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Rebbi Yishmael holds that a merit can save a Sotah for up to three years.
A woman is not commanded to learn Torah.
An Aveirah can extinguish a Mitzvah but it cannot extinguish Torah.
Rav Yosef and Rava hold that it is the merit of a Mitzvah that potentially saves a Sotah.
Rava says that while a person is occupied with Torah it protects him from hardship and saves him from the evil inclination.
When a person is no longer occupied with Torah it protects him from hardship, but does not save him from the evil inclination.
A Mitzvah protects a person from hardship, but does not save him from the evil inclination even when he is occupied in it.
Ravina holds that it is the reward for Torah that potentially saves a Sotah.
A woman receives reward for Torah when her children go to the Beis ha'Sefer and for waiting up late for her husband to come home from the Beis ha'Midrash.
A person who supports a Talmid Chacham after he already learned Torah does not receive a share of the Torah of the Talmid Chacham.
As soon as a person learns Chachmah he becomes sneaky smart.
A person only retains his Torah if he first strips himself from all other concerns.
A person only retains his Torah if he belittles himself over it.
A Chasid Shoteh is a person who refuses to save a drowning woman with the justification that it is not proper to look at a woman.
Rebbi Yochanan says that a Rasha Arum is a person who tries to win over the judge before the case is heard.
Rebbi Avahu says that a Rasha Arum is a person who gives a Dinar to a person who has 199 Zuz so that he will no longer be allowed to receive Tzedakah.
A person who has 200 Zuz may not take Matnos Aniyim; if he has 199 Zuz he may take even 1,000 Zuz in one shot.
Rebbi Asi says that a Rasha Arum is a person who gives advice to orphans to sell the inheritance that is insufficient for Mezonos of both the sons and daughters. (1)
Rebbi says that if someone gives a gift and dictates that after the recipient's death the gift shall be given to Ploni, if the recipient sells the gift it is not valid.
Rebbi Shimon Ben Gamliel says that if the recipient sells the gift it is valid and Ploni only receives the amount that is left over. (2)
Rebbi Sheshes says that a Rasha Arum is a person who tells others to follow in his ways. (3)
Rebbi Huna says that a Rasha Arum is a person who is lenient for himself and is stringent for others.
A BIT MORE
1. If there is insufficient inheritance for Mezonos to support all of the sons and daughters, the daughters are given the money for Mezonos and not the sons. However if the sons sell the property instead of giving it to the daughters it is a valid sale.
2. In accordance with the opinion of Rebbi Shimon Ben Gamliel, Abaye says that a Rasha Arum is a person who gives advice to the recipient to sell the gift that he received and thus keeps it away from Ploni.
3. His intention is to show off that he is a big Tzadik while meanwhile he is committing an Aveirah that he attempts to hide by giving the appearance of a Tzadik.
THE PITFALLS OF OLAM HA'ZEH
Someone who is walking in the dark is in fear of pitfalls along the way and of the wild animals and bandits and does not know which way to go. When he attains a torch he is no longer afraid of the pitfalls and when day breaks he is no longer afraid of the animals and bandits and when he reaches the fork in the road he now knows which way to go. The explanation is that this world is analogous to a dark night because a person's wisdom is blinded by the darkness of materialism and physical pleasures. When it is dark outside there are potential pitfalls with every step a person takes. Even if a person manages to avoid the physical pleasures and materialism of the world by virtue of doing the Mitzvos, the evil inclination, that is analogous to wild animals and bandits, is constantly trying to ambush a person and make him stumble. Even if a person merits to learn Torah and conquer the evil inclination he is not assured that the Torah he is learning will lead him on the right path because some scholars such as Doeg and Achitofel eventually did fall prey to the evil inclination because the Torah only saves a person from the evil inclination while he is occupied in it. Once a person attains fear of sin, or when he reaches his last day without having sinned, he is assured of his success. (Netziv, Keren Orah, Maharsha)
TAKING FROM TZEDAKAH
Someone who has enough food for two meals may not take from the Tamchuy and someone who has enough food for 14 meals may not take from the Kupah. A person who has 200 Zuz even though he is not using them for business may not take Leket, Shichechah or Ma'aser Ani, but if he has 199 Zuz even if he is given 1000 Zuz at one time he may take it. If a person has 200 Zuz but he owes it as a Chov, or it is collateral for his wife's Kesuvah he may take Tzedakah. (Rambam Hilchos Matnos Aniyim 9: 13)
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