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Sukkah 34: A Rose by Any Other Name…

And now the willow – if it’s dry, it is not kosher for the 4 minim, in the same formulation as the lulav and the hadas, which leads to defining what this “aravah, arvei nachal” is. Plus, how language changed, where names are confused or switched, and the change sticks. With possible implications in halakhah. Also, fulfilling the mitzvah of the 4 minim, according to an assortment of Tannaim, and to what extent the tops can be cut off, and why the etrog isn’t bound with the others.

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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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