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Rosh Kollel: Rabbi Mordecai Kornfeld
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Previous daf Bava Metzia 119
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1) DUAL CLAIMS TO VEGETATION
(a) (Mishnah - R. Meir): Orlah applies to what grows out of a
stump or roots (the first three years, whatever grows is
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(b) R. Yehudah says, Orlah applies to what grows out of the
roots, not to what grows out of the stump.
(c) They must argue in both cases.
1. If they only argued regarding a tree in another's
field - one might have thought that R. Yehudah only
argues regarding money, but regarding Orlah, a
prohibition, he admits (that Orlah applies even to
what grows from the stump);
(d) (Mishnah - R. Shimon): Whatever Shimon can reach he
takes, the rest belongs to Reuven.
2. If they only argued regarding Orlah - one might have
thought that R. Meir only argues by a prohibition,
but regarding money he admits (that what grows from
the stump belongs to the owner of the tree).
(e) (D'vei R. Yanai): Shimon may not stretch more than
(f) Question (Rav Anan): What if he can reach the foliage but
not the roots, or vice-versa?
(g) This question is not resolved.
(h) (Efra'im Sifra): The Halachah follows R. Shimon.
(i) When Shevor Malka (the Persian king) heard this, he
praised R. Shimon.