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Moed Katan 12: Protecting Against Financial Loss

The atmosphere of Chol HaMoed, and what can be done by whom… Sometimes, even that which is technically permissable isn’t advisable, especially depending on who you are. Also, one who is in the process of making wine, when interrupted… either one should continue over Chol HaMoed, or one should pause the process, both approaches being concerned about “davar ha-aved.” Plus, one can harvest to protect the fruit from thieves or to protect flax from getting wrecked – as long as it wasn’t planned for Chol HaMoed specifically.

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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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