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Shabbat 14: Making the Torah Off-Limits

The impurity of the Sefer Torah – what? Why?! Busy hands. With a note that pure/impure are not value judgements. Now, who decided what? What was ascribed to Beit Hillel and Beit Shammai was really Hillel and Shammai themselves – and those great men really got along.


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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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