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Kesuvos 17

KESUVOS 16-19 - have been anonymously dedicated by a unique Ohev Torah and Marbitz Torah living in Ramat Beit Shemesh, Israel.

1) [line 1] KALAH KEMOS SHE'HI - (lit. the bride as she is) (a) finding something about the bride that can be praised (RASHI); (b) if the bride has a defect, keeping quiet and not praising her at all (TOSFOS, 1st explanation)

2) [line 1] KALAH NA'AH V'CHASUDAH - the pleasant bride who finds favor in everyone's eyes

3) [line 3] CHIGERES - lame
4) [line 8] ME'UREVES IM HA'BERIYOS - sweet (liked) when dealing with people
5) [line 9] MASHRU - sing
6) [line 10] KECHAL - a blue or tinted powder used for painting the eyelids
7) [line 10] SERAK - rouge
8) [line 11] PIRKUS - parting of the hair by making braids
9) [line 11] YA'ALAS CHEN - she inspires grace
10) [line 14] KOL MIN DEIN - only those like these
11) [line 14] SEMUCHU LANA - should receive Semichah to be called "Rebbi"
12) [line 15] SARMISIN - those who distort or actually invert the Halachah because they fail to review their learning or fail to learn the entire subject properly

13) [line 16] SARMITIN - (this word is derived from the word for rags, Smartutin) (a) those who do not give valid explanations for their words (RASHI to Sanhedrin 14a); (b) those who learn bits and pieces of each subject (ARUCH, 2nd explanation)

14) [line 16] CHAMISIN - (a) those who only learn one fifth of a subject (RASHI); (b) those who make hasty decisions (ARUCH)

15) [line 17] TURMISIN - (a) empty-headed people (RASHI); (b) those whose logic is a bitter as the Turmus bean, which is a lupine, a type of pod or bean of the pea family

16) [line 18] BEI KEISAR - the palace of the Ceasar
17) [line 19] RABA D'AMEI - prince of his people
18) [line 19] U'MEDABRANA D'UMSEI - and leader of his nation
19) [line 20] BOTZINA D'NEHORA - bright light, i.e. wise man
20) [line 20] BERICH MESAYICH LI'SHELAM - may your arrival be blessed with peace
21) [line 24] MERAKED A'TELAS - would dance with three [branches of myrtle]
22) [line 24] KA MACHSIF LAN SABA - this sage is embarrassing us
23) [line 25] IFSIK AMUDA D'NURA - a pillar of fire separated his body from everyone else
24a) [line 28] AHANYA LEI SHUTISEI - his branch really was beneficial to him
b) [line 29] SHETUSEI - his foolishness
c) [line 29] SHITASEI - his custom
25) [line 30] MARKIV AL A'KASFEI - would carry [the bride] on his shoulders
26) [line 31] IY DAMYAN ALAICHU KI'KESHURA - if they are the same in your minds as a wooden beam

27) [line 32] LEHCAYEI - go ahead!
28) [line 37] AGRIPAS HA'MELECH - King Agrippa (the last king of Israel), grandson of King Herod, who ruled between the years 41-44 CE. Agrippa was a pious and benevolent king.

29) [line 42] PARASHAS DERACHIM - an intersection
30) [line 47] SHIFUREI - Shofar blowers (that announce the funeral)
31) [line 48] D'CHAITZEI GAVREI ME'IBULA AD SICHRA - (a) that people make a wall from the city gate to the cemetery (RASHI); (b) that people make a wall from the house of mourning to the cemetery (ARUCH)

32) [line 49] NETILASAH K'NESINASAH - taking away the Torah (i.e. when a learned person dies) is comparable to the giving of the Torah (at Har Sinai)

33) [last line] L'MAN D'KARI V'TANI - for a person who learned Tanach and Mishnah


34) [line 1] L'MAN D'MASNI - for a person who teaches students
35) [line 3] TANURA D'ASA - a dome-shaped canopy of myrtle branches
36) [line 4] KARISA D'MENAMNAH BAH KALASA - a thin scarf that covers the face
37) [line 7] DARDUGEI D'MISHCHAH - the act of dripping oil on the heads of the students at the wedding of a Besulah

38) [line 8] MISHCHAH D'CHAFIFUSA - scented oil used for curing sores on the head
39) [line 11] D'I'ASAK LEI LI'VEREI - who found a prospective bride for his son
40) [line 15] LEIS LEI KISNEI - she does not have roasted grain [passed out at her wedding]

41) [line 20] SHENEI CHAZAKAH - living in a house or using a field for three years, as proof of ownership

42) [line 33] D'LO MATZI MACHI - since it is impossible for him to protest
43a) [line 34] YEHUDAH - the land of Yehudah, consisting of the lands south of the ancient city of Antipatris, near the modern-day Rosh ha'Ayin
b) [line 34] EVER HA'YARDEN - Transjordan; the area of Eretz Yisrael to the east of the Jordan River
c) [line 34] GALIL - the land of Galil, consisting of the modern-day Galil, north of Megido

44) [last line] SHE'AS CHEIRUM - a time of war, hostile relations

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