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Mishnayos Sotah Perek 9 Mishnah 11

סוטה פרק ט׳ משנה י"א


From the time when the Sanhedrin ceased song was also nullified from the places of feasts, i.e., it was no longer permitted to sing at a feast where wine was served, as it is stated: “With song they shall not drink wine” (Isaiah 24:9).

מִשֶּׁבָּטְלָה סַנְהֶדְרִין, בָּטְלָה הַשִּׁיר מִבֵּית הַמִּשְׁתָּאוֹת, שֶׁנֶּאֱמַר (ישעיה כד) בַּשִּׁיר לֹא יִשְׁתּוּ יָיִן וְגוֹ':


סנהדרין – the judges are there, and they are called a Sanhedrin in that they detest a majestic appearance–an imposing figure in judgment.

בטל השיר – as it is written (Lamentations 5:14): “The old men are gone from the gate, The young men from their music” when the elders who were the Sanhedrin who were sitting at the gate were made idle, the young men were also made idle from their music.

סנהדרין. שם הדיינים. ונקראים סנהדרין ששונאים הדרת פנים בדין:

בטל השיר. דכתיב (איכה ה׳:י״ד) זקנים משער שבתו בחורים מנגינתם בזמן שבטלו הזקנים היושבים בשער שהם הסנהדרין בטלו הבחורים מנגינתם גם כן: