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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 21: Witnesses, Judges, and Stumped Amoraim

By Anne and Yardaena / July 27, 2022 | כ״ח בתמוז תשפ״ב

Starting with the mishnah on the bottom of the previous daf – the case of witnesses who testify to their own handwriting and also to…

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Ketubot 20: Wherefore Mounds of Dirt?

By Anne and Yardaena / July 26, 2022 | כ״ז בתמוז תשפ״ב

More on witnesses, and how they prove themselves as reliable. What about when their signatures need validation? What if they are challenged? Plus, a real…

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Ketubot 19: Unreliable Documentation in Financial Halakhah

By Anne and Yardaena / July 25, 2022 | כ״ו בתמוז תשפ״ב

Defining and explaining the “shtar amanah” – and why a document of “trust” is not to be believed in terms of monetary transactions. How does…

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Ketubot 18: Signing Your Life Away

By Anne and Yardaena / July 24, 2022 | כ״ה בתמוז תשפ״ב

What happens when two parties have a monetary claim? What level of responsibility is expected for one to be able to stake a legitimate claim?…

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Ketubot 17: All Brides Are Beautiful

By Anne and Yardaena / July 23, 2022 | כ״ד בתמוז תשפ״ב

A famous Beit Hillel/Beit Shammai dispute, on how one dances before a bride – what is one to say? From praise for the bride, the…

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Ketubot 16: Virgin Brides

By Anne and Yardaena / July 22, 2022 | כ״ג בתמוז תשפ״ב

The second chapter of Ketubot! A woman who is widowed or divorced testifies that she was a virgin when they married – and the husband…

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Ketubot 15: An Abandoned Baby

By Anne and Yardaena / July 21, 2022 | כ״ב בתמוז תשפ״ב

More on “the majority” – from its classic case of kosher butchers and one non-kosher butcher. The implications and value of the principle for Halakhah…

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Ketubot 14: A Widow of Dough

By Anne and Yardaena / July 20, 2022 | כ״א בתמוז תשפ״ב

Returning to the mamzer and the hallal. Specifically, a widow who had been married to a man from a kohen family, but of questionable lineage,…

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Ketubot 13: Speaking Together (wink, wink, nudge, nudge)

By Anne and Yardaena / July 19, 2022 | כ׳ בתמוז תשפ״ב

A case of mukat eitz, and whether she is believed (and what the value of her ketubah would be). Also, the case of a woman…

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Ketubot 12: Crying Rape Is Not Crying Wolf

By Anne and Yardaena / July 18, 2022 | י״ט בתמוז תשפ״ב

3 mishnayot! The case of a man who eats in his father-in-law’s home in Yehudah, specifically, after betrothal, and with no witnesses that the betrothed…

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