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Yevamot 56: Kohanim and Marital Complications

When a bat Yisrael marries a kohen, is then entitled to eat terumah, and he is then excluded from being able to eat terumah – what about her? What if he dies, and they have no children? May she continue to eat terumah? Plus, the implications for her. Also, in the case of a wife of a kohen who is raped…. What happens to their marriage? Is the issue the second man (unwanted though he was)? What about the Impurity? The kohen who stays with this wife is supposed to be flogged. What does all that mean about kohanim?

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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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