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Kiddushin 78: What Can I Tell You about My Son?

A kohen whose kiddushin is with a woman who is prohibited to him and who is the intimate with her – he gets two counts against him, one for each prohibition. The idea is that kiddushin is prohibited for the way it leads to a prohibited sexual relationship. Also, a new mishnah about how a father and even both parents can’t declare their child (or child-to-be) a mamzer.

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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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