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Yoma 17: The Kohen Gadol Eats First

The layout of the Temple – a contradiction between a mishnah in Tamid vs. one in Middot. Is this a debate in methodology or in content? Also, the oral nature of the tradition may have had impact here. Also, a shift to focus in how the kohen gadol chooses his food first,from sacrifices, from lechem hapanim, even. The process leads to what appears to be a contradiction in terms, a neat resolution, and some questions on tying up the loose ends here.


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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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