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Pesachim 8: Are Mitzvot a Good-luck Charm?!

Pesachim 8 – How and where to check for chametz during the official check. Does a wine cellar need to be searched? Oil storage? Liquor (or beer)? Fish? Salt? Candles? Wood? Dates? Shouldn’t there be just a rule of thumb for storehouses! Also: Those on their way to do mitzvot are not harmed. But sometimes they do! Commonplace danger seems to be left to the responsible activity of the mitzvah-doer. What about after you’ve done the mitzvah and need to return home? Plus: Isn’t Jerusalem the most special of all, in all ways? Perhaps not. Also, full-circle back to the discussion of checking the storage places.


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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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