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Yoma 7: Keep Quiet, and They Won’t Know

Impurity is permitted in the context of the community — the case of a kohen offering the omer korban, and it becomes impure. What to do if there is no other pure offering to replace the impure one? Which leads to a discussion about the status of Impurity. Also, the tzitz, that sits on the kohen gadol’s forehead (and if not there, it doesn’t have the power that it does when worn, or depending on the debate about it). Relevant also to the kohen gadol’s personal worship. So… Is the tzitz what’s important, or the kohen wearing it?


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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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