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Pesachim 11: Gaps in Time

The previous daf focuses on the time for Bedikat Chametz. On this daf, we delve into some of the rationale underlying the timing, with an eye to making sure that the rabbis’ views are consistent across topics. Which, itself, is an interesting premise. Also – the discussion of what hour in the day (sha’ot zemaniot) to finish eating and then burning chametz. With an unidentified (thus far) hour between the two end times. Plus: A new dispute between R. Yehudah and R. Meir. Namely, when two witnesses essentially corroborate their respective stories, but with key details in error – is that testimony upheld? How much leeway do we allow when it comes to errors in time?


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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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