REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Bava Basra 105
BAVA BASRA 101-105 - Sponsored by a generous grant from an anonymous donor.
Kollel Iyun Hadaf is indebted to him for his encouragement and support and
prays that Hashem will repay him in kind.
(a) Rebbi Aba bar Mamal Amar Rav declares that the Rabbanan disagree with
ben Nannes in our Mishnah. What will *they* hold in a case where Reuven
said 'Midah be'Chevel Ani Mocher Lach Hein Chaser Hein Yeser' or vice-versa?
(b) What did Raban Shimon ben Gamliel and Rebbi Yossi rule in the Mishnah in
Bava Metzi'a where Shimon rented a bathhouse from Reuven in Tzipori at
twelve golden Dinrim for a year, a golden Dinar a month? What happened when
the year turned out to be a leap-year?
(c) In view of this ruling, what is Rebbi Aba bar Mamal Amar Rav coming to
teach us? Why, if not for Rav, might we have thought that ben Nannes in our
Mishnah agrees with the Tana'im there and they agree with ben Nannes?
(d) According to Rav, what is the basis of the Rabbanan's ruling both in our
Mishnah and in the Mishnah in Bava Metzi'a?
(a) According to our initial assumption, that the Tana'im of Merchatz hold
'Pirushi ka'Mefaresh', what are then the ramifications of 'Dinar Zahav
la'Chodesh', besides the fact that Reuven will receive the extra Dinar?
(b) What is the basis of the Rabbanan's Safek (as well as ben Nannes' ruling
'Tofes Lashon Acharon')?
(a) 'Rav Yehudah Amar Shmuel Zu Divrei ben Nannes, Aval Chachamim Omrim
'Halach Achar Pachos she'bi'Leshonos'.
What is the Chachamim's reason?
(b) What are the ramifications of this ruling regarding 'Midah be'Chevel Ani
Mocher Lach Hein Chaser Hein Yeser'?
(c) What do Rav and Shmuel both rule in a case where Reuven said to Shimon
(d) We currently ascribe Shmuel's latter ruling to the principle T'fos
Lashon Acharon', like ben Nannes in our Mishnah.
- ... 'Kur bi'Sheloshim Ani Mocher Lach'?
- ... 'Kur bi'Sheloshim Ani Mocher Lach Sa'ah be'Sela'?
How do we reconcile this
with his wording a little earlier 'Zu Divrei ben Nannes, Aval Chachamim
Omrim ... ', which suggests that he does not hold like ben Nannes?
(a) What does Shmuel say with regard to the case of the bathhouse, on the
assumption that Reuven and Shimon had arrived in Beis-Din ...
(b) Then in which case did Raban Shimon ben Gamliel and Rebbi Yossi rule
'Yachloku es Chodesh ha'Ibur'?
- ... at the beginning of the thirteenth month?
- ... at the end of the thirteenth month?
(c) What is Shmuel's reason for this ruling? Does he hold like ben Nannes or
(d) And why does he hold 'Kur bi'Sheloshim Sa'ah be'Sela, Rishon Rishon
(a) What would Shmuel old if Reuven inverted the order and said 'Sa'ah
be'Sela Kur bi'Sheloshim Ani Mocher Lach'?
Answers to questions
(b) And what would Rav hold in that case?
(a) Amar Rav Huna, Amri Bei Rav 'Astira Me'ah Ma'i, Me'ah Ma'im; Me'ah Ma'i
Who is referred to as 'Amri Bei Rav?
(b) What is an Astira?
(c) How much is 'Me'ah Ma'i'?
(d) What is Amri Bei Rav then coming to teach us?
(a) Why did Rav say that had he been in Tzipori when the episode of the
bathhouse took place ('bi'Sheneim-Asar Zehuvim le'Shanah, Dinar Zahav
le'Chodesh'), he would have declared the owner right?
(b) In view of Rav's latter ruling, why did Amri Bei Rav (who is a Talmid of
Rav) find it necessary to issue the former statement? How might we have
otherwise interpreted his ruling in the case of the bathhouse?
(c) Had we indeed done so, what would Rav have then held in the case of
'Astira Me'ah Ma'i ... '?
(d) Which of Rav's above rulings was the last?
(a) On what grounds do we refute the text in Bava Metzi'a (with reference to
the case of 'Astira Me'ah Ma'i ... '), 'I me'Hasam, Havah Amina Pirushi
ka'Mefaresh', meaning that 'Astira' refers to a large Sela worth a hundred
P'rutos (and in the reverse case, that 'Me'ah Ma'i' refers to a hundred
Answers to questions
(b) In the case of the bathhouse, we rule neither like Rav ('T'fos Lashon
Acharon') nor like Shmuel ('be'Ba be'Emtza ha'Chodesh Askinan'), but like
What does Rav Nachman in Bava Metzi'a rule?