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Bava Metzia 85: How Great Was Rabbi Hiyya!

More aggadah – the suffering of R. Elazar, and not bring buried properly. With Rabbi Yehudah HaNasi’s reaction, and his own suffering. Plus, other experiences of suffering and empathy in the context of Rabbi Yehudah HaNasi. Also, the question of people dying “before” their time. Plus, burial practices of these sages and families. Also, the exceptional scholarship and Torah commitment of Rabbi Hiyya. Plus, a hierarchy of other sages.

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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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