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Speak up when it matters (Daf Yomi Eruvin 62)

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“A disciple may not issue a warning in his teacher’s place of jurisdiction even on the simplest of matters.”

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Today’s Daf Yomi continues the discussion on establishing an eruv in a neighborhood where one of the domiciles facing a courtyard is inhabited by someone who does not follow Jewish laws. The reading takes a turn into a discussion on deference to one’s teachers and humility in the process, regardless of how learned and accomplished someone is. It a discussion that provides the context for why Judaism as a religion is grounded in learning and scholarship, and why so many of us continue the struggle through this most difficult Eruvin Tractate.

To be honest, this is the week that my head is spinning, and I am not sure I can take much more of discussing the granular details of establishing an eruv. I am on the verge of determining that everyone should just stay inside, as I did during the worse of the pandemic, and be done with it.

We are told by the Gemara that the teaching on the topic of establishing an eruv if someone leaves his home and returns on the same day is according to the teaching........

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