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Yevamot 100: “Maybe I’m a Kohen and Maybe I’m Not!” – Uncertain Paternity

More on how people received their terumah. Specifically, the different categories of people who can eat terumah, but can’t get it in the standard way – something in their status holds each of these people back… Also, a long mishnah: What if a woman doesn’t wait 3 months after the death/divorce from a previous husband to remarry, and she conceives and delivers. Which raises questions whether the baby is from the first or second husband, which raises questions as to who this baby’s siblings are, questions of inheritance, matters of the kehunah, and so on. The doubt is only between these two men, but the mishnah eventually takes it farther in terms of unknown paternity: “sh’tuki.”

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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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