[18a - 54 lines; 18b - 53 lines]

1)[line 1] HOGEH ES HA'SHEM B'OSIYOSAV- (a) he pronounced the [forty-two letter] name [of HaSh-m] as it is spelled [and utilized it to affect the physical world as he wished] (RASHI); (b) he pronounced the [four-letter] name [of HaSh-m] as it is spelled [as opposed to "Ad-nai"] (TOSFOS DH Hogeh)

2)[line 5] L'HISLAMED AVAD- he did it in order to learn [the correct pronunciation]

3)[line 6]"... [ ]""... LO SILMAD LA'ASOS [K'SO'AVOS HA'GOYIM HA'HEM]"- "... do not learn to perform [actions like the abominations of those nations]" (Devarim 18:9).

4)[line 7]L'HOROS- to teach [what is forbidden]

5)[line 9]B'FARHESYA- in public

6)[line 9] LO MICHAH BEI- she did not protest his actions

7)[line 14]PESI'OSEHA- her footsteps

8)[line 14]RIBAH- a young girl

9)[line 15]DIKDEKAH- she was careful

10)[line 16]"... ""... AVON AKEIVAI YESUBEINI"- "... the sins of my ankles surround me" (Tehilim 49:6).

11)[line 17] AVONOS SHE'ADAM DASH BA'AKEIVAV- (a) the sins one performs with his footsteps (such as that which the daughter of Rebbi Chanina ben Teradyon walked in a manner that attracted attention) (RASHI, first explanation); (b) the sins that one tramples upon [due to that which he regards them as unimportant] (RASHI, second explanation)

12)[line 18] MESUBIN LO- surround him [to prosecute him]

13)[line 19] TZADKU ALEIHEN ES HA'DIN- they accepted their punishment as just

14)[line 20]" , ; , ""HA'TZUR TAMIM PA'ALO, KI CHOL DERACHAV MISHPAT; KEL EMUNAH V'EIN AVEL, TZADIK V'YASHAR HU"- "The actions of the Rock are perfect, for all of His ways are just; He is a faithful G-d and has no failing, he is righteous and upright" (Devarim 32:4).

15)[line 21]" ; [ , ]""GEDOL HA'ETZAH V'RAV HA'ALILIYAH; ASHER EINECHA FEKUCHOS AL KOL DARCHEI [BNEI ADAM, LA'SES L'ISH KID'RACHAV VECHI'FRI MA'ALALAV]"- "Great is [Your] counsel [HaSh-m] and extensive are [Your] actions; for Your eyes are aware of all [human paths, to respond to each individual according to his paths and the result of his actions]" (Yirmeyahu 32:19). The daughter of Rebbi Chanina ben Teradyon referred to the sinful way in which she walked with the words "to respond to each individual according to his paths."

16)[line 28] UMAH ZO- this nation [of Rome]

17)[line 30] ATAH YOSHEV V'OESEK B'TORAH- you sit and toil in Torah learning [in contravention of the Roman decree]

18)[line 31]B'CHEIKECHA- in your bosom

19)[line 33] TAMAH ANI- I would be astonished

20)[line 34] ?KLUM MA'ASEH BA L'YADCHA?- what example can you give me of your actions?

21)[line 36] MI'GORALCHA YEHEI GORALI!- may my lot [in the World to Come] be of your lot!

22)[line 36] LO HAYU YAMIM MU'ATIM- not many days passed

23)[line 39]KORCHUHU- they enwrapped him

24)[line 39] HIKIFUHU B'CHAVILEI ZEMOROS- they surrounded him with bundles of branches

25)[line 39] HITZISU BA'HEN ES HA'UR- they lit them on fire

26)[line 39]SEFUGIN- sponges

27)[line 40]SHAR'UM- they soaked them

28)[line 40] ?AR'ECHA B'KACH?- how can I see you like this? i.e., Is this the reward one receives for learning Torah?

29)[line 41]ILMALEI- if only

30)[line 41] () MI SHE'MEVAKESH ELBONAH SHEL (SEFER) TORAH- He who addresses the insult to the honor of the Torah (the YA'AVETZ erases the word "Sefer")

31a)[line 42]() [] (GILYON) [GEVILIN] NISRAFIN- (the margin) [the sections of parchment] are incinerated

b)[line 43] V'OSIYOS PORCHOS- and the letters fly away

32)[line 43] [] !AF ATAH PESACH PICHA V'TIKANES [BECHA] HA'ESH!- you should open your mouth such that the fire enters [your body in order to hasten your certain death]!

