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ראש השנה
מועד קטן
בבא קמא
בבא מציעא
בבא בתרא
עבודה זרה


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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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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 מד,א גמרא

??? the academy of Shammai ??? the academy of Hillel upon it the scripture says (Ecc. 2) ??? walks except If it was ??? If it was ??? Hallel ??? this one Back to the main body of the text: it is a problem is what you say? Do you really mean that? In reality lit: In the world The halacha is in accordance with the words of The academy of Hillel and then, separately, i.e., in addition to Moses pitching the tent, we had It was taught by and One who wishes to do in accordance with the words of the academy of Shammai may he do it? There is no difficulty. here, before a heavenly voice here, after a heavenly voice And if you like, I could say Even after a heavenly voice and Rabbi Yehoshua She for he said: yes. ??? the voice of from all a place it is a problem Rav said ??? All of it ??? when pointed out a contradiction. came son of ??? he said No. ??? them ??? Yehudah my brother in the name of Rav Thus said Rav ??? were given ??? the sages the measure from this general principle it would follow ??? Is this not a place ??? he and he said ??? is more up to how much Rav Nachman said until so that ??? a hand to the bottom up to how much Rav Nachman said Rabbah said son of Avuah until so that ??? Really? For didn't Ravina say he said ??? in the name of Rav ??? immediately adjacent lit: leaning ??? why is it that For ??? I would say ??? immediately adjacent lit: leaning ??? If you wish, I would say and thus he comes to say Rav ??? Rav Nachman said Shmuel said ??? all of it ??? is valid and it was taught ??? was taken ??? is valid He disagreed with this Rav ??? and for Rav, ??? it is a problem Our mishna was taken ??? is valid This is satisfactory Our mishna for Rav, ??? There is no difficulty. this one ??? this one ??? except ??? it is a problem No. you say all of it except I would say the majority of his body For didn't Rabbah say son of son of ??? Shmuel said ??? Rav said ??? the son of of Rav This this one ??? there i.e., in another mishna ??? a Tanna taught: how much ??? and how much time is the duration of ??? Rav said:

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most of ??? And there are those who say it was most of ??? this particular ??? in front of Rav ??? to it ??? And they said to him Rav Kahana Rav ??? for Rav, ??? our rabbi, ??? in front of Rabbah son of son of ??? ??? And how does he act? thus For it was taught: wise ??? yes. his fellow permission to declare tahor ??? yes. his fellow permission ??? that I Here in this case, of Rav No. ??? And because of the fact ??? of it wise in what way does he ate ??? Hey, isn't it the case that it is written (Ezek. 4) And it is said: ??? Hashem God there are my soul No. from tumah ??? No. ??? and until Watch out for leading vav "And now, and does not come in the mouth meat ??? there are my soul No. from tumah that did not have ??? by day in going to suffer lit, to the hands of ??? by night ??? No. ??? that did not have ??? meat a cup a cup Always, and does not come in the mouth meat ??? that did not have ??? of it wise It is because of this: R' he gave And they said that did not have ??? that did not have ??? What case is he dealing with? the validity ??? Rabbah son of son of ??? Is it not enough for him It is because of this: ??? as it is taught: ??? justice. ??? he is liable ??? and thus the witnesses ??? all of them ??? instead, they said the sages ??? from ??? and from ??? to him that is only in the case lit., "these words" הני מילי something ??? Here in this case, ??? This is like of Rabbah ??? he said for him the daughter of Rav Chisda Abba Sarai ??? and not ??? of him ??? he said to it that is only in the case lit., "these words" הני מילי ??? Here in this case, ??? What is the difference It is because of this: ??? that is elevated i.e., important all day ??? that is elevated i.e., important ??? for me Rav Chisdah said Who is a scholar this the one who sees ??? for himself and Rav Chisdah said Who is (Prov. 15) ??? presentations ??? this the one who sees ??? for himself ??? Mar Zutra in the name of Rav Chisda all who ??? and he learns Mishna ??? for himself ??? scholars upon it the scripture says (Ps. 128) he (your hands:) came For It may be eaten "Happy are you, and it is good to you Rav ??? he said he merits ??? two ??? the world. ??? and the World to Come "Happy are you, in the world" ??? and it is good to you In reality lit: In the world that comes R' Elazar For are they, ??? for him ??? something No. ??? And so are they, ??? for him No. Watch out for leading vav !! and it comes he said No. ??? he is required Master, ??? As it is written ??? presentations ??? Rabbi Zeira For ??? for him No. ??? For are they, they invite for him Watch out for leading vav !! and it comes he said

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