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Ripple and Adon Olam

April 27, 2008
Ripple

One of the things I love about living in Jerusalem is being pleasantly surprised by all sorts of things.  The most recent was this past Friday night.  Friday nights I usually daven at “Mizmor l’David,” aka “the Carlebach minyan.”  I suppose in Jerusalem it’s more accurate to say “a” Carlebach minyan, since there are...
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Shvi'i shel Pesach

April 25, 2008

Tonight begins the 7th day of Pesach . . . for those of us living in Israel, the end of the holiday.  Those of you still living in "galut," in the Diaspora, still have an extra day beyond that. Chol hamoed Passover is certainly a very different experience in Israel than anywhere else.  Tweet
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This Year in Jerusalem

April 17, 2008
This Year in Jerusalem

Note: This week’s post first appeared at www.israelatsixty.org.il Every year we close our seder with the words “L’shana haba’ah birushalayim,” “next year in Jerusalem.”  Unlike the requirement to mention the Passover offering, maror, and matzah this phrase is not found in the Mishnah or even in the Talmud. But the roots of the saying are...
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Another only in Israel moment…

April 12, 2008

Friday morning I opened the newspaper (the Jerusalem Post in this case; we subscribe to both the Post and Haaretz) and was greeted by the following headline: "Matza relief! A ‘kezayit’ may be smaller than we thought" Unless you’ve studied a little bit of Talmud or halacha, you probably have no clue what this...
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