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Yoma 52: Entering the Holy of Holies

How the kohen gadol needs to take a circuitous route to get to the Kodesh Kodashim… Or not. An the implications thereof. Also, that “amah” that at one time was a divider between the Sanctuary and the Holy of Holies, and what kind of kedushah, and how we measure the space. Plus, verses of unresolved ambiguity, and Yossi ish Hotzal’s take on this (his own identity ambiguous, given the number of names that are his). Also, the route of the kohen gadol from the Sanctuary to the Kodesh Kodashim, and his way back. Including his short (!) prayer on his way out. Plus: King Yoshiyahu and the burual of the ark, which was in the First Temple, and not the Second Temple.

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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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