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Sotah 28: Belly and Thigh

A deep dive into R. Yehudah HaNasi’s position that the water check the paramour just as it checks the woman. Also, a long beraita on the way of being rendered impure, in the event if infidelity – the logic of how the sotah-woman is treated accordingly. Which raises questions on R. Akiva and on R. Yishmael.

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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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