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Gittin 22: The Case of Carrying Hide on Shabbat to Write a Get on It

A discussion about ma’aser in the context of perforated pots – where the perforation is in the land of Israel, but the pot is outside the land. What gives plants their primary nourishment – ground or air? We might have resolved the science of this by today, but they were figuring it all out, still. It becomes a real puzzle when to tithe, but the focus is definitely on the land of Israel. Also, the injunction against writing a divorce on a substance that invites forgery. Which brings us to 3 different stages of tanning animal hides, and each is measured to line up with carrying on Shabbat, and its measures.

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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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