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Mishnayos Gittin Perek 8 Mishnah 1

גיטין פרק ח׳ משנה א׳


In a case of one who throws a bill of divorce to his wife, and she is in her house or in her courtyard at the time, then she is divorced as though he placed the bill of divorce in her hand. If he threw it to her in his house or in his courtyard, even if the bill of divorce is with her in the bed, she is not divorced. If he threw the bill of divorce into her lap, or into her basket [kaltah], she is divorced, even if she was in her husband’s house at the time.

הַזּוֹרֵק גֵּט לְאִשְׁתּוֹ וְהִיא בְתוֹךְ בֵּיתָהּ אוֹ בְתוֹךְ חֲצֵרָהּ, הֲרֵי זוֹ מְגֹרֶשֶׁת. זְרָקוֹ לָהּ בְּתוֹךְ בֵּיתוֹ אוֹ בְתוֹךְ חֲצֵרוֹ, אֲפִלּוּ הוּא עִמָּהּ בַּמִּטָּה, אֵינָהּ מְגֹרֶשֶׁת. לְתוֹךְ חֵיקָהּ אוֹ לְתוֹךְ קַלְתָּהּ, הֲרֵי זוֹ מְגֹרָשֶׁת:


הזורק. הרי זו מגורשת – As it is written (Deuteronomy 24:1): “…[and he writes her a bill of divorcement], hands it to her...,” and since it is not written, “and in her hand he should give it,” implying nevertheless, “and he gives,” whether in her court or in her garden or in her enclosure. And [it means] that she is standing at the side of her house or at the side of her courtyard.

קלתה – a utensil in which women place yarn and needles/pins.

הרי זו מגורשת – and even if she is inside his house, for the place of her lap and vase-shaped basket is acquired by her, for a man (i.e., husband) is not stringent regarding the place of her lap or on the place of her vase-shaped basket.

הזורק. הרי זו מגורשת. דכתיב (דברים כ״ד:א׳) ונתן בידה, ומדלא כתיב ובידה יתננו, משמע ונתן מכל מקום. בין בחצרה בין בגנה בין בקרפיפה. והוא שתהא עומדת בצד ביתה או בצד חצרה:

קלתה. כלי שהנשים נותנות בו מטוה ומחטין:

הרי זו מגורשת. ואפילו היא בתוך ביתו, דמקום חיקה וקלתה קנוי לה, שאין אדם מקפיד לא על מקום חיקה ולא על מקום קלתה: