12th CYCLE DEDICATION
KESUVOS 38 - Dedicated by Reb Avraham Tallant in memory of his mother, Basya bas Reb Shalom Shachna, who passed away on 13 Tishrei 5768. Arriving in America before WW II, Mrs. Tallant remained true to her religion through very trying times and raised her family on the principles of the Torah.

[38a - 45 lines; 38b - 29 lines]

1a)[line 1]דהרגו דרך עלייהD'HARGO DERECH ALIYAH- where he killed him with an upward motion

b)[line 1]שלא ניתנה שגגתו לכפרהSHE'LO NITNAH SHIGEGASO L'CHAPARAH (GALUS - Exile)

See Background to 33:12.

2)[line 36]וקנסה לאביהU'KENASAH L'AVIHAH- that is, this represents he opinion of another Tana, other than the Tana of our Mishnah, with regard to the ruling of Rebbi Akiva

3)[line 36]ואביה זכאי בכסף קידושיהV'AVIHA ZAKAI B'CHESEF KIDUSHEHA- her father is entitled to keep the money that is given for her Erusin (betrothal)

4)[line 41]מופנהMUFNEH

(a)MUFNEH MI'SHNEI TZEDADIM - If two similar words in the Torah are free of any Derashah, they may be used unconditionally for the inference of a Gezeirah Shavah between the two topics.

(b)MUFNEH MI'TZAD ECHAD - If only one of the words is free, there is a Machlokes whether they may be used unconditionally for the inference of a Gezeirah Shavah (Lemedin v'Ein Meshivin), or if they can only be used for a Gezeirah Shavah if we have no logical argument against learning the Gezeirah Shavah (Lemedin u'Meshivin).

(c)EINO MUFNEH KOL IKAR - If both words are used for another Derashah, there is a Machlokes whether they can only be used for a Gezeirah Shavah if we have no logical argument not to learn the Gezeirah Shavah, or if they cannot be used at all for a Gezeirah Shavah.

5)[line 44]מאי חזיתMAI CHAZIS ...- for what reason do you presume (to interpret the Pesukim in this way)?

38b----------------------------------------38b

6)[line 8]"כמוהר הבתולות""K'MOHAR HA'BESULOS"- "like the value of the marriage contract of virgins" (Shemos 22:16)

7)[line 27]יש בגר בקברYESH BEGER BA'KEVER- do the legal consequences of becoming a Bogeres (an adult) take effect after the girl has died?

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