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Eruvin 61: Getting Drunk on Shabbat

Discussion of the tension regarding the establishment of eruv techumin – where measuring precisely can turn out to be to your disadvantage. Also, the case of a city on the bank of a river – what is needed to make the eruv when you have a steep drop, and why a partition of 4 amot becomes necessary. Indeed, the drop to the river is significant enough to need more than a symbolic demarcation. Also, the case of the cities of Hamtan and Geder, and why Geder residents could get to Hamtan, but not the reverse. And the several opinions that explain their different techumei Shabbat. Also: The observation that Shabbat is a relaxed time at meals, and the less than complimentary observation that it was a time of drunkenness.


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Anne and Yardaena

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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