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Bava Batra 4: The Last Hasmonean, Preserved in Honey

How Herod became king, how Bava ben Buta advised him, and how even Herod’s evil had an after-the-fact silver lining of Herod’s beautiful Temple. Plus, what it means to not give in to evil. In the context of the sanctity of the physical place of a synagogue. Also, a new mishnah! When one neighbor puts up a partition without the neighbor’s agreement – is the second party obligated to participate in the costs in any way? It depends on his actions, especially with regard to a fourth wall… (and according to which sage).

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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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