Wednesday, August 29, 2018

The Talmud on how much is a handful

THIS WEEK'S DAF YOMI COLUMN BY ADAM KIRSCH IN TABLET: On the One Hand. In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ Talmud study, the rabbis search the mists of time to try to recover which hand is to be used in the rituals of sacrifice and offering.
... Presumably, the priests who actually served in the Temple would have known the answers to such questions. But they are lost in the mist of time, and it is up to the rabbis to try to reconstruct the ceremonies as best they can. After all, Jewish priests would need some guide for how to proceed when the Temple was rebuilt—as the rabbis were certain it would be, someday.
Earlier Daf Yomi columns are noted here and links.

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