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Bechoros 26

BECHOROS 26 - dedicated anonymously by a student of Rabbi Kornfeld's in N.Y.

*********************GIRSA SECTION*********************
We recommend using the textual changes suggested by the Bach, the Tzon
Kodshim and the parenthetical marginal notes of the Vilna Shas. This section
is devoted to any *OTHER* changes that we feel ought to be made in the
Gemara and Rashi)

[1] Gemara 26b [line 30]:
The colon should be removed.

[2] Gemara [line 38]:
"Terumah u'Ma'aser"
A marginal note in some texts corrects these words to "Matanos." This also
seems to be the Girsa of Rashi (27a DH Hachi Garsinan v'Tana). However, the
Girsa in Rabeinu Gershom is explicitly like the Girsa in our texts.

[3] Rashi 26b DH veha'Anan Nesher Tenan:

*1*) [line 10] MODEH ABA CHALAFTA BA'ZEH - my father, Chalafta (who was one of the Chachamim who argued with Akavya), agrees in this point with Akavya (and so, too, the rest of the Chachamim agree in this point with Akavya). With regard to mentioning one's father by his name, see Insights to Sanhedrin 100:1, and YOSEF DA'AS here.

2) [line 11] AVAL B'YICHUD AMRU CHACHAMIM - in truth (Aval) with clarity (b'Yichud) the Chachamim said

3) [line 25] BI'VECHIRASA - in the chosen [Mishnah]; that is, Maseches Eduyos


4) [line 2] D'OLAH NAMI MECHAPRA A'ASEH - the Korban Olah (burnt offering), although not brought for the atonement of a sin, is effective in achieving atonement for transgressing Mitzvos Aseh (positive commandments)

5) [line 12] KOL SHE'IKARO HAFUCH KELAPEI ROSHO - any hair whose root is folded towards its end (that is, it was cut off, and sits on the animal in such a way that both ends point outwards)

6) [line 13] MISMA'ECH - the hair is even with the rest of the fleece and one end is visible (as opposed to sticking up above the level of the other hairs)

7) [line 16] NIMIN HA'MEDULDALOS - hairs that hang out but are not cut off

*****PEREK #4 AD KAMAH*****

8) [line 19] CHAYAVIN L'TAPEL - they are obligated to care for
9) [line 23] NE'ECHAL SHANAH B'SHANAH - is eaten within its first year
10) [line 26] "BECHOR BANECHA" - the verse states, "Mele'ascha v'Dimacha Lo Se'acher, Bechor Banecha Titen Li" - "Do not delay your offerings of newly ripened produce (Bikurim) and your agricultural offerings (Terumah); you shall give to Me the firstborn of your sons" (Shemos 22:28). The following verse states, "Ken Ta'aseh l'Shorcha l'Tzonecha" - "So shall you do with your ox and you sheep" (Shemos 22:29). The Gemara here links the end of the first verse ("Bechor Banecha") with the second item mentioned in the second verse ("Tzonecha"), and the beginning of the first verse ("Mele'ascha") with the first item mentioned in the second verse ("Shorcha").

11) [line 27] D'MIKEDEM L'MIKEDEM - the one that precedes comes to teach about the one that precedes

12) [line 29] "ASIYAH" ACHERES - another "doing"; i.e. an additional form of caring for [the animal]

13) [line 30] LO MASARCHA HA'KASUV ELA LA'CHACHAMIM - the Torah has handed you over to the Chachamim for the interpretation of the verse

14) [line 35] SHE'SHINEHA DAKOS - its teeth are small and cannot chew grass well; consequently, it must stay with its mother for a longer period of time

15) [line 36] KOHEN HA'MESAYEI'A B'VEIS HA'GERANOS - a Kohen who assists [the Yisrael] in the granary so that the Terumos should be given to him

16) [line 39] "SHICHATEM BRIS HA'LEVI" - "You have corrupted the covenant of the Levi" (Malachi 2:8)

17) [line 42] TERUMAH MI'SHALEM - entire Terumah

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