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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...)
Join the conversation with us!"

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Ketubot 78: He Gets the Fruits of Her Property

By Anne and Yardaena / September 22, 2022 | כ״ו באלול תשפ״ב

Chapter 8! With a new mishnah, of course. On usufruct property that a wife brings into the marriage, and the husband has the right of…

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Ketubot 77: A Chat between God and the Angel of Death

By Anne and Yardaena / September 21, 2022 | כ״ה באלול תשפ״ב

mishnayot on the daf! The first continues the discussion of blemishes – this time, if the husband develops blemishes, and a possible distinction between major…

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Ketubot 76: The Case of the Extra Toe

By Anne and Yardaena / September 20, 2022 | כ״ד באלול תשפ״ב

More on the blemishes. Noting that people with blemishes did indeed get married – even when there was knowledge of them in advance. Plus, some…

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Ketubot 75: Women on Display

By Anne and Yardaena / September 19, 2022 | כ״ג באלול תשפ״ב

Physical blemishes that can negate a betrothal – parallel to those of the kohanim and service in the Beit HaMikdash. Which is itself parallel, to…

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Ketubot 74: The Doctor and the Wise One

By Anne and Yardaena / September 18, 2022 | כ״ב באלול תשפ״ב

How betrothal is brought into effect in expected (a ring) and unexpected ways – the benefit of forgiving a loan. Plus, the impact of sexual…

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Ketubot 73: When Is a Marriage a Marriage?

By Anne and Yardaena / September 17, 2022 | כ״א באלול תשפ״ב

A machloket between Rav and Shmuel on the previous mishnah: whether a conditional betrothal requires a get if the condition is not met. And the…

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Ketubot 72: The Hair-Covering Daf

By Anne and Yardaena / September 16, 2022 | כ׳ באלול תשפ״ב

A mishnah on the practices of Dat Moshe and Dat Yehudit, and defining them by their practices, in the context of a woman who violates…

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Ketubot 71: “Place a Finger between Her Teeth”

By Anne and Yardaena / September 15, 2022 | י״ט באלול תשפ״ב

A puzzle of language. In the context of a discussion about the husband who vows in such a way that his wife is sworn off…

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Ketubot 70: Absurd, Outlandish Vows and the Third-party Loopholes around Them

By Anne and Yardaena / September 14, 2022 | י״ח באלול תשפ״ב

A new chapter, a new mishnah! If a man takes a vow that his wife won’t get any benefit from him, they divorce and she…

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Ketubot 69: Last of the Tannaim, First of the Amoraim

By Anne and Yardaena / September 13, 2022 | י״ז באלול תשפ״ב

A dispute and conversation between R. Yehudah HaNasi and Rav on the inheritance and transference of property – with an eye to dowries. Also, the…

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