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Ketubot 68: You Don’t Have to Be Homeless to Need Help

The discussion of charity begins in Pe’ah, with a focus on how poor one must be to receive tzedakah, when the expectation is that one downgrade, and when one doesn’t have to go that far. Plus, an underage girl who is married off by her mother or brothers can come back and collect the funds from her respective family members. Also, financial advisories for those who don’t have money, but live as if they do. Plus, the politics of inheritance. When is a lien placed on property by the court and when was it not? Especially given the need to support women and girls.

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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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