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Pesachim 51: In Trouble for NOT Following the Local Practice

Following the practice in the place that you’re in: 3 examples, including a certain kind of wide shoes. As discovered by those who violate those norms, and how they conduct themselves afterwards. Also: Another such example, specifically a difference between the Land of Israel and Babylonia, as per Rabbah bar bar Chanah’s experience – and how he conducts himself (another few examples). [Who’s Who: The Kutim/ Samaritans.] With some observations about the cases the Gemara discusses.


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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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