[6a - 24 lines; 6b - 40 lines]

1)[line 1]בעשרB'ESER- ten Amos wide

2)[line 1]בארבעהB'ARBA'AH- four Tefachim wide

3)[line 4]קרן זויתKEREN ZAVIS- at the corner of the walls

4)[line 7]דמחריאDAMCHARYA- a community in Bavel

5)[line 8]רב בקעה מצא וגדר בה גדרRAV BIK'AH MATZA V'GADAR BAH GEDER- (lit. Rav found a plain of open fields and fenced off an area within it) Rav acted in this way only as a precaution because the residents of Damcharya were unlearned

6)[line 11]מפולשMEFULASH- a Mavoy (without a bend) which is open on both ends to Reshus ha'Rabim

7)[line 16]בקעי בה רביםBAK'EI BAH RABIM- the public from Reshus ha'Rabim "break through" the Mavoy, using it as a shortcut

8)[line 20]צורת הפתחTZURAS HA'PESACH - The Shape of an Entryway

(a)Certain Halachos, such as the creation of a Reshus ha'Yachid on Shabbos, require the presence of Mechitzos. In the absence of physical Mechitzos, or if there is too broad a breach in a Mechitzah, a Tzuras ha'Pesach may be employed to take the place of a solid wall.

(b)A Tzuras ha'Pesach consists of a primitive doorframe: "One vertical rod on either side, with a horizontal rod lying on top of them" (Eruvin 11b). The area inside of the Tzuras ha'Pesach is considered to be a doorway, rather than a breach, and it therefore takes the place of solid wall.

(c)There are a number of conditions that must be fulfilled in order for the Tzuras ha'Pesach to be valid (see Insights to Eruvin 11b, 16b).


9)[line 9]אבוליIBULEI- gateways

10)[line 23]טימן עד פלגייהו בעפראTIMAN AD PALGAIHU B'AFRA- they are half-buried in dirt

11)[line 25]מגופותMEGUFOS- almost completely closed

12)[line 26]פניוה לעפרייהוPANYUHA L'AFRAIHU- remove the dirt from them

13)[line 29]רמי עליהRAMEI ALEI- they placed upon it [the stringent rulings of both Rav and Shmuel]