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November 26, 2021 | כ״ג בכסלו תשפ״ב | TODAY'S DAF: Taanit 15 - Shabbat November 27

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Talking Talmud is the podcast by 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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Rosh Hashanah 14: Etrog: Is It a Fruit? Is It a Vegetable?

By Anne and Yardaena / October 23, 2021 | י״ז במרחשון תשפ״ב

Tracing a sugia… on the specifics of tithing produce that takes root before Rosh Hashanah, and the question of tithing produce that is “mixed.” Can…

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Rosh Hashanah 12: Vowing to Suffer

By Anne and Yardaena / October 21, 2021 | ט״ו במרחשון תשפ״ב

When do we start counting the date for vegetable ma’aser? And does that date work? [What’s What: Terumot and Ma’aserot, an overview] Also, nedarim –…

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Rosh Hashanah 11: Redemption – But When?!

By Anne and Yardaena / October 20, 2021 | י״ד במרחשון תשפ״ב

When is the future redemption going to happen? Tishrei or Nisan? It’s a machloket! Which basically means 2 models of redemption, going beyond timing. Plus,…

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Rosh Hashanah 10: Six Hundred Years and One Day

By Anne and Yardaena / October 19, 2021 | י״ג במרחשון תשפ״ב

If one plants or grafts in the time right before a shmitah year can affect the timing of orlah. 30 days before Rosh Hashanah may…

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Rosh Hashanah 9: Increasing the Holiness in the World

By Anne and Yardaena / October 18, 2021 | י״ב במרחשון תשפ״ב

Adding from the profane to the holy – specifically in the realm of time. Specifically, adding to the sabbatical year on both sides, before and…

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Rosh Hashanah 8: The Collective Birthday of Flocks

By Anne and Yardaena / October 17, 2021 | י״א במרחשון תשפ״ב

Ma’aser Behemah – tithing the animals. With joy. On the first of Tishrei, as interpreted from the biblical text. Which of course yields a dispute.…

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Rosh Hashanah 7: The First of Nisan

By Anne and Yardaena / October 16, 2021 | י׳ במרחשון תשפ״ב

On the first of Nisan as a “rosh hashanah,” going beyond the original mishnah. Pus, sources from verses – though they weren’t stipulated as such…

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Rosh Hashanah 6: Fixing the Calendar

By Anne and Yardaena / October 15, 2021 | ט׳ במרחשון תשפ״ב

More on neder/nedavah offerings – specifically when a person must replace a lost or stolen dedicated item. Note that tzedakah vows don’t have the year…

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Rosh Hashanah 5: Oaths, Gifts, and Deadlines

By Anne and Yardaena / October 14, 2021 | ח׳ במרחשון תשפ״ב

More on the timeliness of offering consecrated items. But why does the Gemara need to get just this granular in detailing the Korban Shelamim brought…

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Rosh Hashanah 4: The Expected Corruption of a Non-Jewish King

By Anne and Yardaena / October 13, 2021 | ז׳ במרחשון תשפ״ב

On the corruption or lack thereof of Koresh (Cyrus). Is Koresh commissioning sacrifices and so on for his own selfish purposes? But isn’t prayer often…

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