REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Bava Metzia 46
BAVA METZIA 46 (23 Teves) - l'Iluy Nishmas Nachum ben Shlomo Dovid
Mosenkis, by his son, Sid Mosenkis of Queens, New York.
(a) What does the Beraisa advise someone who is standing in his granary to
do, if he wants to redeem his Ma'aser Sheini, but has no money on him?
(b) What does he gain by doing this? What do we learn from the Pasuk in
(c) What advantage would there have been had he had money on him?
(d) What do we prove from here?
(a) Why is the owner not Makneh a small piece of land to his friend, for his
friend to redeem the Ma'aser on the money in the owner's house?
(b) But surely, if he has a granary, he must own land?
(a) How do we attempt to refute the proof from the above Beraisa that, just
as a coin cannot acquire with Chalipin, so too, can one not acquire it with
What have we proved from this episode, from the fact that he was Makneh the
money together with the threshold of his house?
(b) What is the problem with this explanation?
(c) When Rav Shmuel bar Acha went to Mechuza, Rav Papa was Makneh him the
twelve thousand Dinrim that the Bei Chuza'a owed him.
Why was this
necessary? Why could he not simply claim the money as Rav Papa's Sheli'ach?
(d) How did Rav Papa demonstrate his joy at receiving his money back intact?
(a) What do Ula, Rebbi Asi and Rabah bar bar Chanah Amar Rebbi Yochanan all
say about using a coin as Chalipin?
(b) What does the Tana of a Beraisa advise someone to do if his employees
are claiming their wages, and he has no money on him, provided he has money
at home? What is a 'T'risis'?
(c) What Kashya did Rebbi Aba ask Ula from this Beraisa on the previous
Sugya? What makes us think that the banker acquired the Dinar u'T'risis with
(a) Although Ula remained silent, he conceded that Rebbi Aba was right to
establish the Beraisa by P'rutetos.
What are P'rutetos? How does this
answer the Kashya?
(b) And he even supported his answer from the Lashon 'Yafeh Dinar
u'T'risis'. What does that prove?
(c) Rav Ashi disagrees. The Kashya doesn't bother him in the first place,
because the employer had money at home.
So what if he did?
(a) The Mishnah in Kidushin states 'Kol ha'Na'aseh Damim be'Acher, Keivan
she'Zachah Zeh, Nischayev Zeh ba'Chalipin'. The simple interpretation of
this Mishnah poses a Kashya on those who hold 'Ein Matbe'a Na'aseh
Answers to questions
What is the simple interpretation of the Mishnah?
(b) Rav Yehudah therefore interprets the Mishnah as 'Kol ha'Nishum Damim
be'Acher ... '.
What does he mean by that?
(c) How do we prove this from the Seifa of the Mishnah 'Keitzad ... '.
What does the Seifa of the Mishnah say?
(a) According to our initial understanding of 'Kol ha'Nishum Damim be'Acher
... ' (which those who learn 'Matbe'a Na'aseh Chalipin' will have to adopt),
how will we explain the Seifa 'Keitzad ... ?'
(b) This can only go like Rav Sheishes, but not like Rav Nachman. Why is
that? What does ...
(c) How will Rav Nachman explain ...
- ... Rav Sheishes say?
- ... Rav Nachman say?
(d) In view of the principle that money cannot acquire, this case must be an
exception, due to the fact that Rav Nachman holds like Rebbi Yochanan.
- ... the Reisha of the Mishnah ('Kol ha'Na'aseh Damim be'Acher')?
- ... the Seifa ('Keitzad, Hichlif Shor be'Parah ... )? If it does not refer to Chalipin, then what *does* it refer to?
What does Rebbi Yochanan say?
(a) According to Rebbi Yochanan, why did Chazal negate Kinyan Kesef?
(b) What makes the case in the Mishnah different, according to Rav Nachman?
(c) What does Resh Lakish hold? Why can he not possibly explain the Mishnah
like Rav Nachman?
(d) How will Resh Lakish therefore explain our Mishnah?
(a) We learned in our Mishnah 'Kol ha'Metaltelin Konin Zeh es Zeh'. Resh
Lakish explains that the word 'Kol' comes to include a purse full of money.
Answers to questions
What is the problem with that?
(b) How do we know that the Tana is speaking about Chalipin and not Kinyan
(c) So Rav Acha establishes the Mishnah when one of the purses is full of
coins taken out of circulation by the king, and the other one is full of
coins that have simply lost favor with the people of that particular
What is the difference between the two?
(d) Once we know ...
- ... that the former are no longer considered currency, why do we need the latter?
- ... that the latter are no longer considered currency, why do we need the former?