In today's daf ketubot 6a can you please translate for me the Ein Mishpat Ner Mitswa and Massoret HaShass parts. I do not know how to read them with all these abreviations ... It could really help.


The Ein Mishpat Ner Mitswa lists the places that these subjects are mentioned in the Halachic works. Each paragraph has a number (counting from the beginning of the chapter), and one or more letters indicating where on the page it's referring to.

21 א Tur and Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayim, chapter 320, section 18.

22 א ב Maimonides, chapter 5 of the Laws of Prohibited Relations, law 18, 19. Semag, negative commandments, 111. (Tur and Shulchan Aruch, Even Ha'ezer, chapter 63, section 1; Tur and Shulchan Aruch, Yoreh De'ah, chapter 193, section 1.)

The Massoret HaShass includes notes of two kinds: other places in the Talmud where concepts are mentioned, and variants in the text. Each note has a letter indicating where on the page it's referring to.

א) Other versions do not include this word.

ב) Shabbos 111a, Bechoros 25a, [see there].

ג) Shabbos 75a, 103a, 111b, 117a, 120b, 133a, 143a, Bechorot 25a, Sukkah 33b, [Beitzah 36a].

ד) Niddah 11b, 64b.

ה) [Entry סבר.] (The related Tosafot quotes the Aruch; this note gives the precise location.)

ו) ["Even though an activity which isn't needed for itself is forbidden according to Rabbi Shimon; where it doesn't benefit him at all, it's more permissible." This is the version in the responsum of the Re'em, section 94.]

ז) Rashal has the text ומיהו (however).

ח) [See Tosafot on Shabbat 41b, entitled מיחם (hot water container).]

ט) This piece belongs on the other side of this page.

  • +1 But how did you decide on translating 'nicha leih' as needed? – user6591 Feb 8 '15 at 14:53
  • @user6591 Good point; corrected. – Ypnypn Feb 8 '15 at 14:57
  • Thanks. For the Ein Mishpat part. What are in hebrew the word after Maimonide and the two words after Smag? – far22 Feb 8 '15 at 15:25
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    Note that most editions don't have m'sores hashas numbered. – msh210 Feb 8 '15 at 16:41
  • @far22 פ"ה, which stands for 'פרק ה (chapter 5). After Smag is לאוין קיא, which means the negative-commandments part, section 111. – Ypnypn Feb 8 '15 at 19:03

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