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Gittin 30: You Can Assume People Stay Alive

A new mishnah! On the concept of “chazakah” – including trusting that people are still alive. But what if the person dies? There are questions of inheritance… including questions of borrowing and lending in the context of the kehunah. Also, getting permission from a debtors heirs to continue the terms of a loan. Plus kindness to the orphaned heirs to help them pay back the debt.

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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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