REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Kesuvos 92
KESUVOS 92 - dedicated by Rav Mordechai Rabin (London/Har Nof) for the
Yahrzeit of his mother (28 Sivan).
(a) Reuven sold a field to Shimon without taking responsibility.
What would Rava rule in a similar case to the previous one, but when the
property that Reuven first sold to Shimon was property that he had inherited
from his father Ya'akov, and the creditor who then claimed it from him was
Shimon subsequently do?
(b) What did Rami bar Chama rule, when Reuven's creditor claimed the field
(c) On what grounds did Rava disagree with him?
(a) Reuven sold Shimon a field for which he accepted responsibility. As for
Shimon, he did not yet pay for the field, and Reuven converted the money
owing into a loan. In the meantime, Reuven died.
What did Shimon do when
Reuven's creditor claimed the field from him?
(b) What did Rami bar Chama permit Reuven's orphans to counter when Shimon
came to claim compensation from them?
(c) What good advice did Rava have for Shimon?
(d) Shimon would able to claim back the land from them (despite the fact
that they did not inherit it directly from their father), due to a statement
made by Rav Nachman Amar Rabah bar Avuhah.
What did Rav Nachman Amar Rabah
bar Avuhah say?
(a) If Reuven sold all his fields to Shimon one after the other, and Shimon
then sold one of them to Levi, from whom will Reuven's creditor be permitted
(b) Then what did Rabah mean when he stated that he may claim from Levi too,
should he be so inclined?
(c) Assuming that Reuven himself had not sold any fields, and that he
possessed good, medium and poor quality fields, which of these would his
creditor have the right to claim?
(d) That being so, under which circumstances will the creditor not be able
to claim from Levi in our case?
(a) Imagine that Levi had purchased the same medium-quality field directly
from Reuven, would Reuven's creditor have had the right to claim from him?
Answers to questions
(b) Then why can he not do so in this case?
(c) Are there any circumstances where Levi would have the right to refuse to
pay the creditor, even assuming that he had purchased medium quality fields
(a) If Reuven sold Shimon a field, on what condition does Abaye authorize
Reuven to intercede on Shimon's behalf, should his creditors subsequently
claim it from him, according to the first Lashon?
Answers to questions
(b) What sort of arguments might Reuven be able to present, that Shimon
could not (see Tosfos DH 'Dina Hu')?
(c) Why might we have thought that he is not permitted to do so?
(d) According to the second Lashon, Abaye's statement extends even to a case
when he sold him the field without responsibility.
Why can the creditor
not then present the argument that we just cited?