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Bava Metzia 115

BAVA METZIA 112-115 - these Dafim have been dedicated anonymously l'Iluy Nishmas Tzirel Nechamah bas Tuvya Yehudah.


(a) What does the Beraisa learn from the Pasuk "ve'Lo Savo el *Beiso* La'avot Avoto"?

(b) What does Shlomoh ha'Melech advise one to do if he ...

  1. ... became an Areiv?
  2. ... hurt his fellow-Jew with words?
(a) What does the Tana alternatively learn from the Pasuk "ve'Lo Savo el Beiso *La'avot Avoto*"?

(b) What does 'le'Tzad Sheini' mean?

(c) Besides rental owed to an ass-driver and for renting an inn, what third example does the Tana give regarding this Halachah?

(a) Who is the author of our Mishnah which establishes the Pasuk "Lo Sachbol Beged Almanah" whether she is poor or rich?

(b) Rebbi Shimon in the Beraisa permits taking the garment of a rich widow.
Why is that?

(c) On what grounds does Rebbi Yehudah disagree with him?

(a) The above Tana'im seem to switch opinions however, in another Beraisa. Commenting on the Pasuk in Shoftim "ve'Lo Yarbeh Lo Nashim", Rebbi Yehudah permits a king to have more than eighteen wives, provided they do not lead him astray.
What does Rebbi Shimon say?

(b) This appears to contradict their previous opinions; Rebbi Yehudah seems to Darshen the Torah's reasons, whilst Rebbi Shimon doesn't. The solution to this discrepancy, lies in the continuation of the Pasuk.
What does the Torah write after "ve'Lo Yarbeh Lo Nashim"?

(c) Based on their opinions in our Sugya, how does this explain why ...

  1. ... Rebbi Yehudah Darshens Ta'ama di'K'ra here?
  2. ... Rebbi Shimon doesn't? How does he therefore interpret the Pasuk?
(a) What does the Tana of our Mishnah mean when he says that someone who takes mill-stonesone contravenes the La'av of "Lo Yachbol" because of two vessels ?

(b) What is ...

  1. ... a 'Rechev'?
  2. ... a 'Rechayim'?
(c) What do we learn from "Ki Nefesh Hu Chovel"?
(a) According to Rav Huna, a creditor who takes a Rechayim or a Rechev contravenes two La'avin.
Which two?

(b) How many La'avin will he contravene should he take both?

(c) What does Rav Yehudah say?

(d) How does he explain "Ki Nefesh Hu Chovel"?

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(a) The Torah writes in Bo "Al Tochal Mimenu Na u'Vashel Mevushal ba'Mayim, Ki-im Tz'li-Eish".
What does "Na" mean?

(b) According to Rava, someone who eats a Korban Pesach either half-done or plain cooked receives two sets of Malkos.
How many sets will he receive if he eats both at the same time?

(c) What does Abaye say? What is the basis of their Machlokes?

(a) It looks as if Abaye holds like Rav Yehudah, and Rava, like Rav Huna.
How do we reconcile ...
  1. ... Rava with Rav Yehudah? Why might the latter concede that by "Na" and "Mevushal", there is an extra La'av?
  2. ... Abaye with Rav Huna? Why might Rav Huna concede that by Na and Mevushal, there is no extra La'av?
(b) Abaye's argument is based on a Beraisa.
What does the Tana learn from "Al Tochlu Mimenu Na ... Ki-im Tz'li Eish" (that renders it not superfluous)?
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