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Bava Batra 8: Rabbinic Exemptions

The daf discusses why rabbis do not need to contribute to public works and to illustrate their point a story is about Rebbi and his distribution if food during a famine. How is this story suppose to help understood and what is chazal trying to tell us about rabbis and society? A barita details how tzedakah funds and managed and distributed.

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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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