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Shabbat 72: My Mitzvah Can Beat Up Your Mitzvah

The Gemara claims: Shabbat is a more stringent area of halakhah than other mitzvot – and where it is less so. And then the Gemara twists and turns to figure out exactly what this case is. Which bring us to different applications of “shogeg.” And what makes a moment of sin? Which raises questions about the nature of sin itself, and the opportunity to atone for it.


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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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