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Shabbat 23: Like It or Not, People Gossip

Blessing the “commandment” of Chanukah. Lighting at every entrance to prevent suspicions. Pe’ah – leaving gleanings the right way. Also: human nature. And concern for community norms and well-being. Plus triage for when you can’t afford everything, and don’t want to diminish the value of any mitzvah.


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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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