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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

Eruvin 66: Non-Jews on the Courtyard

By Anne and Yardaena / October 14, 2020 | כ״ו בתשרי תשפ״א

What it means to negate other people’s ability to carry within an eruv chatzerot – how that happens, when one potential participant in the cooperative…

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Eruvin 65: Night Was Created for Sleep

By Anne and Yardaena / October 13, 2020 | כ״ה בתשרי תשפ״א

R. Sheshet says he can exempt the entire world from responsibility for any sin that anyone may have done – because of the verse that…

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Eruvin 64: “What an excellent halakhah!”

By Anne and Yardaena / October 12, 2020 | כ״ד בתשרי תשפ״א

What can you do when a non-Jew lives on your courtyard and doesn’t want to contribute to an eruv? Among the solutions suggested are establishing…

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Eruvin 63: Why Joshua Died Childless

By Anne and Yardaena / October 11, 2020 | כ״ג בתשרי תשפ״א

Regarding the prohibition of answering halakhah in the presence of one’s teacher: R. Eliezer tells his wife, Imma Shalom, that he doubts the one who…

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Eruvin 62: No Eruv with Non-Jews

By Anne and Yardaena / October 10, 2020 | כ״ב בתשרי תשפ״א

A new perek (#6), a new mishnah… What happens when there’s no possibility of carrying, even given the hope of an eruv hatzerot. One who…

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Eruvin 61: Getting Drunk on Shabbat

By Anne and Yardaena / October 9, 2020 | כ״א בתשרי תשפ״א

Discussion of the tension regarding the establishment of eruv techumin – where measuring precisely can turn out to be to your disadvantage. Also, the case…

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Eruvin 60: The Gemara Is Not Incomprehensible Song Lyrics!

By Anne and Yardaena / October 8, 2020 | כ׳ בתשרי תשפ״א

Establishing eruvin for smaller cities and towns – a story of one town (Kankunya) that seeks expertise in calling in someone who knows eruvin. And…

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Eruvin 49: The Moral Lesson of Eruv

By Anne and Yardaena / September 27, 2020 | ט׳ בתשרי תשפ״א

The traits of Sodom. And other ways that eruvin may or may not take hold, but aren’t really in the spirit of eruvin: one who…

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Eruvin 48: The Forearm of Og, King of the Bashan

By Anne and Yardaena / September 26, 2020 | ח׳ בתשרי תשפ״א

Some inner workings of the beit midrash: Amoraim on tannaitic statements – a need to separate a residential area and a water-cooled ditch. And then…

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Eruvin 47: Those Red-blooded Young Men of Judea

By Anne and Yardaena / September 25, 2020 | ז׳ בתשרי תשפ״א

The halakhah discussion that is framed by the methodology question of rules of thumb of whose p’sak holds away. Cases pertain to women who were…

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