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Sukkah 13: Grapes and Their Branches

Binding things together entails more than one thing! Also, the hyssop (or “eizov”), and its uses in the process of purification. Also, materials that might usually be used for food (and therefore be able to be rendered impure) and use them for roofing, there are ways to use them in ways that won’t be rendered impure. For example, grapes are obviously food, but the branches that they’re on are never eaten. Once there’s more inedible than edible, them you can use it for schach.

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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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