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Yevamot 51: The Consensus on Levirate Betrothal

Why does Rabban Gamliel say there’s no divorce after divorce, or betrothal after betrothal? But also, how do betrothal and cohabitation interact….? Plus, the sages disagreement with Rabban Gamliel. Also, a defective cohabitation – how does that compare to Levirate betrothal? Also, a general consensus that ma’amar is very effective. And tracing the sources of each rabbi who signs on for this position.

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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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