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Pesachim 21: Chametz Liability

Anytime that you are allowed to eat chametz, you’re also allowed to get benefit from it in a variety of ways (or all ways). What happens in that in-between time of the 5th hour, as per the debate when you must stop eating chametz (4th or 5th hour)? Also, what is this formulation of “permitted to eat” and “to feed”? Also, selling chametz to a non-Jew during that same time that you can still eat chametz (which is getting benefit from it, if course). Which leads us to a dispute between Beit Shammai and Beit Hillel that has far-reaching implications, or would if we paskened like Beit Shammai (we don’t).


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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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