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Another Modern-Day Purim Tragedy

Another Modern-Day Purim Tragedy

Continuing with the idea of the relevance of Rupture and Reconstruction 20 years later, some years ago I wrote about this, which discusses phenomena symptomatic of our modern proclivities to monstrous stringency. Every year has its novelty. The incidental differences in halachic practice that developed in the Diaspora were inevitable; the question before us today … Continue reading

Letter to a Pulpit Rabbi

From my e-archives: Sir, As you know, in the past I have suggested changing the order of certain features of the services on special occasions. For three years now, I have advocated that during the n’ila service on Yom Kippur, we remove the s’lihoth and piyutim from the reader’s repetition of the amida, and instead … Continue reading