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.


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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, 2015 at 14:53
  • @user6591 Good point; corrected.
    – Ypnypn
    Feb 8, 2015 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, 2015 at 15:25
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    Note that most editions don't have m'sores hashas numbered.
    – msh210
    Feb 8, 2015 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, 2015 at 19:03

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