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January 18, 2022 | ט״ז בשבט תשפ״ב | TODAY'S DAF: Moed Katan 6

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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.
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Transformations

By Anne and Yardaena / February 22, 2020 | כ״ז בשבט תש״פ

The daf is still talking about zimun, but it jumps to a distant area of halakhah to help explain it – in this case, what…

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Eat When You Want

By Anne and Yardaena / February 21, 2020 | כ״ו בשבט תש״פ

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When Abaye and Rava Were Little Kids

By Anne and Yardaena / February 20, 2020 | כ״ה בשבט תש״פ

My apologies for the very belated arrival of this post. – Anne And…more good stuff (that’s always the case, I suppose). As is the Gemara’s…

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Ignoramuses in Our Midst

By Anne and Yardaena / February 19, 2020 | כ״ד בשבט תש״פ

  So much to discuss, so little time. Some days more than others. More on honor. Given the formal protocol, Anne notes the similarities and…

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God’s Favor: The Corpses Did Not Decompose

By Anne and Yardaena / February 18, 2020 | כ״ג בשבט תש״פ

Making sense, maybe, of the whole daf, maybe, for a change. For the daf today lent itself to discovering a theme, though that doesn’t necessarily…

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Zimun vs. Bentsching. Also Women

By Anne and Yardaena / February 17, 2020 | כ״ב בשבט תש״פ

You already know much of what is on this daf. From the question of how to determine halakhah when you (ie – Hazal) don’t know…

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Were Hazal on Drugs?

By Anne and Yardaena / February 16, 2020 | כ״א בשבט תש״פ

The idea that anything could displace HaMotzi as the most important bracha would be intriguing, but that curiosity is displaced by the very phenomenon that…

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Dress Up a Pig and It Will Still Roll in the Mud

By Anne and Yardaena / February 16, 2020 | כ״א בשבט תש״פ

It’s another daf of tidbits — or rather, a daf of such wonderful insight and wisdom about life, death, the world, and humanity’s role in…

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Warning: Gluten Ahead

By Anne and Yardaena / February 14, 2020 | י״ט בשבט תש״פ

In which the Talmud again drives home just how different our eating habits are today than they were in the time of the Gemara. In…

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A Barley-Grain-Sized Piece of Bone from a Corpse

By Anne and Yardaena / February 13, 2020 | י״ח בשבט תש״פ

A challenging episode to title 🙂 The idea that HaMotzi is an umbrella bracha that covers all the other required brachot at a meal is…

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