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Ketubot 63: Rabbi Akiva: Shepherd, Scholar, Husband

Part of the famous story of Rabbi Akiva – the story of his years of Torah study and his wife’s possibly surprising years of support. Also, a new mishnah: a woman who rebels against her husband (or a man who rebels against his wife) is penalized financially, with regard to the ketubah. What is the rebellion? It’s a dispute whether she’s refusing the marital bed or refusing to fulfill her responsibilities at home (and likewise, a man’s refusal would be either conjugal relations or the sustenance/mezonot that he should be providing).

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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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