REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Bava Kama 97
(a) What did Rav Daniel bar Rav Ketina Amar Rav say in the name of Rav about
someone who siezes his friend's Eved and works with him?
(b) How does this clash with Rav's current ruling regarding Avadim?
(c) What do we mean when we answer that Rav Daniel is speaking 'she'Lo
(d) And we base this on a ruling of Rav Huna.
What did Rav Huna rule when
Mari bar Mar, prompted by Rebbi Aba, asked him what the Din will be if
Reuven takes up residence in Shimon'a apartment without his knowledge?
(a) Some attribute Rav Huna's ruling to the fact that a house which is
inhabited is better looked after and is therefore in better shape than one
which has been uninhabited.
What do others say?
(b) Seeing as neither of these reasons apply to an Eved, how will we justify
Rav Daniel bar Ketina's previous ruling?
(c) What did the members of Rav Yosef's household used to do with the Avadim
belonging to their creditors?
(d) Rav Yosef initially justified his actions by quoting Rav Nachman, who
stated that Avadim are not worth the bread that they eat.
On what grounds
did Rav Yosef's son Rabah object to that? Who was Daru?
(a) What reason did Rav Yosef then offer for allowing his family to work
with his creditors' slaves? With whose statement did he equate their
(b) What was Rabah's final objection to his father's leniency? What
distinction did he draw between Rav Daniel's case and that with which his
father was involved?
(c) And how did Rav Yosef react to that?
(d) And he based this on a statement of Rav Yosef bar Minyumi Amar Rav
What did he say in this regard?
(a) According to Rav, if Reuven siezes Shimons boat and uses it without
permission, the owner may claim whichever is more of the going rental or the
What does Shmuel say?
(b) Rav Papa explains that Rav and Shmuel in fact, do not argue, because Rav
speaks about a boat which is for rent, and Shmuel, about one which is not.
What then, is Rav's reasoning?
(c) And what is Shmuel's?
(d) Alternatively, both are speaking about a boat which is for rent.
how does he establish them in a way that they do not argue.
(a) Rav Huna explains our Mishnah 'Matbei'a ve'Nifsal ... Omer Lo Harei
she'Lecha Lefanecha' to mean Nifselah Malchus (that the coin was completely
withdrawn from circulation).
Answers to questions
What does Rav Yehudah say about that?
(b) So does he interpret 'Nifsal'?
(c) Rav Chisda asked Rav Huna how he would differentiate between 'Paslaso
Malchus and Peyros ve'Hichmitz ... ' (where the Tana rules 'Meshalem
What did he replied?
(d) And what did Rav Yehudah reply when Rabah asked him what the difference
would be between 'Paslaso Malchus' (which he considered like 'Nisdak') and
'Terumah ve'Nitma'as ... ' (where the Tana rules 'Harei she'Lecha
(a) If Reuven lent Shimon goods on condition that he receives money in
exchange, Rav requires Shimon to repay coins that are local currency at the
time of repayment.
What does Shmuel say?
(b) What would the Din be if he had lent him coins?
(c) How does Rav Nachman qualify Shmuel?
(a) The Beraisa forbids the redemption of Ma'aser-Sheini on to coins that
are not currency, such as 'Kuzbiyos vi'Yerushalmiyos or of the early kings'.
Besides money of the country K'ziv, what else might Kuzbiyos mean? How would
this interpretation then affect the text?
(b) What do we infer from the statement 'or of the early kings'?
this pose a Kashya on Rav Nachman's interpretation of Shmuel?
(c) How do we establish the Beraisa to reconcile Shmuel's ruling with it? In
which case does Shmuel then speak?
(a) If Shmuel is speaking when the governments are particular about foreign
coins being spent there, how can Shimon then tell Reuven to go and spend the
money in Meishan?
(b) Why is Reuven then not obligated to accept the coins if he is not going
(c) Another Beraisa forbids the redemption of Ma'aser-Sheini with Yerushalmi
coins if the owner and the coins are both in Bavel.
Why is that?
(d) What does the Tana say about Babylonian coins that are ...
- ... in Yerushalayim?
- ... in Bavel?
(a) What do we ask from this Beraisa on Rav Nachman?
(b) How will Rav Nachman have to establish the Beraisa in order to answer
(c) How will he then explain the Seifa 'shel Bavel ve'Hein be'Bavel
Mechalelin' (seeing as the Babylonian coins are totally useless in
(d) And how will we reconcile the Beraisa 've'Lo al shel Bavel ve'Hein
Ka'an' with the Beraisa 'Hiskiynu she'Yihyu Kol Ma'os Yotz'os
(a) The coins of Yerushalayim had David and Sh'lomoh engraved on one side of
What was engraved on the other side?
(b) What was the mark of a coin from the time of Avraham Avinu?
(a) What did Rav Chisda reply when Rava asked him ...
Answers to questions
(b) Why is this She'eilah confined to the opinion of Rav? What would Shmuel
say in this case?
- ...what the Din will be if Reuven were to lend Shimon goods on condition that he returns coins, and they subsequently increased the size of the coins?
- ... whether this would even apply if the coins reached the size of a sieve or of a weight the size of a quarter of a Kav?
(c) What problem do we have with Rav Chisda's ruling?
(d) How does Rav Ashi attempt to answer this Kashya? In what way does he
restrict Rav Chisda's ruling?