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Gittin 27: A Shaliach’s Worst Nightmare?

What happens if the shaliach for a get loses the get? It depends how much time passes before he finds it, assuming he does. Could the get have been replaced in the interim, for example? What happens if the players in the get have the same names as others who are getting divorced. Also, Rabbi Zeira finds a contradiction to our mishnah in a baraita. Which turns out to be a bit lesser as compared to a mishnah contradicting a mishnah… But the baraita is the clearer contradiction this time. Which helps clarify the halakhah here, including how long a get can be lost without it becoming problematic.

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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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