REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Bava Metzia 64
BAVA METZIA 61,63,64,65 - Mrs. Estanne Abraham-Fawer has dedicated two weeks
of Dafyomi study material to honor the second Yahrzeit of her father, Reb
Mordechai ben Eliezer Zvi (Weiner, who passed away 18 Teves 5761). May the
merit of supporting and advancing the study of the Talmud be l'Iluy
(a) Rav Kahana attended Rav's Shiur, and although he could not catch the
gist of the D'rashah, he did hear the word 'Kari' mentioned a number of
What does 'Kari' mean?
(b) What then, was the gist of Rav's Shiur?
(c) What is Rav's Chidush, seeing as we already learned above, 'Ein Lo,
Asur'? Why might we have thought that the Din will differ here?
(a) Rav's ruling concurs with the ruling of the Tana of a Beraisa.
does the Tana say about Reuven, who, on his way to milk his goats, to sheer
his sheep or take the honey from his beehive, meets Shimon and offers him
(b) What do we see from here?
- ... whatever milk, wool or honey he obtains from his animals for a fixed sum, irrespective of their value?
- ... the same, but at a fixed (special) price, but in accordance with how much he collects?
(c) Why is the removal of honey from the honey-combs called 'Rediyah'?
(a) In a second Lashon, we quote Rava, who disagrees with Rav. Based on the
fact that little pumpkins inevitably become big ones, he maintains that
selling the small ones on credit does not constitute Ribis.
How will we
then reconcile Rava with the Seifa of the Beraisa that we just quoted?
(b) How does he prove this difference logically?
(a) What does Abaye say about Reuven giving Shimon four Zuz for a barrel of
wine, stipulating that if the wine turns sour, the sale is invalid, but if
the price rises or falls, the sale will be valid?
Answers to questions
(b) Rav Sheravya queries Abaye's ruling from a Beraisa.
(c) How does Abaye vindicate his ruling?
(a) What does the Tana of our Mishnah say about a creditor who is looking
for a place to stay.
Which two things may he not do should his debtor offer
(b) We learned in Bava Kama that if Reuven resides in Shimon's Chatzer
without the latter's consent, he does not need to pay rent.
Why is that?
What is the case?
(c) Rav Yosef bar Minyumi Amar Rav Nachman however, forbids a creditor do
so. What is Rav Nachman's Chidush? Is that not what we learned in our
(a) In the second Lashon, Rav Nachman concludes that in spite of the ruling
of the Sugya in Bava Kama, *'Halveini*, ve'Dur ba'Chatzeri, Tzarich
Le'ha'alos Lo S'char'. In which point does this Lashon disagree from the
(b) In the previous case, which forbids the creditor to reside in the
debtor's apartment free only if the debtor stipulated it, will it make any
difference whether the stipulation was made at the time of the loan or
(c) What can we extrapolate from the first Lashon regarding a creditor
taking a house as a security in order to live in it?
(d) How does this differ from taking a vineyard as a security, which we will
permit later in the Perek?
(a) What did Rav Yosef bar Chama used to do with the Avadim of his debtors?
(b) How did he explain his actions to his son Rava?
(c) What did his son Rava then mean when he made a distinction between Dari
and other Avadim? Who was Dari?
(a) So Rav Nachman based his rationale on a ruling of Rav Daniel bar Rav
Answers to questions
What did Rav Daniel bar Rav Ketina say about grabbing one's
friend's Eved and working with him?
(b) Rava B'rei de'Rav Yosef forced his father to retract by quoting Rav
Yosef bar Minyumi Amar Rav Nachman.
What did he say?