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Yevamot 45: Was Rav a Bigot? (God forbid, of course!)

Cases a union between a non-Jewish father and a Jewish mother – what are the implications for the children (or are there any)? Rav takes a strong position that is indeed the halakhah – that the children are “kosher.” Also, other ramifications for the kosher progeny of a Jewish mother and non-Jewish father.

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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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