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Sotah 40: You Don’t Say ‘Amen’ in the Beit HaMikdash

On two of the Temple practices – specifically, how the congregation would daven or meditate on verses while the kohanim were blessing the people. Plus, how “amen” was not said in the Beit HaMikdash, and what was said instead (and when). [Who’s Who: Rabbi Abbahu] Also, the blessings by the kohen gadol on Yom Kippur, plus the ceremony of him reading passages from the Torah as well.

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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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