BERACHOS 29 - Two weeks of study material have been dedicated by Mrs. Estanne Abraham Fawer to honor the Yahrzeit of her father, Rav Mordechai ben Eliezer Zvi (Rabbi Morton Weiner) Z'L, who passed away on 18 Teves 5760. May the merit of supporting and advancing Dafyomi study -- which was so important to him -- during the weeks of his Yahrzeit serve as an Iluy for his Neshamah.

[29a - 56 lines; 29b - 52 lines]

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We recommend using the textual changes suggested by the Bach and the marginal notes of the Vilna Shas. This section is devoted to any other important corrections that Acharonim have pointed out in the Gemara, Rashi and Tosfos.

[1] Gemara 29a [line 15]:

"Amar Lach Rava, Tzadik me'Ikaro ... Lo Askuhu" אמר לך רבא צדיק מעיקרו ... לא אסקהו

These words do not appear in Dikdukei Sofrim #7


1)[line 1]השקיף בהHISHKIF BAH- he tried to remember it (lit. he looked deeply into it)

2)[line 1]לא העלוהוLO HE'ALUHU- they did not stop him from being the Chazan at that point. (Since the Chazan used to pray in a low place of the synagogue, replacing him was called Ha'ala'ah, lit. "bringing him up.")

3)[line 6]גמיריGEMIREI- we have a tradition that Moshe received on Mount Sinai ("Halachah l'Moshe mi'Sinai")

4)[line 26]עשרים וארבע דתעניתאESRIM V'ARBA'A D'TA'ANISA (TA'ANIS TZIBUR)

(a)When a community suffers because of lack of rain or other troubles, the Beis Din enacts public fasts to cause the people to repent so that the divine decree will be rescinded. In all, thirteen fasts are enacted in groups of three, three and seven, respectively. Only the Torah scholars fast on the first set of three fasts (Ta'anis 10a). The next three and the seven are decreed upon the entire community (ibid. 12b).

(b)The groups of three take place in a pattern of Monday-Thursday-Monday. During the last seven, which follow the pattern M-T-M-T-M-T-M, the Chazan prays a special Shemoneh Esreh prayer that consists of twenty-four Berachos, as specified in Maseches Ta'anis 15a. The six extra Berachos are inserted in between the seventh and eighth Berachos of the regular Shemoneh Esreh prayer.

5)[line 27]כ''ד רננותESRIM V'ARBA RENANOS- twenty-four words that refer to prayer. There are fourteen related to the word "Tefilah," nine related to the word "Techinah," and one "Rinah."

6)[line 34]דשננוDASHNENU- and satiate us (lit. to make us fat)

7)[line 35]התועיםHA'TO'IM- those who stray (i.e. those who do Aveiros)

8)[line 35]תניף ידיךTANIF YADECHA- wave Your hand (to get rid of them)

9)[line 46]אתי לאטרודיASI L'ITRUDEI- he will get confused, disturbed [and not know how to continue]


10)[line 24]מסתפינאMISTEFINA- I am afraid

11)[line 26]דמדומי חמהDIMDUMEI CHAMAH- lit. redness of the sun; i.e., dawn and dusk

12)[line 31]דלמא מיטרפא ליה שעתאDILMA MITREFA LEI SHA'ATA- lest he be disturbed during that time [and not pray Minchah at all]

13)[line 35]עברהEVRAH- anger

14)[line 35]עוברהUBARAH- pregnant

15)[line 38]גדודי חיהGEDUDEI CHAYAH- packs of wild animals

16)[line 44]גויהGEVIYAH- and a person (lit. body)

17a)[line 46]לא תרתחLO SIRTACH- do not get furious

b)[line 46]ולא תחטיV'LO SECHETI- and you will not sin

18)[line 46]לא תרויLO SIRVEI- do not get drunk

19)[line 47]המלך בקונךHIMALECH B'KONECHA- get permission from your Maker

20)[line 50]תצעידניTATZ'IDENI- and cause me to walk; direct me

21)[line 50]תסמכניTISMECHENI- and cause me to tread; guide me