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דף כז,א גמרא

The "flowers of the priesthood" i.e., the newest priests We say: Yes! There, where they have not qualified to perform the service, they are called "youths". Here, where they have qualified to perform the service, they are called "flowers". It was taught there: "In three places the kohanim stand watch in the Beit ha-Mikdash: In the House of Avtinas and in the House of the Spark and in the House of the Fire and the Leviim in twenty-one places: Five at the five gates of the Temple Mount Four at the four corners that are at its exterior Five at the five gates of the Courtyard and four at the four corners that are outside, One at the Chamber of the Sacrifice and one at the Chamber of the Curtain Parochet and one behind the House of the Forgiveness Kaporet. From where do we learn this? Rav Yehuda from Sura said: -- and others say it is in a baraita -- that it is written (in I Chronicles 26) To the east, the six leviim, To the north, each day four, To the south, each day four, And for the storehouses /asupim/, two and two For the /Parbar/: To the west, four at the causeway ???, two for the /parbar/ ??? They said: Behold! Those are twenty-four! Abayye said: This is what is meant: For the storehouses, two i.e., two watchers for both storehouses, not two for each This leaves twenty-and-two Strictly speaking, at the /parbar/ there was only one, not two as was stated above and the other ??? that went and sat by the gate ??? because it was distant from anyone else, and the single assigned watchman would be lonely. What is /parbar/? Rabba bar Rav Sheyla said: It is like one said "to the outside" And if you wish, I could say in reality, there were actually twenty-four stations as enumerated above, and not just twenty-one as it is written, three of them were for kohanim, and twenty-one for leviim. And, hey! Here, "Leviim" is what is written. How can you explain that? It is like what R' Yehoshua ben Levi said, for thus said R' Yehoshua ben Levi: In twenty-four places kohanim were called leviim, and this is one of them (in Ezek. 44) But the priests the Levites, the sons of Zadok. Five at the five gates of the Temple Mount and four at the four corners that are within it Five at the five gates of the Courtyard and four at the four corners that are outside What is different about the Temple Mount that they serve inside it and what is different about the Courtyard that they serve outside? They said: The Temple Mount --- so if a watchman wants to sit, he sits, and they placed ??? him inside it. The Courtyard --- so if a watchman wants to sit, he may not sit As Mar said: There is no sitting in the Courtyard except for the kings of the House of David alone and therefore they said that the kohanim may sit "in the outside" Mar said: Five at the five gates of the Courtyard And were there only five gates in the Courtyard? We challenge that from the following baraita Seven gates were there in the Courtyard. Seven, not five Three in the north and three in the south and one to the east Abayye said: two ??? No. It was necessary to teach both, because otherwise you might err when extending one to the other. "Standing watch" Rava said: ??? She as it is taught: yes. ??? R' Natan says: yes. ??? opposite thirteen gates ??? five ??? the house ??? them ??? Perhaps, there is a Tanna who says: ??? are they, and there is another Tanna who says: seven and there is another Tanna who says: five are they, They did not sleep in holy garments; ??? he sleeps he that is not but: ??? Priestly garments ??? of them They said: it is the law that even ??? also No. And, hey! where he teaches They did not sleep It is because of this: who seeks ??? at the end of the teaching, rather, ??? and they would place them under their heads. The tanna teaches: But the beginning of the teaching, also They did not sleep And, hey! ??? it is a problem and they would place them under their heads. Learn from this Priestly garments ??? at them." Perhaps I could say next to their heads Rav Pappa said: Learn from this tefillin from the trapping of ??? and not there is a fear of them. Perhaps ??? upon them So, here, ??? For if it was is what you say? Do you really mean that? under their heads. ??? of them Watch out for leading vav Is it not enough for him It is because of this: ???

דף כז,ב גמרא

This is satistfactory ??? of ??? No. ??? of a priest ??? rather, ??? of a priest ??? of ??? What is there to say? And if you say ??? he ??? but: ??? it is of acceptable worth. For it was taught: (Lev. 19) No. he shall ascend upon you but: you ??? instead, they said the sages is forbidden to do thus lest ??? Let him say One on ??? And if you say ??? something For didn't Rabbi Shimon say R' Yehoshua ben Levi said: R' Yosi said son of the grave It is because of this: ??? even ten ??? -- this refers to for the sake of -- this refers to ??? is forbidden ??? about them rather, Learn from this opposite ??? and if ??? Perhaps I could say ??? that do not have in them ??? Rav Ashi said: Priestly garments ??? there are. For Rav Huna said: the son of of Rav Joshua this one ??? Priestly garments that is coming out of them ??? is forbidden and in the Holy Temple between in the hour of the blessing of the Service or whether that did not have in the hour of the blessing of the Service is permitted. because of ??? the priesthood ??? of them Learn from this and in the countryside No. For it was taught: ??? in it day a mountain ??? that is not ??? like the rule that it has ??? section he came ??? and etc. until If you wish, Perhaps I could say ??? there are. ??? the priesthood and if ??? Perhaps I could say (Ps. 119) a time to do to Hashem they have voided ??? a seminal emission on the first from them ??? That would be a support to him. To whose position? to R' Yochanan for he said: ??? No. ??? or having had an emission ??? except for two ??? and the lamps ??? from here and from here i.e., on both sides of the passage ??? Rav ??? it was. ??? in the outhouse lit. in the house of the chair he came R' Abba -- ??? for him He said to him ??? Master, according to ??? He said to him R' Abba -- ??? No. ??? words ??? Is this not thus We have learnt in a Mishna: If he found it locked, in his knowledge where there is a person This comes to imply that is not should bring himself to ascend Rav ??? reasoned Perhaps ??? he ??? Rabban Shimon ben Gamliel says ??? sends a person to suffer lit, to the hands of ??? sends a person to suffer lit, to the hands of ??? He said to him Rav ??? the son of and thus He said to him Rav Huna ??? the son of ??? your soul ??? your soul so that thus it will be that is not ??? to arise ??? and two ??? drink water ??? from them and after this give ??? As it is taught: No. ??? a person water He shall give" ??? rather, If so, he poured it from them And it once happened on the first ??? water and not he poured it from them and gave ??? that specific ??? he was and not running to drink did he die ??? At that very hour And they said No. ??? a person water He shall give" ??? unless it is he poured it from them Rav Ashi said: ??? This ??? in the presence of ??? is not there? It is because of this: ??? In all things No. ??? in the presence of ??? son of the written Torah ??? of ??? It was taught there: a man The Temple Mount --- he was ??? Watch out for leading vav And for each and every watch-period ??? before him and all the rotating watch-group (mishmar) that is not ??? And he said to him: a man The Temple Mount ---

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