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Ketubot 15: An Abandoned Baby

More on “the majority” – from its classic case of kosher butchers and one non-kosher butcher. The implications and value of the principle for Halakhah at large. Also, the case of the abandoned baby – how do you determine who the baby is, whether Jewish or non-Jewish? What about the baby’s lineage? That is considered a different category, as compared to saving the baby’s life. What are the practical implications of assuming the baby is Jewish or not Jewish? The role “rov” plays in these kinds of cases is significant, with regard to what kind of assumptions the community can make, and what they need to do, going forward.

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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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