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Eruvin 63

1) [line 1] CHARTA D'ARGIZ - the city of Charta which was built by Argiz the sorcerer, located adjacent to Baghdad

2) [line 2] SAR SAKINA - inspected a knife for Shechitah
3) [line 8] TALMID CHAVER - a disciple on the level of a colleague
4) [line 9] TZURBA ME'RABANAN - a young Talmid Chacham
*5*) [line 10] RAVINA IKLA L'MECHUZA - This is not the same Ravina as was mentioned above, who was a Talmid Chaver of Rav Ashi, but another Ravina who lived much earlier and was alive at the same time as Rava (Hagahos Ya'avetz)

6) [line 11] USHPIZICHNEI - his innkeeper, host
7) [line 11] V'KA MACHAVEI LEI - and he tried to show it to him (for inspection)
8) [line 14] SIMAN ZILA (LEHANYA) [MEHANYA] MACHLIF IKA V'YA'AKOV - a mnemonic device to remember the names of the Amora'im that follow: Rebbi Ela*z*ar *me'Ha*gro*nya*; Rav (Aba) [Acha] bar Ta*chlif*a; Rav Acha brei d'Rav *Ika*; Rav Acha bar *Yakov*.

9) [line 19] IGLA TILTA - (a) a third-grown calf (that has reached one-third of its full growth and is particularly tasty) (RASHI); (b) a calf that has reached one-third of its expected *lifespan*, at which time it has reached its *full* growth (RASHI Sanhedrin 65b); (c) a calf which is a cow's third offspring which is well developed and fat (RASHI ibid., Shabbos 11a, Pesachim 68b); (d) a calf that is healthy and good to eat (TOSFOS Gitin 56a). (See Insights to Shabbos 136)

10) [line 21] LO LEICHUSH LEI L'SABA? - should we not consider the honor of [Rav Acha Bar Ya'akov,] the Elder?

11) [line 25] ASCHILU BI'CHVODO - they raised the issue of honoring him
12) [line 26] D'MUFLAG - that he was very distinguished (by his age and his Torah-learning)
13) [line 28] ASAR - tied
14) [line 29] TZINESA - a palm tree
15) [line 29] RAMA BEI KALA - Ravina called to him loudly
16) [line 29] B'SHAMTA - in Cherem, excommunicated
17) [line 30] AFKERUSA - Chutzpah, disrespect
18) [line 42] RA'UY L'HAKISHO NACHASH - he is fit to be bitten by a snake
19) [line 43] "VA'YA'AN ELIHU ..." - "And Elihu the son of Barach'el ha'Buzi answered and said, 'I am young and you are very old. I consider myself worthy of crawling under your feet; therefore I was afraid of voicing my opinion to you.'" (Iyov 32:6) - The word for "crawling," Zachalti, hints at the snake, as the Gemara proves in the following verse (see next entry).

20) [line 44] "... IM CHAMAS ZOCHALEI AFAR" - "... with the poison of things that crawl in the dust (i.e. snakes)." (Devarim 32:24)

21) [line 46] IRA HA'YA'IRI - one of the great Torah sages and advisors of King David (TARGUM YONASAN to Shmuel II 20:26). He is Ira ben Ikesh ha'Teko'i (Shmuel II 23:26), who was called ha'Ya'iri because (a) one of his ancestors was named Ya'ir; or (b) Teko'a, his city, was known for its abundant production of olive oil (Menachos 85b). Olive oil at the time was the best source of lamplight, and the word "Ya'ir" means he/it will give light (RADAK to Shmuel II 20:26).

22) [line 49] MESHAGER - send
23) [line 51] "VA'YOMER ELAZAR HA'KOHEN EL ANSHEI HA'TZAVA..." - "And Elazar the Kohen said to the men of war who went to the battle, 'This is the ordinance of the Torah that HaSh-m commanded Moshe.'" (Bamidbar 31:21) - Even though Elazar made it perfectly clear that HaSh-m commanded the laws of Hag'alas Kelim to Moshe and not to himself, he was punished for revealing them in the presence of his Rebbi.

24) [line 53] KOL D'MOSIV MILAH KAMEI RABEI - anyone who answers a Halachic question in the presence of his Rebbi


*25*) [line 13] ASURIN B'TASHMISH HA'MITAH - that is, the Gemara is assuming that Yehoshua did not have children because he kept them from having children, one night -- and not because he kept them from learning Torah that night. The reason for this is that the Gemara is trying to find a sin for which Yehoshua's punishment will be Midah k'Neged Midah (Maharsha, in Chidushei Agados)

26) [line 17] KIL'A - a room
27) [line 22] LACHMAN BAR RISTAK - a non-Jew (the Girsa of RABEINU CHANANEL is *Haman* bar Ristak)

28) [line 23] OGAR LAN RESHUSECH - rent us your share in the courtyard

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