Why do we go with Shmuel over Rav re monetary matters. I remember that Eruvin explained re Beis Hillel over Beis Shammai but have never seen anything re these two. Who decided, and why?
Barry Epstein, Dallas, USA
Shmuel served in the official capacity as a Dayan, a judge, and therefore it is assumed that his understanding and master of the depth of monetary matters was unsurpassed.