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Taanit 23 and 24

In today’s Daf Yomi pages, the Talmud’s own superhero

December 6, 2021

Today’s Daf Yomi pages, Taanit 23 and 24, introduce us to the magical Choni Ha’Me’agel, one part Gandalf and one part Rip Van Winkle. Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin joins us to discuss Choni’s supersize character, and what this Talmudic hero still has to teach us today. Did Choni really force God to make it rain? Listen and find out. 

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