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Eruvin 11: Doorways of… Eruvin

Terminology: Tzurat ha-petach. Pitachei shima’ei. Avkata. The need to visualize, and how that plays out, runs throughout the daf. So, what type of space does “tzurat ha-petach” permit? What does it have to look like? How like a door must it be? 2 lechis and a koreh do, fundamentally, create a doorway… Also, the case of an arch, as part of tzurat ha-petach. And: a strange story about R. Nachman, R. Sheshet, R. Gadda, and the Resh Galuta. What is the nature of your arch, on terms of determining its need for a greater distance across (as on this example). Plus: More on the basic case of what needs to be done to turn an alleyway where you can carry (from the new mishnah? Beit Shammai and Beit Hillel disagree, and the discussion moves from the rabbinic space to the Torah concerns of carrying in the public domain.


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Anne Gordon is the deputy editor of Ops & Blogs at The Times of Israel. She is a veteran educator, having taught in high school and post-high school institutions in Israel and America for several decades. Yardaena Osband is a pediatrician and teaches in her community and online. They both hail from Boston, proud alumna of Maimonides School, where they first learned Gemara. Talking Talmud is their conversation (via podcast) on the daf yomi. They say: "Learning the daf? We have something for you to think about. Not learning the daf? We have something for you to think about! (Along with a taste of the daf...) Join the conversation with us!"
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