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Ketubot 32: According to the Amount of One’s Wickedness

A deep dive into a dispute between Ulla and R. Yochanan about not paying and getting lashes, both, for the same event. Plus, a brief discussion of damages in general. Are those damages (5 categories) relevant for all kinds of harm? Also, the mishnayot can be interpreted to mean different cases leading to different punishments, which eases their dispute. Which leads back to one punishment per action – when all the details line up for corporal punishment, as the verses prioritizes things. Note – the value of the damage also makes a difference. As does the presence of witnesses and warning, and so on.

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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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