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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 this Takanah?

(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 only one?

(d) What is the reason for this distinction? What does Rav Amram prove from here?

(a) What will be the Din if witnesses testify that nothing was added to the Sh'tar with two blank lines?

(b) Will it be Pasul even if he wrote 'Sh'rir ve'Kayam'?

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(a) We ask whether a Sh'tar with a space of one and a half lines is Kasher or Pasul.
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 Kere'ach.
What is a Get Keire'ach? What is Chizkiyah then saying?

(d) If it is, then Chizkiyah follows the opinion of Rebbi Akiva.
What does 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?

(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?

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