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Yevamot 55: Another NSFW

The punishment for “all the prohibited sexual relationships” is stated as karet, and then the punishment for prohibition of one’s sister is separate. Why? What if they were all violated “be-he’elem echad,” in one time period of forgetting. Also, how do we know that a woman (not yibum) would be betrothed via sexual intercourse? The answer relies on the Torah’s use of the same term in disparate cases

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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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