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This is an early draft. I haven't proofread; there are plenty of typos and probably some more significant errors as well.
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דף ק,א גמרא

Perhaps it is corrupted! Mareimar said to him, and there are those who it was Rav Yeymar: I went to the lecture hall of Rav Pinchas the son of Rab Ami, and a tanna arose and recited it before him, and he accepted it from him.

If so, it is a problem Rather, it must be like the teaching of Rav Huna. And who says it’s acceptable to Rav Huna? For did not Rabbi Yirmiyah say that R' Yocahanan said (and there are those who say R' Abahu said R' Yosei the son of Rabbi Chanina said: the halacha is like R' Yehudah on the eve of Pesach and the halacha is like R' Yosi on the eve of the Sabbath. Now, if you say "The halacha is like R' Yehudah On the eve of Pesach" that implies that there’s a disagreement with Rabbi Yosi in both cases No, “The halacha…” teaches that they disagree in the case of an interruption. as it is taught: If one is already in the midst of a meal when darkness falls, they interrupt the meal to make kiddush for Sabbaths these are the words of Rabbi Yehudah. Rabbi Yosei says: they do not interrupt

And it once happened to Rabban Shimon ben Gamleil (and Rabbi Yehudah) and Rabbi Yosei, that they were dining in Acco, and the holiness of the day fell upon them i.e., Shabbat began while they were in the midst of the meal. Rabban Shimon ben Gamliel said to Rabbi Yosei: My Rabbi, is it your wish that we interrupt our meal to make kiddush, to follow the words of Yehudah our colleague? He said to him: Every day and day, you favor my words before Rabbi Yehudah and now you prefer the words of Rabbi Yehudah. before me (Esth. 7) "Will he force himself upon the queen with me in the house!?" He said to him Rabban Shimon ben Gamliel said to Rabbi Yosei If so, i.e., if that's how you feel about it we will not interrupt, lest the students see it and establish it as a halacha for the generations. And they said they did not stir from there until they had established the halacha like R' Yosei.

Rav Yehudah said that Shmuel said That is not the halacha not like Rabbi Yehudah and not like Rabbi Yosei Rather: Spread out a napkin covering the food and make kiddush. Really? For, hey, Rav Tachalifa the son of Avdimi said that Shmuel said, just as we interrupt for kiddush

דף ק,ב גמרא

thus in the same way we interrupt for havdallah. How do we interrupt? Is this not by removing the entire table? No. With a napkin is sufficient. Rabbah the son of Rav Huna was visiting the home of the exilarch; they brought a tray of food before him; he covered it with a napkin and made kiddush. Another teaching is like this: Both Rav Yehudah and Rav Yosei agree that they should not bring in the table unless there has already been made kiddush. but if it has been brought, Spread out a napkin covering the food and make kiddush.

One teaching says that they agree that we do not begin eating a meal after mincha And another teaching says that they agree that we may begin Now, really, this one that teaches they agree that we do not begin It concerns itself with the case of On the eve of Pesach Rather: this one that teaches they agree that we may begin About what case does it teach? If you were to say on the eve of the Sabbaths this is the very dispute where they disagree! There is no difficulty. here, the case is before the ninth hour here, after the ninth hour

Those people who recited kiddush in the House of Assembly synagogue Rav said Regarding the mitzvah of sanctifying the day on wine they have not fulfilled the mitzvah Regarding the mitzvah of sanctifying the day they have fulfilled the mitzvah And Shmuel said

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