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Pesachim 24: The Role of Normalcy in Floggings

Our learning today is in honor of Deborah Spector, on her birthday, dedicated by her chevruta, Cindy Barnard.

More What’s What on “kal va-chomer.” Also – when it comes to removing chametz, if you don’t do it, you’ve violated two negative commandments. A variety of biblical verses come together to prohibit the eating of various creatures, as a sample of many verses coming together to round out the prohibition. The explication of text thereby elaborates on the negative commandments without actually increasing the number of negative commandments. Plus: The requirement that the violation include doing it in the normal, standard, usual manner of doing it, or of getting benefit – if one is to be given lashes for the violation.


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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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