33a)[line 43] MUTAV SHE'YITLENAH MI SHE'NASNAH- better that He who gave [life] should take it

b)[line 43] V'AL YECHAVEL HU B'ATZMO- then he (referring to himself in the third person) should bring harm to himself (see Insights)

34)[line 44]KELATZTONIRI- the Roman official in charge of carrying out the death sentence

35)[line 44]SHALHEVES- the flame

36)[line 45]HEN- yes

37)[line 46] AF HU KAFATZ- [the executioner] also jumped

38)[line 48]DEBIS'HU- his wife

39)[line 48]BERATEI- his daughter

40)[line 49] ZILA BI MILSA- it is embarrassing for me

41)[line 49] SHAKAL TARKEVA D'DINREI- he took a half-Se'ah measure (app. 3.6, 4.14, or 7.2 liters, depending upon the differing Halachic opinions) of gold coins

42)[line 49] IY LO IS'AVID BAH ISURA- if an immoral act has not been done with her

43)[line 50] NAKAT NAFSHEI K'CHAD PARSHA- he dressed as a cavalryman

44)[line 51]() [] (HASHMI'ANI) [HASHMI'I] LI- lit. listen to me; this phrase was used to solicit the services of a harlot (Girsa corrected by the RASHASH)

45)[line 51] DISHTANA ANA- I am menstruating

46)[line 51] () []MISRACHANA (MIRSACH) [MISRACH]- I am willing to wait

47)[line 51] ( ) NEFISHIN TUVA (V'IKA TUVA HACHA) D'SHAPIRAN MINA'I- the flow is heavy, (and there are many) who are more beautiful than I (RABEINU CHANANEL). According to the Girsa NEFISHIN TUVA D'SHAPIRAN MINA'I - there are many who are more beautiful than I

48)[line 53] () []HAVAH (NIHALAH) [NIHALI]- hand her over to me

49)[line 53]MISTAFINA- I am afraid

50)[last line] PALGA PELACH- use half to bribe [the king to look the other way]

51)[last line] KI SHALMEI- when they run out

52a)[last line], "- , !"EIMA, "ELAKA D'MEIR, ANEINI!"- say, "Gd of Meir, answer me!"

b)[last line]U'MISTZALAS- and you will be saved


53)[line 1] ?MI YEIMAR D'HACHI IKA?- who is to say that this [salvation] will occur [as you claim it will]?

54)[line 2][ ][HASHTA CHAZIS]- [you will now see]

55)[line 3] SHAKAL KALA SHADA BEHU- he took a clod of earth and threw it at them

56)[line 4]SHAVKUHA- they left him alone

57)[line 5] ISHTAMA MILSA BEI MALKA- the matter [of the release of the daughter of Rebbi Chanina ben Teradyon] became known in the palace

58)[line 5] ASYUHA ASKUHA LI'ZEKIFA- they brought [he who had released her] and prepared him for hanging

59)[line 7]ACHTUHA- he descended [safely from the gallows]

60)[line 8] CHAKEKU L'DEMUSEI- they etched his likeness

61)[line 9] , KOL D'CHAZI L'PARTZUFA HA'DEIN, LEISEI- whoever sees the face of this [man], bring him

62)[line 10]CHAZYUHI- they spotted him

63)[line 11] RAHAT A'BASREI- they ran after him

64)[line 11] AL L'VEI ZONOS- he went into a brothel

65a)[line 12] BISHULEI OVDEI KOCHAVIM CHAZA- he saw a food that had been cooked by Nochrim [and which is therefore not kosher]

b)[line 13] TAMASH B'HA U'MASAK B'HA- he dipped with one [finger] and sucked another [finger such that it appeared that he was eating from it]

66)[line 14]KORCHASEI- he wrapped him in a hug [that made it appear that a harlot was familiar with him]

67)[line 16]ARAK - he ran away

68) [line 17] MA'ASEH D'BERURIYA - the story of Beruriyah. As our Gemara mentions on 18a, Beruriyah was the wife of Rebbi Meir. She was a distinguished and well-learned woman. She scoffed, however, at the assertion of Chazal that "Nashim Daitan Kalos Aleihen" - "the intellect of women is light upon them." This means that women are more easily persuaded than men. In order to prove that Chazal were correct, her husband Rebbi Meir enlisted the help of one of his students, asking him to seduce his wife. The student eventually succeeded in his seduction, but before sinning explained to Beruriyah how she had been set up and why. In her shame Beruriyah committed suicide. According to one opinion in our Gemara, Rebbi Meir was so embarrassed following this incident that he ran to Bavel.

