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Ketubot 20: Wherefore Mounds of Dirt?

More on witnesses, and how they prove themselves as reliable. What about when their signatures need validation? What if they are challenged? Plus, a real tangent to a discussion on mounds of dirt that were near the city or on the path – whatever that precisely means – and when they were considered ritually impure.

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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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