Friday, 13 September 2013

pesachim 85

what is inside is stripped to the bone.

but what's outside remains outside.

except for prayer.
prayers can fly through iron walls

(if a limb of the pesach offering goes outside of the boundary, the part inside is stripped of the meat to the bone, and the outside bit untouched. the talmud then discusses if the thresholds, the doorway and windows are considered inside or outside. to be included in the communal prayer one ought to be inside, and not at the doorway. but R. Yehoshua ben Levi stated that even an iron barrier does not come between people in prayer and God.)

gmar tov. whichever side of the doorway you position yourselves this Yom Kippur.

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