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Niddah 22

By Michelle Cohen Farber / November 14, 2019 | ื˜ืดื– ื‘ืžืจื—ืฉื•ื•ืŸ ืชืฉืดืค

The gemara is trying to evaluate what the source of the debate between Rabbi Eliezer and the rabbis – are they disagreeing about whether blood that came out through a tube would be impure or not or is the issue something else entirely? Is there impurity of a seminal discharge if it came out through…

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Niddah 23

By Michelle Cohen Farber / November 15, 2019 | ื™ืดื– ื‘ืžืจื—ืฉื•ื•ืŸ ืชืฉืดืค

Three explanatinos are broguht to explain Rabbi Meir’s approach that if a woman miscarries/discharges something looking like an animal or bird, the mother is considered impure as a woman gives birth. Can a woman give birth to something that looks likes an animal? What if an animal gives birth to something human-like? In which case…

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Niddah 24

By Michelle Cohen Farber / November 16, 2019 | ื™ืดื— ื‘ืžืจื—ืฉื•ื•ืŸ ืชืฉืดืค

What is the law regarding a woman who miscarries different forms like a body missing certain parts, a face with blurred features or no features? The rabbis believed that babies were born either after 7 or 9 months but after 8 months, they were not viable. Is this the same for animals? One who miscarries…

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Niddah 25

By Michelle Cohen Farber / November 17, 2019 | ื™ืดื˜ ื‘ืžืจื—ืฉื•ื•ืŸ ืชืฉืดืค

What is the law regarding a gestational sac filled with flesh? during the course of the discussion, the gemara brings in a debate between Rabbi Yehoshua and the rabbis regarding a sac in which the tissue did not develop. They discuss the reasoning behind Rabbi Yehoshua’s approach. How does one check a sac to determine…

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Niddah 26

By Michelle Cohen Farber / November 18, 2019 | ื›ืณ ื‘ืžืจื—ืฉื•ื•ืŸ ืชืฉืดืค

If a woman miscarried a “sandal” and we assume that it only happens when there is a twin born with it, why are laws mentioned regarding the status of the next born relating to firstborn and whether or not the mother needs to bring a sacrifice fro birth, when anyway, there is another one born?…

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Niddah 27

By Michelle Cohen Farber / November 19, 2019 | ื›ืดื ื‘ืžืจื—ืฉื•ื•ืŸ ืชืฉืดืค

The gemara brings cases where the afterbirth came out much later than the birth and yet the rabbis asusmed it came from the first birth. The gemara brings a case where twins were born within 33 or 34 days from each other and tries to figure out how this is possible. Can a woman give…

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Niddah 28

By Michelle Cohen Farber / November 20, 2019 | ื›ืดื‘ ื‘ืžืจื—ืฉื•ื•ืŸ ืชืฉืดืค

What is the law regarding a dead body that has no shape or form – does it carry inmpurity or not? One who discharges a hand or foot – what are laws regarding the impure and pure bloods after childbirth? Is it the same as a woman who miscarries and isn’t sure of the sex…

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Niddah 29

By Michelle Cohen Farber / November 21, 2019 | ื›ืดื’ ื‘ืžืจื—ืฉื•ื•ืŸ ืชืฉืดืค

Rabbi Elazar and Rabbi Yochanan debate the case when the fetus comes out in parts – if the head comes out, is that enough to consider it birth or does it need to be the majority? The gemaraย discussesย the basis of the argument and teh connection (if there is one) between Shmuel’s opinion regarding the law…

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Niddah 30

By Michelle Cohen Farber / November 22, 2019 | ื›ืดื“ ื‘ืžืจื—ืฉื•ื•ืŸ ืชืฉืดืค

From where does Beit Shammai derive 95 tevilot and Beit Hillel 35 in a case of a woman who forgets the date of her miscarriage? Is there a difference between the time it takes for a male or female fetus to develop? Can one learn it from experiments of Cleopatra? The gemara describes the like…

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Niddah 31

By Michelle Cohen Farber / November 23, 2019 | ื›ืดื” ื‘ืžืจื—ืฉื•ื•ืŸ ืชืฉืดืค

The gemara brings many statements regarding the creation and development of the fetus, pregnancy, the relationship between intercourse and birth, God’s provenance in the creation of children and more.

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