REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Bava Basra 158
(a) Our Mishnah discusses a case where the house fell on a man and his wife,
and we do not know for sure who died first.
What is the bone of contention
between the man's heirs and his wife's?
(b) What is the difference between Nechsei Milug and Nechsei Tzon Barzel?
(c) Why must the Tana be speaking when they no common children?
(a) Beis Shamai say 'Yachloku'.
What are they referring to (see Rabeinu
(b) Who inherits ...
(c) What are Beis Hillel referring to when they say 'Nechasim be'Chezkasan'?
- ... the woman's Kesuvah?
- ... the Nechsei Milug?
(a) Rebbi Elazar explains 'be'Chezkasan' of Beis Hillel to mean in the
Chazakah of the woman's heirs.
Answers to questions
What does Rebbi Yochanan say?
(b) What is their bone of contention? Why, according to Rebbi Yochanan, is
Nechsei Tzon Barzel different than Nechsei Milug?
(c) What does Resh Lakish say in the name of bar Kapara?
(d) What does the Beraisa cited by bar Kapara say?
(a) Our Mishnah now discusses a case where the house fell on Yosef and his
mother Rachel, and again, it is not clear who died first.
Who is now
arguing over who died first?
(b) Why, according to the Tana Kama, do even Beis Hillel concede here that
(c) What would be the Din if Rachel had another son [Binyamin] from another
man, who was now arguing with Reuven over who died first?
(a) Rebbi Akiva disagrees. He holds that here too, Nechasim be'Chezkasan'.
Bearing in mind that he has not spoken earlier in this Sugya, why does he
say 'Modeh Ani'?
(b) What did ben Azai comment following Rebbi Akiva's statement?
(a) Rebbi Ila interprets 'be'Chezkasan' of the Tana Kama to mean 'be'Chezkas
What did Rebbi Simlai extrapolate from the fact that ben Azai said to Rebbi
Akiva 'she'Basa ... '? What should he otherwise have said?
What does Rebbi Zeira say?
(b) What is the reasoning of ...
(c) At which stage did Rebbi Zeira change his mind, to hold like Rebbi Ila?
- ... Rebbi Ila?
- ... Rebbi Zeira?
What did this prompt him to declare?
(a) They sent from Eretz Yisrael 'Ben she'Lavah be'Nechsei Aviv be'Chayei
Aviv, u'Meis, B'no Motzi mi'Yad ha'Lekuchos'.
Answers to questions
What is the problem with
(b) How do we therefore amend it?
(c) Why does this statement not belong in this Sugya? Where does it really
(d) What is the basis of this ruling?