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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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Bava Kamma 7: Valuation

By Anne and Yardaena / November 9, 2023 | ื›ืดื” ื‘ืžืจื—ืฉื•ื•ืŸ ืชืฉืคืดื“

The daf explores what exactly the damagers has to pay and form what assets. Click here for the Talking Talmud podcast on Bava Kamma 7/a>.…

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Bava Kamma 6: The Best if His Field

By Anne and Yardaena / November 8, 2023 | ื›ืดื“ ื‘ืžืจื—ืฉื•ื•ืŸ ืชืฉืคืดื“

The daf provided 4 possible different cases that explain the what is common between the four types of damagers described in the Mishnah. Rabbi Yishmael…

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Bava Kamma 5: Damage Through Speech

By Anne and Yardaena / November 7, 2023 | ื›ืดื’ ื‘ืžืจื—ืฉื•ื•ืŸ ืชืฉืคืดื“

The daf discusses what type of damagers are not in the britot from daf 4 and how damage can be done through speech. The daf…

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Bava Kamma 4: How Many Damages Can You Count?

By Anne and Yardaena / November 6, 2023 | ื›ืดื‘ ื‘ืžืจื—ืฉื•ื•ืŸ ืชืฉืคืดื“

The daf establishes 3 damaging activities that an ox can do (keren, shen, and regel), and the differences between each of them that can be…

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Bava Kamma 3: Maโ€™veh

By Anne and Yardaena / November 5, 2023 | ื›ืดื ื‘ืžืจื—ืฉื•ื•ืŸ ืชืฉืคืดื“

The daf comes to an understanding of Rav Pappaโ€™s statement that some Toladot and different than the Av. The daf then explains a disagreement between…

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Bava Kamma 2: The First Gate

By Anne and Yardaena / November 4, 2023 | ื›ืณ ื‘ืžืจื—ืฉื•ื•ืŸ ืชืฉืคืดื“

A new Seder and a new Masechet! The Masechet begins with a discussion of the main categories of damagers and the relationship between the Avot…

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Kiddushin 82: The Hope of Torah

By Anne and Yardaena / November 3, 2023 | ื™ืดื˜ ื‘ืžืจื—ืฉื•ื•ืŸ ืชืฉืคืดื“

The daf begins with a Mishnah that raises some difficult questions. The last Mishnah of the Masechet and Seder discusses what professions are desirable and…

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Kiddushin 81: Temptation

By Anne and Yardaena / November 2, 2023 | ื™ืดื— ื‘ืžืจื—ืฉื•ื•ืŸ ืชืฉืคืดื“

The daf has a very open discussion about sexual temptation and sin by giving example from the Tanamim and Amoraim Click here for the Talking…

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Kiddushin 80: Chazakot

By Anne and Yardaena / November 1, 2023 | ื™ืดื– ื‘ืžืจื—ืฉื•ื•ืŸ ืชืฉืคืดื“

The daf discusses Rabbi Yochananโ€™a concept of chazakot and when one does not to bring a witness to prove something. Later the Mishnah discussed the…

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Kiddushin 79: Whoโ€™s who

By Anne and Yardaena / October 31, 2023 | ื˜ืดื– ื‘ืžืจื—ืฉื•ื•ืŸ ืชืฉืคืดื“

Two mishnahs; First mishnah – when the timing of an agents betrothal for a woman and a father’s (or her own) conflict… What is the…

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