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Pesachim 13: Why Eliyahu Won’t Show Up on Shabbat

Trying to make sense of the halakhah, and how it lines up with the disputants’ positions. Which brings us to a discussion of terumah (and kodshim) and how to dispose of it on Erev Shabbat, when the first day of Pesach is Saturday night, and you can’t burn on the 14th, because it’s Shabbat. It’s an open question for a time, which in turn raises the concern that Eliyahu might show up on Shabbat to adjudicate… Also – more on this question, and including the challenge of the Korban Todah and the accompanying bread. How current do the Sages treat this discussion, when they are, in fact, hundreds of years removed.


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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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