2 thoughts on “Bava Basra 159 – בבא בתרא קנט

  1. Rabbi, I understand the halacha where the grandsons can extract the property from the purchasers because they are inheriting it directly from the grandfather. What I don’t understand or agree with is where the grandson can do the same thing when his father is the bechor? If the property is directly transferred to the grandson, bypassing the father, how can the grandson get the double portion when he is not a bechor?

    • Hi David,

      The rationale would be that the grandson is substituting for his father and thus has a direct bechor claim on his grandfather’s assets (i.e. it is as though the grandson himself is considered a bechor of the grandfather).

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