REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Bava Basra 162
(a) We just discussed Rebbi Yochanan's ruling that one may only repeat the
contents of a Sh'tar on the last line.
What reason does Rav Amram give for
(b) In which case will this Halachah not apply?
(c) When Rav Nachman asked Rav Amram the source of his statement, he cited a
Beraisa. What distinction does the Tana draw between witnesses who leave
two blank lines between the text and their signatures, and those who leave
(d) What is the reason for this distinction? What does Rav Amram prove from
(a) What will be the Din if witnesses testify that nothing was added to the
Sh'tar with two blank lines?
Answers to questions
(b) Will it be Pasul even if he wrote 'Sh'rir ve'Kayam'?
(a) We ask whether a Sh'tar with a space of one and a half lines is Kasher
What can we infer from the Beraisa cited earlier 'Hirchik es
ha'Eidim Sh'nei Shitin min ha'Kesav, Pasul'?
(b) Then why can we not resolve the She'eilah from there?
(c) We finally resolve the She'eilah from another Beraisa which begins in
the same way as the previous one 'Hirchik es ha'Eidim Sh'nei Shitin min
ha'Kesav, Pasul'? How does it end?
(a) What does the above Beraisa say about a case where one of four or five
witnesses who signed on a Sh'tar turns out to be a relative or otherwise
disqualified from giving testimony?
(b) This supports a statement made by Chizkiyah.
What did Chizkiyah say
about a Sh'tar that one filled with signatures of relatives?
(c) According to Rabeinu Chananel, Chizkiyah is speaking about a Get
What is a Get Keire'ach? What is Chizkiyah then saying?
(d) If it is, then Chizkiyah follows the opinion of Rebbi Akiva.
ben Nannes (Rebbi Akiva's disputant) say about a Get Keire'ach?
(a) How do we query Rabeinu Chananel, based on the fact that the Reisha of
the Beraisa that supports Chizkiyah reads 'Hirchik es ha'Eidim Sh'nei Shitin
min ha'Kesav, Pasul'?
(b) If the Beraisa was not speaking about those two lines, where would one
have expected to find it quoted?
(c) What other proof do we have that Chizkiyah must be speaking about those
two lines, and not a Get Keire'ach?
(d) What do we prove from the fact that a Sucah is Pasul if it has three
Tefachim space in the roof, whereas it requires four Tefachim of Pasul
S'chach to invalidate it?
(a) How do we establish the case of 'Mil'eihu bi'Kerovim Kasher'? Under
which circumstances would the Sh'tar be Pasul?
Answers to questions
(b) This is due to a statement of Rav Nachman in Makos.
What does Rav
Nachman add to the Halachah that a Sh'tar which contains one witness who is
a Karov or Pasul is Pasul?