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Gemara Terms 2

מחלוקת Machlotet A conflict of opinions in regard to a certain law
תנא קמא Tana Kama "The first Tanna" Used when there is a Second opinion, Often the first opinion is anonymous
סתם משנה Stam Mishna an anonymous and undisputed Mishna.
רישא Raisha The case at the beginning of the Mishna. "The Head" Similar to the word ראש
סיפא Saifa The case at the end of the Mishna, "The End" Similar to the word סוף
רע''ב Ra'av Acronym for 'Rabbi Ovadia of Bartenura'
רבי עובדי' מברטנורא Rabbi Ovadia Mi'bartanura 'Rabbi Ovadia of Bartenura' Commonly known as "The Bartenura" was born in Bartenura, Italy in 1445 and moved to Jerusalem in 1488.
חכמים Khakhamim 'Sages'
חכמים אומרים 'The Sages say' The Majority of the Sages
רש''י Rashi רבי שלמה יצחקי RAbbi SHlomo Itzhaki; February 22, 1040 – July 13, 1105 He is famed as the author of a comprehensive commentary on the Talmud, as well as a comprehensive commentary on the Tanakh
תוספות Tosfot or Tosfos medieval commentaries on the Talmud. They take the form of critical and explanatory glosses, printed, in almost all Talmud editions, on the outer margin and opposite Rashi's notes. the first tosafists were Rashi's sons-in-law and grandsons.
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