[Avodah] coronavirus

Micha Berger micha at aishdas.org
Wed Mar 25 15:04:33 PDT 2020

On Wed, Mar 11, 2020 at 04:56:30PM -0400, Yosef Gavriel Bechhofer via Avodah wrote:
> On 3/11/2020 4:20 PM, Micha Berger via Avodah wrote:
>> Due to quarantine, a number of people were forced to rely on shitos
>> that say one is yotzei listening to the megillah via electronic
>> transmission, such as http://www.yutorah.org/live

> Who referenced, in their analysis, the Gemara in Sukkah about parish or
> rimon?

You mean Sukkah 31a, on the limits of maqim she'i efshar? The sugya
there is that there is no mitzvah to take 3 minim or a different fruit
if an esrog is unavailable.

If listening via electronic transmission is consider shemi'ah WRT
megillah, then there is no parish or rimon equivalent. It presumes the
point under discussion, and would only be an argument if someone were
to say that lekhol hadei'os it's not shemi'ah, but do it anyway. Not
relying on shitos dechuyos beshe'as hadechaq.

Tir'u baTov!

Micha Berger                     Life is complex.
http://www.aishdas.org/asp           Decisions are complex.
Author: Widen Your Tent                  The Torah is complex.
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