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Gittin 25: Retroactive Clarification

When a man wants to divorce a wife, and he has at least two, and he doesn’t want to specify which one, and devises a plan for, let’s say, whichever one comes to greet him first – the Gemara says, no. The get needs to be written in her name – they can’t discover after the fact which wife was, lo and behold, the divorced one. But there many other circumstances where retroactive clarification does work.

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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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