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Nazir 58: The Fringes, the Garment, and Hair Removal

A discussion of tzitzit! In the context of shaving, and the mechanisms by which these positive and biblical commandments work. Plus, sha’atnez. And tekhelet. Also, a person can remove hair from his body with a razor – except for the so-called corners of the face. But then why is there mention of the person who does this getting lashes? How can that be?!

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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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