69a) [line 17] ITZDADININ - bullfighting arenas

b)[line 18]KARKOM- a siege [at which different forms of entertainment are provided]

70a)[line 18]NACHASHIM- magicians and sorcerers

b)[line 18]CHAVARIN- snake charmers

c)[line 18], , , , , BUKYON, MUKYON, MULYON, LULYON, BELURIN, SALGURIN- names of clowns

71)[line 19] MOSHAV LETZIM- a company of scoffers (see Insights)

72)[line 19]" , , . ' , ""ASHREI HA'ISH ASHER LO HALACH..."- "Praiseworthy is he who has not followed the advice of the wicked, who has not stood upon the path of sinners, and who has not sat in a company of scoffers. But rather his desire is the Torah of HaSh-m, and in his Torah he toils day and night" (Tehilim 1:1-2).

73)[line 20] HA LAMADTA- from this [that the activities listed in the first verse are contrasted with Torah study] one can learn

74)[line 22] TZOVE'ACH U'MATZIL- he can [possibly] cry out [for mercy] and bring about the salvation [of a Jew who had been thrown into the arena and is in danger of being gored to death]

75)[line 22] MIPNEI YISHUV MEDINAH- for the [Jewish] settlement in the city [which is besieged, since he can request of the soldiers to intervene on their behalf]

76)[line 22] LO YISCHASHEV IMAHEM- (a) he does not strengthen their efforts [to besiege the city] (RASHI); (b) he is not counted as part of their [army] (TOSFOS DH she'Lo)

77)[line 27] ME'ID EDUS ISHAH L'HASI'AH- he can testify [that a certain Jew was killed in order] to allow his wife to remarry

78a)[line 28]TARTI'OS- theaters

b)[line 28]KARKESIYOS- circuses

79)[line 28] MEZAVLIN SHAM ZIBUL LA'AVODAS KOCHAVIM- they gather there to arrange items donated to idols

80)[line 31] NASA V'NASAN IKA BEINAIHU- if one has already conducted business with them is the difference between their [opinions. According to Rebbi Meir, it would be forbidden to derive any benefit from the money that one receives from them, since he maintains that one must assume that they deal with donations to idols. The Chachamim, however, prohibit going there either because it is a waste of time, or because one may be suspected of idol worship. Therefore, one would not be prohibited against conducting business with them.] (see also TOSFOS DH Mai)

81)[line 36]" , , ""IM CHACHAMTA, CHACHAMTA LACH, (V'IM LATZTA) [V'LATZTA] LEVADCHA SISA"- "If you have acquired wisdom, then the wisdom will benefit you, but if you scoff at others then you alone will bear [punishment]" (Mishlei 9:12).

82)[line 37]YISURIN- troubles, esp. physical pain

83)[line 38]" , ...""V'ATAH AL TISLOTZATZU, PEN YECHZEKU MOSREICHEM..."- "Do not scoff, lest your troubles increase..." (Yeshayah 28:22). In context, the Navi in this verse warns Klal Yisrael to take prior prophecies of impending hardship seriously.

84)[line 39] () B'MATUSA (BA'INA) MINAICHU- I beg of you

85)[line 40]"... ""... MASHACH YADO ES LOTZETZIM"- "... he has withdrawn his hand to join scoffers" (Hoshe'a 7:5). This verse describes the coronation of the king, who withdrew from those acting responsibly and joined the drunken scoffers. Rav Ketina reads it to mean, "HaSh-m has withdrawn His hand that is open to provide every living creature with sustenance (see Tehilim 145:16) from scoffers."

86)[line 42]" ; ""ZED YAHIR LETZ SHEMO; OSEH B'EVRAS ZADON"- "A haughty, deliberate sinner is called a scorner; he sins deliberately and angrily" (Mishlei 21:24).

87)[line 43]" ; [ ]""YOM EVRAH HA'YOM HA'HU..."- "That day [of punishment] will be a day of anger, [a day of pain and anguish, a day of destruction and desolation, a day of darkness and gloom, a day of cloudiness and murkiness]" (Tzefanyah 1:15).

88)[line 43]HA'MISYAHIR- one who is haughty

89)[line 46]KELAYAH- destruction

90)[line 50]KANIGYON- a pleasure hunt

91)[line 50]TACHBULOS- [groups of people who hatch] plans [a) to besiege cities (RASHI in the EIN YAKOV); b) but never actually accomplish anything (RA'AVAD)]

92)[line 52] ISGAREH B'SHINAH- I will induce myself to sleep [more than necessary]