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Beitzah 35

In today’s Daf Yomi page, the Talmud takes on the five-second rule

October 5, 2021

Today’s Daf Yomi page, Beitzah 35, asks a question that seems right out of Seinfeld: If an impure person reaches into a vat of olives, do the olives then become impure, a sort of Halachic take on the double-dip rule? 

A.J. Jacobs joins us to talk about why the concept of purity remains so enticing, how it can prove hugely helpful in a time of a global pandemic, and why it should sometimes be altogether rejected.

So, once and for all, is the five-second rule true, or is it a myth? Listen and find out.

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