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GITIN 56 (6 Elul) - Dedicated in memory of Rivka bas Yechezkel Pinker on the occasion of her first Yahrzeit, by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, all of whom live in Eretz Yisrael.


Bar Kamtza said that since the Rabanan are present and they did not protest [that he was ejected from the Se'udah] it must be that they approve.
A Mum in the eye or on the lip prevents an animal from being brought as a Korban on the Mizbe'ach. (1)
R. Yochanan says that the modesty of R. Zecharya Ben Avkilus caused the destruction of the Beis ha'Mikdash and the exile of Klal Yisrael from their land.
Niron Kaiser was sent to battle Yerushalayim but he ran off and became a Ger and R. Meir descended from him.
Between Nakdimon Ben Guryon, Ben Kalba Savua and Ben Tzitzis ha'Keset they had enough supplies in Yerushalayim to outlast the siege for 21 years. (2)
R. Tzadok fasted forty years in order to prevent the destruction of the Beis ha'Mikdash. (3)
The nephew of R. Yochanan Ben Zakai was the head of the Biryonim and he conspired with his R. Yochanan to sneak him out of the city for an attempt to save something.
R. Yochanan predicted that Aspaynus would become the Caesar because only a king can conquer Yerushalayim.
R. Yochanan Ben Zakai requested that Yavneh and its Chachamim shall be saved, along with the chain of Nesi'im from Raban Gamliel and that a doctor shall be sent to cure R. Tzadok.
Titus ha'Rasha wrapped up the utensils of the Beis ha'Mikdash in the Paroches and brought it on a ship to Rome.
When he got to Rome a mosquito went into his nose and poked at his brain for 7 years.
Onkelus was the nephew of Titus and when he wanted to be Megayer he brought up Titus in with an Ov and Titus told him that if he starts up with Klal Yisrael he will becomes a leader.


1. However it may be brought on a Bamah because only a severed limb prevents an animal from being brought on a Bamah.
2. However the Biryoni burned down all of the warehouses so that Klal Yisrael will be forced to go to war.
3. When he was recovering from his fasts his source of sustenance was to suck out the juice from figs and according to one opinion Marta Bas Baisus ate the remainder of one of his figs and she died.


Bar Kamtza wounded the Korban that was sent by the Romans in the lip or in the eye. The Maharsha explains that a Mum in the lip hints to the sin of Klal Yisrael with their lips which is a reference the sin of Lashon ha'Ra. The Mum in the eye hints to the sin of Tzaras ha'Ayin (stinginess) which was the factor in the story of Kamtza and Bar Kamtza that they didn't want to allow Bar Kamtza to benefit from the festive meal.


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