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In order to prevent Tuma from rising, you need a Tefach space covered by a roof. To achieve this for a bridge, you use the כיפין על גבי כיפין concept, as described by the Para Aduma ceremony, where they had a bridge from the Temple Mount to Har Hazeitim: מסכת פרה - פרק ג - משנה ו וְכֶבֶשׁ הָיוּ עוֹשִׂים מֵהַר הַבַּיִת לְהַר הַמִּשְׁחָה, כִּפִּין ...


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Read the supplement to this article which discusses the various designs of shuls in terms of the placement of the Shulchan and duchan as well as the nomenclature used throughout time. He states that Rambam suggests that everything should be in the middle of the shul, but there are few people / places doing that mainly b/c of space and design constraints. ...


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Rav Yaakov Kamenetzky (Emmes leYa'akov Parshas Bo, page רעא of the new edition) discusses this question. He writes (and if I remember well there is a Malbim who writes so too) that Yechezkel's Beth Hamikdash was meant to be final one. If the Jewish people during the Babilonian exile would have lived up to the level G'd wanted them to, they indeed would have ...


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I stood in someone's succah made of pvc piping and shower curtains. Don't know how long it took but pricing should be ok. He then wrapped rope around it with each time around being less than three tfachim to the last because he was trying to take into account the opinions that don't aprove of material walls that blow to and fro in the breeze. But that's a ...



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