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Shabbat 80: How Not to Prepare Your Daughter for Marriage

More on blue eye shadow: whoever shadows just one eye?! Modesty vs. hypermodesty – not just a tension of the modern era. Plus: Lime qua depilatory and emollient – as applied to R. Bivei’s daughter, in contrast to R. Bivei’s neighbor’s daughter. Until R. Nachman shuts it down. Also: Maaseh Merkavah – with a stinging hornet, no less. With incorrect study (appropriately blamed on the instructor). And: Plaster mixed with straw in mourning the Temple.


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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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