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|12th CYCLE DEDICATION|
SOTAH 26-28 - 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.
Rebbi Meir says that a Sotah who is pregnant or nursing from a previous marriage does not drink the Mei Sotah and does not receive a Kesuvah.
Rebbi Meir holds that a person who marries a pregnant or nursing woman must divorce her and never remarry her.
The Chachamim hold that he may remarry her after the child is two years old.
If a childless person marries a woman who is infertile or old she does not drink the Mei Sotah and she does not receive a Kesuvah.
Rebbi Eliezer says that even though she is infertile she drinks the Mei Sotah because her husband can marry a second wife.
If a person is Mekanei his Arusah or Shomeres Yavam and the Setirah takes place after the Nisu'in she drinks the Mei Sotah.
The permitted wife of a Mamzer, or Nasin, or the wife of a Ger or freed servant must drink the Mei Sotah.
Rebbi Shimon Ben Eliezer says that an Ailonis may not drink the Mei Sotah. (1)
Rebbi Akiva says that if the Sotah was innocent if she was previously infertile she will now have children.
Rebbi Yishmael says that if she previously gave birth with difficulty or she had girls or dark or short kids she will now give birth pain free to male, light skinned or tall kids.
The wife of a Kohen may drink the Mei Sotah even though she is forbidden to her husband even if she was raped.
If a Sotah who is the wife of a Kohen did not die from the Mei Sotah she is permitted to her husband even if her limbs hurt after drinking the water.
The wife of a Saris may drink the Mei Sotah.
A Kinuy for a relative is a valid Kinuy.
A Sotah is forbidden to her husband and to the Bo'el.
A Kinuy for a Katan is not a Kinuy, however a Kinuy for a Shachuf or a Nochri is a valid Kinuy. (2)
If a Bas Kohen had relations with a Shachuf who is Pasul or with a Nochri or servant she is Pesulah for Terumah.
A Kinuy for an animal is not a Kinuy because relations with an animal is not considered Znus.
An Esnan given to a Zonah for relations with a dog, or an animal that is exchanged for a Zonah are permitted for a Korban.
A Kinuy she'Lo k'Darkah is a valid Kinuy.
It is a Machlokes whether Ha'arah is Neshikah or Hachnasas Atarah.
A Kinuy Derech Eivarim is not a valid Kinuy.
A BIT MORE
1. Rebbi Shimon Ben Elazar holds like Rebbi Eliezer that an Akarah or Zekeinah drinks the Mei Sotah however he learns out from a Pasuk that an Ailonis does not drink the Mei Sotah.
2. A Shachuf is a person whose flesh is dried out and is infertile.
A PREGNANT SOTAH
The Beraisa says that a Sotah who is pregnant from her husband must drink the Mei Sotah. Rashi says that the Chidush is that we are not concerned for the life of the child and we give her to drink even though the child will die along with her. Tosfos says that we certainly do not give the Sotah to drink while she is pregnant and we must wait until she gives birth. The Chidush according to Tosfos is that even though we cannot give her to drink while she is pregnant we do not push it off entirely and she does have to drink as soon as she gives birth.
A Sotah who drank the Mei Sotah and did not die immediately is permitted to her husband even if he is a Kohen. Even if she started feeling sick and her limbs were ill since her stomach was not swelling and her thigh was not falling she is permitted. However once her stomach starts swelling and her thigh starts falling she is definitely prohibited to her husband. A woman who drank the Mei Sotah and she was innocent she is revitalized, her face shines and if she was ill she will recover. She will conceive and give birth to a son. If she previously gave birth with difficulty she will now give birth easily and if she previously gave birth to girls she will now give birth to boys. (Rambam Hilchos Sotah 3:21,22)
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