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prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Bava Basra 150
(a) Abaye also queries Rav Yosef from Rebbi Dosa ben Horkinas, who rules that
the Mitzvah of Reishis ha'Gez is only applicable to some owns at least five
sheep each of which produces 'Manah u'Peras'. A Manah a Litra - a P'ras,
half a Manah (the word 'P'ras' means a half).
(b) The Chachamim say 'Chamesh Recheilos Gozezos Kol she'Hein', which Rav
interprets to mean - a Manah u'Peras.
(c) We add to that - that each sheep must produce a fifth of the total.
(d) Rav Yosef refutes Abaye's proof from here that sometimes 'Kol she'Hu' is
La'av Davka - by confining that ruling to that case, where the Chachamim
only say 'Kol she'Hu' to counter the big Shiur of Rebbi Dosa ben Horkinus
(but normally, 'Kol she'Hu' means just that).
(a) The difference whether a person says ...
1. ... 'Metaltela'i li'Pelanya' or 'Kol Metaltela'i li'Pelanya' is - that
the latter includes wheat and barley, whereas the former precludes them.
(b) The lower mill-stone is not considered Mitaltela'i, on the one hand -
because it is not usually removed from its place (even in order to repair
it), whereas it is considered 'Midi di'Metaltel', on the other - since it is
2. ... 'Kol Metaltela'i li'Pelanya' or 'Kol di'Metaltel li'Pelanya' is -
that the latter includes the lower mill-stone in the sale, whereas the
former precludes them.
(a) We ask whether Avadim are considered Karka or Metaltelin concerning
someone who says 'Metaltela'i li'Peloni'. The She'eilah, considering that
Avadim are considered Karka in the realm of Shevu'ah and Kinyan is - whether
or not, it is only vis-a-vis Torah issues that Avadim are considered Karka,
but not when it comes to issues connected with people's statements, who
perhaps consider Avadim Metaltelin, since they are, after all, moveable (in
other words 'Lashon Torah Lechud, Lashon B'nei Adam Lechud').
(b) The Torah's source for considering Avadim Karka is - the Pasuk in
Bechukosai "ve'Hisnacheltem Osam li'Veneichem Achareichem".
(c) Rav Ivya tries to resolve the She'eilah from a Beraisa, which includes
the houses and the water-pits ... in the sale of a town, but not the
Metaltelin. If the seller were to say 'Hi ve'Chol Mah she'be'Tochah' - then
even animals and Avadim would be included too.
(d) Rav Ashi counters Rav Ivya's proof (that Avadim must be Metaltelin) from
the fact that they are precluded from the sale in the Reisha - by pointing
out if they are considered Karka, then why does the Tana need to say that
*even* Avadim are included?
(a) Rav Ashi finally explains the Beraisa by differentiating between Avadim
and regular Metaltelin (if they are considered Metaltelin), or regular Karka
(if they are considered Karka) - inasmuch as they move, and if not for the
Tana teaching us to the contrary, might have been different than ordinary
Metaltelin and Karka.
(b) Ravina tries to resolve the She'eilah (whether Avadim are considered
Karka or Metaltelin) from the Beraisa that we quoted on the previous Amud
'Shiyer Karka Kol she'Hu, Lo Yeitzei ben Chorin', which, as Rav Dimi bar
Yosef Amar Rebbi Elazar explained there - incorporate Metaltelin.
(c) And Rav Nachman explained to Rava that Chazal considered Metaltelin a
Shiyur with regard to an Eved - because Avadim are considered Metaltelin,
yet they did not consider Metaltelin a Shiyur with regard to a woman's
Kesuvah - because the chief claim of a Kesuvah is from Karka.
(d) This seemingly proves - that Avadim are considered Metaltelin.
(a) Rav Ashi refutes Ravina's proof however, on the grounds that even if,
according to the Chachamim, Avadim were considered to be Karka, the Eved
would not go free - because it is not 'K'rus Gita'.
(b) We learn that a Get Shichrur requires K'rus Gita - from the 'Hekesh' of
"Lah" "Lah" from a Get (where the Torah writes "Seifer K'riysus".
