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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 כא,א גמרא

an elderly person that I ??? except Rabba said: from here evening that is coming out after ??? documents ??? free men lit., sons of freedom Rav Ashi said What then does it mean when it says ??? Perhaps a person that I ??? except Rav Ashi said from here a woman ??? ??? "and the man written ??? that do not ??? except ??? Rabba said: the writing of to it writ and were given in the hand of his male slave "and the writing of to it a legal document gifts upon it ??? in it But why? a courtyward ??? She and a courtyward ??? No. he bought And if you say ??? For didn't Raba say all ??? walking No. he bought ??? who dwells No. he bought And the halacha is according to the opinion ??? Rabba said: the writing of to it writ and were given ??? "and the writing of to it a legal document gifts upon it ??? in it And it was necessary to have both statements For if it was we had heard a slave then I might incorrectly say: ??? a slave but: a courtyward ??? It is because of this: ??? after from here and if we had heard a courtyward ??? a courtyward but: a slave ??? because that is not ??? Come and learn from this. Abayye said: ??? a courtyward ??? Just as ??? between ??? or whether the master of ??? Even ??? between ??? or whether the master of ??? Hey, isn't it the case that gifts ??? the master of ??? He disagreed with this Rav ??? son of ??? Hey, isn't it the case that ??? the master of ??? you shall ??? and Abaye because ??? (Deut. 24) ??? And if you wish, I could say ??? also ??? the master of ??? which provides ??? he accepts writ ??? a small one the master of ??? on raised up of olive tree ??? This is satisfactory a hand ???

דף כא,ב גמרא

No. ??? except the principal amount of a cow ??? to it Scripture states: (Deut. 24) "and the writing of and gave to it who that is not ??? except "writing" ??? he has fulfilled his obligation this ??? "writing" ??? Rabbi Yosei the Gallilean says ??? What is the reason מאי טעמא of R' Yosi the Gallilean as it is taught: ??? yes. for me except ??? from where do we learn ??? any thing Scripture states: "and the writing of to it from all a place If so, Just as Scripture states: ??? Just as ??? a thing in which is not the spirit of life and does not he eats Even any thing in which is not the spirit of life and does not he eats And the rabbbis If it was it is written in the book ??? now As it is written ??? items he who has arrived And the rabbbis This "and the writing of What then does it mean when it says my slave for him ??? them ??? It is not ??? By means of money ??? I thought to say ??? Just as ??? By means of money Even ??? also By means of money Come and learn from this. And the other one ??? for him (Deut. 24) ??? And there is no meaning to the word Another thing: ??? And the other one should bring himself a thing ??? between him ??? As it is taught: Behold! this ??? in order that did not have ??? wine in order that did not have ??? your father In reality lit: In the world yes. this ??? until thirty day Behold! this ??? And the other one ??? And the other one he is spiritually cut off ??? No. ???

דף כא,ב משנה

yes. ??? that is connected to the earth ??? that is connected ??? and were given to it is valid Rabbi Yehudah invalidates it until that it should be ??? R' Yehudah en Beteira says yes. ??? Not on ??? and not on ??? because it was It is possible ??? and the sages validate it

דף כא,ב גמרא

??? on ??? But the beginning of the teaching, yes. ??? Rav Yehudah said that Shmuel said This is only in the case ??? a place ??? and thus R' Eliezer said R' Osha'ya said This is only in the case ??? a place ??? and thus Rabbah bar bar Channah said that R' Yochanan said This is only in the case ??? a place ??? and R' Elazar She for he said: ??? Kerati This is what he means: yes. ??? lest ??? and were given to it is valid ??? he said ??? We learned: and Rabbi Meir She for he said: ??? the conclusion lit, the seal Kerati and thus he comes to say yes. ??? lest ??? and were given to it is valid ??? on pottery of ??? is valid ??? for him and he will give for him ??? on He ascended of ??? Abaye said is valid And Rabba said is invalid, Abaye said is valid

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