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Moed Katan 21

MOED KATAN 21 - sponsored by Harav Ari Bergmann of Lawrence, N.Y., out of love for Torah and those who study it.

1) [line 6] MILSA YESEIRTA - an extra, non required observance
2) [line 7] "...VA'YAGAZ ES ROSHO..." - "[Then Iyov arose, and tore his robe,] and shaved his head, [and fell down upon the ground, and prostrated himself]" (Iyov 1:20)

3) [line 11] UDAINI - a mortar (The Girsa according to Dikdukei Sofrim #2 is *URAINI*)
4) [line 18] HA'SH"AS [=HA'SHISHAH SEDARIM] - the six orders [of the Gemara] (The Girsa was changed from *HA'TALMUD* by the Censors -- Hagahos Dikdukei Sofrim #4)

5) [line 20] TZIPORI - a city in the lower Galilee, approximately midway between Tiberias and Haifa

6) [line 22] L'MEIFAK L'FIRKA - to go out to [give] the Derasha (public lecture)
7a) [line 24] L'UKMEI AMORA ALEI - to have an Amora, also known as a Meturgeman, stand by him (see next entry)
b) [line 25] METURGEMAN - (a) the person who repeats in a loud voice the words of the Rav, who lectures in a low voice (RASHI to Berachos 56a); (b) the person who *translates into Aramaic* the words of the Rav, who delivers the Shi'ur in a low voice *in Hebrew* (RASHI to Yoma 20b)

8) [line 30] MI'SHELISHI V'EILACH - from the third day onward (The RAN to Sukah 25b DH Avel Chayav explains the language of our Gemara to mean that the prohibition on the third day follows the rule of Miktzas ha'Yom k'Chulo, i.e. part of the last day is considered Halachically as if it were the entire day. Since the Halachah follows Rebbi Yehosua's ruling, an Avel is permitted to wear Tefilin from slightly after sunrise on the second day of Shiv'ah -- SHULCHAN ARUCH YD 388:1, MISHNAH BERURAH 38:19. However, there are Rishonim and Achronim who rule that the Avel may already wear Tefilin *before* sunrise on the second day, considering the *night* before the second day as Miktzas ha'Yom k'Chulo -- see RAN (ibid.), SHULCHAN ARUCH OC 38:5 and SHACH there)

9) [line 31] PANIM CHADASHOS - consolers who have not yet come during the Shiv'ah
10) [last line] HALACHAH K'TANA DIDAN D'AMAR SHELOSHAH - the Halachah follows the ruling of our Tana (see Insights to Moed Katan 20:2) who states that the minimal period that can be classified as "mourning" is three days


11) [line 3] B'TZIN'A - privately
12) [line 4] TOVAH B'FELACH - spins, twists a strand of fiber into thread using a spindle
13) [line 5] BEIS HA'EVEL - a house of mourning [for a different deceased]
14) [line 8] SHE'EILAS SHALOM - offering salutation, specifically with the word "Shalom" ("You should have peace") in it

15) [line 16] MUNUCHAM HU - he (i.e. I) would have been comforted
16) [line 37] MEDABER IMO MIN HA'TZAD - speaks with him indirectly, i.e. he consoles him without mentioning the deceased

17) [line 40] V'CHAYESAH - and it healed
18) [line 41] KALECH ETZLI - come to me [as a patient]

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