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Ketubot 107: Shmuel’s Difficult Opinion

A case of a husband who goes overseas and a wife who wants “mezonot” while he’s gone – and the question is whether the court will award her the funds for sustenance from his estate – it’s a dispute between Rav and Shmuel, with a daf of challenges to Shmuel’s opinion. Though if he dies overseas, there’s no dispute, and she would be awarded the mezonot. Plus, a difference of approach between the judge Hanan and the Bnei Kohanim Gedolim regarding whether an oath need be taken. Plus, different kinds of vessels, as per R. Zvid, and the impurity of some, vs. the effect of glaze.


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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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