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Eruvin 9: When Like Finds Like

Topics recurring with more development on each pass, like a spiral passing through again, but at a distance reflecting that development (as an observation of organization). With a focus on Lavud, today – the extension of the material to cover a gap before the wall. As long as that gap is less than 3 tefachim (or 4), you don’t need to add an additional koreh (crossbeam). What about a fully suspended beam, with gaps on both sides? In that case, it seems too much to expect lavud to work. Though the Gemara seems to indicate that it would after all. Who’s Who: Rabbi Zakkai. The case? For a “makom patur,” carrying under the beam, but not between two sideposts. But there are different opinions here. How many sideposts are necessary to establish the area underneath the koreh and between the two lechis?! And what about only one lechi? Isn’t that area akin to the public domain? The Gemara answers, No! And uses biblical allusion to do so. The karmelit essence extends itself, type going after type, as it were. Basically, extending rabbinic jurisdiction.


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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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