This morning, sitting under a cloudy sky in the Sukkah, staring into the faces of my students, I shared a practice I have with my chevrutot . 974 more words
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And this has significance because it backs up the Baal Hamaor’s assertion that in Eretz Yisrael before the arrival of the students of the Rif (sometimes after the crusades decimated the Yishuv of that time), Rosh Hashana, like the other biblical holidays, was observed for… 788 more words
Hadashim miqarov ba’u. New matters have come from close by.
I know the guy who started the time-honored minhag of reading Pereq Shira every day. 993 more words
“Rabbi Yishmael says: we seek Torah with thirteen middot.” (Torat Kohanim, introduction)
From whence do these middot derive? Are they halakhot leMoshe miSinai? Are they derabanan? 703 more words