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Yevamot 33: Talmudic Clarity-Bait and Switch

More on simultaneous prohibitions. How the dispute between R. Hiya and Bar Kappara seems to ride on two different teachings by R. Yehudah HaNasi, respectively. But the difficulties in understanding these passages are purportedly resolved… And then left in place. Also, a new mishnah with a strange case: multiple levels of prohibition, perhaps the most possible for a sexual relationship… But then there’s a practical case too. And a meta comment on how Halakhah is not designed for wicked people

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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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