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Nazir 36: A Recipe for Prohibited Soup

When permissable foods combine with grape products that are off-limits to a nazir – how do the combine (or not) to be the amount that is prohibited? The permitted food combines with the prohibited (it doesn’t have to be a full measure of the prohibited food). Plus, what are the implications for an offering on the altar? But the sages aren’t all in agreement as to how this works. Abaye, in particular, poses many questions from areas of halakhah that are farther afield. Including the position of the individual’s stipulation: “she’ani omer.”

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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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