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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 57: Do Growing and Replanting Remove Foods from a Vow?

By Anne and Yardaena / December 21, 2022 | כ״ז בכסלו תשפ״ג

A long mishnah: One who declares certain foods to be off-limits will have different restrictions, depending on the phrasing. Plus, how far into the future…

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Nedarim 56: Inside/Outside

By Anne and Yardaena / December 20, 2022 | כ״ו בכסלו תשפ״ג

3 mishnayot: When one swears off a house – going into the attic of a house may or not be included in that vow, as…

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Nedarim 55: It’s All According to the One Who Vows

By Anne and Yardaena / December 19, 2022 | כ״ה בכסלו תשפ״ג

More on the terms we use. One who swears off “dagan” may include a particular bean, and not just the 5 grains, because of the…

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Nedarim 54: Defining “Vegetables”

By Anne and Yardaena / December 18, 2022 | כ״ד בכסלו תשפ״ג

Chapter VII: Swearing off “vegetables” – does that include gourds? What about legumes? What drives whether the term “vegetables” is more or less inclusive? Also,…

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Nedarim 53: Olive Oil, Winter Grapes, and Asparagus

By Anne and Yardaena / December 17, 2022 | כ״ג בכסלו תשפ״ג

More vows about food in 3 new mishnayot. Does swearing off dates include silan (date honey)? What about winter grapes and their vinegar? It would…

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Nedarim 52: Curds and Whey

By Anne and Yardaena / December 16, 2022 | כ״ב בכסלו תשפ״ג

Food vows in the mishnah – first, swearing off milk (does that include whey?), or swearing off whey (does that include milk?). Plus, R. Tarfon,…

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Nedarim 51: Awkward Wedding Chitchat

By Anne and Yardaena / December 15, 2022 | כ״א בכסלו תשפ״ג

A racy daf. Bar Kappara talks to R. Yehudah HaNasi’s daughter, apparently provoking her. Ben Elasa was the son-in-law to R. Yehudah HaNasi, and he…

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Nedarim 50: Rabbi Akiva, Rabbi Yehoshua, and the Beauty of Torah

By Anne and Yardaena / December 14, 2022 | כ׳ בכסלו תשפ״ג

Biographical details about various sages, with a focus on R. Akiva, including his marriage, and the dynamic with his father-in-law, Kalba Savua. Plus, the Jerusalem…

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Nedarim 49: Have Some Carbs with Your Carbs

By Anne and Yardaena / December 13, 2022 | י״ט בכסלו תשפ״ג

Another granular mishnah. One who swears off cooked food can still eat roasted food or undercooked food. Cooked means prepared with heat that you eat…

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Nedarim 48: Why Nedarim?!

By Anne and Yardaena / December 12, 2022 | י״ח בכסלו תשפ״ג

Starting with a long mishnah: the phrasing of the vow prohibiting benefit makes a real difference, even in private property. What happens when the property…

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