REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Bava Basra 72
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(a) What does the Beraisa rule in a case where someone declares three trees
in a Beis Sa'ah (out of ten) Hekdesh?
(b) What area of land will each tree require to nurture in such a case?
(c) Why must the Tana be speaking about saplings (and not fully-grown
(d) The going rate for the redemption of one's inherited property is fifty
Shekel per Chomer.
How much does he pay per tree in this case? How much is
(a) The Din will differ in three cases; either if the trees are planted in a
smaller area ('Pachos mi'Ka'an'), or if they are planted in a larger area
('Yeser al Kein').
What is the third case?
(b) What is the Din in these three cases?
(c) Why does the Din have to differ in the case of ...
(d) What does the Tana mean when he adds to the Seifa 've'Lo Od Ela Afilu
Hikdish es ha'Ilanos ve'Chazar ve'Hikdish es ha'Karka'? What is he referring
- ... 'Pachos mi'Ka'an'?
- ... 'Yeser al Kein'?
(a) Why can the author of this Beraisa (the case of two trees) not be ...
(b) Then who is the author of the Beraisa?
- ... Rebbi Akiva?
- ... the Rabbanan?
(c) What is then the basis of the Machlokes between Rebbi Shimon and the
Tana Kama in our Mishnah?
(a) By establishing Rebbi Shimon like the Rabbanan of Rebbi Akiva, what is
the Kashya on Rav Huna ('Machar Karka ve'Shiyer Sh'nei Ilanos Lefanav, Yesh
(b) What do we then mean when we ask 've'Ela Kashya' then mean?
(a) How do we answer this Kashya? What *is* Rebbi Shimon saying to the Tana
Kama of our Mishnah?
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(b) And what does the Tana Kama reply?
(c) This answers adequately the contradiction in Rebbi Shimon.
also answered the Kashya on Rav Huna?
(a) What do we mean when we say that Rebbi Shimon 'Azil Basar Pidyon'?
(b) What Kashya does this then pose on the Seifa of the previous Beraisa
('ve'Lo Od, Ela Afilu Hikdish es ha'Ilanos ve'Chazar ve'Hikdish es
ha'Karka'), whose author we just established as Rebbi Shimon?
(a) What is the going rate for the redemption of a purchased field the buyer
(b) What do Rebbi Yehudah and Rebbi Shimon learn from the Pasuk in
Bechukosai "ve'Im es S'deih Miknaso Asher Lo mi'S'deih Achuzaso Hu"?
(c) From the same Pasuk, Rebbi Meir learns - that only if Reuven declared
the field Hekdesh *after his father died* is it considered a S'deih Achuzah
(but not if he did so before).
Why do we initially think that Rebbi
Yehudah and Rebbi Shimon do not require a Pasuk for Rebbi Meir's case?
(d) This is the source of the problem with establishing the previous Beraisa
like Rebbi Shimon (as we just asked).
What is the proof that 'Azlinan
Basar Pidyon' must be a S'vara (according to Rebbi Yehudah and Rebbi
(a) Rav Nachman bar Yitzchak answers by Darshening two D'rashos from the
Pasuk "ve'Im es S'deih Miknaso Asher Lo mi'S'deih Achuzaso ... ".
does he learn (according to Rebbi Yehudah and Rebbi Shimon) from ...
(b) How does this solve the current problem?
- ... the superfluous phrase ("Asher Lo mi'Sdeih Achuzaso ... ")?
- ... the word "mi'S'deih" (or from the 'Mem' alone)?
(a) Rav Huna considers a Ch'ruv ha'Murkav and a Sadan ha'Shikmah as both a
tree and a field.
In what sense does he consider them ...
(b) He also considers a haystack comprising two Sa'ah as both a sheaf and a
- ... a tree? Why is that?
- ... a field?
In what sense is it considered ...
(c) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Ki Seitzei "ve'Shachachta *Omer*
- ... a sheaf?
- ... a haystack?
(a) What Machlokes is Rabah bar bar Chanah Amar Resh Lakish referring to
when he says that 'Ch'ruv ha'Murkav and Sadan ha'Shikmah are subject to the
Machlokes between Rebbi Menachem b'Rebbi Yossi and the Rabbanan?
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(b) What does Rebbi Menachem b'Rebbi Yossi say in this connection with
regard to a Ch'ruv or a Sadan that nurtures from a field that someone is
(c) Why did Resh Lakish cite Rebbi Menachem b'Rebbi Yossi and the Rabbanan
rather than Rebbi Shimon and the Rabbanan?
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