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Yoma 24: Courtyard Commotion

On the 4 services that if a non-kohen did them, he’d be deserving of a death sentence. Is terumat ha-deshen one of these 4? The dispute here is between Rav and Levi… And the discussion revolves around a k’lal u-f’rat u-kh’lal form of logic – the general and specific, as present in the biblical verse. What is the nature of this service, and its connection to the parokhet (vs. courtyard). Applying the rules of inference depend on the understanding of the verse. “Every thing pertaining to the altar.” Plus, what it means to do a careful reading of the text. Note the leniency and stringency for the non-kohen. Also, more on the lottery, why we have several, and why they were done over the course of the day.


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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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