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Yevamot 117: The Hatred of the Mother-in-Law

Mishnayot! A women who testifies that her husband has died can remarry, but does she get the ketubah money? It’s a machloket between Beit Hillel and Beit Shammai, and one that Beit Shammai wins. Also, the 5 women whose testimony is not believed regarding a man’s death because they are too likely to have it in for his potential widow. Plus, the difference between a bill of divorce and the testimony to a man’s death. Also, a woman remarries on the basis of a witness’s testimony and another witness comes and contradicts that testimony – she stays remarried.

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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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