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Sotah 38: Priestly Blessings

On Birkat Kohanim – the priestly blessing – and how it was said in the Temple and outside of it. Including the responses by the people. Also, the case of eglah arufah – a found murdered body – and why it would happen. And the role of the kohanim there. Plus, coming back to permutations of Birkat kohanim, even in shul.

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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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