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Gittin 14: When Is Taking Not Acquiring?

The case of appointing a shaliach to deliver the funds to pay back a debt – with a dispute by Rav and Shmuel whether the person can call back the shaliach. Plus, the logical inference of “migo,” or “since.” Also, the story of R. Sheshet, his consignment cloaks, and R. Yosef bar Chama as the collector of funds. Also, the difference between “taking” and “acquiring.” Plus, what happens if something happens to the sender or recipient along the way? A good deal of discretion in these matters was left to the shaliach.

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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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