Audio Roundup 2022:2

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by Joel Rich

I’ve never really resolved myself how I feel about the concept that the first people who do something are sinners but if enough of them do it becomes the norm and acceptable. Thoughts?

MB (3:11) points out that shir hamaalot is said before birchat hamazon on Shabbat (and non-tachanun days) in place of al naharot bavel. So how did the replacement become fixed and the original ISTM become abandoned?

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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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