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Rabbi Shimshon Nadel

Rabbi Shimshon Nadel lives in Jerusalem where he serves as Rav Kehilah of Har Nofs Kehilat Zichron Yosef, and is a Rebbe at Yeshivat Sha'arei Mevaseret Zion.

The Establishment of Yom HaShoah

April 22, 2020, by

Note: Unfortunately the last few minutes of audio were not recorded. We ended by looking at a passage from Rabbi Yechiel Yaakov Weinberg, who himself had survived the horrors of the Holocaust, defending the establishment of Yom Hashoah. In a preface to one of his responsa, he provides a compelling argument for the observance of […]

Is Yom Ha’atzmaut a “Halachic Holiday”?

May 7, 2019, by

Is Yom Haatzmaut a Halachic holiday? Are we allowed to add holidays to the calendar? The Ramban writes that Yeravam commited a sin by adding a holiday to the Jewish Calendar. On the other hand, we have post-Biblical holidays such as Chanukah that commemorate miraculous events. The Chatam Sofer writes that we are biblically obligated […]