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Yevamot 47: The Self-Incrimination of a Convert

Continuing the conversion conversation… How to be sure that a conversion in Israel will be accepted outside the land? Including the case of one who claims about himself that he’s truly a concert, and not in accord with halakhah. How can he testify against himself? What can his testimony do against his children? How do we know whom to trust about their own Jewishness? Plus, why would someone want to convert to Judaism? And – an overview of the process and challenge of converting. Plus, a midrash on the dialogue between Ruth and Naomi

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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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