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Pesachim 5: Such Need for the Biblical Text

Pesachim 5: Delving into Midrash Halakhah – on the verses that address the prohibition of chametz being found in one’s home on Pesach, together with the prohibition against eating chametz. And then the mitzvah of eating matzah. Which brings us to a discussion of the word “rishon.” And the challenge of handling Midrash Halakhah, as compared to Halakhah. Similarly, there are differences of opinion with regard to what source is used, and so on. Buy none regarding the basic practice. They certainly get engaged in their different derivations, however. Plus: The non-Jew who lives in your courtyard vs. the non-Jew whom you haven’t yet conquered, which is a surprising appellation, to say the least.

 

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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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