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Pesachim 18: Back to the Leviticus Source: Text vs. Logic

More on the 7 Machshirim – mnemonics. Now, the biblical verses on this Impurity, which support the discussion of the daf. And to what extent are the details of the impurity of liquid learned from the verses and to what extent inferred via kal va-chomer logic. How does R. Akiva read the verse? Where is the impurity being transferred to? Also, R. Yossi’s disagreement with R. Akiva. What’s What: Muchsar Kippurim. Which leads to a refinement between terumah and kodshim. Plus:The implications for 3rd-degree and 4th degree impurity.


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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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