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Gittin 2

By Michelle Cohen Farber / December 15, 2015 | ג׳ בטבת תשע״ו

In what cases does a messenger bringing a divorce document get need to say a declaration that it was written and signed before him?  And why? Study Guide Gittin 2

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Gittin 3

By Michelle Cohen Farber / December 16, 2015 | ד׳ בטבת תשע״ו

More discussion of Raba and Rava’s opinions about why there was a need for the declaration of the messenger “it was written and signed before me.”  The weaknesses of each opinion are highlighted in today’s daf.  

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Gittin 4

By Michelle Cohen Farber / December 17, 2015 | ה׳ בטבת תשע״ו

The Gemara continues to ascertain according to which tanna does the Mishna correspond when it requires that both the writing and the signing of the get needs to be li’shma? The possibility of it being Rabbi Meir is rejected. However there is a possible way to explain the Mishna like Rabbi Elazar – while he…

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Gittin 5

By Michelle Cohen Farber / December 18, 2015 | ו׳ בטבת תשע״ו

Three sources are brought to question Raba’s opinion and all are resolved.  It is stated that the same argument between Raba and Rava was also argued by two Rabbis amoraim from Israel.  Another argument which is possibly linked is mentioned – before how many people does the messenger need to be to deliver the get…

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Gittin 7

By Michelle Cohen Farber / December 20, 2015 | ח׳ בטבת תשע״ו

Various comments and stories are brought regarding appropriate behavior in the house with family and other household members and those in the community who are behaving inappropriately, charity giving, not playing music and wearing bride and groom crowns after the destruction, etc.  The gemara then goes back to the mishna and discusses some border issues…

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Gittin 8

By Michelle Cohen Farber / December 21, 2015 | ט׳ בטבת תשע״ו

Comparison of the laws of plantation on a boat to the laws on plantation in a perforated pot raised off the ground – in terms of tithes and shmita.  Different opinions relating to the boundaries of Israel in the Mediterranean Sea.  Is “Suria” (Northern Syria of today) considered Israel or not?  For certain issues it…

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Gittin 9

By Michelle Cohen Farber / December 22, 2015 | י׳ בטבת תשע״ו

Similarities and differences between divorce documents of women and emancipation documents of Canaanite slaves.

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Gittin 10

By Michelle Cohen Farber / December 23, 2015 | י״א בטבת תשע״ו

Explanation of the opinions in the mishna regarding a Samaritan witness signing on a divorce or emancipation document.  Also about documents effected in a non Jewish court.  Shmuel’s famous statement regarding the halachic obligation to hold by the court system of the country dina demalchuta dina, appears on this page as an explanation for the law mentioned…

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Gittin 11

By Michelle Cohen Farber / December 24, 2015 | י״ב בטבת תשע״ו

Discussions continue about documents coming from non Jewish courts. Study Guide Gittin 11

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Gittin 12

By Michelle Cohen Farber / December 25, 2015 | י״ג בטבת תשע״ו

The gemara attempts to determine whether or not an owner of a slave can say to his slave “work for me (I will get the proceeds) and I will not support you.” Study Guide Gittin 12

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