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Nazir 40: A Nazir, a Metzora, and a Levite Walk into a Barbershop

A detour to a mishnah in the Tractate Negaim, which connects the nazir, the metzora (one with tzara’at), and Levites – who are all required to shave their heads, and completely, and specifically with a razor. But how do we know it must be a razor? Also, more about a razor and other implements to remove a beard.

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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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