[87a - 50 lines; 87b - 57 lines]

1)[line 3]אמבוהאAMBUHA- a crowd of people [escorting him to honor him]

2)[line 3]אבתריהA'BASREI- behind him

3)[line 4]"אם יעלה לשמים שיאו וראשו לעב יגיע כגללו לנצח יאבד רואיו יאמרו איו""IM YA'ALEH LA'SHAMAYIM SI'O, V'ROSHO LA'AV YAGI'A, K'GELELO LA'NETZACH YOVED; RO'AV YOMERU AYO"- "Though his eminence ascends to heaven and his head touches the clouds, he will perish forever like his own dung; those who had seen him will ask, 'Where is he?'" (Iyov 20:6-7)

4)[line 6]כי הוו מכתפי ליהKI HAVU MECHATFEI LEI- when they (his servants or students) carried him in a sedan chair on their shoulders (Rashi Beitzah 25b)

5)[line 6]בשבתא דריגלאB'SHABSA D'RIGLA- on the Shabbos approximately thirty days preceding the festival, when they would teach the laws pertaining to the festival

6)[line 7]"כי לא לעולם חסן ואם נזר לדור ודור""KI LO L'OLAM CHOSEN, V'IM NEZER L'DOR VA'DOR"- "For strength does not endure forever. Does the crown last from generation to generation?" (Mishlei 27:24) - Rav (alt. Mar - Sanhedrin 7b, Beitzah 25b) Zutra quoted this verse to himself, referring to the honor that he received.

7)[line 25]ליסמךLISAMECH- to receive Semichah (Rabbinic ordination)

8)[line 30]"אדם עשוק בדם נפש עד בור ינוס אל יתמכו בו""ADAM ASHUK B'DAM NEFESH, AD BO YANUS, AL YISMECHU BO!"- "A man guilty of bloodshed will flee until the grave; no one will support him!" (Mishlei 28:17) - The Gemara interprets this verse to mean, "A person who destroys the soul of another (by causing him to sin) will run until he reaches the pit (Gehinom). Do not hold him back [from falling]!"

9)[line 35]אגב שאניAGAV SHA'ANI- [when a person sins] relying on Yom ha'Kipurim [for atonement, that] is a different matter

10)[line 39]"בני אם ערבת לרעך""BENI, IM ARAVTA L'RE'ECHA..."- "My son, if you have become a guarantor for your friend, or you have clasped your hand for a stranger; you have become trapped by the words of your mouth. Do this, therefore, my son, and be saved, because you have come into the hands of your friend; go humble yourself and appease your friend." (Mishlei 6:1-3)

11)[line 40]התר לו פסת ידHATER LO PISAS YAD- open up for him the palm of your hand, i.e. pay him back. (These four words are the result of using Notrikon for the word "Hisrapes.")

12)[line 41]בשלש שורותB'SHALOSH SHUROS- three rows, i.e. three different times

13)[line 41]"ישור על אנשים...""YASHOR AL ANASHIM..."- "He then goes around to people and says, 'I have sinned; I have made crooked that which was straight; my actions were to no avail." (Iyov 33:27) - This verse hints at the three times that a person must ask forgiveness.

14)[line 42]המבקש מטוHA'MEVAKESH MATU- one who begs forgiveness

15)[line 44]הוה ליה מילתא לר' אבא בהדיהHAVAH LEI MILSA L'REBBI ABA BAHADEI- Rebbi Aba had a matter of contention with him; a complaint against him (against Rebbi Yirmeyah)

16)[line 44]איתיב אדשאEISIV A'DASHA- he sat by the door

17a)[line 45]בהדי דשדיא אמתיה מיאB'HADI D'SHADYA AMSEI MAYA- when his maidservant threw out foul water

b)[line 45]מטא זרזיפי דמיא ארישאMATA ZARZIFEI D'MAYA A'REISHA- drops of water landed on his head

18)[line 46]השתא צריכנא למיפק אדעתךHASHTA TZERICHNA L'MEIPAK A'DA'ATACH- now it is I (Rebbi Aba) who must make amends to you (Rebbi Yirmeyah)

19)[line 47]רבי זירא כי הוה ליה מילתא בהדי אינישREBBI ZEIRA KI HAVAH LEI MILSA B'HADI INISH- when Rebbi Zeira had a matter of contention with a person (who had wronged him)

20)[line 47]הוה חליף ותני לקמיהHAVAH CHALIF V'TANI L'KAMEI- he would pass back and forth in front of him

21)[line 47]וממציא ליהU'MAMTZI LEI- and make himself available to him

22)[line 47]כי היכי דניתי וניפוק ליה מדעתיהKI HEICHI D'NEISI V'NEIFUK LEI MI'DA'ATEI- in order that the person should make amends to him

