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Shabbat 8: It Doesn’t Matter How You Use Your Domain

A lot of the discussion of the private domain is dramatically different from our intuitive sense of what a private domain is – especially when informed by the poor person who reaches his hand from the public into the private domain, as found in the initial mishnah. Which brings us to consider the case of the basket… and the defining traits of a mekot patur.

Plus some reflections on our perceptions of space and the our shifting experience of public and (so much) private space in these challenging times, whether you’ve experienced quarantine or not.


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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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