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October 21, 2021 | ט״ו במרחשון תשפ״ב | TODAY'S DAF: Rosh Hashanah 12


Anne Gordon and Yardaena Osband

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.
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Sukkah 28: Women’s Exemption from Sukkah

By Anne and Yardaena / August 4, 2021 | כ״ו באב תשפ״א

A focus on the scholarly approaches and personalities of R. Eliezer and R. Yochanan ben Zakkai (Who’s Whos from the Gemara itself). Also, the case…

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Sukkah 27: The Hotel California of Sukkahs

By Anne and Yardaena / August 3, 2021 | כ״ה באב תשפ״א

How many meals must be eaten in the sukkah? The mishnah says: 14, day and night, each day. But that’s disputed – between a meal…

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Sukkah 26: Sleeping Too Much

By Anne and Yardaena / August 2, 2021 | כ״ד באב תשפ״א

Additional conflicts that exempt a person from at least some mitzvot – on this case, the same people who are involved in the writing or…

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Sukkah 25: Sukkahs, a Wedding, and a Funeral

By Anne and Yardaena / August 1, 2021 | כ״ג באב תשפ״א

Who needs to sit in the sukkah? Or who is exempt from sitting in one? One who is buys with another mitzvah is (often) exempt.…

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Sukkah 24: Complete Severance

By Anne and Yardaena / July 31, 2021 | כ״ב באב תשפ״א

Remember “bereira”? It’s here again. This time, in the context of a sukkah that relies on an animal being part of the sukkah. And wine…

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Sukkah 23: Would You Really Use an Elephant as a Sukkah Wall?

By Anne and Yardaena / July 30, 2021 | כ״א באב תשפ״א

A general principle on when one can enter a sukkah (with an unusual base) on yom tov – it needs to be able to stand…

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Sukkah 22: On a Boat, in a Tree, on a Camel, Oh, What Can Be?

By Anne and Yardaena / July 29, 2021 | כ׳ באב תשפ״א

A new mishnah! A sukkah that is “meduvlelet” and with more shade than sun, is kosher. That is, a sukkah with sparse schach. Alternatively, a…

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Sukkah 21: Sukkah Beds (Or Is That Bed Sukkahs?)

By Anne and Yardaena / July 28, 2021 | י״ט באב תשפ״א

Sleeping under a bed – is doing so an obstruction to fulfilling one’s obligation of sleeping in a sukkah? Does it get in the way…

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Sukkah 20: When a Mat Has a Wall

By Anne and Yardaena / July 27, 2021 | י״ח באב תשפ״א

In the ongoing discussion of the mats and their acceptability as schach, we find some rabbinic interlude, which brings us to: Who’s Who: Rabbi Hiya.…

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Sukkah 19: Creative Interpretations

By Anne and Yardaena / July 26, 2021 | י״ז באב תשפ״א

When something comes off a sukkah, it’s treated like a sukkah – whatever does that mean? The Gemara offers 4 possibilities, including a discussion of…

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