(Permission is granted to print and redistribute this material
as long as this header and the footer at the end are included.)


prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem

Previous daf

Bava Basra 160

***** Perek Get Pashut *****


(a) Our Mishnah states 'Get Pashut Eidav mi'Tocho'.
What is a 'Get Pashut'?

(b) What is a Get Mekushar? How is it written?

(c) How does our Mishnah distinguish between a Get Pashut and a Get Mekushar?

(a) What will be the Din if one confused the two, according to the Tana Kama, and signed the witness on the outside of a Get Pashut or on the inside of a Get Mekushar?

(b) On what grounds does Rebbi Chanina ben Gamliel validate the latter?

(c) Raban Shimon ben Gamliel is the easiest going of all.
What does he say?

(d) What is the minimum number of witnesses who must sign on a ...

  1. ... Get Pashut?
  2. ... Get Kashur?
(a) A Get Kere'ach by a Get Mekushar is Pasul, too.
What is a 'Get Kere'ach'?

(b) What is the 'Pashut she'bi'Mekushar'?

Answers to questions



(a) What does Rebbi Chanina learn from the double expression in the Pasuk in Yirmiyah ...
  1. ... "Sados ba'Kesef Yiknu ve'Chasov ba'Sefer, ve'Chasom"?
  2. ... "ve'Ha'ed Eidim"?
(b) What does Rafram learn from the Pasuk there ...
  1. ... "va'Ekach es Seifer ha'Miknah es he'Chasum ... ve'es ha'Galuy"?
  2. ... "ha'Mitzvah ve'ha'Chukim"?
(c) From which Pasuk in the Torah (in Shoftim) does Rami bar Yechezkel learn the two Sh'taros?

(d) According to all three opinions, how do we know that it is a Get Mekushar that requires three witnesses and a Get Pashut, two, and not vice-versa?

(a) On what common ground do we query all three sources for the two kinds of Sh'tar?

(b) What do we learn from the Pasuk ...

  1. ... "Sados ba'Kesef Yiknu ... " (see Rabeinu Gershom)?
  2. ... "va'Ekach es Seifer ha'Miknah ... "?
  3. ... "al-Pi Shenayim Eidim ... "?
(a) In that case, the Pesukim are an 'Asmachta' and Get Mekushar is a Takanas Chachamim.
Why did they institute it?

(b) What did they expect to gain with this Takanah?

(c) Why did they extend the Takanah to cover all Sh'taros, seeing as the reason is confined to Gitin?

(a) According to Rav Huna, the witness would sign on a Get Mekushar between one knot and the next (i.e. on the blank space).
What does Rebbi Yirmiyah bar Aba say?

(b) How do we initially understand Rav Huna's statement?

(c) When a Get Mekushar was brought before Rebbi, and he expressed surprise that it did not contain a date, what did his son Rebbi Shimon suggest?

(d) What did Rebbi do to expose the date?

(a) How does Rami bar Chama query Rav Huna from the previous episode with Rebbi?

(b) What did Rav Chisda reply?

(a) What problem do we have with Rav Huna, bearing in mind that the witnesses signed at the back of the blank space, leaving the latter part of the Sh'tar unsigned?

(b) Why is this not a problem according to Rebbi Yirmiyah bar Aba?

(c) How do we answer the Kashya on Rav Huna?

(d) Why are we then not afraid that he will add a clause on to the end of the Sh'tar and conclude with a second Sh'rir ve'Kayam?

(a) What are we still afraid of, even if one writes only one Sh'rir ve'Kayam?

(b) We answer with a statement by Rebbi Yochanan.
What does Rebbi Yochanan say about a Sh'tar that has a word or two that are 'hanging' between the lines? Under which conditions is this Kasher?

(c) And what does he say about a Sh'tar that has a word or two rubbed out?

(a) If some words on a Sh'tar are erased, is the Sh'tar up to the erased words Kasher (see Rashash)?

(b) Under which circumstances is the entire Sh'tar Kasher, even if one or two words have been erased?

Answers to questions

Next daf


For further information on
subscriptions, archives and sponsorships,
contact Kollel Iyun Hadaf,