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Sukkah 6: The Tefach-long Wall

Measurements! Barley. The vine. Fig. Pomegranate. Date. Olive. Also, a sukkah must have 3 walls – though that third wall can be as small as a tefach. This detail is subject to dispute, however. How is it derived? The spelling of “sukkot” is different and each spelling implies a new detail about the sukkot. Plus, the interwoven discussion on “halakhah le-Moshe mi-Sinai.” Note the multiple entry points of interpretation, and how that seems to contrast with the halakhah as derived in the context of the Beit HaMikdash.

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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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