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Yoma 43: How Is This Day Different from All Other Days?

The need to read the parah adumah verses very carefully, in terms of establishing what the halakhah is, and all of the details pertaining to the parah adumah, in its classic status as a “chok.” Noting that the Amoraim remain puzzled… Plus, a new and very long mishnah… Comparing the kohen gadol’s actions on Yom Kippur to “every day.” Including some differences to ease the strain on the kohen gadol on Yom Kippur.


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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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