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Moed Katan 24

MOED KATAN 24, 25 - anonymously dedicated by an Ohev Torah and Marbitz Torah in Ramat Beit Shemesh, Israel.

1) [line 9] PARA - let his hair grow
2) [line 9] PIREM - tore his clothes
3) [line 13] EVEL RABASI - Maseches Semachos
4) [line 15] SHAMTU - carried off or detached
5) [line 15] GEVIYASO - (a) his body; (b) his male organ
6) [line 16] PERI'AS HA'ROSH - uncovering, unwrapping the head (on Shabbos)
7) [line 17] ZEKIFAS HA'MITAH - setting the bed upright (so that it may be slept on)

8) [line 19] ARVIS - on Erev Shabbos towards evening
9) [line 22] D'SAIMEI MESANAIHU - that they put on their shoes
10) [line 25] ATIFAS YISHME'ELIM - (lit. in the manner that the Yishme'elim wrap themselves) wrapping the head with a Talis or scarf that also covers the mouth and the end of the nose (SHULCHAN ARUCH Yoreh De'ah 386:1). (According to the GA'ONIM, the wrapping ends *above* the nose -- ARUCH, RITVA) This is not practiced today by Ashkenazic Jews (REMA ibid.). However, it is proper to wear one's hat lower, near the eyes (SHACH ibid.)

11) [line 26] AD GUVEI D'DIKNA - (a) until the hollow between the mouth and the chin (RASHI); (b) according to the Girsa AD *GABEI DIKNA* - until the hair on the cheeks ("the top of the beard"), i.e. above the nose (RAV HAI GA'ON cited by the RITVA)

12) [line 31] TREISAR MANEI - twelve garments
13) [line 31] HAVAH MISTEFINA MINEI - I was afraid of him (a) because of his difficult questions (RASHI); (b) because he was a true Talmid Chacham, the fear of whom is included by the verse "Es HaSh-m Elo-kecha Tira" (Devarim 10:20) -- Pesachim 22b (MAHARSHA)

14) [line 32] TELEISAR - thirteen
15) [line 33] ITZTELEI MILSA - fine woolen robes
16) [line 35] L'HACHLIF - to change clothes
17) [line 41] UNKELI - a light garment worn in the house that is one of the garments that is torn during Aveilus

18) [line 41] PARIS LEI SUDRA A'REISHEI - who wrapped a scarf over his head (as Atifas ha'Rosh, a sign of mourning)


19) [line 2] SHURAH
At the cemetery after the burial, the people who came to the funeral stand in rows of not less than ten people and comfort the mourners. The mourners stand to the left of the consolers, and they pass in front of the mourners one by one, giving Tanchumin. (Rambam Hilchos Avel 13:1-2)

20) [line 3] BIRKAS AVELIM - after burying a dead relative, others would provide the mourners with refreshments or a meal outside (in the street, "Rechavah"), on their way home from the funeral. During the meal, one of those present would recite a blessing, Birkas Rechavah, ending with "Baruch...Menachem Aveilim." (Kesuvos 8b)

21) [line 4] DELUSKEMA - coffin
22) [line 5] KASEF - the shoulder (of one person)
23) [line 6] AGAPAYIM - the arms (of two people)
24) [line 11] MATZHIVIN ALAV - they are sorrowful and grieve for him
25) [line 17] BENEI ZEKENIM - children born to older people
26) [line 21] KIL'A - porch
27) [line 26] ADBEREI - led; took on a walk
28) [line 28] CHAG - Sukos
29) [line 29] IKLA - came to
30) [line 29] SURA D'FERAS - Sura on the Euphrates (Soura-Soura, the modern day Surie -- as opposed to Sura, a town in Southern Babylonia between the canals, seat of the Yeshiva founded by Rav)

31) [last line] MAVRIN - others provide the mourners with refreshments or a meal outside, on their way home from the funeral

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