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So ,You Think Rice Is HaMotzi?

Some dapim have lots of aggadata, some have heated halakhic debates, some probe the “nitty-gritty” of halakhah. This daf does a little of the first two, and a good amount of the last one, in my estimation. The real question here is what counts as grain for purposes of Hamotzi (or even Mezonot), and what does not. The details are extensive, the general principles, less so. Yardaena discusses how to take a broad “daf yomi” approach a daf at this level of discussion — and I zoom in on one aggadic discussion involving Rabban Gamliel and Rabbi Akiva, in which everyone remains true to form.

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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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