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Yoma 16: The Four Corners of the Beit HaMikdash

The layout of 4 different chambers and their functions in the Ezrat Nashim of the Beit HaMikdash. And the implications of the complicated functioning in the Temple. Also, on how the Mishnah came to be, including a sense that some tractates follow the rulings of given scholars. But note: by design, the text is an assortment of divergent opinions, without trauma. Plus, the terracing on the terrain outside of the Beit HaMikdash, reflecting on the sanctity of the Temple and the extent to which it was extended beyond the borders (and didn’t) of the building.


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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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