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ראש השנה
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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.
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דף ב,א משנה

Seven days before Yom Kippur they separate the high priest from his house ??? and they prepare for him another priest to succeed him lest there should be seen in him a disqualification R' Yehuda says: Also, another wife they prepare for him lest his present wife die As it is said (Lev. 16) And he shall atone for his own sake and for the sake of his household. "His house" -- this is his wife. They said to him: If so, there is no end to the matter.

דף ב,א גמרא

It was taught there: seven days before ??? they were they separate a priest ??? ??? from his house ??? for upon the face of ??? the north towards the sunrising ??? the house of ??? it was ??? and for what reason is called her name ??? the house of ??? for all of ??? in a vessel ??? in a vessel stones and in a vessel land" What is the reason? immediately ??? day is valid ??? For it was taught in a baraita impart tumah they were ??? ??? that specific to discharge the mitzvah ??? of ??? that were say ??? the sun it was she was made established to it rabbis implements of ??? implements of stones and implements of land" that is not ??? so that thus it will be that is not ??? of it what is the difference here, the north towards the sunrising immediately ??? She and A sin-offering require the north and then it is written of it (Num. 19) to ??? the face of ??? festival established to it rabbis ??? the north towards the sunrising so that thus it will be ??? to it ??? What then does it mean when it says ??? Rabbah bar bar Channah said that R' Yochanan said a place he was ??? the house ??? was his name and Reish Lakish: he said all ??? all of it ??? as it is said (I Chron. 29) ??? who ??? From where do we derive this? Thus said Rabbi ??? son of ??? Thus said Rabbi ??? son of This that R' Yochanan said Scripture states: (Lev. 8) as it was One who acts by day ??? Hashem ??? these the doings of a cow ??? these the doings of Yom Kippur This is satisfactory completely he read ??? No. ??? it is written and a cow Is this not the daughter of atonement She except I would say completely he read by day ??? it is written They said: he learns it ??? It is written here ??? Hashem ??? And it is written there (Num. 19) this ??? the Torah who ??? Hashem saying: Just as there a cow Even here, a cow for just as here, ??? Even there ???

דף ב,ב גמרא

and so go ahead and say ??? As it is written (Lev. 16) ??? as it was ??? Hashem Moses ??? a commandment ??? And there is no meaning to the word ??? a commandment ??? and so go ahead and say ??? As it is written (Lev. 7) by day ??? the Children of Israel ??? a commandment And there is no meaning to the word ??? a commandment And what does it mean when it says practical distinction ??? of the academy of Rabbi Yishmael (Lev. 14) ??? came ??? This is ??? This is ??? What case is he dealing with? in a case ??? for him but: in a case That there are ??? for him ??? for him ??? these It once happened Yom Kippur and so go ahead and say atonement ??? who ??? Which a priest ??? who seeks for him ??? They said: Why is it that No. ??? for him ??? the house of ??? a thing ??? to him time ??? to him time To exclude ??? day ??? and so go ahead and say pilgrimage festivals ??? a thing ??? One time in the year ??? One time in the year To exclude pilgrimage festivals ??? One time in the year ??? and so go ahead and say a foot one And if you say No. ??? Which ??? If it was the Holiday of Sukkot the commandments. Because and he opens in it the scripture at first If it was the Holiday of Sukkot ??? Because is greater than ??? except ??? seven ??? one ??? seven ??? one And there is no meaning to the word ??? seven ??? seven ??? one and so go ahead and say ??? seven ??? one he ??? a thing that do not "Kedushah" before him ??? that do not "Kedushah" before him And there is no meaning to the word ??? a thing in which there is "Kedushah" before him ??? that do not "Kedushah" before him Is this not ??? he now a thing that do not "Kedushah" before him he is required ??? a thing in which there is "Kedushah" before him is it not all the more so? Rav said ??? No. ??? it is written ??? Rav Ashi said: who that it is possible something ??? a foot it does not require ??? the subsidiary part that are his he is required ??? and even for one for he said: ??? a foot alone by itself he What case is he dealing with? in the matter of

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