BAVA BASRA 150 - A week of learning has been dedicated towards meriting a Refu'ah Sheleimah for Eliezer Lipa ben Yetta, by Mr. and Mrs. Kornfeld of Yerushalayim.

1) A DOCUMENT WITH UNCLEAR WORDING (Yerushalmi Halachah 6 Daf 29b)

ר' ינאי בשם ר' יד השטרות לתחתונ'

(a) R. Yanai citing Rebbi: If the meaning of the wording of a document is unclear, one should read it to the detriment of the owner of the document.

א"ל ר' יוחנן ולא מתניתא היא לא כתב לה שכיב מרע והוא אומר שכיב מרע וכו'.

(b) R. Yochanan to R. Yanai: Isn't this an explicit Mishnah? As the Mishnah (daf 147 (b) above) teaches - R. Meir says - If the document did not specify that he was deathly ill but he said that he was deathly ill at the time etc. (He must prove that he was ill.)

והוה ר' יניי מקלס ליה הזלים זהב מכיס בני אל יליזו מעיניך וגו'.

(c) R. Yinai would praise R. Yochanan for this response with the pasuk (Yishayahu 46: 6), "to those who pour out gold from the purse" and the pasuk (Mishlei 4, 21), "Don't let (my words) leave from your eyes etc."

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