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1)[line 9]בהפרת נדריהB'HAFARAS NEDAREHA (HAFARAS NEDARIM - Annulling vows)

(a)A man has the right to annul certain vows of his wife and his daughter, as the Torah states in Bamidbar 30:6, 9, 13-14. He accomplishes this if on the day that he hears the vow he states "Mufar Lach" ("it is annulled"). There is an argument among the Tana'im whether the vow must be annulled before nightfall on the day the husband/father heard it, or before 24 hours pass from when he heard it (Shabbos 157a). If he does not annul the vow by the end of the day, or if he is Mekayem (upholds) the vow even before the day is over (by saying "the vow should remain valid!"), the vow takes effect and his wife or daughter must abide by her vows.

(b)A father may annul the vows of his daughter while she is a minor or Na'arah (when she grows two pubic hairs) until she becomes a Bogeres (six months after she becomes a Na'arah). If the father marries her off when she is a minor, during the period of Erusin both the father and the future husband must annul the vows in order for the annulment to take place. After the period of Nisu'in, the husband may annul the vows and not the father. Nobody may annul the vows of an unmarried mature woman; they need to be revoked, as follows.

(c)When an adult makes a Neder (or designates Chalah, Terumah or Kodshim) or Nezirus, he may have it revoked by a Beis Din of three (if they are not outstanding authorities) or a Yachid Mumcheh (an outstanding authority). The general method used is that Beis Din investigates whether the person would not have made the Neder in the first place had he been aware of a particular fact.

2)[line 10]ואינו מיטמא להV'EINO MITAMEI LAH (EINO MITAMEI LAH)

(a)The Torah (Vayikra 21:1-4) forbids Kohanim from coming into contact with corpses while concurrently commanding them to handle the burial of certain relatives. Those relatives are the Kohen's mother, father, son, daughter, brother, sister from his father (if she is an unmarried virgin), and wife (if the wife is permitted to be married to him).

(b)If a Kohen is married to a woman with Kidushin mid'Rabanan (e.g. if she married him as a minor after her father died), her husband is allowed and required to handle her burial. (The Gemara concludes that the Kohen is actually permitted to bury her mid'Oraisa, even though she is only married to him with a Kidushin mid'Rabanan. Since the Kohen inherits her nobody else will handle her burial, and therefore she is like a Mes Mitzvah - see Insights to Yevamos 89b.)

(c)The prohibition to come into contact with a corpse applies only to male Kohanim who are not Chalalim. (However, immediately before, and during, the three pilgrimage holidays (Pesach, Shavuos, and Sukos), every Jew, male or female, is commanded to be Tahor - RASHI, Yevamos 29b DH v'Lo Mitames.) The positive command to handle the burial of the seven relatives mentioned above (a) applies not only to Kohanim, but to all Jews.

3)[line 33]עיילא ליה גלימאAILA LEI GELIMA- if she brought a cloak into the marriage

4)[line 34]דבליD'VALI- until it wears out


5)[line 3]כליה מי זנאי?CHELEHA MI ZANA'I?- that is, there is no reason for her illicit actions to effect her possessions

6)[line 5]רבי מנחם סתימתאהREBBI MENACHEM SETIMTA'AH- Rebbi Menachem, who is often quoted anonymously (since many Mishnayos and Beraisos follow his opinion)

7)[line 24]מתני' אטעיתיהMASNISIN AT'ISEI- our Mishnah led him to make a mistake


8)[line 41]אי דאמר להו אתם עדייIY D'AMAR LEHU ATEM EDAI- if he said to people who were present at the time, "You are my witnesses (that I admit that I owe him a Maneh)"