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Sukkah 8: The Need for “Secular Studies”

Serious math on the daf, geometry in particular. Squaring a round sukkah. Which gets into the math of circumferences… Which needs 蟺 (3.14….). Also, who can make a sukkah and be sure it will be kosher? Together with an a week to the question whether a sukkah has to be built for the express purpose of building a sukkah. Via mnemonic acronyms.

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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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