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Sukkah 35: A Peculiar Fruit

It’s the etrog’s turn – one that is stolen or dry cannot be used for the 4 species. Plus, the various regulations that apply to the etrog as a fruit (terumot and maaserot, specifically). Plus, different kinds of blemishes on the etrog itself that invalidate it for the 4 species (or not). Plus, the size parameters for the etrog. Also, why “pri etz hadar” is known to be the etrog. Also, how to handle “demai,” to turn benefit of poor people.

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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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