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Yoma 33: Every Chance to Do a Mitzvah

What was the daily avodah (not the Yom Kippur part of the day)? Aligning the procedure with the biblical text that orders it, and ordering the day, at least as per the Amoraim. For example, cleaning out the ash (terumat ha-deshen) takes place before cleaning out the menorah’s lamps. Which leads to the key point that we do not pass over an opportunity to do mitzvot. This aligns with the order of operations as compared to what task happens first, based on what you encounter first. This plays out in tefillin as well. And tzedakah. [Our apologies for the wonky audio. We did not know anything was going wrong in those moments!]


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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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