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Pesachim 66: When Israel’s Sages Needed Hillel the Babylonian to Explain the Sacrifices

Chapter 6! We open with a long mishnah on the conflict between what needs to be done on Erev Pesach and what is prohibited on Shabbat. Also: Hillel on this same conflict. [Who’s Who: Bnei Beteirah] Among other points, he notes that the Korban Pesach isn’t the only korban to conflict with Shabbat – there are sacrifices every week! Plus: How our emotions, or character traits, can get the better of us, whether anger or arrogance, and result in our forgetting Torah because of it, or losing prophecy.


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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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