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Pesachim 14: Entering the World of Tumah and Taharah

The sugya of R. Hanina S’gan ha-Kohanim. Basic principles of tumah and taharah – purity/impurity. Who’s Who: Hanina S’gan ha-Kohanim. And, almost a What’s What: The levels or degrees of tumah. Also – the mishnah itself, regarding the kohanim and impurity and Erev Pesach, including a t’vul yom (one awaiting the time for dunking). Plus the rabbinic decrees on mixing levels of tumah – including food transferring to food (derabbanan). Another plus: the tumah capacity of metal.


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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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