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Bava Kamma 50: Nechunya鈥檚 Pits

The daf shares a very well known story about Nechuyna who dug ours and how Rabbi Hanina Ben Dosa saves his daughter. A new Mishnah explains more halachot about the digging of pits. The Gemara then discussed a disagreement between Rav and Shmuel about what actually is the cause of death when a person or animal falls into a pit and the answer is surprising!

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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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