(c) According to Rabeinu Chananel this simply means that any Get Shichrur
that includes rights for the master, is invalid, since it does not effect a
clean break with the Eved. It might also mean - that seeing as the master
held back Metaltelin in the Sh'tar Shichrur, without specifying what he
meant, perhaps he also meant to include the Eved.
(a) Rava Amar Rav Nachman lists five donors, 'Shechiv-Mera, Avdo, Ishto,
Banav and Mavrachas, about whom he says - ad she'Yichtevu Kol Nichseihem'
(but if they they retain anything, then the respective Din in each case will
(b) We have discussed all of these earlier, with the exception of
Mavrachas - which is the case of a woman who is about to get married and
who, to avoid her property falling into the hands of her husband, writes all
her property to a third person. Consequently, whenever she wishes, she will
be able to reclaim it from the beneficiary.
(c) In the event that she retains some of the property - the beneficiary
will be permitted to keep the gift.
(a) It makes no difference, in all the above cases, whether the Shiyur
consists of Karka or Metaltelin - except for the case of Kesuvah where, as
we have already learned, the Shiyur must be Karka, for her to lose her
(b) Sometimes, says Ameimar, Metaltelin is considered a Shiyur even by
Kesuvah too - if they are inserted in the Kesuvah and are still 'Be'en'
(available), in which case, Ameimar himself taught us (in Kesuvos) that a
woman may claim her Kesuvah from them (and are therefore considered a
(a) We now list all the things that are included in the word 'Nechasim'. We
learn from the Mishnah ...
1. ... in Pe'ah 'ha'Kosev Kol Nechasav le'Avdo, Yeitzei ben Chorin' - that
Avadim are included in Nechasim.
(b) And when the Tana continues 've'she'Ein Lahen Acharayus, Niknin im
Nechasim she'Yesh Lahen Acharayus', he is referring - to all forms of
Metaltelin, even money.
2. ... in Kidushin 'Nechasim she'Yesh Lahen Acharayus Niknin be'Kesef,
u'vi'Sh'tar u've'Chazakah' - that Karka is included, too.
3. ... there 've'she'Ein Lahen Acharayus, Ein Niknin Ela bi'Meshichah' -
that Metaltelin such as clothes are also included in Nechasim.
(c) We know that the Tana means to incorporate money in this Halachah, as
well as other forms of Metaltelin, from the incident with Rav Papa and Rav
Shmuel bar Acha - where the Bei Chuza'i owed him twelve thousand Zuz.
(d) Karka is called 'Nechasim she'Yesh Lahen Acharayus' - because, due to
the fact that it cannot be destroyed (even by fire), people tend to rely on
it with regard to claiming their debts.
(a) Rav Papa retrieved his debt via Rav Shmuel bar Acha, whom he wrote a
Sh'tar Hakna'ah in which he was Makneh the money to him together with the
threshold of his house (either with a Kinyan Sudar or with a Chazakah).
(b) Rav Papa went out to meet Rav Shmuel bar Acha as far as Tavach - because
he was happy that he had brought him his money.
(c) Others say that 'Ad Tavach' means that he went to meet him half way, to
prevent him from acquiring the money for himself. We refute this explanation
however - on the grounds that the Sh'tar Harsha'ah that he wrote made it
abundantly clear that he was no more than his Sheli'ach.
(a) Rava bar Yitzchak Amar Rav describes 'two Sh'taros'. If someone asked
two people to make a Kinyan on his field on behalf of a friend and to write
him a Sh'tar, it is obvious that once the Kinyan has been made, the seller
may no longer retract from the sale - though he is permitted to withdraw his
instructions to write the Sh'tar.
(b) But if he said *'al-M'nas* she'Tichtevu Lo es ha'Sh'tar' - then as long
as he has not handed the purchaser the Sh'tar, he may retract even from the
(c) Based on the Mishnah in Get Pashut, Rav Chiya bar Avin Amar Rav Huna
adds a third case of 'Sh'tar' to the previous two. If the seller wrote such
a Sh'tar, following which the purchaser acquired the field with Kesef,
Sh'tar or Chazakah - he acquires the Sh'tar too.
(d) We connect the latter case - with the Mishnah 'Nechasim she'Ein Lahen
Acharayus Niknin im Nechasim she'Yesh Lahen Achrayus', proving that a Sh'tar
too, is included in Nechasim.