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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
2) [line 20] "PITACHTA L'MOSERAI" - "You have released my bonds" (Tehilim
3) [line 28] MEGILAS SEFER - the Scroll of the Book, the Torah
4) [line 35] BAS GER ZACHAR K'VAS CAHLAL ZACHAR
(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