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Nedarim 86: Who Owns a Wife’s Body?

In memory and tribute of our teacher Rabbi Moshe Kahn z”l || More on the question of a vow about something that doesn’t yet exist, in parallel to a field that is to be consecrated in the future, and why that parallel doesn’t work… Until the Gemara figures out how it could work as a legitimate parallel. Also, what exactly does a husband own in the relationship, as tricky as that question may feel to us today? Does the wife have ownership over her body? The produce of her hands? Plus, a new mishnah: if a man mixes up who made the vow he’s going to revoke, or he mixes up the nature of the vow, what exactly is his role here?

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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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