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ראש השנה
מועד קטן
בבא קמא
בבא מציעא
בבא בתרא
עבודה זרה


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דף מה,א גמרא

Here, too, ??? of Rav like Rabbi Yehudah he reasons for himself. for he said: Rav ??? lamp atop dates on Shabbat And there is no meaning to the word ??? lamp atop על גבי dates on Yom Tov If you say, This is satisfactory of Rav like Rabbi Yehudah he reasons for himself. we were ??? between Sabbath ??? except If you say, like Rabbi Shimon he reasons for himself. What do I have to learn from Sabbath and What do I have to learn from ??? Rav like Rabbi Yehudah he reasons, Hey, isn't it the case that They asked of him of Rav What then? ??? a lamp ??? on the Sabbath and he said to them it is of acceptable worth. ??? that I for it is the case that He said to him Rav Kahana and Rav Ashi for Rav, thus Watch out for leading vav And the halacha is according to the opinion He said to them so that he R' Shimon to make adjacent upon it in the hour of ??? ??? brought this very question Yochanan ??? in the earth ??? What then? For he does not have to R' Shimon muktzeh in a case that is not ??? in a case ??? it has muktzeh or perhaps, there is no difference He said to him yes. muktzeh to Rabbi Shimon except oil ??? at the hour that he was ??? Because ??? and he does not have ??? For it was taught: ??? ??? of it ??? of grapes ??? of ??? eighty ??? is forbidden ??? from them until the one who finds me, ??? and if ??? about them The entirety on account of ??? And from where do you derive For R' Shimon She for it teaches: R' Chiyya son of Joseph in front of R' Yochanan yes. ??? pieces of wood from the sukkah on Yom Tov except from ??? to it and R' Shimon permits they agree ??? the Holiday of Sukkot on the Holiday that it forbidden and if ??? upon it The entirety on account of ??? similar to oil ??? we say it. Because ??? it was said: also Rabbi Chiyya bar Abba said that R' Yochanan said yes. muktzeh to Rabbi Shimon except similar to oil ??? at the hour that he was ??? Because ??? Rav Yehudah said that Shmuel said yes. muktzeh to R' Shimon except ??? only. and something other than this No. For it was taught: he was he eats ??? to do from them ??? to do from them ??? does not eat until ??? and thus You say ??? and in the remainder of all varieties of fruits with whom does it agree? Shall I say Rabbi Yehudah for just as in a case that is not ??? it has muktzeh in a case ??? is it not all the more so? except Is this not R' Shimon She In reality lit: In the world Rabbi Yehudah and eats ??? for him For it might have entered your mind that I would say: immediately ??? and it comes No. that ??? should request Come and learn from this. immediately ??? Rabbi Shimon brought this very question son of Rabbi ???

דף מה,ב גמרא

??? to Rabbi Shimon What then? He said to him yes. muktzeh ??? except ??? only. And Rabbi he does not have muktzeh For it was taught in a mishna: yes. ??? ??? but: ??? ??? and it was taught: These are ??? all ??? on Passover ??? all ??? except ??? in the midst of ??? R' says both these and these: ??? there are. and they are ??? all ??? And there is no meaning to the word ??? No. in the days of the sun and not in the days of the rains If you wish, I would say Behold! also ??? And if you like, I could say ??? he comes to say i.e., what he really means is: for him for him No. he reasons for himself. And if you wish, I would say to their words is a law established by the Rabbis he comes to say i.e., what he really means is: them To me ??? for me muktzeh A general principle: ??? for me Regardless, ??? on Passover ??? And the rabbbis And they said to him No. ??? Rabbah bar bar Channah said R' Yochanan said: And they said The halacha is like Rabbi Shimon and who that R' Yochanan said thus and He brought this very question This certain individual elder ??? And there are those who say it was ??? Yochanan A lamentation of ??? What then? ??? on Shabbat He said to him: anything ??? except ??? Here in this case, with what are we dealing? that there is in it: ??? did he die This is satistfactory for Master son of Ameimar in the name ??? for he said: give thanks he was R' Shimon ??? life, ??? except for Master the son of of Rav Yosef in the name of Raba for he said: ??? he was Rabbi Shimon ??? life, ??? that are are permitted What is there to say? Here in this case, with what are we dealing? ??? of him. An egg For didn't Rav say ??? one is what he has muktzeh it has nolad the one who does not have muktzeh he does not have nolad that there is in it: ??? For he came Rav Isaac ??? Joseph that R' Yochanan said "The halacha is like R' Yehudah and R' Yehoshua son of Levi said The halacha is like Rabbi Shimon Rav Yosef said we were for he said: Rabbah son of son of ??? that R' Yochanan said And they said The halacha is like Rabbi Shimon And they said for him No. he reasons for himself. He said to him Abaye According to Rav Yosef and No. ??? of R' Yochanan like R' Yehudah this one R' Abba -- and Rabbi Assi ??? my heart R' Abba -- their blood ??? and it fell ??? on ??? For R' ??? and not ??? What is the reason? Is this not It is because of this: of Rabbi ??? of R' Yochanan it was. and R' Yochanan like Rabbi Yehudah he reasons, is what he has muktzeh He said to him ??? that I for thus said Rabbi ??? son of ??? Thus said Rabbi ??? in Tzidon ??? in his hand One is permitted. ??? his hands is forbidden ??? And R' Yochanan said: do we We do not have except ??? like Rabbi Shimon but: ??? between ??? in his hand One between ??? his hands is forbidden ??? and the reason What then does it mean when it says Rabbah and Rav Yosef; who both say Because a person ??? to it a place Abaye said to him: According to Rav Yosef Consider this case: ??? to him a place and Shmuel said It is because of this: Rabbi Chiyya ???

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