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Yoma 48: The Puzzle of the Left-Handed Kohen

More on the incense. What happens if things go wrong with the basic incense plan? When is the incense invalid? When is it fine? (Shouldn’t they know the answers here easily? But they don’t). Also, the 4 aspects of the avodah with blood, with each animal, including moving the blood over, as here – with his left hand. So doing some of the avodah with his left hand seems to be fine… Or will it invalidate the service?


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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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