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Beitzah 2: A Tractate about an Egg, Kinda, Sorta

An introduction to this tractate, which is called, “Egg,” but is really, fundamentally, about yom tov, the holidays. It therefore has overlap with the tractates of Shabbat, Eruvin, and more. Also: The opening mishnah – when an egg is laid on yom tov… Can you eat it? If so, when can you eat it? If not, what’s the rationale for the prohibition? (Including the parallel to Shabbat) Plus, the authorship of the mishnah in this tractate is more complicated, as is evident by apparent contradictory texts, and reflective of more authors than simply R. Shimon.

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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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