Zack Tokar asked:

When the gemarra asks for the source for 3 judges, it just seems to be the source for 3 regular judges--but the yad remah seems to say the gemarra is asking for the source for 3 mumhin judges. What does Rashi hold the gemarra's question is?

Zack Tokar, Phila, PA

The Kollel replies:

Dear Zack,

Elokim refers to Mumchim - so says Rashi DH I ka'Savar on 2b. So for sure the Gemara is bringing the source for 3 Mumchim - but there are cases when Mumchim is not needed as is explained on Daf 2b-3a.

All the best,

Reuven Weiner