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Prepared by Rabbi P. Feldman
of Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Yerushalayim
Rosh Kollel: Rabbi Mordecai Kornfeld
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Previous daf Bava Basra 110
1) THE IMPORTANCE OF LINEAGE (cont.)
(a) Answer #2: Rather, Pinchas descended from both Yisro and
Yosef, from one on the father's side, from the other on
the mother's side.
1. Support: "Mi'Benos Puti'el" - this implies, from
(b) (Rava): One must check a woman's brothers before marrying
her - "Va'Yikach Aharon Es Elisheva Bas Aminodav Achos
1. Question: Once the verse says, she is Aminodav's
daughter, we know that she is Nachshon's sister!
(c) (Beraisa): Most sons resemble the mother's brothers.
2. Answer: It says "Achos Nachshon" to teach that one
must check a woman's brothers before marrying her.
(a) "Mi Hevi'acha Halom, u'Mah Ata Oseh ba'Zeh, u'Mah Lecha
Po"- they asked him, don't you descend from Moshe, by
whom it says "Al Tikrav Halom", "Mah Zeh b'Yadecha", and
"V'Ata Po Amod Imadi" - will you become a Kohen to
3) SONS INHERIT THE FATHER
1. Yonason: I have a tradition from Moshe - it is
better to work, doing Avodah Zarah (foreign work),
than to be supported by others.
(b) When David saw how much Yonason liked money, he appointed
him over the treasuries - "U'Shevu'el ben Gershom ben
Moshe Nagid Al ha'Otzaros".
i. He thought, this means idolatry - really, it
means work that is foreign to him.
ii. Rav (to Rav Kahana): Flay a carcass in the
market for wages; do not consider yourself too
important, that this is a disgrace for you.
(c) Question: Why does the verse call him "Shevu'el"?
(d) Answer (R. Yochanan): Because he returned to Hash-m (Shav
l'Kel) with all his heart.
(a) (Mishnah): Sons inherit the father ...
(b) Question: What is the source for this?
(c) Answer #1: "Ish KI Yamus u'Ven Ein Lo" - we infer, if he
had a son, the son would be first to inherit.
1. Question (Rav Papa): Why don't we say, if there is
only a son or daughter, he or she inherits; if there
are both, neither inherits?
4) BROTHERS INHERIT EACH OTHER
2. Objection (Abaye): Who should inherit - the mayor?!
(d) Answer #2 (Rav Acha Bar Yakov): We learn that sons
inherit from "Lamah Yigara Shem Avinu...Ki Ein Lo Ben".
3. Clarification (Rav Papa): I meant, neither would
inherit alone, rather, they would split the
4. Answer (Abaye): We do not need a verse to teach that
a lone son inherits everything.
5. Question: Perhaps the verse teaches that a daughter
6. Answer: That is learned from "V'Chol Bas Yoreshes
1. We infer, had he had a son, the son alone would
(e) Rejection: That is no proof - we can say, Tzelafchad's
daughters thought so, but the Torah teaches differently.
1. We must learn like Answer #1.
(f) Answer #3 (Ravina): We learn from "Ha'Karov Elav" - the
closest one inherits.
1. The son is closer than the daughter, for he stands
in place of his father regarding Yi'ud (marrying an
Amah Ivriyah) and (redeeming) an inherited field.
(g) Rejection: Yi'ud does not prove that the son is closer,
since it is not applicable to a daughter; we only know
that a son stands in place of his father regarding an
inherited field from the fact that he precedes the
daughter regarding inheritance!
1. We must learn like Answer #1.
(h) Answer #4: "V'Hisnachaltem Osam (slaves) li'Vneichem
Achareichem" - not to your daughters.
(i) Question: If so, we should also expound "Lema'an Yirbu
Yemeichem vi'Mei Veneichem" - not your daughters?!
(j) Answer: No - regarding a blessing, it is illogical to
expound to exclude daughters.
(a) (Mishnah): Paternal brothers inherit each other ...
(b) Question: What is the source of this?
(c) Answer (Rabah): We learn a Gezeirah Shaveh
"Achvah-Achvah" from Yakov's sons.
1. Just like Yakov's sons were paternal but not (all)
maternal brothers, also the brothers mentioned by
inheritance must be paternal.
(d) Question: Why is the Gezeirah Shaveh needed - we can
learn from "Mi'Mishpachto v'Yarash Osah" (we said above
(109b) that 'Mishpachah' refers to the father's family)!
(e) Answer: True! In truth, Rabah's Gezeirah Shavah teaches