[64a - 49 lines; 64b - 43 lines]

1)[line 1]"[ ] '""... V'AMAR, 'HAS! KI LO L'HAZKIR B'SHEM HASH-M'"- "[And his uncles shall carry him, to bring the bones out of the house, and he shall say to his fellow in the recesses of the house, 'Are any more with you?' and he shall respond, 'They are finished!';] and he shall respond, 'Be silent! For they would not mention the name of HaSh-m.'" (Amos 6:10)

2)[line 1] SHELO LIMEDO AVIV V'IMO- his father and mother had not taught him [about HaSh-m]

3)[line 6]"... ' -""... VA'YIZ'AKU B'KOL GADOL EL HASHM EL-KEIHEM"- "and they screamed out with a great voice to HaSh-m their G-d" (Nechemyah 9:4).

4a)[line 8] BAYA BAYA- Woe! Woe!

b)[line 8] HAINU D'ACHREVEI L'VEISA- this [Yetzer ha'Ra towards idolatry] that destroyed the Beis ha'Mikdash

c)[line 9] V'KALYA L'HEICHALA- and burned the Heichal

d)[line 9] V'AGLINHU L'YISRAEL ME'AR'AYHU- and exiled Bnei Yisrael from their land

e)[line 10] ?V'ADAYIN HU MERAKED BEINAN?- and he is still dancing (rejoicing) in our midst (unchecked)?

5a)[line 11] ?KELUM YAHAVTEI LAN ELA L'KABULEI BEI AGRA?- You only gave us this [inclination] in order to receive reward through him (by defeating him)...

b)[line 11] , !LO IHU BA'INAN, V'LO AGREI BA'INAN!- ... we desire neither him, nor his reward!

6)[line 12] BASAR DA'AVIKU BEI- [this was] after they became attached to it (idolatry)

7)[line 13]PISKA- a note

8)[line 14]CHOSAMO- His seal

9)[line 14] NAFAK K'GURYA D'NURA- the form of a lion-cub made of fire emerged

10a)[line 15] BA'HADEI D'KA TAFSEI LAH- as they were capturing it

b)[line 16] ISHTAMIT BINISA MINEI- one strand of hair came out from it

c)[line 16] AZAL KALEI- its scream travelled

11)[line 17] SHADYUHU B'DUDA D'AVARA- throw it into a lead pot

12)[line 18] SHAYAF KALEI- it absorbs sound

13)[line 18]" ' ', ; ""VA'YOMER, 'ZOS HA'RISH'AH,' VA'YASHLECH OSAH EL TOCH HA'EFAH; VA'YASHLECH ES EVEN HA'OFERES EL PIHA"- "And he said, 'This [woman] is wickedness,' and he cast it into the Efah measure; and he cast the lead weight over its mouth" (Zecharyah 5:8) - The Gemara interprets this verse as referring to the episode in which the Anshei Keneses ha'Gedolah killed the Yetzer ha'Ra for Avodah Zarah.

14)[line 20] YITZRA DA'AVEIRAH- the Yetzer ha'Ra towards illicit relations

15)[line 20]CHAVSHUHU- they imprisoned it

16)[line 21] BEI'ASA BAS YOMA- a newly-laid egg; an egg that was laid that day

17)[line 21] LO ASHKECHU- they could not find (because even the chickens had ceased to propagate)

18)[line 21] PALGA ME'RAKI'A LO YAHAVEI- half of an item (an incomplete item) is not granted from Heaven (i.e., the removal of the Yetzer ha'Ra without the removal of the corresponding Yetzer ha'Tov)

19)[line 22] KACHLINHU L'EINEI- they filled its eyes with blue dye, blinding it

20a)[line 22] AHANEI BEI- and it was effective against it to the extent...

b)[line 22] D'LO IGRI INISH B'KEROVSEI- ... that a person is not enticed to have relations with his close relative

21a)[line 26] OCHELIN TERADIN- one eats beet leaves

b)[line 26] V'SHOSIN SHECHAR- and drinks beer

c)[line 26] U'MATRIZIN B'FANEHA- and defecates violently before it

22)[line 27] ATEM BEIS YISRA'EL EINAN KEN- [but] you, house of Yisrael, were not so [repulsed by this form of idolatry]

23)[line 28]"[ , ] ""[VA'YOMER MOSHE EL BNEI YISRA'EL, HIRGU ISH ANASHAV] HA'NITZMADIM L'VA'AL PE'OR"- "[And Moshe said to the judges of Yisrael, 'Each man shall execute his men] who are attached to Ba'al Pe'or'"(Bamidbar 25:5).

24)[line 28] K'TZAMID PASIL- like a tightly wound seal

25)[line 28]"[ ' ; , ' .] ' -, [ ]""V'ATEM HA'DEVEIKIM BASH-M EL-KEICHEM, CHAYIM KULECHEM HA'YOM"- "[Your eyes beheld what HaSh-m did at [the incident of] Ba'al Pe'or; for any man that had followed after Ba'al Pe'or, HaSh-m your G-d destroyed him from your midst.] But you who stuck to HaSh-m your G-d, you are all alive today!" (Devarim 4: 3-4).

