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Shabbat 50: Washing Your Face in the Service of God

Again, the overlap of hatmanah and muktzah, and again, the importance of intent, as we set items aside… for use on Shabbat. Also: Pursuing beauty, in celebration of God’s world.

Dedicated in memory of Chaya Bayla bat Yeshayahu Yaakov v’Sarah Tziporah


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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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