ba’alei terisin

di baalei terisinRashi interprets ba’alei terisin as the scholars who debate one another in the “battle of Torah”. The Aruk offers the more literal definition of “shield bearers” – that is, soldiers or police officers who were appointed by the government to support the Jewish leadership.

This image was taken from the Hebrew edition of the Steinsaltz Talmud, Tractate Bekhorot, page 163.

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