Another example tells of Rebbi asking a person to leave when he smelled garlic during his lecture. First Rabbi Chiyya left, and then all others followed him. In the end, Rabbi Chiyya was also leaving simply to save others from shame. A barista tells of a woman who says that one of the men in Rabbi Meir's Bet Midrash had engaged her. After Rabbi Meir wrote her a get, every other man present wrote her a get as well. A number of other stories also demonstrate the great importance that the rabbis place on honouring and respecting all people.
When is it permitted for us to intercalate the year? A number of restrictions are suggested:
- when the nasi wants it
- when it is required for repairs (ex. roads, drying ovens, etc.) in time for Pesach
- we do not do this for exiled people who are late, for weather-related delays, or to bring excess (sacrifices, etc.)
- in one circumstance and extra 29 or 30 days may have been added to the year because the animals were not well enough for the ceremonies