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Ketubot 34: Two Sins, One Death Penalty

If one slaughters an animal on Shabbat or Yom Kippur, that’s a violation of Shabbat or Yom Kippur, but the animal is kosher for others to eat. Which seems to line up with the view of R. Yochanan HaSandlar. And the Gemara is going to mull his view and why it lines up here better than the opinions of others do. Also, a novel insight regarding a fine that came together with a punishment that deserves the death penalty – now what? Plus, the classic “ba ba-machteret.” All of which comes together to teach the sanctity of Shabbat, except for the burglar to one’s home. Even in the same moment. With a surprising absence of need for warning about that sin of killing the intruder.

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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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