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Yevamot 82: Default to Male

More on whether terumah in this day and age (post-Temple) is d’Orayta or deRabbanan. [What’s What: Seder Olam (Rabbah), here, unusually, used to support p’sak.] Also, a discussion on the sanctity of the Land of Israel, and how it doesn’t lapse. Plus, more on the androgynous, with the implications for an androgynous kohen’s spouse, in terms of eating terumah. The Gemara seems to treat androgynous as male, by default, which begs the question re an androgynous who identifies more as female.

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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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