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Sotah 14: Mimicking God, and Protecting the Sotah

On Moshe’s burial – and how the Romans didn’t find the place either. Also, interpretations of how people can come close to God, including mirroring His attributes. Which leads back to the burial of Moshe. Also, a new chapter with a new mishnah: The sotah’s meal-offering, carried by her husband in an Egyptian wicker basket, to tire her out, and get her to the point that she’ll confess, rather than drink the bitter waters. Plus, the sages’ assessment of her meal-offering as suitable for her alleged offense, as well as the attempt to protect her.

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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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