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Rabbi Anthony Manning

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The Origins and Structure of the Haggadah

April 13, 2022, by

Clearly, the oldest ceremony on Seder night is the Korban Pesach, which was celebrated for over 1000 years! The Pesach celebration is recounted many times in the Tanach – in Egypt, in the desert, with Yehoshua on the entry into Eretz Yisrael, with Chizkiyahu, with Yoshiyahu and with Ezra. In the post-Tanach era during the […]

Dancing and Clapping on Shabbat and Yom Tov

September 1, 2021, by

In the last shiur we looked at showering on Yom Tov and the tricky question of whether the halacha, as laid down by the Gemara and the Shulchan Aruch, is still unchanged today, give the different reality of bathing habits in the 21st Century. In this shiur we will engage with the issue of dancing […]

Showering on Yom Tov

August 26, 2021, by

In today’s world, where many people shower at least once daily, not showering can be a cause of discomfort. Where there are two days of Yom Tov – such as a Rosh Hashana in all places or other Chagim in chu’l, this concern is deepened. In some cases there can be three days of Chag […]

Saying Nachem in Confusing Times

July 15, 2021, by

Sponsored anonymously in the merit of an aliyat neshama for Matisyahu ben Yisrael, Aharon ben Menachem Lev, and Eliana bat Yaakov. Sponsored by Miriam Marcus in loving memory of her Mother Liba Pesha bat Natan on her 4rd yahrzeit, 7th of Av, and her maternal grandfather, Natan ben Moshe her Zaida, who’s 66th Yahrzeit is […]