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Sukkah 16: Mind the Gap!

Looking for the stages that clarify the previous mishnah. A bed can, of course, be rendered impure and then be purified. Even if the bed is dismantled… Whereas, mats woven from various reeds and grasses – which are apparently too small. And lastly of those cases – digging into a grain pile to make a sukkah, depending on the measure of the hole you dig. Also, a new mishnah: wherein one lowers the walls of a sukkah to hover above the ground. How large the gap is will make the difference – in what amounts to a hanging sukkah. Which of course yields significant comparison to Eruvin, and specifically lavud.

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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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