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Pesachim 104: Drawing Distinctions

The content of Havdalah – making distinctions. But the point could be made so much more succinctly! Note the goal of having the essential theme of a blessing at its opening and closing. Plus, the value of sharpening our awareness of the distinctions in the world by articulating them. Also, “the children of the righteous,” and the essence of these distinctions. Plus, the order of those distinctions that God has drawn.


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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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