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Derara d’Mamona – Gefet with Rabbanit Yael Shimoni

Gefet:聽Gemara, Perushim and Tosfot

An in-depth (Iyun) Gemara shiur with Rabbanit Yael Shimoni and Shalhevet Schwartz (Episode 81)

The Mishnah says that when someone exchanges a pregnant cow for a donkey and there is doubt as to whether the cow gave birth before or after the transaction, the two parties split the value of the calf, and no one is required to take an oath. But in the beginning of our masekhet, we learned that when in doubt about the ownership of a garment that two people are holding, they divide it but need to take an oath. And in Bava Batra, in a case when two people are fighting over land they each claim is theirs, the verdict is “kol d’alim gvar,” meaning that they fight over it. What’s the difference between the cases? The gemara says that in the case of the animal exchange there is “derara d’mamona,” while in the other two cases there is not. But what is derara d’mamona? Rashi and Tosafot offer different explanations — join us for a deep dive into this聽famous聽debate.

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Gefet with Rabbanit Yael Shimoni and Shalhevet Schwartz is in collaboration with Yeshivat Drisha

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Rabbanit Yael Shimoni

Rabbanit Yael Shimoni is the Ramit and Deputy Rosh Yeshiva at Yeshivat Drisha in Kfar Etzion. Rabbanit Shimoni has learned at Migdal Oz, Matan, and the Susi Bradfield Women鈥檚 Institute for Halakhic Leadership at Midreshet Lindenbaum. She holds a BFA from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design and a BEd in Torah Shebe鈥檃l Peh and Jewish Thought from Herzog College. She is currently studying towards an MA in Jewish Thought Education at Herzog College. Rabbanit Shimoni taught gemara and halakha at Pelech High School and served as a ramit for shana bet at Migdal Oz. She directs Meshivat Nefesh, the online responsa program of the rabbaniyot of Beit Hillel. She is also a plastic artist and member of 鈥淎 Studio of Her Own.
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