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Sotah 40

1) [line 7] PESUKA LA'KAVEL PESUKA - a verse for a verse (after each verse of Birkas Kohanim or during the recitation of the Name of HaSh-m in each verse of Birkas Kohanim, one of these verses is said by the congregation)

2) [line 10] AMAR REBBI CHANINA BAR PAPA, TEDA - Rebbi Chanina bar Papa said, "You should know [that this is true...] (that the correct ruling is *not* to recite these verses)

3) [line 15] MASBIR PANIM - to demonstrate that the Birkas Kohanim is important and pleasing to him by thanking his Master (through the recitation of these verses that contain praises of HaSh-m) for bestowing it upon him

4) [line 16] ME'REISH HAVAH AMINA LEHU - at first I used say them
5) [line 19] INVESANA ANA - I am a humble person
6) [line 21] AMOREI - his 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)

7) [line 23] DEVIS'HU - his wife
8) [line 24] HA DIDAN LO TZARICH LEI L'DIDACH - Behold! Mine (my husband) does not need yours (your husband)!

9) [line 25] GACHIN V'ZAKIF ALEI - bends down (to hear his words) and stands up (to repeat his words) for him

10) [line 28] MINI U'MINEI YISKALES ILA'AH - between the two of us, the One Who Is Most High shall be praised

11) [line 29] IMNU RABANAN ALEI - the Chachamim voted about him
12) [line 29] L'MIMNAYEI B'REISHA - to appoint him as their leader
13) [line 31] IKA RABA! - There is a greater person!
14) [line 32] IKLA'U - came, visited

15a) [line 33] AGADETA - the class of Rabbinical literature that contains homiletic interpretations of the verses of Scriptures
b) [line 33] SHEMA'ATA - the class of Rabbinical literature that contains laws of prohibitions and ritual purity

16) [line 34] SHAVKUHA - they left [him]
17) [line 35] CHALASH DA'ATEI - he became upset or dejected
18) [line 38] SIDKIS - items used for spinning thread or for sewing
19) [line 39] MELAVEH - escort
20) [line 40] USHPIZEI - his place of lodging, inn
21) [line 40] MISHUM YEKARA D'VEI KEISAR - for the honor of the Roman emperor (since Rebbi Avahu was held in high esteem by the Roman authorities -- see Kesuvos 17a)

22) [line 41] HA'HU YOMA - on that day [that everyone went to hear Rebbi Avahu and left Rebbi Chiya bar Aba]

23) [line 42] LO ITOSAV DA'ATEI - he was not consoled
24) [line 51] ANI RODEH ESCHEM B'MAKEL - and I will rule over you with a big stick
25) [last line] RETZU'AH - strap
26) [last line] V'HADAR AZIL L'MIKTEREI - and he will go back to tie it


27) [line 2] MINAYIN SHE'EIN ONIN AMEN BA'MIKDASH? - From where do we learn that the answer "Amen" is not used in the Beis ha'Mikdash?

28) [line 6] AL KOL BERACHAH U'BERACHAH, TEN LO SEHILAH - after every blessing, give praise to HaSh-m

29a) [line 8] CHAZAN HA'KENESES - the sexton who took care of the maintenance of the synagogue that was located on Har ha'Bayis near the Azarah (RASHI, TIFERES YISRAEL 7:7:30)
b) [line 9] ROSH HA'KENESES - the superintendent of the synagogue who would appoint those who would lead the services and read the Torah
c) [line 9] SEGAN - the deputy Kohen Gadol, who has been prepared to officiate in place of the Kohen Gadol, should he become unfit to do the Avodah (RASHI). According to the Girsa in Yoma 39a, he always stays at the Kohen Gadol's right-hand side.

30) [line 12] MENICHAH B'CHEIKO - (a) he embraces it against his chest; (b) he placed it under his arm (TIFERES YISRAEL to Yoma 7:1:13)

31) [line 14] SHEB'CHUMASH HA'PEKUDIM - that is in Sefer Bamidbar (Bamidbar 29:7-11)

32) [line 15] AL HA'TORAH - the blessing normally recited after reading the Torah ("Asher Nasan Lanu Es Toraso...")

33) [line 15] AL HA'AVODAH - the blessing of Retzei (Avodah), which ended with the words she'Osecha Levadecha b'Yir'ah Na'avod, which is the Nusach of most Machzorim

34) [line 16] V'AL HA'HODAYAH - the blessing of Modim (Hoda'ah)
35) [line 16] MECHILAS HA'AVON - the blessing that starts with "Atah Bachartanu" and ends with "Melech Mochel v'Sole'ach la'Avonoseinu vela'Avonos Amo Yisrael..."

36) [line 16] V'AL HA'MIKDASH - a prayer for the Beis ha'Mikdash that ends with "Asher Bachar ba'Mikdash"

37) [line 17] V'AL YISRAEL - a prayer for Benei Yisrael that ends with "ha'Bocher b'Amo Yisrael

38) [line 17] V'AL YERUSHALAYIM - see Insights
39) [line 19] CHOLKIN KAVOD LA'TALMID BI'MEKOM HA'RAV - one is permitted to honor a student in the presence of his teacher or any other Torah sage whom the student is required to honor

40) [line 24] "...VA'YOMER MI ANOCHI" - "Then King David went in, and sat before HaSh-m, and he said, 'Who am I, [O HaSh-m? And what [importance] is [there in] my house, that You have brought me thus far?]" (Shmuel II 7:18)

41) [line 25] KED'AMAR RAV CHISDA, B'EZRAS NASHIM - (Rav Chisda is explaining what the Tana Kama of the Beraisa brought below meant by saying that the Torah was read "in the Azarah." His statement is also recorded on Daf 41a in its proper place after the Beraisa)

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