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Anne Gordon and Yardaena Osband

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...)
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Eruvin 76: The Optional Cooperative

By Anne and Yardaena / October 24, 2020 | ו׳ במרחשון תשפ״א

When you have an outer house and an inner house, is the outer house a gatehouse, which would have implications for eruvin – in some…

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Eruvin 75: Rav Yosef’s Loss

By Anne and Yardaena / October 23, 2020 | ה׳ במרחשון תשפ״א

The case of a courtyard inside a courtyard – what happens if the inner people established an eruv, but the outer people did not? Or…

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Eruvin 74: The Solitary Home of Ivut bar Ihi

By Anne and Yardaena / October 22, 2020 | ד׳ במרחשון תשפ״א

In the context of the alleyway cooperative and the courtyard cooperative, and the minimum requirements for the number of people participating: is one house on…

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Eruvin 73: From the Rabbi’s House

By Anne and Yardaena / October 21, 2020 | ג׳ במרחשון תשפ״א

How do eruvin reflect the relationships of the people joining together in the eruv? For example, students who eat out and about (literally, in the…

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Eruvin 72: Where You Lay Your Head Down

By Anne and Yardaena / October 20, 2020 | ב׳ במרחשון תשפ״א

A daf of two mishnayot. 1. The case of several groups in a large hall… A dispute whether every group would need to contribute to…

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Eruvin 71: Oil and Wine Don’t Mix (Usually)

By Anne and Yardaena / October 19, 2020 | א׳ במרחשון תשפ״א

If you have a partnership with those who live on the same courtyard – where everyone owns wine, for example – that precludes the need…

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Eruvin 70: Shabbat Status Quo

By Anne and Yardaena / October 18, 2020 | ל׳ בתשרי תשפ״א

The case of 5 homes on a courtyard, where one forgot to join in the eruv, and he therefore renounces his rights to the courtyard,…

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Eruvin 69: Home Hospitality

By Anne and Yardaena / October 17, 2020 | כ״ט בתשרי תשפ״א

A person who goes out with a coral ring and hides it from the eyes of R. Yehudah HaNasi on Shabbat, so as not to…

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Eruvin 68: The Race to the Courtyard

By Anne and Yardaena / October 16, 2020 | כ״ח בתשרי תשפ״א

The case of the need for warm water for a baby to be circumcised, in the absence of an eruv. Abaye explains why neither he…

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Eruvin 67: The Advantage of a Private Second Entrance

By Anne and Yardaena / October 15, 2020 | כ״ז בתשרי תשפ״א

When there’s a non-Jew who lives on the same courtyard or alleyway as Jews, and the non-Jew has another exit from his house, out to…

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