26)[line 29] KI'SHTEI TEMAROS HA'DEVUKOS ZO B'ZO- like two dates that are stuck to each other

27)[line 30] K'TZAMID AL YEDEI ISHAH- like a bracelet on a woman's hands

28)[line 33] ?MAI ICHPAS LICH?- Why do you care?

29)[line 34] HAYU MESHARESEI AVODAH ZARAH MEKALESIN LO- the priests praised him

30)[line 36]L'MIRGEMEI- to stone it

31)[line 37] , SHAKAL PISA, SHADA BEI- he took a clod of earth and threw it at the idol

32a)[line 38] HA'ZOREK EVEN L'MARKOLIS- one who throws a stone to Markolis (i.e., before it, to honor it - RASHI)

b)[line 38] HA'ZOREK EVEN B'MARKOLIS- one who throws a stone at Markolis (to pelt it)

33)[line 39], EIZIL, ISHKELAH- I will go and remove it (so it should not be evident that the idol had been worshipped - RASHI)

34)[line 41]MOLECH

See Background to Sanhedrin 53:5.

35)[line 44] TENAN K'MAN D'AMAR MOLECH LAV AVODAH ZARAH HI- our Mishna is in accordance with the opinion that Molech itself is not idolatry, but rather a practice of idolaters. Although all such practices are forbidden, the Torah specifies that this practice is punishable by Sekilah (RASHI 53a DH vha'Nosen). The ramifications of this approach are that one who offers an (animal) sacrifice before Molech would be Patur, and that one who passes his child in such a fashion before an actual idol would likewise be Patur.

36)[line 48] KOL SHE'HIMLICHUHU ALEIHEM- any item that they appointed as a "Melech," "king," over them [to pass their child before it]

37)[last line] MOLECH ARA'I IKA BEINAIHU- their opinions differ regarding an impromptu "Molech"


38)[line 14] TIFSHOT MIHA CHADA- you may resolve one [question], at least

39)[line 15]"[ ;] [ ]""[VA'ANI ETEN ES PANAI BA'ISH HA'HU, V'HICHRATI OSO MI'KEREV AMO;] KI MI'ZAR'O NASAN LA'MOLECH..."- "[And I shall turn My attention towards that person, and cut him off from among his people;] for he has given of his offspring to Molech, [in order to defile My sanctuary, and to desecrate My holy name]" (Vayikra 20:3).

40)[line 17]"[ ] [, ]""[V'IM HA'LEM YA'LIMU AM HA'ARETZ ES EINEIHEM MIN HA'ISH HA'HU,] B'SITO MI'ZAR'O [LA'MOLECH, L'VILTI HAMIS OSO]"- "[And if the populace should hide their eyes from that person,] as he gives of his offspring [to Molech, so as not to put him to death]" (Vayikra 20:4).

41)[line 21] AD SHE'YA'AVIRENU DERECH HA'AVARAH- unless he passes [the child] in the normal manner that the Molech cult dictates

42a)[line 22] SHERAGA D'LIVNEI B'MITZ'EI- a stack of bricks in the middle

b)[line 23] NURA ME'HAI GISA, V'NURA ME'HAI GISA- and a fire on this side and that side

43)[line 24] K'MASHVARTA D'FURAYA- like a Purim leap (i.e., the fire was lit in a pit in the ground, and the child was to leap over it). Rashi points out that according to our Sugya, Molech did not result in the child's death.

44)[line 34] AVEIDASO VA'AVEIDAS AVIV- [if one must choose which] lost object, his own or his father's, to retrieve first,

45)[line 36]" , [ ' ' - ]""EFES KI LO YIHEYEH BECHA EVYON..."- "But there shall be no poor among you; [for HaSh-m shall greatly bless you in the land which HaSh-m your G-d gives you for an inheritance to possess it]" (Devarim 15:4).

46)[line 37] ""HASAM, ME"EFES"- in that verse, we derive it form the word "Efes" (and not form the word "Becha")

47)[line 37] , ?SHALOSH KERISOS BA'AVODAH ZARAH , LAMAH?- Why are there three verses that teach that Avodah Zarah is punished with Kares? (Rashi explains that two are in the section dealing with Molech (Vayikra 20: 3, 5), and one is in Parshas Shelach (Bamidbar 15:31).

48)[line 39] MA'AVIR BENO SHE'LO K'DARKAH- one who passes his child before an idol not usually served in such a manner

49)[line 39] "" L'MAN D'AMAR MEGADEF AVODAH ZARAH HI- according to the opinion (Kerisos 7a) that the "Megadef" [mentioned in Bamidbar 15:30] also refers to idolatry, such as one who sings before an idol

50)[last line] DIBERAH TORAH K'LASHON BENEI ADAM - the Torah [in this instance] speaks in the manner of man

Every word in the Torah is holy and contains worlds of insights and nuances. However, certain sages of the Mishnah felt that there were some phrases recorded in the Torah that paralleled people's speech, and should not be used for homiletics or insights.