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Shabbat 47: What Do Clothes Mean to You? Halakhic Subjectivity (in a good way)

First, an unusual use of a biblical verse that we found delightful. Next: Carrying ashes on Shabbat – muktzah, no? Which leads into an important discussion about the value of clothing for the poor and the wealthy. Also, “mi’us” in the text! Plus: the final mishnah of the perek, with a new contraption to accompany the ancient candles that leads to concerns of muktzah (they get resolved, not to worry).


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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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