[14a - 48 lines; 14b - 41 lines]

1)[line 1]גסטראGASTERA- the leader of a fort

2)[line 18]כתנות עורKOSNOS OR- garments of skins

3)[line 35]"לכן אחלק לו ברבים, ואת עצומים יחלק שלל, תחת אשר הערה למות נפשו ואת פושעים נמנה; והוא חטא רבים נשא ולפושעים יפגיע""LACHEN ACHALEK LO VA'RABIM, V'ES ATZUMIM YECHALEK SHALAL, TACHAS ASHER HE'ERAH LA'MAVES NAFSHO, V'ES POSH'IM NIMNAH; V'HU CHET RABIM NASA, VELA'POSH'IM YAFGI'A"- "Therefore I will give him a portion with the great ones, and he shall divide the plunder with the strong, in return for having poured out his soul to the death, and he was counted among the transgressors; and he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors" (Yeshayah 53:12) - The Gemara proceeds to explain this verse, phrase by phrase.

4)[line 38]"[ועתה אם תשא חטאתם;] ואם אין, מחני נא מספרך אשר כתבת""[V'ATAH IM TISA CHATASAM;] V'IM AYIN, MECHENI NA MI'SIFRECHA ASHER KASAVTA"- "[And now, if You will forgive their sin (of the golden calf, it is good);] and if not, please erase me from Your book that You wrote" (Shemos 32:32).

5)[line 41]"ואתה אל תתפלל בעד העם הזה ואל תשא בעדם רנה ותפלה ואל תפגע בי כי אינני שמע אתך""V'ATAH AL TISPALEL B'AD HA'AM HA'ZEH V'AL TISA BA'ADAM RINAH U'SEFILAH V'AL TIFGA BI KI EINENI SHOME'A OSACH" - " And now, do not pray on behalf of this nation; do not sing praises nor pray on their behalf, and do not contact me, for I shall not listen to you" (Yirmeyahu 7:16) (DO NOT PRAY ON BEHALF OF KLAL YISRAEL)

(a)HaSh-m did not feel inclined to answer the Navi's prayers on behalf of Yisrael, as long as Yisrael used the Beis ha'Mikdash as a sanctuary in which to pray for forgiveness for having stolen, murdered, committed adultery, sworn falsely and sacrificed to Ba'al, with the express intention of repeating the same sins the following day. They also indulged in all kinds of idolatry in order to anger HaSh-m.

(b)HaSh-m therefore decided categorically to banish them from their land. Nothing would stop Him from doing so.


6)[line 43]מנחתהMINCHASAH - the meal-offering brought by the husband of a Sotah (MINCHAS SOTAH)

(a)A Sotah is a woman who is suspected of committing adultery because she was warned by her husband not to seclude herself with a certain man and she violated the warning. The process of warning her in front of witnesses is called Kinuy. The witnesses who see her seclude herself with the suspected adulterer are called Eidei Stirah. The time of seclusion must be at least for the time that it takes to roast an egg and swallow it. The woman is forbidden to her husband and the alleged adulterer until she drinks Mei Sotah (see (c), below).

(b)The husband must bring his wife to the Beis ha'Mikdash, along with a sacrifice consisting of 1/10 of an Eifah (approx. 2 quarts) of barley meal as a Minchah offering. The Kohen reads Parshas Sotah, the portion of the Torah describing the curses with which a Sotah is cursed, out loud (in any language that the Sotah understands) and makes the Sotah swear that she has been faithful to her husband.

(c)An earthenware jug is then filled with half a Log of water from the Kiyor, and dirt from the floor of the Azarah is placed on top of the water. Parshas Sotah (that contains numerous appearances of Hash-m's name) is written on parchment and then immersed in the water, which causes the ink to dissolve, erasing the Holy Names. The Sotah afterwards drinks from the water. If she was unfaithful to her husband and allowed herself to become defiled, the water would enter her body and poison her, causing her belly to swell out and her thigh to rupture. If she was faithful to her husband, she remained unharmed and would be blessed that she would become pregnant (Bamidbar 5:11-31). In times when there is no Mei Sotah such as in the present day, she must be divorced and does not receive her Kesuvah.

7)[line 43]כפיפה מצריתKEFIFAH MITZRIS- a basket made of Tzorei Dekel, the fibrous substance just under the surface of the date palm

8)[line 43]כדי ליגעהKEDEI L'YAG'AH- on order to exhaust her

9)[line 43]בכלי שרתKELEI SHARES - Holy Utensils

A Keli Shares makes holy anything that enters it (Shemos 30:29). TOSFOS to Pesachim 63b DH Midi points out that this applies only when the utensil is in the Azarah.

10)[line 44]ולבונהLEVONAH- frankincense or oliban; a gum resin from trees of Arabia and India. The gum is yellowish and semi-transparent, with a bitter nauseous taste. It is hard and capable of being pulverized, producing a strong aromatic odor when burned. A handful of Levonah was placed on top of most Menachos (meal-offerings), and was later offered on the Mizbe'ach

11a)[line 46]גרשׂGERES- fine barley flour (flour that has been sifted through thirteen sieves)

b)[line 46]קמחKEMACH- unsifted flour (flour that still includes unwanted parts of the barley stalk)


12)[line 4]בקלתות של כסף ושל זהבKALASOS SHEL KESEF V'SHEL ZAHAV- (a) baskets woven from silver or gold fibers (see Aruch); (b) baskets covered with silver or gold (BARTENURA in Bikurim)

13)[line 36]צרורTZEROR- a pebble

14)[line 36]גרגר מלחGARGIR MELACH- a pellet of salt

15)[line 36]קורטKORET- a grain