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Yoma 8: The Annual Changing of the Kohen Gadol

More on the separation 7 days before Yom Kippur or the parah adumah (red heifer), as it happens, where each kohen then needs sprinkling as part of the process, but not on the fourth day. The question of when these 7 days fall out is left to the calendar for Yom Kippur, but rigged for the parah adumah. Plus, the chamber where the kohen would go to be sequestered in the Beit HaMikdash – what was it called and why? They changed every 12 months… Why?


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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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