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Pesachim 57: The Kohanim Who Took the Lunch Money

NOTE: Tomorrow, we start a new chapter, for those who want to start dad yomi – or start again! ||

More on how peah isn’t relevant for vegetables. Also, the negative history of the kohanim, after corruption crept in. Several examples, including the way they became a disappointment, and worse. Plus, the archeology that backs the Gemara up. Also: 4 times that the Temple courtyard cried out… with a focus on specific stories of where the kohanim went wrong, as well as some comment on how other kohanim were good leaders. And the chapter ends with a backhanded plug for rabbinic authority, and the importance of learning Torah.


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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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