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Moed Katan 29: Going From Strength To Strength

Departing the body upon burial becomes the purview of the mourners and the deceased, both. We say: Go in peace, in contrast to the good wishes for the living: Go to peace – there’s more to go and do, for the living. Plus, the importance of the language we use at this time, as based on biblical verses. Also, a closing note on occupying yourself with prayer and Torah study, and an ever increasing movement forward and upward. Plus, the notion that death isn’t the end of our doing good, then in the World to Come

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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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