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Shabbat 28: It’s a Unicorn!

Still talking about ritual impurity… Including non-kosher animals. Holy endeavors must use a kosher animal, and the Gemara explains where this rational doesn’t apply to tefillin, which are defined by Halakhah le-Moshe mi-Sinai – and no argument. Plus: The “tachash” – an unknown animal (kosher? unkosher?) used in making this Mishkan.


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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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