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Shabbat 58: What Makes a Bell a Bell?

What’s What: “Atarot Kallot.” More on clothing that is decreed against wearing on Shabbat, lest one come to carry. Extending the discussion to focus on a bell – that is worn, that’s a “kli,” and the importance of the clapper. The value of adornment, including decorative elements in the home – which may not have “kli” status.


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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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