Posted on 08 June 2017.
The Jewish Calendar: History and Inner Workings by Dr. Fred Reiss — Reviewer Rabbi Dr. Michael Samuel
CHULA VISTA, California — The study of the Jewish calendar is not one of the easiest topics to research. It is an area that most rabbis have at best a general knowledge of the history. Dr. Fred Reiss chronicles how the Jewish calendar evolved over the centuries and for that alone, his new book, The ...Learn More Share
By Rabbi Michael Leo Samuel
Rabbi Michael Leo Samuel
CHULA VISTA, California — Someone in my synagogue asked me an interesting question about Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner: What kind of Halakhic dispensation was given to them to drive on the Sabbath to the Inauguration ...
· Author: Rabbi Yitzchak Feigenbaum;
· Title: “Understanding the Talmud: A Systematic Guide to Talmudic Structure and Methodology.”
· Pages: 122 pages
· Publisher: Feldheim; 2nd edition (1988)
· ISBN-13: 978-0873064651
· Price: $29.99 (Amazon prime)
· Rating: 4 star
· Reviewer: Rabbi Michael Leo Samuel
Some Aramaic scholarly friends of mine who speak and know Talmudic Aramaic often complain about the ...Learn More Share
Askarabbi: What is the origin of the Minyan?
The custom of the minyan is only rabbinic in origin. When examining the minyan’s origins, it is vital we remember that this custom is not something that is etched in stone. However, as a custom, it does have a rich and variegated history that cannot be reduced to a single point of view–nor should it be.
The ...Learn More Share