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Gittin 90: When Not to Stay Married

A new mishnah on this last daf! Specifically, under what circumstances is a husband allowed to divorce his wife – of course, a machloket, this time, between Beit Shammai, Beit Hillel, and Rabbi Akiva (based on interpreting a verse). Plus, 4 ways to understand the word, “ki,” in the biblical text. Also, ending the tractate with the full emotions of divorce – in sorrow and some measure or regret – a husband shouldn’t continue to stay married to a wife he hates, but he then is hated by God (with a distinction between first and second marriages).

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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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