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Sotah 26: Innocent, But Ill: Reacting to the Bitter Waters

More on women who would (or would not) drink the bitter waters. Plus, the forbidden relationships – for which the husband’s warning is valid, and she can become a sotah – despite all the rationales that might suggest otherwise. Also, the kohen’s wife who does need to drink the waters, and in the event of her acquittal, goes home to her husband, even if she had some kind of negative reaction to the waters (that still is not a guilty verdict).

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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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