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Nidah 13

***************GIRSA SECTION********************
We recommend using the textual changes suggested by the Bach, Rav B. Rensburg and the parenthetical marginal notes of the Vilna Shas. This section is devoted to any *OTHER* changes that we feel ought to be made in Gemara, Rashi or Tosfos.)

[1] Rashi 13a DH a'Nashim:
The word "Meshubachas"
should be "a'Meshubachas"

1) [line 2] TIKATZETZ - should be severed
2) [line 3] HARGASHAH - titillating sensation
3) [line 9] MATLIS - a cloth
4) [line 13] AMASO - his male organ
5) [line 25] NITZOTZOS - droplets
6) [line 26] KERUS SHAFCHAH - a person who cannot have children
7) [line 31] AFAR TICHO'ACH - loose, fine dirt

8) [line 41] "VA'YERA B'EINEI HASH-M" - The previous verse states that when Onan had relations with Tamar, he spilled his seed on the ground. (Bereishis Raba 85:5 on Bereishis 38:9)

9) [line 43] "HA'NECHAMIM BA'ELIM TACHAS KOL ETZ RA'ANAN; *SHOCHATEI HA'YLADIM* BA'NECHALIM TACHAS SE'IFEI HA'SELA'IM" - "Inflaming yourselves among the terebinths, under every green tree; *slaying the children* in the valleys under the clefts of the rocks?" (according to the Drash which reads "Sochatei", this means squeezing out semen)

10) [line 47] IGRA - roof

11) [line 47] BEI KENISHTA D'SHAF V'YASIV - (a) the Beis ha'Keneses located in Shaf v'Yasiv in the district of Nehardea;
(b) the Beis ha'Keneses which was moved from Eretz Yisrael and built in Nehardea; (Yechanyah and the people exiled with him took from the stones and dirt of Eretz Yisrael and built the Beis ha'Keneses from them;
(c) the Beis ha'Keneses that collapsed and was rebuilt a number of times (RASHI Avodah Zarah 43b, Megilah 29a, Rosh ha'Shanah 24b)

12) [line 48] SHINENA - well-learned person
13) [line 50] BOLESHES - reconnoitering troop
14) [line 52] KEIVAN D'BE'ISI - since they are afraid
15) [line 55] EIMSA D'MAREI ALEI - the fear of Heaven is upon him
16) [line 56] BEITZIM - the testicles


17) [line 1] HA'MAKSHEH ATZMO L'DA'AS - one who produces a sensation in his male organ

18) [line 2] KA'MEGAREI YETZER HA'RA A'NAFSHEI - he incites his evil inclination

19) [line 12] HA'MENA'AFIM B'YAD - those who masturbate
20) [line 16] K'SAPACHAS - a mark of Tzara'as

21) [line 17] MISHKAV ZACHUR
It is forbidden to have relations with a male as stated in Vayikra 18:22. The punishment for this sin is stoning.

22) [line 18] BENEI MABUL NINHU - they deserve to be punished with a flood
23) [line 19] D'NESIVI - they marry

24) [line 21] SHEB'GUF - that are in Guf, the chamber in which the souls of all future Jews are kept; alt., Guf refers to the Pargod (Heavenly Curtain) that divides between the Shechinah and the angels (RASHI Yevamos 63b)

25) [line 21] "KI RU'ACH ..." - "Because the spirit that is before me, and the souls that I have made, hold back the redemption"

26) [line 23] LETUSA - curse
27) [line 26] TIKATZETZ YADO AL TIBURO - (a) Originally the Gemara understands this to mean that his hand should be laid *on* his stomach and severed;
(b) The Gemara's conclusion is that it means that his hand should be severed *because* it touched beneath the belt

28) [line 28] BE'ER SHACHAS - Gehinom
29) [line 47] GIV'OLIN - cup-like buds at the top of the hyssop

30) [line 47] EZOV (HAZA'AS MEI CHATAS)
If a person (or utensil) becomes Tamei by touching a *Mes*, he must wait seven days to go to the Mikvah. On the third and seventh days, Mei Chatas (spring water with ashes of the Parah Adumah placed on top) is sprinkled on him. The water is sprinkled by means of three hyssops that have been bound together and dipped into the water. Afterwards, he immerses in a Mikvah to complete his purification.

31) [line 50] PIMLANYA SHEL PARASHIM - knee-breeches of horsemen
32) [last line] SHANTZIM - laces

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