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Rethinking Modern Observance of Sh’mitta

In this previous post I discussed what Maimonides would have said concerning the resumption of sh’mitta observance in the modern era, and here I discussed how areas in the Land of Israel settled by Jews in the modern era should be considered as endowed with at least the same level of sanctity as the areas … Continue reading

Yad Peshuta and Hallel

Yad Peshuta and Hallel

When our study group reached Maimonides’s laws of Megilla and Purim, I had the privilege to speak to Rabbi Nachum Rabinovitch concerning Maimonides’s view of the propriety of saying Hallel on Hanukka and Purim and any day that may fit their template. When the Purim miracle occurred, the Rabbinic consensus was to establish an eternal … Continue reading