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Kiddushin 25: Is Castration an Incapacitating, Go-Free Injury?

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The elders in Nezonya did not show up to R. Hisda’s shiur. R. Hamnuna goes to rebuke them. They complained that R. Hisda didn’t answer their halakhic question – regarding the blemish of castration (whether it’s go-free damage, or not). And then they’re rude to R. Hamnuna. But the question is raised regarding overt injury as compared to hidden injury – including the tongue. Also, the kinyan of “meshichah,” pulling, “mesirah,” transfer, and “hagba’ah,” – raising up. Regarding large animals, small animals, etc.

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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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