to marry the daughter of a male convert, even if her mother is a Jewess of unsullied lineage.
(b) The SHULCHAN ARUCH (Even ha'Ezer 7:21) rules that a Kohen l'Chatchilah should not marry a woman whose parents are both converts; b'Dieved he may remain married to her. If one of her parents is Jewish, she may marry a Kohen l'Chatchilah, as long as her conception and birth took place after the conversion of the parent who is a convert (Beis Shmuel ibid. 7:42).

5) [line 35] CHALAL
(a) The Torah commands a Kohen Gadol not to marry a widow, divorcee, prostitute ("Zonah" -- see Background to Yevamos 59:8) or Chalalah (Vayikra 21:14). A regular Kohen is permitted to marry a widow, but not any of the other women listed above. The child from one of the above-mentioned unions is invalidated from the Kehunah, and is called a "Chalal." The Rabanan also prohibited all Kohanim from marrying a Chalutzah, and made the children of a Kohen from a Chalutzah Chalalim mid'Rabanan.
(b) A Chalal may not serve in the Beis ha'Mikdash, and according to some sources he is Chayav Misah b'Yedei Shamayim if he does (MINCHAS CHINUCH 275:5). A Chalal does not eat Terumah or the Kodshim reserved for Kohanim (Terumos 8:1), and is not restricted with regard to the women that he is allowed to marry. Chalalim are not prohibited from coming into contact with corpses. Chalalim are not considered Kohanim with regard to the other privileges and restrictions pertaining to Kohanim, as well.
(c) A widow, divorcee or prostitute that has relations with a Kohen Gadol, and a divorcee or prostitute who has relations with a regular Kohen, becomes a "Chalalah." Female children born through such a union are also Chalalos. Also, any Jewish woman who has relations with a Chalal becomes a Chalalah (even though she is permitted to have relations with him).
(d) A Chalalah is prohibited to marry a Kohen. If she does marry (and have relations with) a Kohen, the Chalalah and the Kohen are punished with Malkos. A Chalalah may not eat Terumah. Although a Jewish woman who has living children from a Kohen normally eats Terumah, if she becomes a Chalalah she may no longer eat Terumah. Similarly, although the daughter of a Kohen normally eats Terumah until she becomes married to a non-Kohen, if she becomes a Chalalah she may no longer eat Terumah (Yevamos 69a).


6) [line 2] GIYORES MI'KANAH - a female convert from a well-defined place (lit. her foundation, premises), i.e. both of her parents are from the same nation. See Chart.

7) [line 4] BESULAH HA'BA'AH MI'SHENEI AMAMIN - a virgin whose parents are from two different nations. The Gemara goes on to explain to which two nations this is referring.

8) [line 22] PUK, TANI L'VARA! - Go out and teach [your Halachah] outside [of the Beis ha'Midrash] (i.e. your opinion about this Halachah is unacceptable)

9) [last line] KEHAL GERIM IKRI KAHAL - converts are called [and are included within] the congregation of HaSh-m, the main body of the Jewish people

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