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Yevamot 115: The Drama of a Sesame Plant

Cases that make the mishnah of the previous daf tangible and practical, including the case of immolation (apparently) of a man on his wedding day, where his wife scres out to bring everyone’s attention to him…. But then he’s unrecognizable. Is she believed? Could the husband have escaped alive? Another case makes it clear that the real topic is not marriage, but testimony: the division and claiming of sesame plants. How can each plant be correctly assigned to each true owner? Plus, a mnemonic or code to designate the various statuses of foodstuffs (terumah, chullin, etc.). The question is: how do we (or they) substantiate claims?

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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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