1)ANNULMENT OF A VOW WITHOUT HEARING IT

(a)Rejection: The case is, he said that the vow will be annulled when he hears it.

1.Question: If so, why does he say this now? He can annul the vows when he hears them!

2.Answer: He is concerned lest he be distracted when he hears them, and will forget to annul them.

(b)Question (Rami bar Chama): Can a deaf man annul his wife's vows?

1.If you will say that a (hearing) husband can annul his wife's vows without hearing them, this is because he is capable of hearing them, but a deaf man cannot annul, for he is incapable of hearing them, like R. Zeira's law.

i.(R. Zeira): If a Minchah could be kneaded (it has at most 60 Esronim of flour), it is Kosher even if it was not kneaded. If it could not be kneaded (it is too big to mix in the Kli, or one Log of oil cannot be mixed with all the flour), it is Pasul because it was not kneaded.

2.Or, perhaps we do not even require that the husband could hear it!

(c)Answer (Rava - Beraisa): "And her husband heard" excludes a deaf man's wife.

(d)Question: Can a man annul the vows of his two wives at once?

1.Does the singular "He will annul Osah (her, i.e. her vow)" teach that he can annul only one wife at a time, or not?

(e)Answer (Ravina - Beraisa): We do not give two Sotos to drink at the same time, since when one sees the other drink, it will embrazen her, and she will not confess;

1.R. Yehudah says, this is not the reason. Rather, it says "He will give Osah to drink", i.e. alone. (Similarly, the first Tana would allow annulling two wives at once, and R. Yehudah would not.)

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2)ANNULMENT DURING EIRUSIN

(a)(Mishnah - R. Eliezer): If a Bogeres has waited 12 months (during Eirusin), or a widow has waited 30 days, since her Arus must feed her, he can annul her vows;

(b)Chachamim say that he cannot annul until she enters his Reshus (Nisu'in).

(c)(Gemara - Rabah): R. Eliezer and the original Mishnah (regarding Kesuvos) agree with each other.

1.(Mishnah): A virgin is given 12 months from Eirusin to prepare for Nisu'in. After this time (if her Arus failed to make Nisu'in), he must feed her, and she may eat Terumah (if he is a Kohen);

2.If she is Shomeres Yavam(awaiting Yibum) to a Kohen, this does not permit her to eat Terumah;

i.If only 12 months have passed from the Kidushin, whether her Arus died towards the beginning, middle, or end (and the rest of the time she was Shomeres Yavam), she does not eat Terumah;

3.All this is according to the original Mishnah. A later Beis Din ruled that a Kohen's wife may not eat Terumah until the Chupah.

(d)Objection (Abaye): Perhaps R. Eliezer and the original Mishnah disagree!

1.Perhaps the original Mishnah allows her to eat only Terumah mid'Rabanan, but it would not allow him to annul her vows, which are mid'Oraisa, before Chupah!

2.Or, perhaps R. Eliezer allows him to annul her vows before Chupah due to Rav Pinchas' law, but he would not allow her to eat even Terumah mid'Rabanan!

i.(Rav Pinchas): A wife always intends that her vow be valid only if her husband will consent to it. (Since he feeds her, she considers him to be like her husband regarding vows.)

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