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Ketubot 17: All Brides Are Beautiful

A famous Beit Hillel/Beit Shammai dispute, on how one dances before a bride – what is one to say? From praise for the bride, the Gemara moves to praise for the sages. Also, interrupting daily life not only for weddings, but also for funerals, though the king’s entourage still takes precedence. And when to interrupt Torah study.

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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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