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Yoma 28: Avraham’s Yeshiva Days

Why the non-kohen subject to death for setting up the logs. Is this activity its own separate act? Plus, this smacks of the Second Temple. And – the new chapter, with the mishnah beginning to account for the activities of the day of Yom Kippur, which are the activities that apply to every day, as it happens. Checking for daybreak. Bringing the kohen gadol to cleanse himself. Plus, connecting the Torah to the biblical Avraham – why doing so is legitimate and also important. Even to the presentation of Avraham learning in yeshiva (and many others too), though it seems anachronistic.


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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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