REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Bava Basra 61
BAVA BASRA 61-67 - This week's study material has been dedicated by Mrs.
Rita Grunberger of Queens, N.Y., in loving memory of her husband, Reb
Yitzchok Yakov ben Eliyahu Grunberger. Irving Grunberger helped many people
quietly in an unassuming manner and is dearly missed by all who knew him.
His Yahrzeit is 10 Sivan.
(a) Our Mishnah states that someone who sells a house or a room('Bayis' can
mean either) has not sold the Yatzi'a. Will it make any difference if the
Yatzi'a has a door that leads into the room?
(b) Neither has he sold the room into which the main room leads.
(c) Besides that room, what else does the purchaser not receive together
with the house, according to the Tana Kama?
(d) Rebbi Yehudah disagrees with the Tana Kama.
What does he consider to
be the equivalent of a parapet of ten Tefachim?
(a) They translated Yatzi'a as 'Afta' (a low-roofed construction at the rear
or alongside a house). Rav Yosef translated it as Barka Chalilah.
a 'Barka Chalilah'?
(b) What are the ramifications of their Machlokes?
(c) Rav Yosef quotes a Beraisa, which discusses Yatzi'a, Tzela and Ta.
What do these three have in common? What are they?
(a) In the Beis Hamikdash, there were three Tzela'os one on top of the
What were their respective widths?
(b) Why were they arranged in this way?
(c) What does the Pasuk in Yechezkel mean when it gives the measurements of
each Ta as one Kaneh long and one Kaneh wide? What does he mean by 'a
(a) What is the Tana in Midos measuring when he concludes with the wall of
the Heichal, the Ta and the wall of the Ta?
(b) The Tana gives both the thickness of the wall of the Heichal and the
width of the Ta as six Amos.
How thick was the wall of the Ta?
(a) How large must a Yatzi'a be, according to Mar Zutra, for the Mishnah to
say that it is not sold together with the house?
Answers to questions
(b) What does Ravina ask Mar Zutra from the Din of Bor va'Dus in our
(c) What did Mar Zutra reply?
(d) What is the basis for this distinction?
(a) What problem do we have with the Tana's mentioning a room within a room
after having taught that the purchaser does not acquire the Yatzi'a?
(b) To answer this Kashya, we establish this latter case 'Af-al-Gav
de'Meitzar Leih Metzri'.
What does this mean?
(c) In that case, why is the inner room not included in the sale?
(a) The above Chidush is based on a statement to this effect by Rav Nachman
Amar Rabah bar Avuhah.
In connection with which case did Rav Nachman say
(b) Why can Rav Nachman not be referring to a many-roomed mansion which ...
(c) Then what is he referring to?
- ... nobody refers to as a Bayis, but a Birah?
- ... everyone refers to it as a Bayis?
(d) Then why is the mansion not included in the sale?
(a) Rav Nachman repeats the same Chidush with regard to someone who sold a
field in a large Bik'ah.
What is the equivalent case there? How do people
refer to a Bik'ah?
(b) Why, in both cases, do we not use the price as an indication of whether
the seller included the entire property in the sale or only a small section
(c) Having presented the case of ...
(d) Based on the Din of Rav Nachman Amar Rabah bar Avuhah, what ruling did
Rav Mari the son of Shmuel's daughter issue with regard to someone who sells
- ... Bayis, why did Rav Nachman find it necessary to add the case of Sadeh?
- ... Sadeh, why did Rav Nachman find it necessary to add the case of Bayis?
(a) What did Rav Ashi rule with regard to Reuven who sold Shimon 'a field of
Rebbi Chiya', and it then transpired that he owned two such fields?
Answers to questions
(b) Which field would the purchaser then receive?
(c) Why did he call the fields by that name?
(d) What would the seller incorporate in the sale if he used the Lashon ...
- ... 'Arata'?
- ... 'Kol Arata'?
- ... 'Zihara'?
- ... 'Nechasai'?