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Yoma 22: Safety Precautions

The basics of every day for the kohanim in the Beit HaMikdash, beginning with clearing out the ashes from the previous day. They chose who did what by racing for it! That wasn’t the best plan, so the started a lottery, to choose who got the job more safely. Also, the question of who would get up early was real. Plus, counting fingers or shards of pottery instead of counting people, to not violate the statement in Hosea on not counting Bnei Yisrael. Also, investigating King David and his punishment.


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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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