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Shabbat 26: Don’t Let Your Daughter-in-Law Catch on Fire

Back to oils for Shabbat candles – don’t use the highly flammable kind, your hated daughter-in-law might catch on fire (yeah, we don’t understand this story well enough either). And: What happens if you can’t get olive oil where you live? The difference between a Torah list of what is prohibited and a Torah list of what is permitted – when something is not on the prohibited list, and also isn’t on the permitted list, does that make it default permitted or default prohibited? Our discussion is limited to the Shabbat candle oils lists, and does not extend to other such lists at this time.

NOTE: Today, Anchor’s audio went wonky on us – with gaps and overlaps that were not the plan, nor our preference. We hope they don’t inconvenience you too much.


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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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