ANSWERS TO REVIEW QUESTIONS
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous dafNidah 73
(a) We know that if a woman has three consecutive sightings during the days
of Nidus that she does not become a Zavah, from "be'Lo Es Nidasah".
(b) We learn that a woman becomes a Zavah even when she sees three times
from the fifth day through the tenth, because, just like the fourth day,
those days are fit to be included both in the three days of sighting and in
the seven clean days that follow her sighting of the first, second and
(c) We might therefore have thought, that if she sees on the ninth, the
tenth and the eleventh, she will not be a Zavah Gedolah, since the eleventh
day is not fit to combine with the previous day, to make up the seven clean
days that follow her sighting of the first three days.
(d) We include the eleventh day (in the days that make her a Zavah Gedolah)
however, from "be'Lo Es Nidasah", which implies any day which is not within
the days of Nidus.
(a) We exclude the twelfth day from making her a Zavah Gedolah, because,
unlike the eleventh, it is unfit to count as a clean day (seeing as it is a
day of Nidus).
(b) We learn from "Kol Yemei" that even two sightings - and even one - in
the days of Zivus renders her Temei'ah (though not a Zavah).
(a) From "Hi" we learn that a Zavah renders her Bo'eil Tamei, but not a
(b) We would have said that if a Zavah, who does not become a Zavah when
she sees three times on one or two consecutive days, is Metam'ah her
Bo'eil, then a Zav, who does, should most certainly be Metamei the woman
that he is Bo'eil!
(c) From "Kol Yemei" written by Mishkav and Moshav, we learn that if a
woman sees even just once or twice during her days of Zivus, she is Metamei
Mishkav and Moshav.
(a) We would have learnt a Kal va'Chomer from a Zav, who does not need to
keep one clean day when he sees Zivus once, yet he must keep seven clean
days when he sees twice; a Zavah, who does have to keep one clean day when
she sees once, should certainly be obligated to keep *seven* clean days
when she sees twice.
(b) "Yiyhe Lah" teaches us that she only counts one day for the first
sighting, and another day for her second one.
(a) The author of the Beraisa which cites the source for the Hilchos Zivus
as being Halachah le'Moshe mi'Sinai, is Rebbi Elazar ben Azarya; and we
have already seen that Rebbi Akiva disagrees with him regarding the Log of
oil of a Todah. He also disagrees with him regarding the Dinim of Zivus -
which, according to Rebbi Elazar ben Azarya, are Halachah, but according to
him, they too, are derived from Pesukim.
We learn from "Halichos Olam Lo", that someone who learns Halachos
(Mishnah, Beraisa, or Halachah le'Moshe mi'Sinai) every day is assured of a
place in the World to Come. This is because we read the word not as
"Halichos", but 'Halachos'.
(b) From "Al Nidasah", we learn that even if she sees at night-time,
immediately after the termination of her days of Zivus, she still becomes a
Zavah -and not only if she sees three times during the day (because the
Torah writes "Shiv'as Yamim").
Hadran Alach 'Tinokes', u'Selika Lah Maseches Nidah!
On to Brachos