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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 am not a rabbi or an expert. These are my translations, and in some cases I am certainly misunderstanding things.
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??? his fellow So says the Torah. as it is said (Deut. 17) Assessment of ??? upon you a king who ??? Hashem your God in it and became close your brother ??? upon you a king upon you he ??? and became close your brother but: ??? his fellow ??? and if it was of its mother from Israel ??? Even if Israel and in the matter of chalitza until that it should be his father and his mother from Israel as it is said is called was his name ??? Rabbah said Rav said ??? Rav said if ??? Elijah and he said ??? to him yes. ??? yes. ??? to him immediately the people followed the custom ??? and Rav Yosef said: Rav Kahana Rav said if ??? Elijah and he said yes. ??? to him yes. ??? yes. ??? to him immediately the people followed the custom ??? What then does it mean when it says ??? There is this difference between them: ??? initially ??? Even if initially For it was taught in a mishna: ??? is valid once it has been done, yes, it is valid post facto, but initially, it is not permitted ??? that even initially ??? who seeks ??? at the end of the teaching, ??? is invalid that even once it has been done a Tanna taught: also But the beginning of the teaching, once it has been done ??? initially ??? She as it is taught: R' Yosi said One time ??? an elderly person one I said to him: anything you ??? Yehudah en Beteira He said to me: there are. and on the moneychanger he ??? anything you see ??? He said to me: I saw ??? in great quantity occasions ??? or ??? He said to me: And so ??? he said ??? and not ??? I said to him: If so, Just as he saw R' Meir to say ??? Rabbi Ya'akov says in his name ??? initially and the one who said initially No. What is the reason? Shall I say It is because of this: ??? from by ??? from by ??? and the Torah he said from by and not from by ??? If so, even in the case where it has already been done, also, it is not valid. ??? It is because of this: ??? So, too, It is because of this: ??? Rav said If it was Is this not ??? for there is to it ??? I No. ??? except ??? and that one ??? even though that there is in it: ??? of him. ??? so that thus it will be ??? a sign of ??? Rav Yehudah said Rav said ??? most of ??? They challenged him from this teaching: ??? and a sandal-fish or ??? most of ??? is invalid The reason is ??? he this one ??? She ??? is valid most of ??? yes. most of ??? No. No. we were most of ??? we were most of ??? But why? ??? for him most of ??? upon it ??? That would be a support to him. To whose position? to R' ??? for he said: R' ??? between that permits he ??? She between ??? She ??? he ??? is invalid until ??? She ??? She he is required R' ??? What then? ??? What then? ??? in the case of ??? or, perhaps, chalitza in the case of there is not in this case. The question remains suspended and cannot be answered. Rabbi brought this very question ??? two ??? this atop that What then? How so? How should we understand this? Shall I say ??? and he arises ??? from by the Merciful One in the Torah says and not from by ??? it is not necessary to teach this ??? and he arises ??? What then does it mean when it says chalitza in the case of And this is present here. or, perhaps, ??? in the case of there is not in this case.

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and who that it is possible For This ??? yes. ??? rabbis of Rav Yehudah ??? Rav Yehudah said Rav said ??? between ??? it is permitted. ??? to one from ??? and They do not concern lest ??? a sandal-fish to one from them The reason is that is not ??? this one ??? there is a fear of them. and this was taught! between ??? he and not ??? She between ??? She and not ??? he ??? is invalid until ??? both ??? thus he comes to say i.e., what he really means is: even though ??? They do not concern lest ??? and there are that they said The reason is that is not ??? this one ??? and that he came a Tanna taught: he is required concentration and intent. What case is he dealing with? ??? but: ??? Rav Yehudah said Rav said a sandal-fish ??? yes. ??? in it as it is said (Ezek. 16) ??? and so go ahead and say ??? yes. something other than this No. ??? If it was ??? Even if In all things also If so, ??? What then does it mean when it says ??? for him Rabbi Eliezer brought this very question ??? he of ??? of the gate What then? He said to him: who No. we recite of him. ??? If so, all of it of the gate also This certain individual ??? He said to him: Rav Kahana ??? Watch out for leading vav And from where do you have it that ??? from by ??? it is written: (Lev. 14) ??? ??? who of them ??? and so go ahead and say ??? it is written: (Num. 31) ??? men ??? there i.e., in another mishna also ??? For it is written (Job 36) ??? Responded ??? For a payment the humble one? ??? of Gehinna (hell) but how do you reconcile that with this teaching As it is written (Ps. 34) ??? Hashem round and round ??? For a payment ??? of Gehinna (hell) but how do you reconcile that with this teaching As it is written (Is. 58) ??? and Rabbi Eliezer said -- this refers to the highest of the blessings Rabba said: ??? yes. ??? thus ??? thus ??? Watch out for leading vav !! And if it enters your mind to argue that ??? he If so, let the Merciful One write in the Torah ??? If it was Therefore, to avoid this incorrect deduction, the Merciful One wrote: ??? yes. ??? it is not written: the Merciful One from by ??? that even ??? If so, let the Merciful One write in the Torah ??? What then does it mean when it says from by ??? Learn from this ??? he He said to him: This certain individual ??? to Rabban Gamliel the nation ??? for him Master of him As it is written (Hosea 5) ??? shall go to request Hashem and not they have found ??? from them He said to him: a mute Is it written ??? to them ??? from them it is written And even ??? to it ??? something ??? is invalid ??? This comes to imply ??? Is this not ??? he and we have learnt in a Mishna: also yes. ??? enter No. ??? and not ??? and it is not necessary to say ??? and a sandal-fish on account of that do not enters ??? and a sandal-fish ??? They challenged this from a baraita: one ??? and a sandal-fish ??? No. ??? of them No. from house to house and not ??? to the bottom Abayye said: that there is in it: ??? but on account of ??? He said to him: Raba but on account of ??? without ??? by day ??? who ??? Hey, isn't it the case that Rabbah the son of Rav Huna ??? he departs except Rabba said: There is no difficulty. here, ??? of ??? here, ??? of ??? So, here, ??? For if it was No. you say thus it is a problem Yom Kippur ??? as it is taught: No. ??? a person ??? in the midst of his house but: ??? he ??? in the midst of his house except Is this not Learn from this here, ??? of ??? here, ??? of ??? Learn from this This teaching is consistent with the position of Raba ??? most of ??? most of ??? of ??? and of ??? of ??? from an adult male

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