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Gittin 16: When Is the Mikveh Like a Divorce?

More on needing two combining elements – in divorce, writing and signing – but other combinations in other arenas of halakhah. For example, two people dunking in a mikveh of exactly 40 se’ah. Also, the case of 2 people bringing the divorce from overseas – with more factors to potentially invalidate the divorce. Plus, when the rabbis jump in to protect all documents.

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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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