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Gittin 44: Selling Slaves to Non-Jews, Despite the Penalty

A slave owned by a Jew who is sold to a non-Jew, never mind the penalty in place from the mishnah (on yesterday’s daf). The Gemara provides different reasons for why a slave might end up with a new non-Jewish owner – including a Jewish owner trying to pay off debt, or the Sicarii taking the slave as property… Plus, the question of tithing in the context of another taking the property – what happens to the slave who comes alongside? Also, when a slave is sold with the specifics in a document… and the details may not align with the immediate reality, specifically when that means a purchaser who lives outside of the land of Israel.

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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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