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Ignore That Voice from Heaven Telling You What to Do

In which a bat kol tells us that the halakhah follows Beit Hillel. But we’re not supposed to rely on a bat kol… so how are we to know what to do? In fact, the halakhah follows Beit Hillel – nearly always. Beit Hillel and Beit Shammai, in dispute, on our daf.


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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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