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Gittin 71: When Deaf Is Not Deaf-Mute

A deaf-mute who can communicate in writing, who wants to appoint one to write a get for his wife – because he can communicate, the court appoints on his behalf. [Note: The skipping and choppiness in Anne’s recording is something we’ve never encountered before, and we didn’t realize it was happening. You have our profound apologies.] Plus, mute vs deaf vs deaf-mute. Also, how the scribe(s) writing the get becomes relevant in the context of a shaliach, and a verbal directive for get.

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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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