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Yoma 2: A Great Deal of Sanctity

An introduction to Masekhet Yoma, and the events surrounding and on Yom HaKippurim in the Beit HaMikdash. Note the shift in orientation to that of the perspective of the kohanim. The first chapter opens with preparing of the kohanim for the day of Yom Kippur. Namely, separating from his home 7 days in advance, appointing understudies, and so on, within reason. Plus, the parah adumah (red heifer), the other korban for which the kohen would sequester for 7 days in advance. Also, the “mishmarot” of the kohanim.


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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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