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Eruvin 72: Where You Lay Your Head Down

A daf of two mishnayot. 1. The case of several groups in a large hall… A dispute whether every group would need to contribute to an eruv in that space or not. When are physical dividers among the groups considered sufficient partitions to divide among the people, and when are they low enough to simply divide the space, but not line up halakhic areas for eruv. Which leads us to speculate about the role of residence, or the absence thereof. 2. The case of brothers who sleep in their homes, and convene at their father’s home for meals – do they need an eruv for their entire area, or not? And if they don’t, then why is this case here to begin with? The notion that preserving halakhah for cases that are not then at hand is an ongoing orientation by Chazal. What about one who has multiple residences – where does he need to make eruvin?


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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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