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Shabbat 12: Did Rabbi Yishmael ben Elisha Break Shabbos?!

There’s a whole lot of holiness on this daf: why wearing Tefillin on erev Shabbat is allowed. The presence of God in the room when you visit the sick. And the ongoing discussion of making “fences” to protect against the violation halakhah — with an exception that it seems Rabbi Yishmael ben Elisha abused (wait, what?!).


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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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