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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

Ketubot 31: Walking, Standing and Throwing

By Anne and Yardaena / August 6, 2022 | ט׳ באב תשפ״ב

The Gemara discusses at in great detail all the different steps involved with the actions of walking, standing, and throwing and how they relate to…

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Ketubot 30: When a Thief Is Caught Red-handed, Yet He May Not Have to Pay

By Anne and Yardaena / August 5, 2022 | ח׳ באב תשפ״ב

he case of illicit relationships and the penalty that would need to be paid – which did not align with the view of R. Nechuniyah…

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Ketubot 29: If a Kohen Gadol Rapes a Widow, Can They Marry?

By Anne and Yardaena / August 4, 2022 | ז׳ באב תשפ״ב

Chapter 3! A situation of rape… Which was treated differently back in the day. In this mishnah, the penalty that a man who rapes a…

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Ketubot 28: Childhood Memories

By Anne and Yardaena / August 3, 2022 | ו׳ באב תשפ״ב

The Gemara makes assumptions about couples that have divorced to protect them against future inappropriate intimacy. Also, a mishnah on adults who recall key information…

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Ketubot 27: Holding Hands: To No Avail

By Anne and Yardaena / August 2, 2022 | ה׳ באב תשפ״ב

A mishnah: A city that was conquered – the women who were married to kohanim are now forbidden to their husbands. But if there were…

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Ketubot 26: A Woman in Ashkelon

By Anne and Yardaena / August 1, 2022 | ד׳ באב תשפ״ב

Some historical context for kohanim and leviim, and who got to collect the terumah and ma’aser rishon when… Note the penalty of Ezra with regard…

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Ketubot 25: Are You Sure the Kohen Is a Kohen?

By Anne and Yardaena / July 31, 2022 | ג׳ באב תשפ״ב

A focus on terumah, with the distinction of how that was applied in the land of Israel, as compared to in Babylonia – where terumah…

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Ketubot 24: Could Kohanim Collude?

By Anne and Yardaena / July 30, 2022 | ב׳ באב תשפ״ב

What happens when 2 people claim that each other is a kohen? Is that sufficient, or is a third person needed to corroborate, such that…

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Ketubot 23: Women Testify

By Anne and Yardaena / July 29, 2022 | א׳ באב תשפ״ב

What happens if witnesses as to a woman’s captivity only show up after she’s already married (as per the mishnah)? The Gemara explains that the…

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Ketubot 22: Self-incrimination, to a Degree

By Anne and Yardaena / July 28, 2022 | כ״ט בתמוז תשפ״ב

What is a “Beit Din chatzuf”? When the court isn’t quite proper, but its acts are upheld. Also, a new mishnah who speaks about herself…

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