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Ketubot 76: The Case of the Extra Toe

More on the blemishes. Noting that people with blemishes did indeed get married – even when there was knowledge of them in advance. Plus, some classic Gemara discussion and logic on a husband’s claim regarding a preexisting blemish, and why preexisting alone doesn’t decide the case. Also, the transactional basis of these marriages – and two parallel cases to them: 1. Transferring ownership of animals. 2. The status of an animal that is examined to be shechted. (With a hint to the much larger discussion of kinyan, a formal act of acquisition). Also, note the question of the burden of proof.

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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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