Working Group - 10/19/20

(א) בֶּן זוֹמָא אוֹמֵר, אֵיזֶהוּ חָכָם, הַלּוֹמֵד מִכָּל אָדָם, שֶׁנֶּאֱמַר (תהלים קיט) מִכָּל מְלַמְּדַי הִשְׂכַּלְתִּי כִּי עֵדְוֹתֶיךָ שִׂיחָה לִּי. אֵיזֶהוּ גִבּוֹר, הַכּוֹבֵשׁ אֶת יִצְרוֹ, שֶׁנֶּאֱמַר (משלי טז) טוֹב אֶרֶךְ אַפַּיִם מִגִּבּוֹר וּמשֵׁל בְּרוּחוֹ מִלֹּכֵד עִיר. אֵיזֶהוּ עָשִׁיר, הַשָּׂמֵחַ בְּחֶלְקוֹ, שֶׁנֶּאֱמַר (תהלים קכח) יְגִיעַ כַּפֶּיךָ כִּי תֹאכֵל אַשְׁרֶיךָ וְטוֹב לָךְ. ... אֵיזֶהוּ מְכֻבָּד, הַמְכַבֵּד אֶת הַבְּרִיּוֹת, שֶׁנֶּאֱמַר (שמואל א ב) כִּי מְכַבְּדַי אֲכַבֵּד וּבֹזַי יֵקָלּוּ:

(1) Ben Zoma said:Who is wise? One who learns from everyone, as it is said: “From all who taught me have I gained understanding” (Psalms 119:99). Who is mighty? One who subdues their [evil] inclination, as it is said: “One that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and one that rules their spirit than one that takes a city” (Proverbs 16:3). Who is rich? One who rejoices in their lot, as it is said: “You shall enjoy the fruit of your labors, you shall be happy and you shall prosper” (Psalms 128:2) ...Who is one that is honored? One who honors their fellow human beings as it is said: “For I honor those that honor Me, but those who spurn Me shall be dishonored” (I Samuel 2:30).

(א) בְּרֵאשִׁ֖ית בָּרָ֣א אֱלֹקִ֑ים אֵ֥ת הַשָּׁמַ֖יִם וְאֵ֥ת הָאָֽרֶץ׃ (ב) וְהָאָ֗רֶץ הָיְתָ֥ה תֹ֙הוּ֙ וָבֹ֔הוּ וְחֹ֖שֶׁךְ עַל־פְּנֵ֣י תְה֑וֹם וְר֣וּחַ אֱלֹקִ֔ים מְרַחֶ֖פֶת עַל־פְּנֵ֥י הַמָּֽיִם׃ (ג) וַיֹּ֥אמֶר אֱלֹקִ֖ים יְהִ֣י א֑וֹר וַֽיְהִי־אֽוֹר׃

(1) When God began to create heaven and earth— (2) the earth being unformed and void, with darkness over the surface of the deep and a wind from God sweeping over the water— (3) God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.

בְּחֶלְקוֹ [ח.ל.ק.]


to assign, allot

to honor, pay regards

to divide (by lot); to part; to take a share (sisters who divided an estate; they shall divide the object [equally], she divides the fruits with the landlord)

to differ with, object, oppose (how is it? do they differ with, &c?; she who opposes the school [of her teacher])

divided, interrupted, disputed, of different opinion (interrupted flow of urine [??], we grieve over the divided opinions, differs with her father, the numbers of sacrifices are different each day)

to be divided, distributed

to differ


to smoothen, make even, level; to improve the appearance (when one levels a field [by taking out plants]; from the moment that he smoothens the cake of figs [by rubbing it with figs or grapes])

to close a tune softly (none but a flute solo was used for closing a tune, because it makes a pleasant finale)

to glide, slip (if the animal injured herself, by slipping)


divided up, plundered (it was divided according to value; the land was divided up according to the census; and because his camp was thus divided, some praying, others not praying...)


smooth, blank (paper), empty (if there is blank space on it enough; and two ballots he left blank)

to go out without having effected anything (I cannot dismiss you without an answer)

division (divide!)

smooth stone used for casting lots

lot, share, portion (a share in the world to come; give me my estate [my title] back; three parts of a mile [=3/4]; market term for a certain share of meat)


lot, field