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Moed Katan 26: When We Rend

Tearing keriya – rending one’s clothes. For whom do we tear? Starting with father, mother, and teacher – as learned from the prophet Elisha and his relationship with Eliyahu. Plus, tearing keriya as mourning for the Beit HaMikdash. Also, the specifics of tearing keriya for more than one person at once – which may have been as horrific as it sounds, or perhaps the Gemara is exploring the parameters of tearing keriya, though it sounds morbid. Plus, when the tear can be mended afterwards (but not with regard to one’s parents).

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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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