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Pesachim 17: Inside Outside

What’s What: The 7 (!) Liquids of Machshirim. More on impurity…. Continuing the discussion of whether the liquids in the slaughter house in the Beit HaMikdash can become impure – including wine and oil, not just the blood and water. Also, trying to line up the sages and their opinions – Levi, Rav, and more. Plus: R. Pappa on the question of tumah d’Orayta, and his position that the purity here is Halakhah le-Moshe mi-Sinai. Which has its own rules. Also, the location of the liquid is a game-changer, whether in vessels or on the ground, in terms of when impurity kicks in (or doesn’t). Plus – what happens to all that impure liquid, when it leaves the Beit HaMikdash?! And what if they left while pure? The liquids’ origins – where it achieves its status of pure or impure – makes the difference.


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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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