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Chagigah 25: Navigating Purity Diversity as Home

Why the Galileans weren’t considered reliable with regard to purity and impurity. And possible solutions that would have enabled them to bring their goods to Jerusalem – like a movable tent for those who consider that to be immune to bring rendered impure. Or perhaps a tightly sealed cover would do the trick. Plus a comparison to the purification waters from the red heifer. Also, on the relationship between an am ha-aretz and a chaver, including when the chaver is a kohen. Plus, when one family includes both populations. And the complications those dynamics entail. Plus, how those divisions would have impact on the Temple.

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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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