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ראש השנה
מועד קטן
בבא קמא
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בבא בתרא
עבודה זרה


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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.
Most pages on this site are currently auto-translated. The autotranslations are intended as a starting point for my manual translations. At best, they are awkward stringing-togethers of words and phrases in the corpus database that can benefit from cleaning up. At worst, they are picking the wrong homograph. Auto-translations are indicated by italics.
I am not a rabbi or an expert. These are my translations, and in some cases I am certainly misunderstanding things.
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I need to clean up this section. But for now, I'll note that I've made use of the Hebrew/Aramaic text of the Bavli at Mechon Mamre; Jastrow's dictionary; "The Practical Talmud Dictionary" by Yitzchak Frank. I've also used the big three translations of the Talmud --- Soncino (English), Artscroll (English), and Steinsaltz (Hebrew) --- and the Kehati (English) edition of the Mishna, to help me understand passages before translating them.
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דף יב,א גמרא

Hey, isn't it the case that ??? Hey, isn't it the case that ??? yes. become tamei ??? For it was taught: ??? imparts tumah ??? And there is no meaning to the word Jerusalem imparts tumah ??? R' Yehudah said I No. I hear except a place make kiddush. only. this one houses ??? and houses ??? impart tumah ??? and even though ??? I would say Rabbi Yehuda said I No. I hear except a place ??? only. in what way ??? a Tanna taught: that came first reasoned Jerusalem No. ??? And Rabbi Yehudah reasoned Jerusalem ??? as it is taught: Just as he was ??? of Yehudah The Temple Mount --- ??? for just as he was ??? of Benjamin ??? the house of the Holy of Holies ??? it was ??? of Yehudah and did you enter ??? of Benjamin of it he was An altar of ??? and Benjamin ??? he was burdened upon it ??? in all day as it is said (Deut. 33) ??? upon it all the day For this reason took possession Benjamin ??? was it made? ??? as it is said or whether ??? which provides and that one a Tanna taught: reasoned Jerusalem No. ??? as it is taught: we do not rent houses in Jerusalem on account of that is not that are theirs R' Elazar son of ??? says Also, not any ??? For this reason skins holy offerings ??? those particular by the arm of Abayye said: Learn from this ??? the land ??? who become tamei ??? For it was taught: ??? until that it shall suppress ??? it and not ??? and not ??? the forefathers ??? the forefathers And there is no meaning to the word Each one ??? are his ??? Scripture states: (Lev. 14) came who to him the house who ??? to him he has fulfilled his obligation these that do not ??? to him except ??? and they prepare for him a priest ??? This is obvious! ??? in it is invalid, before The Tamid-offering of the morning ??? that specific ??? of the morning except ??? in it is invalid, after The Tamid-offering of the morning a bamah an elevated place for offerings. ??? that specific Rav Adda bar Ahava said ??? This is satistfactory for one for he said: ??? of the high priest this he ??? of a priest ??? except for one for he said: ??? of the high priest No. ??? of a priest ??? What is there to say? Abayye said: ??? And it is like Rav ??? For Rav Huna said: ??? he is liable death and Rav Papa said,

דף יב,ב גמרא

??? who was not taught? all the vessels the one who did Moses ??? from here and onwards ??? Here in this case, also, ??? When Rav Dimi came he said ??? of a priest ??? Rabbi and Rabbi Eliezer ??? Shimon One says of ??? and one says of ??? of Rabbi he for he said: of ??? as it is taught: There is no difference between the high priest ??? except ??? these are the words of Rabbi R' Elazar ??? Shimon says Also, not any ??? begins ??? If you were to say in the remainder of ??? the year ??? that it is possible the high priest ??? except Is this not by day ??? They said: No. In reality lit: In the world in the remainder of ??? the year ??? For he came ??? he said ??? of the high priest by day ??? the words of all are of ??? in the remainder of ??? the year the words of all are of ??? No. ??? except ??? of a priest ??? between in the remainder of ??? the year between by day ??? for Rabbi says of ??? and Rabbi Eliezer ??? Shimon says of ??? Rav Nachman bar Yitzchak said Even We also ??? (Lev. 6) on ??? Just as Therefore, scripture states: ??? these are the words of R' Yehudah Rabbi ??? says ??? the high priest by day ??? that are are proper ??? Rabbi says two ??? In the matter one ??? of ??? by day ??? No. this he ??? of a priest ??? And furthermore, garments ??? of them "Kedushah" is stricter ??? of them "Kedushah" lightweight except Just as Therefore, scripture states: ??? ??? And he is consistent R' ??? with his reasoning as it is taught: (Lev. 16) ??? in that place This teaches ??? Rabbi ??? says that did not have He shall make use of them Yom Kippur. after The Rabbis taught ??? in it is invalid, ??? after beneath it ??? he returns ??? two all the commandments the priesthood that is large upon it These are the words of R' Meir R' Yosei says ??? he returns ??? two he does not ??? No. ??? and not ??? he said R' Yosi It once happened ??? son of ??? in Tzippori ??? in it is invalid, ??? The greatness ??? beneath it and the sages said ??? he returns ??? two he does not ??? No. ??? The greatness and not ??? It is because of this: ??? a priest ??? It is because of this: elevate ??? and not ??? Rabbah bar bar Channah said that R' Yochanan said

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