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Menachot 43b: Tzitzit – Sin, Mitzvot, and Identity

The Gemara on Menachot 43b-44a records R. Meir’s statement that a person (i.e., a man) must make three blessings every day, “… that God has not made me a non-Jew,” “… that God has not made me a woman,” and … Continue reading

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Menachot 25 – Why Does the Tzitz Work only for Tummah?

The mishna that opened yesterday’s daf yomi, Menachot 25, teaches that the tzitz, the gold headband that was worn by the Kohen Gadol, allows tamei sacrifices to be accepted and valid.  When the matir – the part of the sacrifice that, … Continue reading

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