brought to you by Kollel Iyun Hadaf of Yerushalayim
& Revach l'Neshamah -

Previous Daf
Ask the Kollel
Ask the


1. The Misah of Sekilah can be administered to both men and women.
2. When a Sotah is brought to the Beis ha'Mikdash, The Kohen rips her clothing and unbraids her hair.
3. A person who is Chayav Sekilah is pushed by one of the witnesses off a building which is two stories high.
4. If the person who is Chayav Sekilah doesn't die when he is pushed off the building, the second witness places a large stone on his chest.
5. If the person who is Chayav Sekilah does not die when the rock is placed on his chest, he is stoned by all of Klal Yisrael.
6. If witnesses testify that a person is Chayav Sekilah and the witnesses' hands are subsequently cut off, he is Patur.
7. If a Beis Din is unable to put a murderer to death by the sword, they should put him to death in any way possible.
8. A Ben Sorer u'Moreh is Patur if his father or mother is handicapped.
9. The Din of Ir ha'Nidachas cannot be carried out in a city which does not have a city square.
10. There is a dispute between the Tanaim as to whether it is possible for a Metzora to become Tahor if he does not have a right thumb, a right toe, or a right ear.
11. Rebbi Eliezer maintainsthat anyone who is Chayav Sekilah is hanged after he has been stoned.


1. When a man is stoned, his clothing is removed before the Sekilah so that he will die more quickly and his suffering will be diminished. Rebbi Yehudah maintains that women are also stoned without their clothing because even a woman would prefer to die a quicker death even if it means that she will be degraded by having her clothing removed. The Chachamim maintain that although a man is stoned without his clothing, a woman is stoned with her clothing because she would prefer to maintain her dignity even though she will have to suffer additional physical pain.
2. The Tana Kama rules that the Kohen should rip the Sotah's clothing until her heart is uncovered and he should unbraid her hair. Rebbi Yehudah rules that if her heart or her hair is beautiful, the Kohen should not expose them in case she is innocent and she survives, in which case the young Kohanim will run after her.
3. When a person is pushed off a two-story building, the total distance that he falls is three stories, including his own height. Even though a fall of ten Tefachim would be sufficient to kill a person, a person who is Chayav Sekilah is pushed from a greater height so that he will die more quickly and his suffering will be lessened.
4. The large stone that was used for Sekilah was so heavy that it required two people to lift it. It was placed at the Beis ha'Sekilah beforehand, and it would be lifted by both witnesses but would be thrown onto the condemned person by only one witness so that it would strike him with force.
5. It never actually happened that a person who was Chayav Sekilah did not die after the stone was placed on his chest. After the person dies, the rock with which he was killed is buried within four Amos of his grave.
6. The Torah states that a person who is Chayav Sekilah should die at the hands of the witnesses, so if the witnesses lose their hands, he is not killed. However, if the witnesses never had hands, the person is still Chayav Sekilah.
7. The verse implies that although it is preferable for a murderer to be executed by the sword, another means of execution may be used if that is not possible. There is a similar implication in a verse regarding the Go'el ha'Dam of a person who was killed inadvertendly. If a person who murdered b'Shogeg leaves the city of refuge, the victim's relative may kill him. The verse indicates that if the victim does not have any relatives, Beis Din appoints a person to act as the Go'el ha'Dam in place of an actual relative.
8. There is a Gezeiras ha'Kasuv that states that the Din of Ben Sorer u'Moreh does not apply to a boy whose father or mother lacks hands or is lame, blind, deaf, or mute.
9. Rebbi Yishmael maintains that in a city which does not have a city square, the Din of Ir ha'Nidachas is simply not carried out. Rebbi Akiva maintains that a city square is built and then the Din of an Ir ha'Nidachas is carried out.
10. The Tana Kama maintains that such a Metzora can never become Tahor because the Taharah process must be conducted exactly as the verse specifies, and the verse calls for the blood to be placed on the Metzora's right thumb, right toe, and right ear. Rebbi Eliezer maintains that the Metzora can become Tahor if the blood is placed on the spot where the missing body part should be. Rebbi Shimon maintains that the blood is placed on his left thumb, toe or ear, and that is sufficient for him to become Tahor.
11. The Chachamim disagree with Rebbi Eliezer and maintain that only a Megadef and a person who worshipped Avodah Zarah are hanged. Additionally, Rebbi Eliezer rules that a man is hanged facing the people and a woman is hanged facing the tree, but the Chachamim maintain that a woman is not hanged at all.

Next Daf

Index to Revach for Maseches Sanhedrin


KIH Logo
D.A.F. Home Page

Other Masechtos  •  Join Mailing Lists  •  Ask the Kollel
Dafyomi Calendar  •  חומר בעברית
Donations  •  Feedback  •  Dafyomi Links