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Nazir 65: An Unknown Graveyard

A new mishnah: One who finds a dead body that is lying in the manner of Jewish burial, and takes it from there, together with some of the dirt… Likewise, if he finds two bodies. But if he finds 3, what he’s got there is a cemetery. Which in turn gives “legs to the matter,” a halakhic concept regarding likelihood that we’ve seen before. Also, another mishnah: Regarding the likelihood that someone would be impure from tzara’at, which can result in a presumption of impurity (or purity, when possible!).

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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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