A few divergent topics in today’s daf. 1. Finally arriving at actual BERAKHOT (blessings) — birkat hanehenin, those blessings of thanksgiving that we make over food that prevent us from stealing from God or desecrating that which is holy. And 2. On that topic of what is holy (in a very different context), Yardaena takes on the question of time management and life balance — should we only ever be immersed in Torah, or are we supposed to be juggling (as we always are)? It’s Abaye’s observation that wins the day (listen for it).
Also: WE NOW HAVE MUSIC! With much appreciation to David Glazer for his rendition of our theme (we’re still fine-tuning (yes), but are pleased to share it now anyway).
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