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Gittin 63: A Messenger to Accept a Get

When a woman tells a shaliach to go get her get, and he goes the husband, tells him, and the husband hands it over “as she said,” but R. Nachman maintains that she’s still not divorced. The Gemara then discusses why he says this, and also where his analysis may go wrong (and she would be divorced). Where the wording and process are essential. Also, may a woman appoint a shaliach to accept a get? It’s a machloket. But don’t we need to be stringent and be careful lest she not really be divorced, and this could become a case of adultery or even chalitzah, depending.

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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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