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ראש השנה
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בבא קמא
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בבא בתרא
עבודה זרה


Please do not forward this link around yet! This is still in development and will be "released", God willing, on August 1, in time for the thirteenth cycle of Daf Yomi.

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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.
Most pages on this site are currently auto-translated. The autotranslations are intended as a starting point for my manual translations. At best, they are awkward stringing-togethers of words and phrases in the corpus database that can benefit from cleaning up. At worst, they are picking the wrong homograph. Auto-translations are indicated by italics.
I am not a rabbi or an expert. These are my translations, and in some cases I am certainly misunderstanding things.
The Talmud is a document of its time. While the Talmud is a foundational document of Judaism, it must be read in its historical context. There are passages that are xenophobic, sexist, and irreconcilable with modern science. Not everything in these pages represents contemporary Judaism.


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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 נד,א גמרא

(Deut. 33) ??? upon it all the day For this reason took possession Benjamin ??? was it made? ??? the Holy One, who is Blessed as it is said (Deut. 33) or whether ??? which provides They challenged him from this teaching: An elevation-offering of a bird: How so? it was she was made he was ??? her head ??? make havdalah ??? of its blood on a wall the altar of And if you say No. he was to it the base ??? in reality he that he came does he act? Rav Nachman bar Yitzchak said I will say thus in the same way ??? What then does it mean when it says It was not to it the base Rav said: ??? Levi said with its monetary value? Rav ??? Levi ??? a place ??? Come and hear: the foundation One who was walking on all ??? and on all ??? he eats ??? cubits One ??? cubits One What then does it mean when it says he eats also with its monetary value? Come and hear: the altar of he was thirty and two on thirty and two Here in this case, with what are we dealing? from the trapping of Come and hear: Watch out for leading vav !! and it is found ??? cubits on the base and cubits on ??? I would say opposite cubits the base and on cubits ??? Come and hear: for it teaches: Levi How so? we do build the altar of bring in ??? that he was thirty and two on thirty and two ??? cubits and sends ??? stones ??? between that are large between ??? and sends ??? and poured and this he a place the base and he returns and sends ??? that he was thirty cubits on thirty cubits ??? cubits and sends ??? stones etc. and he returns and sends ??? that he was ??? on ??? cubits ??? three cubits and sends ??? etc. This is only in the case a place ??? and he returns and sends ??? that he was cubits on cubits and sends ??? stones ??? between that are large between ??? and sends ??? and poured ??? the principal amount and thus for all the principal amount and the principal amount And if you say

דף נד,ב גמרא

??? for him stones ??? it is written ??? something ??? for him For if it was No. you say thus this one for he said: Rav Kahana stones of corners ??? they were As it is written (Zech. 9) ??? An altar of Here in this case, also, stones ??? the Merciful One in the Torah says except ??? something ??? for him So, here, ??? something ??? for him ??? Raba What then does it mean that it is written (I Sam 19) ??? David And for Shmuel ??? And so What is the connection between ??? next to ??? except that were they sit ??? and are involved ??? of the world They said: it is written (Deut. 17) ??? to the place This teaches ??? that is high from all the Land of Israel and the Land of Israel its height from all lands Watch out for leading vav But they did not know ??? in a case ??? Joshua in all of them it is written (Josh. 18) He descended He ascended ??? Benjamin He ascended it is written He descended No. it is written They said: Learn from this Here in this case, he ??? They said: ??? of him. ??? as it is written (Deut. 33) or whether ??? which provides And if you wish, I would say We have a tradition that ??? and the Shechinah-presence ??? and if ??? for him ??? that is good for him ??? of him. ??? as it is written or whether ??? which provides and on This item ??? as it is written (Ps. 69) For ??? and then it is written (Ps. 132) ??? Hashem of David all ??? who "to Hashem has sworn etc. if Abba ??? my house. if ??? until ??? a place to Hashem etc. there are ??? in the field ??? this Joshua ??? in the field ??? this Benjamin As it is written (Gen. 49) Benjamin ???

דף נד,ב משנה

peace-offerings of the community and guilt-offerings are our next topic. These are guilt-offerings a guilt-offering for thefts a guilt-offering for misappropriations of sanctified items a guilt-offering for raping a maidservant who is betrothed a guilt-offering for a Nazir a guilt-offering for one suffering from tzara'at a guilt-offering that is suspended because it's not clear whether the offender is obligated to bring a sin-offering What are the rules for this category of offerings? They are slaughtered in the north and the receiving their blood in a vessel of service in the north and their blood required two presentations that are four and they are eaten within the curtains by the males of the priesthood in all ways of eating for a day and a night until midnight

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