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Shabbat 38: Putting One Over on Hilkhot Shabbat – Temporarily

More cooking! A decree that sheds light on halakhic cooking – and human nature. Defining terms: acting be-mezid, be-sho-geg, or forgetting. Also: Why intention matters, and how forgetting means you’re not cooking anyway. How completing the prohibited action doesn’t automatically mean the outcome (cooked food) is prohibited too – except it is. Plus: Ovens – the cooking apparatus, if you will – and how heat matters, as does an oven’s structure.


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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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