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Bava Batra 13: A Bathhouse, an Olive Press, and Sacred Scrolls

Cases of dividing property in inequitable ways – for example, when a father leaves a bath house or an olive press to his sons, one of whom is wealthy and one of whom is poor. How can they divide it, and what can’t they ask of each other? Plus, the question of whether one can be forced to an agreement one doesn’t want. Also, scrolls – can they be divided? How are they to be joined? Can Torah, Neviim (Prophets), and Ketuvim (Writings) be written together? Separate? What about the 5 Books of the Torah? How should the lines of the books be spaced?

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Anne and Yardaena

Anne Gordon is the deputy editor of Ops & Blogs at The Times of Israel. She is a veteran educator, having taught in high school and post-high school institutions in Israel and America for several decades. Yardaena Osband is a pediatrician and teaches in her community and online. They both hail from Boston, proud alumna of Maimonides School, where they first learned Gemara. Talking Talmud is their conversation (via podcast) on the daf yomi. They say: "Learning the daf? We have something for you to think about. Not learning the daf? We have something for you to think about! (Along with a taste of the daf...) Join the conversation with us!"
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