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1. There is a dispute in the Mishnah regarding the definition of "a place to make a grave."
2. The Tana Kama describes the minimal dimensions of a burial cave.
3. The Tana Kama also describes the minimal dimensions of the graves that are in the walls of the burial cave.
4. Rebbi Shimon argues with regard to the minimal dimensions of a burial cave.
5. Everyone agrees that this also includes an open area of 6 by 6 Amos in front of the burial cave.


1. In the times of the Mishnah, "a place to make a grave" did not refer to a single grave. Rather, they used family burial caves with burial compartments in the sides of the cave.
2. Such a cave is 4 by 6 Amos (Tosefta: with a height of 4 Amos). It has 8 graves in the walls, 3 on each of the two opposite walls, and 2 on the back wall (with the fourth wall being the entranceway).
3. They must be 4 Amos long by 6 Tefachim wide, and 7 Tefachim high.
4. He understands that it should be 6 by 8 Amos, with 13 graves in the walls.
5. However, there is a dispute about how many burial caves are included in an agreement to build "a place to make a grave." The Tana Kama says that two caves are included in this agreement, while Rebbi Shimon maintains that four are included. (Everyone agrees that these caves share the same 6 by 6 area.)

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