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ראש השנה
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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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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 כ,א גמרא

In reality lit: In the world R' Yehudah And even if ??? And there is no difficulty. this one according to his own reason this one according to the reason of his teacher as it is taught: R' Yehuda says: It is because of this: ??? son of ??? One who reads the Shema It is necessary for him that he hears in his ear as it is said (Deut. 6) "Hear, O Israel" Hashem our God, Hashem is one!" It should be heard ??? that which you sent forth from your mouth Rabbi Meir says: (Deut. 6) "which I command you today on your heart" after ??? the heart there are. there are. the things Now that you have come to this understanding, you can apply the same understanding to this other problem: even if you say it’s Rabbi Yehudah, like his teacher he reasons for himself. Hey, isn't it the case that for it teaches: Yehudah the son of R' Shimon ben Pazi: ??? R' Yehudah considers it proper ??? R' Yehudah said: a child I was ??? is more ??? and elders ??? They said to him: yes. bring in proof from ??? It was taught: he said Rabbi a child I was ??? is more ??? Yehudah They said to him: yes. bring in proof from the releasing and let them say for him yes. bring in proof from ??? one And furthermore, ??? for him one ??? you have been And furthermore, even The greatness you have been yes. bring in proof from the releasing

דף כ,א משנה

they do not read the megillah and not ??? and not ??? and not ??? and thus ??? day opposite day No. ??? until ??? the sun and all of them ??? the rising of the dawn is value

דף כ,א גמרא

From where do we derive this? For scripture said: (Esther 9) the days ??? by day yes. by night No. Let us say, ??? of R' Yehoshua son of Levi for thus said R' Yehoshua ben Levi: a person is required to read the megillah by night ??? by day And this is what the tanna means to teach: ??? and not ??? As it is written (Lev. 12) by day ??? and not ??? and not ??? As it is written (Num. 19) ??? on ??? by day ??? immersion ??? and thus ??? day opposite day No. ??? until ??? the sun ??? This is obvious! what is the difference here, ??? day opposite day from all ??? It is necessary to teach this You might have thought that I would say that ??? the first of One suffering from gonorrhea and proof the first of One suffering from gonorrhea ??? a seminal emission As it is written (Lev. 15) this ??? and what ??? from him emitting seed Just as One who has had a seminal emission ??? by day This also ??? Hey, isn't it the case that ??? he did not find ??? As it is written (Lev. 15) all my days: ??? it shall be to it ??? Regardless, ??? a small portion of "Standing watch" ??? Come and learn from this. immediately ???

דף כ,ב גמרא

??? and all of them ??? the rising of the dawn ??? words Rabba said: For scripture said: (Gen. 1) and he reads God ??? day ??? came they read day Except I can object with text from here: and in a whisper he read night ??? came he read ??? this one ??? that until when the stars come out. Is this not night he except Rabbi Zeira said from here (Neh. 4) And we did the work And half held the spears from the rising of the dawn until when the stars come out. And it is said: (Neh. 4) ??? to us the night. ??? the day ??? Why "And it is said"? I.e., why do I need both prooftexts? And if you say ??? the rising of the dawn Is this not the daytime ??? the night? and they they come early and delay departing Come and hear: ??? to us the night for watching and the day for work.

דף כ,ב משנה

all the day is valid ??? the megillah ??? the Hallel ??? shofar ??? A lulav and to the prayer of ??? tithe ??? ??? Sotah ??? the wagon ??? all the night. is valid ??? and Abraham This is the general rule: a thing ??? by day is valid all the day a thing ??? by night is valid all the night.

דף כ,ב גמרא

From where do we derive this? For scripture said: the days ??? the Hallel As it is written (Ps. 113) ??? sun until ??? says (Ps. 118) this the day One who acts Hashem ??? A lulav As it is written (Lev. 23) ??? to you by day ??? shofar As it is written (Num. 29) day ??? it shall be to you ??? As it is written (Lev. 23) a thing day ??? and to the prayer of ??? rabbis ??? atonement atonement From the day ??? as it is taught: regarding Yom Kippur. (Lev. 16) And he shall atone for his own sake and for the sake of his household. ??? items is what the scripture says. atonement ??? it is written: (Lev. 16) by day ??? tithe ??? As it is written (Deut. 26) and is what you say? Do you really mean that? before Hashem your God ??? that which was sanctified for Temple use from the house and right next lit: and leaning for him the day ??? Hashem your God ??? As it is written (Lev. 3) ??? and then it is written of it ??? (Deut. 19) by day ??? As it is written (Deut. 23) by day ??? ??? As it is written (Num. 5) ??? immediately the his wife Minchah-offering of ??? and he sacrificed ??? As it is written (Lev. 7) by day ??? the Children of Israel ??? Sotah We come to compare Torah Torah It is written here (Num. 5) One who acts to it ??? all the Torah ??? And it is written there (Deut. 17) by the mouth of the Torah who ??? and on ???

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