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Sotah 39

1) [line 5] "[VA'YIFTACH EZRA HA'SEFER L'EINEI CHOL HA'AM, KI ME'AL KOL HA'AM HAYAH;] UCH'FISCHO AMDU CHOL HA'AM." - "[And Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people; for he was above all the people;] and when he opened it, all the people stood up." (Nechamyah 8:5) - The Gemara states that "the people stood up" means that the people were quiet.

2) [line 6] "V'HOCHALTI KI LO YEDABERU; KI AMDU LO ANU OD." - "And shall I wait because they do not speak, because they stand there and answer no more?" (Iyov 32:16)

3) [line 13] LO ASISI BEIS HA'KENESES KAPANDARYA - I did not walk through a synagogue as a shortcut

4) [line 13] LO PASATI AL ROSHEI AM KODESH - I did not [walk in a place where I would appear to] step over the heads of the holy nation (the students)

5) [line 17] KI AKAR KAR'EI - when a Kohen starts to move (lit. uproot his feet)
6) [line 20] MICHSHOL - impediment; hindrance
7) [line 20] AVON - sin
8) [line 21] KI MEHADER APEI MI'TZIBURA - when the Kohen turns his face away from the congregation (after saying the Birkas Kohanim)

9) [line 21] ADBEREI - (lit. led him) taught him the following words


10) [line 1] "HASHKIFAH MI'ME'ON KODSHECHA MIN HA'SHAMAYIM, U'VARECH ES AMCHA ES YISRAEL, V'ES HA'ADAMAH ASHER NASATA LANU; KA'ASHER NISHBATA LA'AVOSEINU, ERETZ ZAVAS CHALAV U'DVASH." - "Look forth from Your Holy Habitation, from Heaven, and bless Your people Yisrael, and the land that You gave us; as You swore to our fathers, a land flowing with milk and honey." (Devarim 26:15)

11) [line 3] LA'KOF KISHREI ETZBE'OSEIHEN - to bend the knuckles of their hands
12) [line 18] HA'METARGEM - the one who translates the Parshah into Aramaic, verse by verse [This is still the custom today in Yemenite congregations]

13) [line 22] HA'MAFTIR BA'NAVI - the one who finishes [the reading on Shabbos by reading] from the Prophets

14) [line 27] L'HAFSHIT ES HA'TEIVAH - to take off the decorative cloths from the Bimah, the table upon which the Sefer Torah is placed when reading from it

15) [line 33] BAR AHINA ASBERAH LI - [the sage named] bar Ahina explained it to me

16) [line 36] "BARCHU HASH-M MAL'ACHAV, GIBOREI CHO'ACH, [OSEI DEVARO, LISHMO'A B'KOL DEVARO.]" - "Bless HaSh-m, O you His angels, you mighty ones, [who do His word, listening to the voice of His word!]" (Tehilim 103:20)

17) [line 41] "SHIR HA'MA'ALOS, HINEI BARECHU ES HASH-M KOL AVDEI HASH-M [HA'OMDIM B'VEIS HASH-M BA'LEILOS.]" - "A Song of Ascents. Behold, bless HaSh-m, all you servants of HaSh-m, [who by night stand in the House of HaSh-m.]" (Tehilim 134:1)

18) [line 49] "MIKVEH YISRAEL, MOSHI'O B'ES TZARAH; LAMAH SIHEYEH K'GER BA'ARETZ, [UCH'ORE'ACH NATAH LALUN? LAMAH SISHEYEH K'ISH NIDHAM, K'GIBOR LO YUCHAL L'HOSHI'A, V'ATAH V'KIRBENU HASH-M, V'SHIMCHA ALEINU, AL TANICHEHU!]" - "O Hope of Yisrael, its Savior in times of trouble, why should You be like a stranger in the land, [and like a wayfaring man who turns aside to stay for a night? Why should You be like a man astonished, like a mighty man who cannot save? Yet You, O HaSh-m, are in the midst of us, and we are called by Your name; leave us not!" (Yirmeyahu 14:8-9)

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