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There was fighting among the Chashmonaim, and one group besieged the other in Jerusalem, passing animals over the wall for the korban tamid, but eventually passing a pig.

This story is recounted (in greater detail than I've supplied) in the g'mara in three places in shas:

  • at the end of Sota, 49:2;
  • Bava Kama 82:2, at the end of chapter "M'ruba"; and
  • M'nachos 64:2.

The Chidushe Agados (of the Maharsha, in the back of the standard shas), explains the g'mara. He says

  • in Sota, "The entire report is explained at the end of 'M'ruba'";
  • in "M'ruba" (Bava Kama), "See Chidushe Agados at the end of Sota"; and
  • in M'nachos, "It's explained at the end of Sota and in 'M'ruba'".

Um. (And the mahadura basra of the Maharsha, printed in the back of the standard shas, has nothing further.)

Is there an edition of Chidushe Agados in which he actually explains this g'mara, an edition which didn't make it into the standard shas?

If not, then, presumably, he erred, thinking he had written his chidushim in Chidushe Agados, but never doing so. (Or is there some other explanation for this state of affairs?) Did he write them elsewhere? — e.g., is a manuscript explanation of his for this g'mara available? Or perhaps one of his students wrote an explanation of this g'mara, quoting the Maharsha?

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See the answer here: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/17406/759 – Double AA Jul 1 '12 at 7:09
Have you checked an uncensored Gemoro? – Avrohom Yitzchok Jul 1 '12 at 17:07
This is an interesting question. The commentaries on the Maharsha (Horaas Shaah, Machaneh Efraim, etc.) don't deal with this. – b a Jul 1 '12 at 17:54
@AvrohomYitzchok nope. – msh210 Jul 1 '12 at 20:57
I might be confusing something, but check Sotah 49a sv Befulmus instead of 49b. – Double AA Jul 2 '12 at 0:34

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