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Gittin 19: The Advantages of Gall Ink

A get can be written with any substance that lasts – and the mishnah provides a list of them. A get can be written on any substance too – with a dispute over whether that includes living creatures and (lehavdil) slaves. Plus, R. Yehudah, who took great pains to read and sign his own documents, even when he could have managed otherwise. Also, when confusion creeps in to the delivery of a get – depending on the shaliach, on a throwing by the husband, etc. Plus, a whole lot of unusual cases.

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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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