ושייפי להו בחבלא דצבתא דסריך עליה בזרא וקברי היכא דמסיק ימא שירטון קורה עבדא פירי לא עבדא ותלת בריכי מינייהו לא מחזקה להו גמלא:
and the growers rub them with a rope made of palm fronds, to which the seeds adhere, and they plant the tree in a spot where the sea emits deposits of sediment [sirton]. A tree planted in this manner produces wood that is suitable for a beam, but it does not produce fruit. And as the tree does not divert its resources to yielding fruit, its wood is so robust and heavy that with regard to three of its branches, a bridge cannot support them.
סידר את המערכה גדולה וכו': מאי טעמא רב הונא ורב חסדא חד אמר כדי שתהא הרוח מנשבת בה וחד אמר כדי שיהו מציתין את האליתא משם
§ The mishna teaches: The priest assembled the large arrangement on the eastern side of the altar, and its opening was on the eastern side of the altar. The Gemara asks: What is the reason that an opening was formed in the arrangement? This matter is subject to a dispute between Rav Huna and Rav Ḥisda: One said that the opening was formed so that the wind would blow into it and fan the flames of the arrangement. And one said that it was formed so that the priests would be able to light from there the kindling that was placed between the logs.
מיתיבי ריוח היה בהן בין הגזירין שהיו מציתין את האליתא משם אמר לך מקומות מקומות עבדי:
The Gemara raises an objection from the mishna: There was space between the logs, as the priests would ignite the kindling from there. Evidently, the kindling was not ignited from the opening. The Gemara explains: The Sage who maintains that the kindling was lit from the opening in the east of the arrangement could say to you that in addition to lighting kindling from the opening, the priests would fashion many spaces within the arrangement, through which they would ignite kindling in order to increase the fire.
הדרן עלך ראוהו אחיו
מתני׳ אמר להן הממונה בואו והפיסו מי השוחט ומי הזורק מי מדשן מזבח הפנימי מי מדשן את המנורה מי מעלה אברים לכבש
MISHNA: 3:1 Four lotteries were conducted in the Temple each day in order to determine which priests would perform which of the Temple rites. After describing the first of the lotteries, for removal of the ashes, the tanna describes the second lottery. The priest appointed to oversee the lotteries said to the priests: Come and participate in the lottery to determine who is the priest who will slaughter the daily offering; and who is the priest who will sprinkle its blood; and who will remove the ashes from the inner, golden altar; and who will remove the ashes from the Candelabrum; and who will take the limbs of the daily offering up to the ramp to be burned afterward.
הראש והרגל של ימין ושתי הידים העוקץ והרגל של שמאל החזה והגרה ושתי דפנות הקרביים והסולת והחביתין והיין
The limbs of the daily offering taken up to the ramp were divided among the priests in the following manner: One priest took the head and the right hind leg up to the altar; and a second took the two forelegs; a third the haunch, including the lower spine and the tail, and the left hind leg; a fourth the breast and the cud, i.e., the neck and appended internal organs, including the windpipe, liver, and heart; and a fifth the two flanks; a sixth the innards; and a seventh the fine flour from the accompanying meal offering; and an eighth the griddle-cake offering; and a ninth the wine for the libation.
הפיסו זכה מי שזכה
They conducted the lottery to determine the thirteen tasks, i.e., slaughtering, carrying the nine items or pairs of items, sprinkling the blood, removing the ashes from the inner altar, and removing the ashes from the Candelabrum. And whoever won that lottery won the right to perform the slaughter, and the twelve priests standing to his right won the other privileges.
אמר להן צאו וראו אם הגיע זמן שחיטה אם הגיע הרואה אומר ברקאי מתיא בן שמואל אומר האיר פני כל המזרח עד שהוא בחברון והוא אומר הן
MISHNA 3:2 The appointed one said to the priests: Go out and observe if it is day and the time for slaughter has arrived. If the time has arrived, the observer says: There is light. Matya ben Shmuel says that the appointed priest phrased his question differently, saying: Is the entire eastern sky illuminated as far as Hebron? And the observer says: Yes.
אמר להן צאו והביאו (לי והוציאו) טלה מלשכת הטלאים והרי לשכת הטלאים נתונה במקצוע צפונית מערבית ארבע לשכות היו שם אחת לשכת הטלאים ואחת לשכת החותמות ואחת לשכת בית המוקד ואחת לשכה שעושין בה לחם הפנים
MISHNA 3:3 The appointed priest said to the priests: Go out and bring me a lamb from the Chamber of the Lambs, where lambs that had been examined and found to be unblemished were kept. And the Chamber of the Lambs is located in the northwestern corner of the building of the Chamber of the Hearth. There were four chambers there, in that building: One was the Chamber of the Lambs; and one was the Chamber of the Seals, located in the northeastern corner, where the priest stored receipts given to those seeking to purchase animal offerings; and one was the Chamber of the Hearth, where there was a fire burning to warm the priests; and the last one was the chamber in which the priests prepared the shewbread.
נכנסו ללשכת הכלים הוציאו משם תשעים ושלשה כלי כסף וכלי זהב השקו את התמיד בכוס
MISHNA 3:4 The priests entered the Chamber of the Vessels, where the service vessels required for the daily Temple service were stored. They took out from there ninety-three silver vessels and gold vessels. They then gave the lamb selected for the daily offering water to drink in a cup