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Thanksgiving Day, Thanksgiving Days, and The Ten Branched Menorah

My weekly parashah lectures and halachah column for this past פרשת צו discussed the establishment of days of thanksgiving, as well as other rituals of thanksgiving. One fascinating practice that I discussed in the lectures is the custom of some … Continue reading

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Price Gouging the Desperate

A famous scene from Shakespeare’s Richard III: ACT V SCENE IV. Another part of the field. Alarum: excursions. Enter NORFOLK and forces fighting; to him CATESBY CATESBY Rescue, my Lord of Norfolk, rescue, rescue! The king enacts more wonders than … Continue reading

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The Voice Of Gladness

For L.O., on becoming S.B. Here are a series of four lectures that I have recorded on four folio of פרק רבי אליעזר דמילה: 132 – Agency and Circumcision 133 – Imitatio Dei 134 – Circumcision Of Red and Green … Continue reading

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