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Shabbat 5: What If You Never Stop Walking?

More on the expansiveness of the definitions of Hotza’ah – with a focus on “hanachah,” namely, what it means to “rest” the item that is being transferred domains, and complete the action of Hotza”ah.

Also: What’s What – the phenomenon of “Teiku,” in this case applied to a cooperative effort in completing an act of Hotza’ah. Including consideration of why this case ends in “teiku,” when in civil law, the same would not (hint: the differences between Hilkhot Shabbat and Nezikin abound, and one key one is how many different parties are affected by our observance of the respective laws).

Shushan Purim sameach!


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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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