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Taanit 13

In today’s Daf Yomi page, the logic of attraction

November 25, 2021

Today’s Daf Yomi page, Taanit 13, compels unmarried women to make themselves attractive even when mourning the death of a loved one. Shira Hecht Koller joins us to make sense of this uncomfortable exhortation, and explain what it says about the rabbis’ concept of living life to the fullest. Is it a good idea to try and set up romantic matches at a shiva? Listen and find out.

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