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Sotah 36: The Punishing Hornet and God’s Righteous Name

Bringing a verse to life – a winged flying insect that helps (or does not help) the Israelites when they crossed into the land of Israel to conquer it. Also, what about the tribes on Mounts Gerizim and Eval, and how that parallels the kohen gadol’s breastplate. Also, midrashim on Yosef… and Yehudah, how both of them were righteous and we’re therefore treated to letters from God’s name to be added to their names. Plus, how Yosef nearly sinned with the wife of Potiphar, but didn’t.

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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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