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Yoma 11: The Mezuzah-less Gates of Mehoza

On mezuzot. In Mehoza. It was a Jewish city, so why didn’t the town gates have a mezuzah? Or were they really gates? Or would that really matter for the need for a mezuzah? Plus a concern regarding checking mezuzot per the halakhic requirements, at the same time of danger. Also, a list of places that do NOT need mezuzot. And those that do, despite potential inferences from the biblical verse that would suggest otherwise. And some refection on the protection factor. NOTE: Some audio weirdness towards the very end – it resolves.


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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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