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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 44: A Willingness to Help

By Anne and Yardaena / September 22, 2020 | ד׳ בתשרי תשפ״א

Can you use living creatures as a partition? What if those creatures are human beings? Can a person become part of a wall of the…

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Eruvin 43: When We’re Too Busy to Welcome the Messiah

By Anne and Yardaena / September 21, 2020 | ג׳ בתשרי תשפ״א

Does the concept of techum apply to a space that’s over 10 tefachim? Again the overlap with eruv chatzerot, and so on. Seven teachings were…

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Eruvin 42: Blurring Eruv Techumin with Eruv Chatzerot

By Anne and Yardaena / September 20, 2020 | ב׳ בתשרי תשפ״א

THIS IS SUNDAY’S DAF (Day 2 of Rosh Hashanah). Eruv techumin vs. Eruv chatzerot – note that they’re really different (which means that there’s no…

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Eruvin 41: Fast Days, Feast Days, and When They Meet

By Anne and Yardaena / September 20, 2020 | ב׳ בתשרי תשפ״א

THIS EPISODE IS SATURDAY’S DAF (Day 1 of Rosh Hashanah). What happens when Tisha B’Av falls out on Friday (which cannot happen in the era…

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Eruvin 40: Taking Time Seriously

By Anne and Yardaena / September 18, 2020 | כ״ט באלול תש״פ

On R. Dosa’s statement that the person who davens on behalf of the congregation should pray conditionally, depending on the true date. The sages had…

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Eruvin 39: When Rosh Hashanah Falls on Rosh Chodesh

By Anne and Yardaena / September 17, 2020 | כ״ח באלול תש״פ

The establishment of Rosh Chodesh, based on witness testimony, and the implications of that for Rosh Hashanah, which, by definition, falls out on Rosh Chodesh,…

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Eruvin 38: One Kedushah, Two Kedushah

By Anne and Yardaena / September 16, 2020 | כ״ז באלול תש״פ

When yom tov is next to Shabbat… Making one eruv going to the west, and another one going to the east. From there, he follows…

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Eruvin 37: Retroactive Designation

By Anne and Yardaena / September 15, 2020 | כ״ו באלול תש״פ

Terminology/What’s What: Bereirah. Can an eruv techumin kick in retroactively, as determined by whether it is used? This kind of planning and thinking ahead, with…

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Eruvin 36: Wherefore Eruv Techumin?

By Anne and Yardaena / September 14, 2020 | כ״ה באלול תש״פ

How accessible does the food in the eruv need to be? What if you’re a kohen, and you know that some of your food is…

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Eruvin 35: If You Come to Move It, Move It

By Anne and Yardaena / September 13, 2020 | כ״ד באלול תש״פ

A detour: When someone becomes a “zav” and is impure, that impurity can be transferred to an item simply by moving the item. But only…

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