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Shabbat 52: An Unruly Red Heifer

Animals in the public domain – what can they wear, what counts as “carrying”? We focus on the parah adumah, the red heifer, and today what extent wearing some bridle, bit, reins, etc. would invalidate its status as a parah adumah (or what it doesn’t). The means to control the animal does not “work” the animal, which would invalidate it. Also, questions of definition with regard to Shabbat, as compared to tumah and taharah – rings, and their function, their composition, etc. Plus: observing the range of the topic and pace and process of the journey of the daf.


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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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