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Bava Metzia 104 and 105

Exilic cliffhangers

June 11, 2024

Today’s Talmud pages, Bava Metzia 104 and 105, contain a strange and hilarious discussion on what to do if you’re wearing tefillin but must take out the garbage. Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin joins us to find surprising meaning in this seemingly pedestrian debate, and explain why the rabbis were sending us a timely reminder about hope, resilience, and aspiration. Why wasn’t the Torah given in the Land of Israel, and why should it matter to us today? Listen and find out.

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Bava Metzia 104 and 105
Exilic cliffhangers
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