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Leadership and the Value of Machloket

In which the Gemara gets at the heart and head of leadership, the nature of Judaism in the absence of a Beit HaMikdash, some familiar (and less so) rabbinic personalities, and — most important of all — an understanding of why machloket, dispute, is essential and ideal.

Click here for the Talking Talmud podcast on Daf 28.

It’s the story Yardaena has been waiting, lo, these long 26 other dapim to share. And there’s a reason she’s been eager to do so.

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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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