Tuesday, October 23, 2018

The Talmud, the omer, and the Boethusians

THIS WEEK'S DAF YOMI COLUMN BY ADAM KIRSCH IN TABLET: Flour Power. In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi,’ Talmudic rabbis—debating the origins of the omer—explore the sanctity of different forms of wheat. Plus: Can seeds found in elephant dung be made clean by replanting? That was a rare question to which the Talmudic rabbis could not find an answer.

Earlier Daf Yomi columns are noted here and links.

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