Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility Skip to content

Ketubot 106: Rising Dust

In the context of disqualifying judges for bias, Rav Anan turns down a gift AND sitting on the gift-giver’s case. Plus, the case of bikkurim and Elisha. The discussion addresses how slight a shift in process can bias the proceedings. Also, Elijah the Prophet and his teaching of Rav Anan. Plus, during years of famine, a request for prayers for mercy by R. Yosef leads to another discussion of Elisha. And the drama of 2,200 students. Plus, the massive population of sages and students in Babylonia – and the “orphans” who remained at the end of the sessions. Also, parallels to Shekalim.

Click here for the Talking Talmud podcast on Ketubot 106.


To listen: Click the link above. Or subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. Or join the Talking Talmud WhatsApp group, and receive the link as soon as it goes up.


Please like our Facebook page and join our conversation there: <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener

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!"
Scroll To Top