Audio Roundup 2020:13

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by Joel Rich

An oleh this (Thursday) morning insisted on reading his own aliyah. I was surprised the gabbai/Rabbi did not waive him off (given the reason individual olim stopped reading was so as not to embarrass others). Is this at all common?

When Rishonim read ukimtas into the gemara(e.g. the gemara really was dealing with a specific case even though it didn’t mention it) how often were they stating a tradition vs. using their own logic?
There are seemingly conflicting sources on how many “active participants” you need when you need a minyan for something. Practical applications include how many you need to start the amida as well as the chazarat hashatz.

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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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