I've seen printed in some גמראs that רש"י died, and another פרוש follows. Is there any evidence to support this? Is it possible that רש"י's commentary was partially lost in some tractates?

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    Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/98966/… Commented Aug 8, 2023 at 19:05
  • The evidence is that is what the Gemara claims. If it was partially lost, why would it be lost only at the end and not the beginning or middle. And I don't see why Rashi couldn't work on multiple tractates at once.
    – N.T.
    Commented Aug 11, 2023 at 23:24
  • @N.T. Well, I saw something in דקדוקי סופרים that it seemed to say that we have nonconsecutive fragments of Rashi on בבא בתרא, and the rest is the רשב״ם. Commented Aug 18, 2023 at 19:33
  • @RaphiSpoerri That's not what most people assume. Can you show me the citation? Remember, Rashi and Rashbam to Bava Basra are stylistically very far apart. Rashi is short and succinct as always, and the Rashbam is much, much longer, and explains in much more detail.
    – N.T.
    Commented Aug 18, 2023 at 20:18


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