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Yevamot 78: Generations Who Can’t Marry In

Converts and their subsequent generations. What happens when a second-generation Egyptian convert marries a first-generation Egyptian convert? Is their child considered third generation or second generation? It seems to depend which party is the father and which the mother – whom does it follow? It’s a machloket. With the example of an animal designated as a korban chatat that is pregnant, and how the decisions re the animals may have implications for the family of the generations of converts. Also, on the natin and mamzer – in terms of marrying those who are born Jewish. Plus, another case of gezarah shavah. And the story of the Givonim (with more to come tomorrow).

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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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