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Tol'dos Yitzchak (by Rabbi Yitzchak Karo, uncle of the Bes Yosef) has two explanations: "to tell you whoever sees a sota in her detriment…": its explanation is as a way of a command: he's obliged to swear off of wine, in his seeing her death due to the drinking of wine…. And it is also natural: … "whoever sees a sota in her ...


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The sages are bemoaning ostentatious charlatans. Bear in mind the term Pharisee did not necessarily refer to a fellow sage. It was a whole movement. The hebrew word for it does translate to ascetic. King Yannai said it best to his wife after the gloss on 22b: Fear not the Pharisees and the non-Pharisees but the hypocrites who ape the Pharisees; because ...


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See tshuvas Binyan Tzion from Rav Etlenger siman 67 where he says 'even being doresh from the dead in the grave is muttar as we find the greatest amoraim doing doing so, as long as one is not doresh from the body of the deceased but rather from his spirit'. This is an idea mentioned in the Beis Yosef in Yoreh Deah siman brought in the Shach there siff ...



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