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Adam and Eve Ate What?!

In which all this talk of fruit brought the daf back to the Garden of Eden, to consider the nature of the fruit from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. The grape vine establishes non-trees as a possibility, and the claim that wheat is a tree points to the grain as possessing the potential for mischief (we wonder how that affects the low-carb diet).
Plus – the flexibility or debated lack thereof for all blessings – and the expansive catch-all Shehakol blessing.

 

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Anne and Yardaena

Anne and Yardaena

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!"

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