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Yevamot 67: The Influence of a Fetus

A new mishnah – a bat Yisrael whose husband is a kohen, and he dies while she is pregnant – a case that raises all kinds of questions about the status that the pregnancy itself changes or doesn’t. For example, who can eat terumah may be dependent on the phenomenon of her pregnancy. Which leads into a discussion of the pregnancy, and its impact. Plus, a second mishnah – on the forbidden relationship with the kohen, but from the male side, and the impact shifts to a question of yibum (and still terumah, of course)

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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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