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Gittin 12: The King’s Daughter’s Glory: In the Palace – and the Workplace

A slave who has unintentionally killed someone and been exiled to a city of refuge, how will he provide food for himself? How are his earnings to pay for himself or for his master? Plus, what happens if it’s a man’s wife who is exiled to the city of refuge? Who and how is she provided for? Can she even go out to work? Shouldn’t she be staying at home? (No) Also, what stipulations can be made between a master and his slave? Plus, issues of compensation – medical expenses? Lost earnings? What finds go to a slave, and what to the master?

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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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