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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