Out With the Old, In With the New

In the parashah lectures I delivered last week, I discussed the practice of R. Nosson Adler (of Frankfurt), recorded by his reverential disciple Hasam Sofer, to avoid calling up to the Torah for the aliyah of Levi on the holiday of Succos one who consumes hadash, since by that time of the year, hadash barley […]

More Jewish Than the Sages

Employers and Employees From the selihah אמץ יוסיף, which my congregation recited on day five of the Ten Days of Repentance, and which is apparently recited on Minha of the Day of Atonement in the German rite: פועל עם בעל הבית עושה ובאמונה הוא נוהג בו. צופה לתן שברו מה שבחו ומה טובו. קלקל ונתעצל […]