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דף סט,א גמרא

and at the end of the teaching, ??? for him ??? under ??? and they would place them under ??? Priestly garments ??? of them Rav Pappa said: No. you say under their heads. except I would say opposite ??? Rav said ??? tefillin from the trapping of it is of acceptable worth. Here, too, ??? For if it was You might have thought under their heads. Is it not enough for me It is because of this: ??? for it is the case that that it is possible ??? also ??? of them this one ??? This is satistfactory ??? of the high priest ??? this he ??? of a priest ??? except for one for he said: ??? of ??? No. this he ??? of a priest ??? What is there to say? And if you say ??? he ??? Sarai For it was taught: (Lev. 19) No. he shall ascend upon you but: you is permitted. ??? instead, they said the sages is forbidden to do thus lest ??? Let him say One on ??? And if you would say ??? for him something between between For didn't Rabbi Shimon say ben Pazi: he said R' Yehoshua son of Levi said Rabbi It is because of this: ??? even ten ??? -- this refers to for the sake of -- this refers to ??? is forbidden ??? about them except Is this not Learn from this opposite ??? Learn from this Rav Ashi said: In reality lit: In the world under their heads. And then it happened that ??? Priestly garments ??? there are. This is like For Rav Huna said: the son of R' Joshua This ??? Come and hear: Priestly garments that is coming out of them ??? is forbidden and in the Holy Temple between in the hour of the blessing of the Service between that did not have in the hour of the blessing of the Service is permitted. because of ??? the priesthood ??? of them Learn from this and in the countryside No. For it was taught: ??? and five ??? day a mountain ??? that is not ??? day ??? the house of our God ??? and were given to them ??? Shimon ??? Just as One who acts ??? Priestly garments ??? the priesthood ??? Israel with it ??? of light ??? and all the night. ??? this ??? this until that the rising of the dawn ascended immediately that the rising of the dawn ascended He said to them: who ??? They said to him: ??? about You immediately arrived ??? the sun ??? this to that immediately who saw ??? He descended ??? before him They said to him: a king The greatness ??? this He said to them: ??? of this ??? before in the house of ??? He said to them: For what reason ??? And they said ??? the house of ??? in it upon you and on ??? that did not have ??? He said to them: who ??? They said to him: ??? which are standing before you He said to them: Behold! are these ??? immediately ??? they were ??? those particular on ??? and on ??? until ??? immediately ??? like the way ??? to do ??? our God and that specific day ??? Yom Tov If you like, I could say ??? the priesthood And if you like, I could say (Ps. 119) a time to do to Hashem they have voided ??? take ??? Learn from this they divide honor ??? in a place ??? Abayye said: All of it It is because of this: ??? and the high priest ??? from this general principle it would follow that he was who dwells Hey, isn't it the case that We We have learnt in a Mishna:

דף סט,ב גמרא

There is no sitting in the Courtyard except for the kings of the House of David alone as it is said (I Chron. 17) ??? the king David and he sat before Hashem Like that which was said by Rav Chisda ??? women Here in this case, also, ??? women in a case it was said: of Rav Chisda to this other teaching They challenged him from this teaching: as it is taught: ??? read in it in the courtyard ??? says ??? the house as it is said (Nech. 8) and he reads in it before ??? who before the gate ??? and Rav Chisdah said ??? women (Nech. 8) and he shall bless Ezra Hashem God an adult male What then does it mean when it says The greatness Rav Yosef said Rav said ??? at the Name ??? Rav ??? he said (I Chron. 16) Blessed be Hashem the God of Israel "from everlasting to everlasting" Abaye said to him: for Rav, ??? and perhaps, ??? at the Name ??? He said to him They do not say in that place ??? and not For it is written (Nech. 8) and he stood Ezra ??? on ??? wood who they make for a matter of And Rav says ??? at the Name ??? hour it was (Nech. 9) and the cried out to Hashem God to the voice of The greatness What then does it mean when it says say Rav said (and there are those who say R' Yochanan ??? we were This ??? ??? to Israel ??? sifting ??? anything ??? to us except ??? of him. The reward No. ??? in the case of and not ??? in the case of stillborn lit., fallen them ??? the writing of of it "true" Rav said ??? Learn from this ??? of the Holy One, Who is Blessed "true" ??? three ??? three ??? he came For ??? from the house of the Holy of Holies He said to them prophet to Israel we were ??? as it is said (Zech. 5) and he said this ??? for him ??? and He went ??? four hundred parasangs And they said in what way does ??? perhaps, ??? and peace ??? upon it from heaven? He said to them prophet ??? ??? as it is said (Zech. 5) and he said this ??? it to ??? the stone ??? to ??? And they said Because a time favor he ??? prayers for mercies ??? They asked prayers for mercies ??? in their hands He said to them they saw For if it was ??? for him to this some ??? the World: ??? three ??? They asked ??? the daughter of day in all the Land of Israel and not ??? They said: in what way does ??? the World: ??? prayers for mercies ??? a fraction ??? No. ??? that is not ??? of him. ??? in the west ??? thus Rav ??? he said The greatness ??? at the Name ??? Rav ??? he said (Nech. 9) ??? an adult male ??? Hey, isn't it the case that of Rav ??? Joshua son of Levi for he said: Rabbi Yehoshua son of Levi For what reason is called oil the men of ??? an adult female ??? he came Moses he said (Deut. 10) ??? an adult male ??? he came ??? and he said gentiles ??? did not say ??? he came Daniel he said gentiles ??? did not say mighty one they came we do not have And they said ??? This is ??? his power ??? ??? and they are ??? of the Holy One, Who is Blessed how ??? One would find it possible ??? between the nations. And the rabbbis in what way does my slave thus ??? Moses Rabbi Eliezer said from the midst of ??? he For this reason No. ??? and read. "After ??? We challenge that from the following baraita ??? And there is no meaning to the word ??? in the Torah There is no difficulty. here, ??? that he shall interrupt ??? here, ??? that did not have ??? Hey, isn't it the case that He ascended The tanna teaches: ??? And there is no meaning to the word ??? in the Torah and up to how much ??? that did not have ??? this one in the Torah A general principle: A general principle: did not say Abaye There is no difficulty. here, ??? one here, with two ??? For it was taught: ??? in the Torah ??? one ??? with two ??? in both places lit. and here, and here, ??? that did not have ??? And there is no meaning to the word ??? of two ten ???

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