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Megillah 5: Rabbi Yehudah HaNasi: Mishnah Compiler and… Gardener

A new mishnah! What is considered a “large city”? [Including What’s What on the “10 batlanim”] And how these days of gathering carry implications as joyous days (with regard to fasting and eulogies). Plus, several statements in the name of R. Abba (and R. Shmuel), on how we keep track of time. Also, the actions of R. Yehudah HaNasi… On Purim specifically, and the many actions that bring joy… and when we fast, and more. Why was planting on Purim acceptable?

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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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