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Nidah 67


(a) Why is a woman forbidden to Tovel in the harbor?

(b) What does 'Birdeyuni' mean?

(c) Why did Shmuel prepare mats for his daughters in Tishri?

He prepared Mikva'os for them in Nisan.
(d) What does this mean, and why did he not prepare just mats in Nisan too?
(a) What is the Din if a woman gave her son a cooked meal and then Toveled?

(b) For how long after bloodletting may a woman Tovel with impunity, and why should she not Tovel after that?

Mucus from the eyes is not Chotzeitz as long as it is wet.
(c) From when is it called dry?

(d) When is eye-paint Chotzeitz, and when is it not, and what is the significance of 'Eineha Porchos' in this context?

(a) What must a woman be careful about regarding her eyes when she Tovels?

(b) What does the Mishnah mean when it says that 'a man should Tovel like a someone who digs and like someone who picks up olives, and a woman like someone who weaves or feeds her baby?

(c) What does this have to do with Tevilah?

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4) Raba bar Rav Huna holds that one hair tied into a knot is Chotzeitz, but three are not.

(a) What does he say with regard to two?

(b) What does Rebbi Yochanan hold in this case?

(c) What is the difference between a majority of hairs which are individually tied into knots, and a minority?

(d) Why did the Rabbanan not decree on a minority of hairs when one is not particular, because of a minority when one is?

5) According to Rav, a Nidah usually Tovels by night.
(a) When may she Tovel by day?

(b) What does Rebbi Yochanan hold in this regard, and why?

(c) Which of the two changed his mind?

(a) For which reasons did the Amora'im subsequently waive the Isur de'Rabbanan, and permit a Nidah to Tovel by day from the eighth and onwards?
Rav Papa asked why nowadays, a woman should not be permitted to Tovel in the day-time of the seventh clean day.
(b) Why should that be in order?

(c) Why is it, it fact, not in order?

(a) Why does Rav Huna hold that a woman may make Chafifah on Sunday - in preparation for her Tevilah on Tuesday, on Wednesday, and even on Thursday?

(b) In which case does Rav Chisda disagree with him, and why?

(c) And what does Rav Yeimar hold?

(d) What is the Gamara's conclusion?

8) The Gemara asks whether it is permitted for a woman to make Chafifah on the same night as she Tovels.
(a) Why does the Gemara think that it might be forbidden?
Rav Nachman bar Yitzchak went to pacify the wife of Aba Mari, the Resh Galusa.
(b) Why did he need to pacify her?

(c) What did the wife of Aba Mari tell him?

(d) What did he reply to her, and how does that resolve our original Sha'aleh?

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