Chapter 1, Mishna 1
How does a wife become a “sotah” – a suspected adulteress? Two witnesses saw her husband warn her not to seclude herself with a particular man, and two witnesses saw her subsequently seclude herself with that man. At that point the husband and wife become prohibited to each other and cannot permitted again until she undergoes the ordeal of the sotah and drinks the bitter waters.If even a single witness sees her actually have sex with that man, there is no sotah ordeal as she becomes permanently prohibited to her husband. The sages discourage husbands from issuing such a warning and triggering this process. Instead he should examine his own behavior to see how they got to this state of affairs.
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