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Ketubot 13: Speaking Together (wink, wink, nudge, nudge)

A case of mukat eitz, and whether she is believed (and what the value of her ketubah would be). Also, the case of a woman speaking to a man – which gives rise to suspicion as to seclusion… What is the nature of their relationship?! And what complications kick in if the woman is pregnant, if she claims the (unknown) father is a kohen, if she herself is the daughter of a kohen, etc.? What about this woman’s claim with regard to her daughter’s eligibility to marry a kohen? Plus, the reliability of this woman’s claims. And also, what is the status of the child of her pregnancy without a known father – and the definition of a “shetuki.” || Talmudic Principles: Ein apotropos le-arayot.

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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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