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Sukkah 2: More Shade Than Sunlight

An introduction to the tractate: Sukkah. Plus, the historical component, as compared to the ritual aspect. Note that the Talmud jumps right in, with the basic principles of what makes a sukkah. Plus, some observations on how sukkah and eruvin compare – recall the alleyway, and a slew of other details. Recall also that eruvin is deRabbanan, where sukkah is de’Orayta. Plus, the 20-amot rule, and how the tractate here presents the arrival at the halakhic details.

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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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