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Bava Metzia 106: Crop Failures and Their Many Consequences

Natural calamities… and how years with no rain (and therefore no produce) were characterized as “Elijah’s years.” Plus, calculating produce per the years of Shemitah (and Yovel) – and how that connects to redeeming one’s conscrated ancestral lands. Plus, mishnah! Cultivating wheat when the crop fails is a challenge to pay back….

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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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