REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Bava Basra 71
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(a) If someone sells a field, says our Mishnah, then the pit and the
wine-press are not included in the sale.
What does the Tana say about the
(b) Will it help to say 'Hi ve'Chol Mah she'be'Tochah'?
(c) According to Rebbi Akiva, the owner will have to purchase a path to all
What do the Rabbanan say?
(d) What will Rebbi Akiva say in a case where the seller said 'Chutz
(a) What do Rebbi Akiva and the Rabbanan respectively, say in a case where
the seller sells the above accessories and retains the field? Does the buyer
need to purchase a path to get to his purchase?
(b) Seeing as Rebbi Akiva holds 'Mocher be'Ayin Yafah Mocher', does it
follow that he argues with the Reisha of our Mishnah 'Lo es ha'Bor, ve'Lo es
ha'Gas ve'Lo es ha'Shuvach'?
(c) What will be the Din with regard to all the cases listed in our Mishnah
as not being sold together with the field (e.g. Ch'ruv ha'Murkav, Sadan
ha'Shikmah, Bor, Gas and Shuvach), in a case where one gave the field as a
(d) Will this ruling also extend to money or detached produce (that no
longer needs the field)?
(a) Brothers who divide their deceased father's field also acquire
completely (like we just learned by Matanah), since the purpose of the
division is in order to clarify each one's portion and separate.
this S'vara not extend to the brother who receives the inner field needing
to purchase a path to get to it?
(b) To which third case (of Chulin) does this ruling pertain?
(a) By Hekdesh too, the Tana says 'Hikdish es Kulah' (even the Ch'ruv
ha'Murkav and Sadan ha'Shikmah).
What did we rule in Chezkas ha'Batim in a
case of two fields with a border in between, where someone made a Kinyan on
one of them with the intention of acquiring both of them?
(b) Bearing in mind that Ch'ruv ha'Murkav and Sadan ha'Shikmah are
considered separate fields, how will we reconcile the ruling here with the
ruling in Chezkas ha'Batim?
(c) Even assuming that someone who gives a gift gives generously, more so
than someone who sells, what problem do we have with the Tana's distinction
between a sale and a gift?
(d) The initial answer 'Zeh Piresh, ve'Zeh Lo Piresh' makes no sense, since
the truth of the matter is 'Zeh Lo Piresh, ve'Zeh Lo Piresh'.
did Rebbi Yehudah ben Nekusa (who stated this answer before Rebbi) really
(a) What did they discover in a case where Reuven promised Shimon a room
that holds a hundred barrels?
(b) Mar Zutra held that, seeing as Reuven did not have a room that could
hold a hundred barrels, Shimon should only receive five sixths of the room.
On what basis did Rav Ashi refute Mar Zutra's ruling?
(a) We already learned that, according to Rebbi Akiva, a seller sells
generously. What do the Rabbanan, who argue with Rebbi Akiva, say about
someone who purchases two trees in a field? What are the ramifications of
Answers to questions
(b) What does Rav Huna say about someone who sells a field retaining two
trees for himself?
(c) On what grounds will even Rebbi Akiva (who generally holds that a seller
sells generously) agree with this ruling?
(a) Rebbi Shimon in our Mishnah disagrees with the Tana Kama regarding the
Din of Hekdesh.
According to Rebbi Shimon, what of the things that are not
included in the sale of the field, are the only two that are included in the
event that the owner declares his field Hekdesh?
(b) To what does Rebbi Shimon himself attribute this in a Beraisa?
(c) How do we reconcile with Rav Huna, who just ruled that the owner keeps
the land together with the trees that he retains?
(d) But did we not establish Rav Huna even according to Rebbi Akiva?
(a) Why do we not answer the Kashya by explaining that, according to Rebbi
Shimon, one is Makdish even more generously than one gives a Matanah (in
which case Rav Huna could still hold like Rebbi Akiva)?
Answers to questions
(b) If Rav Huna holds like the Rabbanan, then what is the Chidush? Is it not
obvious that he retains the land for the trees?
(c) What would be the equivalent Din in the case where the owner retained a
pit (which includes a path, according to the Rabbanan), and the pit caved