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Sukah 29

1) [line 2] MERAHATEI B'GEMARA BA'HADEI HADADEI - they would quickly review together the Halachic conclusions [of the lesson that they heard from Rav Chisda]

2) [line 3] MANEI MISHTEYA - cups used for drinking
3) [line 4] MANEI MEICHLA - (a) dirty dishes (RASHI, cited by TOSFOS DH Mana); (b) pots, pans, kneading troughs, spits, etc. (TOSFOS ibid.)

4) [line 5] CHATZBA - an earthenware jug used to draw water
5) [line 5] SHACHIL - a wooden pail
6) [line 6] SHERAGA - (O.F. croisel - lamp) an earthenware oil lamp
*7*) [line 7] HA B'SUKAH KETANAH - in a small, 7 x 7 Tefach Sukah one should not light candles (a) for fear that the Sukah will burn down (RAN) (b) because he it will not leave him enough room to use the Sukah comfortably, since he will have to stay clear from the fire (BA'AL HA'ME'OR, end of Sukah)

8) [line 9] GERISIN - pounded beans
9) [line 10] NASHAV ZIKA - the wind blew
10) [line 10] TZIVEVASA - small twigs
11) [line 13] D'ANINA DA'ATAI - (lit. I am fastidious of taste) I am easily disgusted [and will not eat food on which there were twigs]

12a) [line 18] AD SHE'YE'OR (with an Ayin) - until he wakes up
b) [line 18] AD SHE'YE'OR (with an Aleph) - until it becomes light
13) [line 23] IY EFSHI B'SHIMUSHECH - I cannot tolerate your service
14) [line 24] SHEHA'CHAMAH LOKAH - when there is an eclipse of the sun
15) [line 25] PANAS - (O.F. lanterne) a glass lantern
16) [line 27] SHE'MELUMADIN B'MAKOSEIHEN - they are used to receiving blows, misfortunes

17) [line 33] L'SAK - a [black] sack made from goats' hair

18) [line 37] "KO AMAR HASH-M, EL DERECH HA'GOYIM AL TILMADU, UME'OSOS HA'SHAMAYIM AL TECHATU, KI YECHATU HA'GOYIM ME'HEMAH" - "Thus said HaSh-m, 'Do not learn from the ways of the nations; do not be frightened by the signs of the Heavens, though the nations are frightened by them." (Yirmeyahu 10:2)

19) [line 42] KOSVEI PELASTER - people who write forged documents
20) [last line] MASH'HEI SHETAROS PERU'IM - creditors who retain paid notes of debt (a) in order to collect payment a second time (RASHI); (b) in order to threaten to use them unless the borrower gives in with regard to a different dispute (MAHARSHA)


21) [line 1] SHE'HAYAH SAFEK B'YADAM LIMCHOS - influential people who could have protested, i.e. their protest would have had an effect

22) [line 4] YOTZ'IN L'TIMYON - (a) dwindle and vanish (RASHI); (b) go to the king's coffer, treasury (ARUCH)

23a) [line 4] KOVSHEI SECHAR SACHIR - people who hold back a laborer's wages, causing him to return many times before he is paid
b) [line 5] OSHKEI SECHAR SACHIR - people who do not pay a laborer's wages at all

24) [line 8] "VA'ANAVIM YIRESHU ARETZ; V'HIS'ANGU AL ROV SHALOM" - "But the humble shall inherit the earth and delight in abundant peace." (Tehilim 37:11)


25) [line 10] SHEL ASHEIRAH - from a tree that has been worshipped as an Avodah Zarah. (Asheirah was a popular fertility goddess in the Near East. She is identified with Astarte (Ashtaros) and Aphrodite.

26) [line 11] IR HA'NIDACHAS
A city that was led astray (Nidach) to the extent that its inhabitants served idolatry, must be destroyed. All of those who were led astray must be killed and the city is burned, along with all of the possessions of its inhabitants, as stated in Devarim 13:13-19. The righteous people who were not led astray are not killed, but their possessions are burned.

27) [line 11] NIKTAM ROSHO - (a) the top of the "Teyomes" - the central leaf, which is actually a composite of two leaves, is broken off (1st opinions of TOSFOS, ROSH); (b) the tops of *most* of the leaves of the Lulav are broken off (2nd opinion of ROSH); (c) the tops of *most* of the *upper* leaves of the Lulav are broken off (2nd opinion of TOSFOS)

28) [line 12] NIFRETZU ALAV - (a) the leaves of the Lulav are detached from its spine (RASHI); (b) most of the leaves of the Lulav are split in half (i.e. beach leaf is actually a composite of two leaves, and they have become separated from each other) (TOSFOS, ROSH)

29) [line 12] NIFREDU ALAV - the leaves of the Lulav have opened up, and are no longer adjoining the spine

30) [line 13] TZINEI HAR HA'BARZEL - palm branches that grow on rocky mountains, that have very short leaves because of the lack of moisture

31) [line 15] KEDEI L'NA'ANE'A BO - [and an additional Tefach] in order to be able to shake it

32) [line 19] "[U'LKACHTEM] LACHEM [BA'YOM HA'RISHON, PRI ETZ HADAR, KAPOS TEMARIM, VA'ANAF ETZ AVOS, V'ARVEI NACHAL...]" - "You shall take for yourselves on the first day the fruit of a citron tree, the branches of date palms, twigs of a plaited tree, and brook willows]" (Vayikra 23:40)

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