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Sukkah 32: Its Ways Are Ways of Pleasantness

Lulavim from the Iron Mountain – are these kosher with an exception that is not, or not kosher with an exception that is? With a possible explanation why it’s called the Iron Mountain. Plus, the length of the lulav, both for the waving of it and in relation to the hadas (myrtle) and aravah (willow). Plus, R. Tarfon’s apparent extreme stringency with regard to the length of the 4 minim. Also, a new mishnah on the details of the hadasim. Plumbing the depths of what plant this needs to be, without really raising questions as to the identity of the myrtle.

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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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