23)[line 48]במעלי יומא דכפוריB'MA'ALEI YOMA D'CHIPUREI- on Erev Yom Kippur

24)[line 48]אמר איהוAMAR IHU- Rav said to himself

25a)[line 49]אזיל אבא למיקטל נפשאAZIL ABA L'MIKTAL NAFSHA- Rav is going to kill a person (the butcher, who will be punished for not asking forgiveness)

b)[line 49]אבאABA- father, a title of distinction; Rav was called Aba (a) because he was his teacher (RASHI); (b) because of his dignity (see RASHI Berachos 47a ILU MAISU); (c) because it was his real name (Tosfos Chulin 38a DH Itzterich)

26)[line 50]וקא פלי רישאV'KA PALI REISHA- and he was splitting open the head of an animal

27)[line 50]דלי עיניה וחזייהDALI EINEI V'CHAZYEI- the butcher raised his eyes and saw him

28)[last line]אישתמיט גרמאISHTEMIT GARMA- a bone flew off

29)[last line]ומחייה בקועיה וקטליהU'MACHYEI B'KU'EI V'KATLEI- and struck his throat (severing an artery) and killed him

30)[last line]רב הוה פסיק סידרא קמיה דרביRAV HAVAH PASIK SIDRA KAMEI D'REBBI- Rav was reading a section of Nevi'im or Kesuvim before Rebbi

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31)[line 1]הדר לרישאHADAR L'REISHA- he went back to the beginning

32)[line 5]תליסר מעלי יומי דכפוריTELISAR MA'ALEI YOMEI D'CHIPUREI- thirteen Yom Kippur eves

33)[line 8]רב שאניRAV SHA'ANI- (a) Rav was different because he wanted to be more stringent with himself (RASHI); (b) a teacher is different; Rav was the student of Rebbi Chanina (RABEINU CHANANEL)

34)[line 11]חלמא חזי ליה לרבCHELMA CHAZI LEI L'RAV- had a dream about Rav

35)[line 11]דזקפוהו בדיקלאD'ZAKFUHU B'DIKLA- that they hanged him from a palm tree

36)[line 12]וגמיריU'GEMIRI- and we have a tradition

37)[line 12]רישא הויREISHA HEVEI- becomes the leader

38)[line 13]בעי למעבד רשותאBA'I L'ME'EVAD RESHUSA- [Rav] needs to become a leader, a Rosh Yeshiva

39)[line 19]דבר קלקלהDEVAR KALKALAH- (lit. a matter of ruin) a sin

40)[line 24]אתה יודע רזי עולםATAH YODE'A RAZEI OLAM- "You know the secrets of the world," the prayer that we say at the beginning of "Al Chet"

41)[line 25]ממעמקי הלבMI'MA'AMAKEI HA'LEV- "From the depths of the heart," a prayer that was known to them

42)[line 28]וחטאתינו עצמו מספרV'CHATOSEINU ATZMU MI'SAPER- and our sins increased beyond the possibility of telling over

43)[line 29]נוצרתיNOTZARTI- I was formed

44)[line 33]מרוקMEROK- clean, purge, abolish

45)[line 40]קם מיקםKAM MEIKAM- he stood up (RABEINU CHANANEL)

46)[line 45]ובמעמדותMA'AMADOS

(a)The Mishnah in Ta'anis 26a states that the early prophets divided Benei Yisrael into twenty-four groups, or Ma'amados. Each Ma'amad consisted of Kohanim, Leviyim and Yisraelim, and it was their duty to make sure that the Korbanos were sacrificed properly. The Ma'amados worked in a rotation and took responsibility for the Korbanos of one week, twice each year.

(b)When each Ma'amad's turn arrived, the Kohanim and Leviyim would travel to the Beis ha'Mikdash to do the divine service. Some of the Yisraelim traveled to Yerushalayim, also, but most of them stayed in their own cities. It was the job of the Yisraelim to pray that the week's Korbanos should be accepted by HaSh-m. They gathered together to fast, read special portions of the Torah and recite the special Shemoneh Esreh of Ta'aniyos (see Background to Shabbos 24:1).

47)[line 46]צלותא יתירתאTZELOSA YESEIRTA- an additional Shemoneh Esreh prayer of seven blessings

48)[line 47]אור יום הכפוריםOR YOM HA'KIPURIM- the night of Yom ha'Kipurim

49)[line 49]יום הכפורים עם חשיכהYOM HA'KIPURIM IM HASHEICHAH- at the end of the day of Yom ha'Kipurim

50)[last line]מעין שמונה עשרהME'EIN SHEMONEH ESREH

Me'ein Shemoneh Esreh refers to "Havineinu," a shortened version of the daily Shemoneh Esreh prayer. The first three and last three blessings remain the same. The thirteen blessings which are requests are condensed into one blessing that ends in Shome'a Tefilah (Berachos 29a). It was used mostly by travelers who were forced to pray on the road, when there was no life-threatening danger. There is a difference of opinion as to whether it was abolished or may still be used.

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