Audio Roundup 2017:5

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by Joel Rich

Anyone know the source of covering the sefer Torah with a tallit when it’s left outside the aron (e.g., during Yizkor drasha)?

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From Ethiopia To Sinai

A fascinating account of Ethiopian Jewry’s (Beta Israel) history and practice along with R’Shalom’s suggested halachic and hashkafic approach to merging Beta Israel with “mainstream” Jewry.

On a personal note, having attended The Sigd festival overlooking Yerushalayim, any feelings of strange customs and language were overwhelmed by the joy of seeing two thousand year old prophecies being fulfilled. V’shavu banim l’gvulam [the children will return to their borders] and u’vau haovdim m’eretz Ashur, (and farther) indeed!

Please direct any informal comments to audioroundup613@comcast.net.

About Joel Rich

Joel Rich is a frequent local lecturer on various Torah topics in West Orange, NJ and supports his Torah listening habits by working as a consulting actuary.

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