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Kiddushin 37: Settling the Land – with Mitzvot

Mitzvot that depend on the land only apply in the land of Israel. Mitzvot that are not dependent on the land apply everywhere. But orlah and kilayim also apply everywhere. And R. Eliezer says “chadash” – and the question is whether he is being more machmir, in adding another mitzvah to the list, or swapping it out. What does “land-dependent” mean? Because not all of these mitzvot seem quite dependent on the land! Plus, a deep dive into R. Eliezer’s position, and R. Akiva’s question on him.

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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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