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1)[line 11]חדא מכלל דחברתה איתמרCHADA MI'CHLAL D'CHAVERTA ITMAR- one [of the teachings] was inferred from the other one

2)[line 22]הוא פוסל ע''י אחיןHU POSEL AL YEDEI ACHIN- he makes the Yevamah forbidden to his brothers

3)[line 26]גטGET (GET YEVAMIN)

(a)Just as Chazal enacted Kidushei Ma'amar for a Yevamah, so, too, they enacted a Get Yevamim.

(b)If one of the surviving brothers performed Kidushei Ma'amar with the Yevamah and then he decides to release her from the Zikas Yevamim through Chalitzah, he must give her a Get Yevamim besides the Chalitzah.

(c)If the Yavam gives a Get to the Yevamah without first having performed Ma'amar, it becomes prohibited for him mid'Rabanan to perform Yibum with her, and he must perform Chalitzah.

4)[line 43]פסיקא ליהPESIKA LEI- can be stated in an unqualified manner

5)[line 46]עשו ביאת בן תשע כמאמר בגדולASU BI'AS BEN TESHA K'MA'AMAR B'GADOL

(a)A male less than nine years of age is not considered to be capable of having marital relations. When he reaches the age of nine, he is considered able to have relations for all Halachic considerations. At that stage, the Mishnah (Nidah 45a) tells us that when the child performs Yibum it helps to be "Koneh" the Yevamah to a certain extent, and it is as if he has performed Ma'amar (see Background to Yevamos 95:3).

(b)The Rishonim argue as to why the Yibum of a nine year old is only comparable to Ma'amar. According to some, mid'Oraisa the nine year old minor acquires a Yevamah through Yibum just like a fully mature man (except that the death sentence is not applied if his wife practices adultery - Kidushin 19a). The Rabanan decreed, though, that Yibum should be performed again when he becomes of age, and the Yibum he performs as a minor is only given the status of Ma'amar (Rashi to Kidushin 19a). According to others (Tosfos ibid.), a nine year old cannot acquire his Yevamah at all, mid'Oraisa. The Rabanan nevertheless decreed that his Yibum should be given the status of Ma'amar. (See Insights to Yevamos 39:2.)

6)[line 48]אית ליה וזוטרIS LEI V'ZUTAR- he can give a Get but it is weaker than the Get of an adult

7)[line 48]אין גט אחר גטEIN GET ACHAR GET- A Get given by one Yavam has no effect once another Yavam has previously given a Get


8a)[line 32]בנגרB'NAGAR- (O.F. chevile - a peg) with a bolt, peg [that is placed into a hole in the doorstep to lock the door] (RASHI Eruvin 101b)

b)[line 32]שיש בראשו גלוסטראSHE'YESH B'ROSHO GELOSTERA- the head of the peg has a thick, rounded end that makes it possible to use it as a pestle for grinding garlic and other food

9)[line 33]בחמתןCHAMASAN- their wrath

10)[line 36]חברותא נמיCHAVRUSA NAMI?!- (a) Are you calling my student (Rebbi Elazar) my colleague?! (RASHI, RAV AVRAHAM MIN HA'HAR); (b) Have you also become my colleagues?! (i.e. I am angry with you (Rebbi Ami and Rebbi Asi) because it is disrespectful to reproach me since you are my students and not my colleagues) (RASHI, according to the Girsa of the Bach, IYUN YAKOV)

11)[line 36]עול לגביה ר' יעקב בר אידיAL L'GABEI REBBI YA'AKOV BAR IDI- Rebbi Yakov bar Idi went up to him

12)[line 37]"כאשר צוה ה' את משה עבדו כן צוה משה את יהושע וכן עשה יהושע לא הסיר דבר מכל אשר צוה ה' את משה""KA'ASHER TZIVAH HASH-M ES MOSHE AVDO, KEIN TZIVAH MOSHE ES YEHOSHUA, V'CHEIN ASAH YEHOSUA; LO HEISIR DAVAR MI'KOL ASHER TZIVAH HASH-M ES MOSHE" - "Like HaSh-m commanded Moshe His servant, so Moshe commanded Yehoshua, and so Yehoshua did; he did not eliminate anything from all the things that HaSh-m commanded Moshe" (Yehoshua 11:15) (YEHOSHUA FULFILLS ALL MOSHE RABIENU'S ORDERS)

The verse is referring to the various details concerning the conquest of Kena'an that was currently in full swing. Yehoshua had fought the kings of Kena'an, destroying their horses, burning their chariots, and killed every Kena'ani man, woman, and child. He had taken the loot, household objects, and animals that they had captured from the towns, with the exception of [Yericho and] Chatzor, the last city against which he had fought, and which he had been ordered to raze to the ground.

13)[line 36]עול לגביה ר' יעקב בר אידיAL L'GABEI REBBI YAKOV BAR IDI- Rebbi Yakov bar Idi went up to him

14)[line 41]לפייסL'FAYEIS- to appease

15)[line 43]"אגורה באהלך עולמים אחסה בסתר כנפיך סלה""AGURAH V'OHALCHA OLAMIM, ECHESEH V'SESER KENAFECHA SELAH "- "May I live in Your tent forever, may I take refuge in the shelter of Your wings, Selah" (Tehilim 61:5).