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SOTAH 23

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12th CYCLE DEDICATION
SOTAH 23-25 - A week of study material has been dedicated by Mrs. Rita Grunberger of Queens, N.Y., in loving memory of her husband, Reb Yitzchok Yakov (Irving) ben Eliyahu Grunberger. Irving Grunberger helped many people quietly in an unassuming manner and is dearly missed by all who knew him. His Yahrzeit is 10 Sivan.

SUMMARY

If the Sotah admits that she is Teme'ah or if witnesses testify that she is Teme'ah her Minchah is burned on the Beis ha'Deshen. (1)
 
If a Bas Yisrael is married to a Kohen the remnants of her Minchah are burned on the Beis ha'Deshen. (2)
 
If a Bas Kohen is married to a Yisrael the remnants of her Minchah are eaten by the Kohanim.
 
A Bas Kohen can become disqualified from the Kehunah, she is permitted to be Mitamei to Mesim and she may not eat Kodshei Kodashim.
 
A woman who is a Metzora does not do the Peri'ah (letting her hair grow) or Perimah (ripping her clothing).
 
A woman may not make her son into a Nazir and may not use her father's Korbanos for her Nezirus.
 
A woman may not be Mekadesh or sell her daughter.
 
A woman is not disrobed when she is stoned, she is not hung after being stoned and she is not sold as a servant if she is unable to repay a Geneivah.
 
Once a portion of the Korban is burned on the Mizbe'ach it is prohibited to burn any other part of the Korban on the Mizbe'ach. (3)
 
Rebbi Eliezer holds that if the limbs of a Chatas and Olah get mixed together the entire mixture should be placed l'Shem Etzim (wood) on the Mizbe'ach. (4)
 
The Chachamim hold that the limbs of the Chatas and Olah should be left out overnight and then burned.
 
Rebbi Eliezer Bar Shimon says that the Kometz of a Minchas Chovah that is brought by a Kohen is burned on the Mizbe'ach and the remnant is burned on the Beis ha'Deshen. (5)
 
A Kohen can disqualify his children from Kehunah, but he cannot disqualify himself. (6)
 
An Arusah and Shomeres Yavam who underwent Kinuy and Setirah do not drink the Mei Sotah but they do not receive a Kesuvah.

A BIT MORE

1. If the Sotah refuses to drink or if her husband refuses to give her to drink or if her husband had relations with her on the way, her Minchah is burned on the Beis ha'Deshen.
 
2. The Minchah of a Kohen is totally consumed on the Mizbe'ach and the Minchah of a Kohenes is eaten by the Kohanim. However the Minchah of the wife of a Kohen also belongs to the Kohen and therefore it may not be eaten and instead the remnants are burned on the Beis ha'Deshen.
 
3. The prohibition includes the flesh of all Korbanos with the exception of the Olah and the remnant of the Minchah.
 
4. Rebbi Eliezer holds that the prohibition to burn the flesh of a Korban on the Mizbe'ach only applies if it is placed on the Mizbe'ach l'Rei'ach Nicho'ach. Therefore if the limbs of the Chatas are placed on the Mizbe'ach l'Shem Etzim it is permitted.
 
5. The Chachamim argue with Rebbi Eliezer Bar Shimon and they hold that a Minchas Chovah of a Kohen shares the same Din as a Minchas Nedavah and it is entirely consumed on the Mizbe'ach.
 
6. If he marries a woman who is forbidden to a Kohen his children are Chalalim but the Kohen remains a Kosher Kohen. However he is temporarily disqualified until he divorces her.

BRIEF INSIGHT

A SHOMERES YAVAM WHO IS MEZANEH
 
Rashi says that even according to the opinion that a Shomeres Yavam who is Mezaneh is permitted to her husband, if she underwent Kinuy and Setirah she loses her Kesuvah because the husband could say that he does not want a wife who is a Zonah. Tosfos disagrees with Rashi because if she is permitted to her husband the husband cannot be Mekanei her at all. However, the Gemara explains that the Mishnah is referring to a case that the Yavam was Bo'el the Yevamah b'Znus and even though it is not a complete Yibum according to Shmuel and therefore she is still regarded as a Shomeres Yavam, however if she is Mezaneh she is forbidden to the Yavam even according to Rav Hamnuna.

QUICK HALACHAH

MARRYING OFF A DAUGHTER
 
A father may be Mekadesh his daughter without her consent while she is a Ketanah. He may also be Mekadesh her while she is a Na'arah and the money of the Kidushin belongs to the father. The father also has the right to her Metzi'ah, her handiwork and her Kesuvah if she is divorced or widowed from Erusin. (Rambam Hilchos Ishus 3:11)

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