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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!”

Recent Posts

Shabbat 135: Born Circumcised

By Anne and Yardaena / July 19, 2020 | כ״ז בתמוז תש״פ

More on brit milah… When a child is born circumcised, what to do? You can take a drop of blood. Beit Hillel and Beit Shammai…

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Shabbat 134: Talmudic Neonatalogy

By Anne and Yardaena / July 18, 2020 | כ״ו בתמוז תש״פ

  Dedicated by Lisa Droski, in memory of her parents Bertrand and Florence Sandweiss. A story about Rabbi Meir not keeping the halakhah he himself…

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Shabbat 133: “Metzitzah BaPeh”

By Anne and Yardaena / July 17, 2020 | כ״ה בתמוז תש״פ

[With apologies for the audio issues at the beginning. They do diminish pretty quickly.] The Gemara asks why verses are needed when logic should be…

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Shabbat 132: The Rock Paper Scissors of Overriding Shabbat

By Anne and Yardaena / July 16, 2020 | כ״ד בתמוז תש״פ

More brit milah on Shabbat – everyone accepts that milah overrides Shabbat: it’s Halakhah! From brit milah, we infer that saving a life also overrides…

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Shabbat 131: Overriding Shabbat

By Anne and Yardaena / July 15, 2020 | כ״ג בתמוז תש״פ

Gezerah shavah again. The Omer sacrifice and the Shtei HaLechem sacrifice – both of which involve grinding of flour to prepare. Not all gezerah shavahs…

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Shabbat 130: Peacock Parmesan

By Anne and Yardaena / July 14, 2020 | כ״ב בתמוז תש״פ

A mohel who needs to perform a circumcision on Shabbat should make sure his tools are at the site of the brit from before Shabbat.…

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Shabbat 129: Lenient about Shabbat, Strict about Health

By Anne and Yardaena / July 13, 2020 | כ״א בתמוז תש״פ

To be stringent or lenient when it comes to not quite a case of pikuach nefesh? Note that lenient with regard to Shabbat in this…

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Shabbat 128: Ostriches and Elephants and Chickadees (Oh My!)

By Anne and Yardaena / July 12, 2020 | כ׳ בתמוז תש״פ

Food for ravens – muktzah or no? Food for deer? For doves? What about food for ostriches? Or elephants? Who knew?! Plus: All of Israel…

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Shabbat 127: Giving Credit Even If It Isn’t Due

By Anne and Yardaena / July 11, 2020 | י״ט בתמוז תש״פ

Muktzah does appear! R. Yehudah HaNasi cleared the baskets, but not actually himself – an example of what it meant to be the Nasi. Also:…

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Shabbat 126: Hanging Doors, Container Covers, and Cleaning Up for Guests

By Anne and Yardaena / July 10, 2020 | י״ח בתמוז תש״פ

The distinction on practice at the Temple vs. outside of it. In this case, door bolts that are not tied to the door – which…

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