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Chagigah 2: Making an Appearance

Introducing the closing, shortest tractate in Moed. On the holiday pilgrimages to Jerusalem with the specific sacrifices that were required for those days. What it means to celebrate underlies these factors of the mitzvot of the day, in term so rejoicing. Also, the mishnah that introduces the tractate, the mitzvah of “re’eiah” – going up to the Beit HaMikdash on the holidays. Everyone is obligated in this mitzvah – except for the long list of those who are not. Plus, disputes by Beit Hillel and Beit Shammai regarding how we define a “katan,” a minor, with regard to this specific going up to Jerusalem. Does the child need to be able to walk or not, for example?

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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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