REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Bava Basra 152
(a) Rav and Shmuel argue over a Matnas Shechiv-Mera that contains a Kinyan.
What do Amri bei Rav mi'Sh'meih de'Rav mean when they say 'Arkeveih a'T'rei
(b) In what way is it ..
(c) What is the literal meaning of 'Arkeveih a'T'rei Richshi'?
- ... a Matnas Bari?
- ... a Matnas Shechiv-Mera?
(d) And what does Shmuel mean when he says 'Lo Yada'na Mai Adun Bah'? What
is the problem, assuming that ...
- ... there is a Sh'tar?
- ... there is no Sh'tar?
(a) We know that they are referring to a 'Matnas Shechiv-Mera be'Kulo' and
not 'be'Miktzaso' because otherwise they should have specifically said so,
and because our Mishnah rules 'Matnas Shechiv-Mera be'Miktzas, Matanaso
Matanah' (with or without a Kinyan), so why does Shmuel have a Safek? What
other two proofs do we have for this?
(b) Would it make any difference if the Kinyan was not written in the
(c) We query the opinions of both Rav and Shmuel from another ruling of
theirs, where Ravin Amar Rebbi Avahu quotes Rebbi Elazar.
What did Rebbi
Elazar send to the Golah in the name of Rav, regarding a Shechiv-Mera who
said 'Kisvu u'Tenu Manah li'Peloni' and then died?
(d) And what does Shmuel rule there?
(a) To reconcile Rav's two rulings, we draw a distinction between where they
made a Kinyan and where they did not.
What does this mean?
(b) And how do we resolve the discrepancy in Shmuel? How do we establish his
latter ruling to ensure that the Kinyan takes effect immediately?
(c) Rava asked on Shmuel from another statement of his. With Rav Nachman bar
Yitzchak sitting behind him, in front of whom was Rava sitting when he asked
(d) What did Rav Yehudah Amar Shmuel said about a Shechiv-Mera who wrote all
his property out to someone, even assuming he made a Kinyan, too)?
(a) What did Rav Nachman reply? How did he resolve the discrepancy in
Answers to questions
(b) How come that Rav Nachman bar Yitzchak needed to ask Rava to explain Rav
Nachman's answer? Why could he not understand it himself?
(c) What did Rav Nachman hint?
(d) How does Rav Chisda explain 'Meyapeh es Kocho'?
(a) When Rav Dimi arrived from Eretz Yisrael, what did he say concerning a
Shechiv-Mera who wrote out all his property, first to Reuven and then to
Shimon, without handing them the Sh'tar?
(b) Why is a Matnas Shechiv-Mera called a 'Daytiki'? What is it an acronym
(c) If he did hand them the Sh'tar, according to Rav, Reuven acquires the
What does Shmuel say?
(d) What is the basis of their Machlokes?
(a) We ask on this, that they have already argued over this point before.
What are we referring to?
(b) Had they not presented their Machlokes ...
(c) And how do we reconcile Shmuel, who holds in the first case 'Lo Yada'na
Mai Adun Bah', with his own ruling here 'Sheini Kanah'?
- ... here too, why might we have thought that Rav will agree with Shmuel?
- ... there too, why might we have thought that Shmuel will agree with Rav?
(a) The above is the version as it was learned in Sura. In the Pumbedisian
version, Rav Yirmiyah bar Aba cited a She'eilah that Bei Rav sent to Shmuel.
What did Shmuel reply, when they asked him about a Shechiv-Mera who wrote
all his property to others with a Kinyan?
(b) This principle certainly pertains to a Shechiv-Mera who gave his
property to Reuven and who now wants to give it to Shimon.
What did Rav
Huna from Kufri say about where the Shechiv-Mera recovers and wants to
retrieve the property himself?
(a) On what grounds do we reject the proposal that the Pumbedisian version
comes to amend Shmuel's earlier statement 'Matnas Shechiv-Mera she'Kasuv Bah
Kinyan, Lo Yada'na Mai Adun Bah'?
Answers to questions
(b) Then which statement of Shmuel's *does* it come to amend?
(c) Then what exactly, is the case?