Mi Yodeya is a question and answer site for those who base their lives on Jewish law and tradition and anyone interested in learning more. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

The gemara states explicitly (Bava Metzia 3a)

תני רבי חייא מנה לי בידך
Rabbi Chiya teaches: "You owe me 100 zuz."

I showed this gemara to my chavrusa and told him that I expected to be paid in full right after shabbos. He insisted that this was only a single witness and therefore he is only obligated to swear. I argued that as a believing Jew, he cannot take an oath deliberately contradicting anything in the Gemara and if he were to take such an oath it would automatically be considered a sh'vuat shav.

Who is right?

This question is Purim Torah and is not intended to be taken completely seriously. See the Purim Torah policy.

share|improve this question

closed as off-topic by msh210 Mar 19 '14 at 3:19

This question appears to be off-topic. The users who voted to close gave this specific reason:

  • "Purim Torah questions are on-topic only once a year, and will be closed after Purim. For details, see: Purim Torah policy" – msh210
If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

up vote 3 down vote accepted

It's a machlokes amoraim. As the g'mara continues:

והלה אומר אין לך בידי כלום / Wahala says: "You owe me nothing."

Since גדול מרבן שמו (a rabbi in the Talmud without "Rabbi" before his name is greater than one with), we rule like Wahala.

Your friend owes you nothing.

share|improve this answer
I can't believe I accepted this answer even though you paskened against me! – Yitzchak Mar 13 at 1:44

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.