Audio Roundup 2019:38

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by Joel Rich

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” — Oscar Wilde

Does this reflect orthodoxy?

I recently heard a shiur where the presenter described the “bad scholarship” of the Torah Tmimah when offering the “misread abbreviation” explanation (e.g. v’hazmanim really means fill in the holiday name). I thought it a bit unkind since ISTM the guessing about the historical circumstances of practices is what poskim do all the time (e.g. why some women have a minhag not doing mlacha on rosh chodesh)

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About Joel Rich

Joel Rich is a frequent wannabee cyberspace lecturer on various Torah topics. A Yerushalmi formerly temporarily living in West Orange, NJ, his former employer and the Social Security administration support his Torah listening habits. He is a recovering consulting actuary.

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