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1) WHEN IS "TEMED" LIKE WATER?
(a) Answer #1 (Rabah bar Avuha): Chachamim and R. Yehudah
argue when it fermented; our Mishnah is R. Yehudah.
1. Support (R. Yosi bar Chanina): The argument is when
(b) Answer #2 (Rava): The Mishnah is R. Yochanan ben Nuri.
2. (Rav Nachman citing Rabah bar Avuha): Temed was
bought with money of Ma'aser Sheni; later, it
fermented - the purchase was valid.
i. Question: Why is this?
3. Question: The Mishnah says, if it did not ferment,
it may not be bought with money of Ma'aser Sheni and
disqualifies a Mikveh - perhaps if left, it would
ii. Answer: Retroactively, we find that it was not
4. Answer (Rabah): The case is, some of it was left
around, and it did not ferment.
1. (Mishnah): If a Kortov of wine fell into water; the
volume of the mixture is three Lugim, and it looks
like wine - the mixture does not disqualify a
(c) Rav Nachman argues with R. Elazar.
2. Similarly, if a Kortov of milk fell into water; the
volume of the mixture is three Lugim, and it looks
like water - the mixture does not disqualify a
3. R. Yochanan ben Nuri says, it all depends on the
appearance (if it looks like water, it disqualifies
i. Just like there, R. Yochanan ben Nuri says that
it all depends on the appearance - also here,
it all depends on the appearance, and the
appearance and taste of unfermented Temed is
1. (R. Elazar): R. Yehudah and Chachamim agree that one
may not tithe an unfermented Temed from another
(d) (Beraisa): If (Tamei) Temed is unfermented, one can
Metaher it by Hashakah (touching it to a Mikveh, because
it is considered water).
2. R. Elazar holds that the argument is by unfermented
i. R. Yehudah does not allow taking Ma'aseros for
one unfermented Temed from another one, lest
one of them is Tevel and the other is exempt,
and the Ma'aser is invalid.
(e) (Rava): This works only if it became Tamei after it
became Temed; but if Tamei water was used to make Temed,
touching it to a Mikveh does not help.
2) DIFFERENT AGES OF GIRLS
(f) Objection (Rav Gaviha): Presumably, it doesn't work if
the water was Tamei from the beginning because the water
is at the bottom, and the wine floats on top, so the
water does not touch the Mikveh;
1. The same applies if it became Tamei after it was
2. Rather, we must say that the water and wine mix
together, so touching to the Mikveh helps no matter
when it became Tamei.
(a) (Mishnah): Whenever a man can sell his daughter to be a
slave (she is the proper age), there is no fine if she is
seduced or raped; whenever there is a fine for a girl,
her father cannot sell her.
3) SEPARATING BETWEEN SHABBOS AND YOM TOV
(b) (Gemara - Rav Yehudah): Our Mishnah is R. Meir, but
Chachamim say that sometimes there is a fine for a girl
that can be sold.
1. (Beraisa - R. Meir): A girl can be sold from birth
until Na'arus (when she brings two pubic hairs after
12 years of age), but there is no fine for her;
during the ensuing six months (after which she
becomes a Bogeres) there is a fine for her, but she
cannot be sold.
(c) (Mishnah): When a girl (is at an age when she) can do
Mi'un, she cannot do Chalitzah; when she can do
Chalitzah, she cannot do Mi'un.
2. Chachamim say, there is a fine for her from the age
of three years until Bagrus.
3. Question: Do they hold that there is a fine, but she
cannot be sold?!
4. Answer: They mean, there is a fine for her even at
times when she may be sold (they agree that she can
be sold from birth until Na'arus).
(d) (Gemara - Rav Yehudah): Our Mishnah is R. Meir, but
Chachamim say that there is a girl that can do Mi'un,
even though she is at an age that she can do Chalitzah.
1. (Beraisa - R. Meir): A girl can do Mi'un until she
brings two hairs (Na'arus) (she can do Chalitzah
anytime after this);
2. R. Yehudah says, she can do Mi'un until the hairs
(a) (Mishnah): Whenever the Shofar is sounded (between
Shabbos and Yom Tov), we do not say Havdalah (in prayer,
or over a cup of wine); whenever we say Havdalah, we do
not sound the Shofar.
1. When Yom Tov is on Erev Shabbos, the Shofar is
sounded (before Shabbos begins), there is no
Havdalah (in Kidush of Shabbos); when Yom Tov is
after Shabbos, we make Havdalah (in Kidush of Yom
Tov) and do not sound the Shofar.
(b) (Gemara) Question: How is the Shofar sounded?
i. The text of this Havdalah is 'Hamavdil (He who
separates) Bein Kodesh l'Kodesh';
ii. R. Dosa says, 'Hamavdil Bein Kodesh Chamur
l'Kodesh ha'Kal (between severe Kodesh and
(c) Answer #1 (Rav Yehudah): He blows Teki'ah (a long note)
and concludes this note with Teru'ah (shorter notes).
(d) Answer #2 (Rav Asi): He blows Teki'ah and Teru'ah in the
1. Rav Asi enacted in Hutzal to blow according to his
(e) Question (against both answers - Beraisa): If Yom Tov
falls on Erev Shabbos we blow Teki'ah, but not Teru'ah.
1. Suggestion: We do not blow Teru'ah at all.
(f) Answer #1 (for Rav Yehudah): We do not blow Teru'ah by
itself, rather amidst the Teki'ah.
(g) Answer #2 (for Rav Asi): We do not blow Teru'ah in a
second breath, rather it is in the same breath as the
(h) (Mishnah): When Yom Tov is after Shabbos...
(i) Question: At what place in Havdalah do we say 'Hamavdil
(j) Answer #1 (Rav Yehudah and Rav Nachman): We say this at
the end of Havdalah.
(k) Answer #2 (Rav Sheshes brei d'Rav Idi): We also say it in
1. The Halachah does not follow Rav Sheshes.
(l) (Mishnah - R. Dosa): He says 'Hamavdil Bein Kodesh Chamur
1. The Halachah does not follow R. Dosa.
(m) (R. Zeira): When Yom Tov falls in the middle of the week,
the text of Havdalah is: 'He who separates between Kodesh
and profane, and between light and darkness, and between
Yisrael and the Nochrim, and between Shabbos and the six
days of work'.
(n) Question: Why is this said for Yom Tov?
(o) Answer: He lists the various separations Hash-m makes.