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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

Nedarim 67: Revoking a Young Woman’s Vows

By Anne and Yardaena / December 31, 2022 | ז׳ בטבת תשפ״ג

Another quick December 31 request for support for Talking Talmud. || Introducing the halakhit pertaining to a husband and father being able to revoke a…

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Nedarim 66: The Beautiful Daughters of Israel

By Anne and Yardaena / December 30, 2022 | ו׳ בטבת תשפ״ג

Two mishnayot: First, an opening to release a person from his vow against eating meat, for example, if he can be asked: had you realized…

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Nedarim 65: Nebuchadnezzar’s Knowledge of Halakhah

By Anne and Yardaena / December 29, 2022 | ה׳ בטבת תשפ״ג

Dissolving a vow that pertains to another person can only be done in the presence of that other person. With a proof from Moses and…

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Nedarim 64: Guilt Trips

By Anne and Yardaena / December 28, 2022 | ד׳ בטבת תשפ״ג

Chapter 9. With a new mishnah, introducing the process of removing, annulling, dissolving a vow. The question arises as to how one demonstrates regret, or…

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Nedarim 63: Personal Prohibition and the Extreme

By Anne and Yardaena / December 27, 2022 | ג׳ בטבת תשפ״ג

What happens when one swears off wine for the year and then the year turns out to have an extra month? What happens if the…

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Nedarim 62: The Great Rabbi Tarfon

By Anne and Yardaena / December 26, 2022 | ב׳ בטבת תשפ״ג

Several stories about Rabbi Tarfon, including his reputation, and how he made use of it. [Who’s Who: R. Tarfon] Also, harvesting as a time that…

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Nedarim 61: Jubilee Celebrations

By Anne and Yardaena / December 25, 2022 | א׳ בטבת תשפ״ג

The Gemara continues its discussion around nedarim of time and how do we define a section of time. Why is the fig harvest considered the…

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Nedarim 60: A Vow of Time

By Anne and Yardaena / December 24, 2022 | ל׳ בכסלו תשפ״ג

Chapter 8. When one vows to make wine off-limits, but with a time factor – today, this week, this month, and so on – it’s…

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Nedarim 59: When Is an Onion an Onion? (yes, still the onion)

By Anne and Yardaena / December 23, 2022 | כ״ט בכסלו תשפ״ג

Concluding the discussion of whether something prohibited can lost that status. Recall the ability to annul a vow! Plus, the implications of a terumah-hullin mixture,…

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Nedarim 58: Onion Is as Onion Does (or Grows)

By Anne and Yardaena / December 22, 2022 | כ״ח בכסלו תשפ״ג

More on the onion and the way it grows – does the prohibited part forbid the permitted part, or vice versa? Note the Talmudic, halakhic…

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