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Yoma 63: The Death of the Scapegoat

What happens when the kohen gadol goes to slaughter the goats? What if he does so outside of the Temple, which might be fine for the Azazel, but certainly not for the sin-offering. Designation of an animal for sacrifice is what makes the difference. In this case, through the lottery. [Who’s Who: Hanan the Egyptian] Lining up the long beraita with his views. Plus, the unusual status of the Azazel goat – it doesn’t really have a parallel.

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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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